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Daoist Mystical Philosophy: The Scripture of Western Ascension By Livia Kohn
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The Scripture of Western Ascension is a central text of medieval Daoist mysticsm, allegedly containing oral instructions Laozi gave to Yin Xi, the Guardian of the Pass, when he transmitted the Daode... More > jing, which it resembles in structure and contents. Written in the fifth century, the text has played an important role in Daoist religious thought and had a major impact on the school of Twofold Mystery in the early Tang. This study examines the text in its historical unfolding and studies its mythological framework narrative as well as philosophical, mystical dimensions. The book also contains a full translation of the text, carefully annotated with regard to textual variants. It is an exemplary study of an important philosophical Daoist document.< Less
Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology By Livia Kohn
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Living Authentically brings together classical scholars of Daoism, professors of psychology, practicing psychologists, medical doctors, and alternative practitioners (acupuncturists, qigong healers,... More > pedagogues, and counselors) in an exciting new journey of discovery. This fruitful venture, born during panels at several Daoist conferences, explores ways of living in the world, sustaining relationships, and educating children, in a stress-free, truly authentic way. It outlines different Daoist visions and concepts of the conscious and subconscious mind and its transformations; it correlates these to different schools of psychology today (psychoanalysis, cognitive therapy, humanistic psychology, positive psychology); and it explores options on how we can best become fully authentic, allowing the universal power of Dao to flow freely through all our attitudes and actions.< 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
Sitting In Oblivion: The Heart of Daoist Meditation By Livia Kohn
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Sitting in Oblivion outlines the history and intricacies of zuowang, an essential form of Daoist meditation. It divides into two parts. "Discussion" begins by placing the practice in the... More > larger context of the phenomenology of meditation and Chinese religious history. It then discusses early forms, Tang developments, the Buddhist impact, and its role today. "Translation" presents eight core texts,all with ample annotation. Drawing on decades of Daoist scholarship and meditation experience, this book is the culmination of Kohn's extensive, path-breaking work. It greatly enhances our understanding of the complex methods and concepts involved in attaining Dao.< Less