Download e-book for kindle: Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China by Fabrizio Pregadio

By Fabrizio Pregadio

ISBN-10: 0804751773

ISBN-13: 9780804751773

this is often the 1st booklet to ascertain commonly the spiritual points of chinese language alchemy. Its major concentration is the relation of alchemy to the Daoist traditions of the early medieval interval (third to 6th centuries). It indicates how alchemy contributed to and was once tightly built-in into the flowery physique of doctrines and practices that Daoists outfitted at the moment, from which Daoism as we all know it this day advanced. The ebook additionally clarifies the origins of chinese language alchemy and the respective roles of alchemy and meditation in self-cultivation practices. It comprises complete translations of 3 vital medieval texts, them all observed by way of working commentaries, making to be had for the 1st time in English the gist of the early chinese language alchemical corpus.

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