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Taoism

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  • Tao Te Chingby Stephen Mitchell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.19

    Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tsu

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.49

    This book, written approximately 2500 years ago, is probably the most influential book of all time. Its 81 chapters have been translated into English more times than any other Chinese document. The Tao Te Ching provides the basis for the philosophical school of Taoism. more...

  • Secret of the Golden Flowerby

    NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99

    This ancient esoteric treatise was transmitted orally for centuries before being recorded on a series of wooden tablets in the eighth century. It was recorded by a member of the Religion of Light, whose leader was the Taoist adept Lu Yen (also known as Lu Yen and Lu “Guest of the Cavern”). It is said that Lu Tzu became one of the Eight Immortals using... more...

  • Scholar Warriorby Ming-Dao Deng

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 17.99

    In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung, his Taoist master, as well as by herbalists, martial artists, and other practitioners of the ancient arts. Deng shows how Taoist philosophy and practice may be integrated into contemporary Western lifestyles... more...

  • In Search of the Folk Daoists of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The living practice of Daoist ritual is still only a small part of Daoist studies. Most of this work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, challenges this assumption. With case studies on parts of Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, and... more...

  • Practical Taoismby Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 1996; US$ 15.99

    This extraordinary collection of teachings and commentaries illuminates the many profound mysteries of inner alchemy, one of the most important dimensions of the Taoist tradition. The science of inner alchemy consists of meditation practices that enable the individual to have a more intimate, energizing, and inspiring relationship with life. Although... more...

  • Teachings of the Taoby Eva Wong

    Shambhala 1996; US$ 17.99

    "The Tao that can be spoken of is not the real Way," reads a famous line from the Tao-te-ching. But although the Tao cannot be described by words, words can allow us to catch a fleeting glimpse of that mysterious energy of the universe which is the source of life. The readings in this book are a beginner's entrée into the vast treasury of writings... more...

  • Sex, Health, and Long Lifeby Thomas Cleary

    Shambhala 1999; US$ 17.99

    The benefits of sexual bliss were not lost on the ancients, who knew well its powers to enhance health, concentration, and peace of mind. These ancient Chinese Taoist texts explain the transformative effects sex can have when properly and wisely practiced, demonstrating Taoism’s emphasis on cultivating life’s "three treasures"—vitality, energy, and... more...

  • A Path and a Practiceby William Martin

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    The Tao Te Chingone of the most loved and widely translated books in human historyhas appeared in countless English-language versions. But no modern translation has yet captured the essential thrust of Lao Tzu's work as a practical guide to living an awakened life. Now William Martin, whose acclaimed previous reinterpretations of the Tao (for parents,... more...

  • The World's Religions: The Religions of Asiaby Friedhelm Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 83.95

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...