The Taoist Experience
Edited by Livia Kohn
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Taoist Experience by Livia Kohn
Book DescriptionContaining sixty translations from a large variety of texts, this is an accessible yet thorough introduction to the major concepts, doctrines, and practices of Taoism. It presents the philosophy, rituals, and health techniques of the ancients as well as the practices and ideas of Taoists today. Divided into four sections, it follows the Taoist Path: The Tao, Long Life, Eternal Vision, and Immortality. It shows how the world of the Tao is perceived from within the tradition, what fervent Taoists did, and how practitioners saw their path and goals. The Taoist Experience is unique in that it presents the whole of Taoist tradition in the very words of its active practitioners. It conveys not only a sense of the depth of the Taoist religious experience but also of the underlying unity of the various schools and strands.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780791415801
(230mm x 154mm x 25mm)
Imprint: State University of New York Press
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publish Date: 5-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Daoist Monastic Manual, Hardback (July 2004)
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Laughing at the Tao, Hardback (June 1995)» View all books by Livia Kohn
A study of a controversial text, written by the Tao renegade Zhen Luan in the year 570 AD, which exposed the inconsistencies of Taoist doctrine, ritual and religious practice. Debates between Buddhists and Taoists are documented, showing their influence on the process of cultural change.
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Author Biography - Livia Kohn
Livia Kohn is Assistant Professor of Religion at Boston University. She has written Taoist Mystical Philosophy: The Scripture of Western Ascension, also published by SUNY Press, Seven Steps to the Tao, Sima Chengzhen's Zuowanglun, and Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques.
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