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Illustrations
Pronunciation Guide
Background to Daoism
Shang Ancestors and Divination
The Yijing
Ancient Philosophical Schools
Confucianism
The Daoism That Can’t Be Told
The Text of the Daode Jing
The Dao
Creation and Decline
The Sage
Interpreting the Daode Jing
Lord Lao
Ritual Application
At Ease in Perfect Happiness
The Zhuangzi
The World of ZHuang ZHou
The Ideal Life
Poetic Adaptations
The Zen Connection
From Health to Immortality
Body Energetics
Qi Cultivation
Healing Exercises
Magical Practitioners and Immortals
Major Schools of the Middle Ages
Celestial Masters
Highest Clarity
Numinous Treasure
The Theocracy
The Three Caverns
State Religion
Cosmos, Gods, and Governance
Yin and Yang
The Five Phases
Cosmic Cycles
Ethics and the Community
The Celestial Connection
Millenarian Structures
Self-Cultivation Groups
Lay Organizations
The Monastic Life
Creation and the Pantheon
Creation
Spells, Charts, and Talismans
Heavens and Hells
Gods, Ancestors, and Immortals
Breath and Sex
Forms of Meditation
Body Transformation
Ritual Activation
Modern Daoism
New Texts and Gods
Ritual Masters
Complete Perfection
Imperial Adaptations
An Expanded Pantheon
Reaching for the Dao
Trance Practices
Internal Alchemy
Healing and Martial Arts
Philosophical Speculation
Vernacular Novels
Daoism in China Today
Recent Developments
Structure and Administration
Daoist Lives
The Qigong Connection
Western Adaptations
Transmission in East Asia
Western Apperception
Temples and Communities
Heath Practices
The Nature and Study of Daoism
Key Characteristics
Evolution of Study
Current Trends
Activities and Resources
Appendix I: Chronology of Daoist History
Appendix II: The Daoist Canon
The Twelve Classes
Canonical Supplements
Further Collections
Indexes and Discussions
Glossary
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Introducing Daoism

Introducing Daoism

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