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Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality By Livia Kohn
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Daoist Dietetics provides an introductory overview of the main characteristics, historical developments, and recipes of the Daoist diet. It begins with two analytical parts: on medicinal diets and on... More > they theory and history of Daoist nutrition. Beyond this, it presents translations of medieval documents on Daoist fasting and concludes with a selection of recipes that can be easily used in a Western kitchen. A pathbreaking venture, the book opens new insights into the longevity methods and religious technology of traditional China< Less
Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality By Livia Kohn
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Daoist Dietetics provides an introductory overview of the main characteristics, historical developments, and recipes of the Daoist diet. It begins with two analytical parts: on medicinal diets and on... More > they theory and history of Daoist nutrition. Beyond this, it presents translations of medieval documents on Daoist fasting and concludes with a selection of recipes that can be easily used in a Western kitchen. A pathbreaking venture, the book opens new insights into the longevity methods and religious technology of traditional China< Less
Cosmos and Community: The Ethical Dimension of Daoism By Livia Kohn
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Cosmos and Community is the first English study of Daoist religious ethics. Based on original translations of primary sources, it presents a thorough comparative analysis of various kinds of Daoist... More > rules, divided into four major kinds: prohibitions, admonitions, injunctions (concrete behavioral guidelines), and affirmations (positive personal prayers). They all serve to place the practitioner firmly into the overarching goodness of Dao. The book also presents extensive translations of original sources, ranging from the 3rd to 17th centuries. Further enhanced by a separate volume, Supplement to Cosmos and Community, the work is essential reading for anyone interested in Daoism, comparative ethics, or Chinese history.< Less
Meditation Works: In the Daoist, Buddhist, and Hindu Traditions By Livia Kohn
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Based on extensive cultural studies and long years of practice, Livia Kohn here creates a new typology of meditation based on six distinct ways of accessing the subconscious. In a special chapter on... More > each type, she outlines the physiology, world view, and traditional practice as well as its modern medical adaptations and organizational settings. Providing a thorough theoretical framework combined with a comprehensive, analytical overview and extensive practical applications, the book greatly advances our understanding of meditation.< Less
Supplement to Cosmos and Community By Livia Kohn
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This book supplements Cosmos & Community by providing additional translations of texts on Daoist rules in five groups: 1. Materials pertaining to the early communities of the Celestial... More > Masters. 2. Works addressed mainly to lay followers, linked with the major medieval schools. 3. Guidelines for medieval monastic organization and behavior. 4. Variant lists of rules in texts from the middle ages through the Ming. 5. Complete Perfection texts that specify modern monastic ways.< Less
Chen Tuan: Discussions and Translations By Livia Kohn
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This book contains three essays and five translations on the Song Daoist saint and immortal Chen Tuan. It began with the author’s dissertation (Leben und Legende des Chen Tuan, 1981), which... More > focused on questions of legend development and the problem of what "immortality" meant as a religious ideal in the Song dynasty. Later she supplemented this work with materials on Chen Tuan as a physiognomist (1986; 1988) and by editing a volume for Taoist Resources (1989). The collection includes all these and some additional materials.< Less
Daoist Mystical Philosophy By Livia Kohn
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The Scripture of Western Ascension is a central text of medieval Daoist mysticsm. Written in the fifth cetnury, it closely resembles the Daodejing in structure and contents. It has played an... More > important role in Daoist religious thought.< Less
Readings in Daoist Mysticism By Livia Kohn
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A comprehensive reader, suitable equally for students and teachers of mysticism in theory and practice, this collects seven scholarly articles together with seven easily accessible translations of... More > relevant primary sources. Topics covered include notions of body and mind, key features of mystical practice, distinctions between enstatic and ecstatic experiences, as well as the role of mystics in the world. Texts selected cover ancient philosophers, medieval manuals, and hagiographic accounts. The book is perfect for classes covering Daoism and Chinese religions, courses on Asian religions, and introductions to mysticism in comparative perspective. It can also be used for general information on the subject or to access relevant sources.< Less
Meditation Works: In the Daoist, Buddhist, and Hindu Traditions By Livia Kohn
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Based on extensive cultural studies and long years of practice, Livia Kohn here creates a new typology of meditation based on six distinct ways of accessing the subconscious. In a special chapter on... More > each type, she outlines the physiology, world view, and traditional practice as well as its modern medical adaptations and organizational settings. Providing a thorough theoretical framework combined with a comprehensive, analytical overview and extensive practical applications, the book greatly advances our understanding of meditation.< Less
Pristine Affluence By Livia Kohn
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The golden age of Daoists, rather than being imaginary, closely matches life in the Mesolithic, ca. 9000-5000 BCE, a sedentary form of hunting and collecting before the full development of... More > agriculture and the rise of stratified societies and discriminating consciousness. The book examines fundamental Daoist values, modes of thinking, dietetics, communities, leadership ideals, nonviolence, gender equality as well as methods of self-cultivation in relation to prehistoric patterns. An enlightening account of Daoism in the context of human development since the Paleolithic, Pristine Affluence offers a new vision of the Daoist tradition, Chinese history, and essential human choices.< Less

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