By Zhongxian Wu
This detailed booklet can be crucial examining for complex scholars and practitioners of Qigong and an individual attracted to Daoism, or the traditional knowledge traditions of China.
By Damo Mitchell,Jason Gregory
Drawing jointly an enormous volume of esoteric fabric at the hidden features of Daoist perform, he offers concept and perform coherently for Western practitioners. He bargains his personal reports of every level of attainment, describing the tangible effects that are meant to seem, and offers information at the practicalities and strength pitfalls of alchemical training.
By Martin Palmer,Jay Ramsay,Man-Ho Kwok
Kuan Yin is an important, best-loved deity within the chinese language global. She is the residing expression of compassion and the guts of devotion in such a lot chinese language houses and offices. but she is only identified within the West. The authors of The Kuan Yin Chronicles introduce Kuan Yin to Western readers, and demonstrate that Kuan Yin is the secret and gear of the divine female, who transcends all doctrines, creeds, and traditions.
The e-book is split into 3 sections:
1.The origins and evolution of Kuan Yin in early China, Buddhism, Taoism, and shamanism.
2.The myths and tales approximately Kuan Yin.
3.Fresh translations of a hundred Kuan Yin poems, which functionality as either literature and instruments for divination and prophecy.
The Kuan Yin Chronicles is for any Western reader who desires to hook up with the traditional strength of the Goddess of their lives.
Elle devient alors passive et reflète le Brahman, le Soi.
By Benebell Wen
Wen, writer of Holistic Tarot, delves into historical and cultural contexts of the Fu, from the neolithic interval of chinese language historical past to modern practices of esoteric Taoism. delivering an exceptional beginning within the rules of jap spellcrafting, she highlights the mixing of Taoist metaphysical practices with Western ways to magic by means of stating eclectic, integrating, and harmonizing aspects from different cultures and religions.
Historically, Fu talismans have been utilized by medieval chinese language for relieving sickness; avoiding misfortune, magical assaults, and curses; protecting opposed to attacks; and keeping off poverty. This booklet exhibits Western practitioners that the ability and data to boost an interactive dating with spirit nation-states are nonetheless to be had to them at the present time, and serves as a pragmatic guide for amassing Qi power from resources within the surroundings and channeling it in focused shape into their very own Fu talismans.
From the exchange Paperback edition.
By Lao-tzu,Stephany Yarbrough
By Joseph Edkins
By Fabrizio Pregadio
By Brook Ziporyn
The Penumbra Unbound is the 1st English language book-length research of the Neo-Taoist philosopher Guo Xiang (d. 312 C.E.), commentator at the vintage Taoist textual content, the Zhuangzi. the writer explores Guo’s philosophy of freedom and spontaneity, explains its coherence and value, and indicates its impact on later chinese language philosophy, quite Chan Buddhism. the consequences of his suggestion on freedom as opposed to determinism also are thought of compared to numerous positions complex within the historical past of Western philosophy, significantly these of Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, Fichte, and Hegel. Guo’s inspiration reinterprets the classical pronouncements concerning the Tao in order that it not at all indicates any form of metaphysical absolute underlying appearances, yet fairly skill actually “nothing.” This absence of whatever past appearances is the 1st premise in Guo’s improvement of a idea of radical freedom, one within which all exceptional issues are “self-so,” growing and reworking themselves with out reckoning on any justification past their very own transitority being.
Brook Ziporyn is Assistant Professor of faith and Philosophy at Northwestern University.
By Stuart Alve Olson
• Explains the actual and religious merits of the 8 Brocades and provides step by step directions for this strong series of postures.
• eighty five illustrations spotlight the postures and philosophies.
• Author's observation offers perception and intensity to the unique translation.
Throughout historical past Taoists have promoted the advance and recovery of the 3 Treasures-- physique, breath, and spirit--through the light perform of qigong. on the heart of the qigong perform are the 8 Brocades, a chain of postures that constructed through the 3,000-year Taoist quest for sturdiness and power. Now qigong professional Stuart Olson interprets into English grasp Li Ching-yun's valuable teachings at the 8 Brocades. essentially the most well-known qigong masters of this century, grasp Li Ching-yun is reliably chronicled to have lived greater than 250 years, within which he practiced the 8 Brocades every day. His durability and private endorsements attest to and validate the 8 Brocades because the quintessence of Taoist future health and qigong practices.
With grasp Li Ching-yun's unique teachings as a consultant, Stuart Olson offers an real but available method of this exact perform. every one workout is observed via unique textual content from grasp Li, step by step directions for every posture, illustrations of the positions, and insights on conception and perform. as the 8 Brocades are the root of all qigong, this ebook offers worthy suggestion for all practitioners, whatever the kind they perform or the intensity in their experience.