Taoism

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Vital Breath of the Dao

Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong - Laohu Gong

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Lineage holder Master Zhongxian Wu uses story-telling and a wealth of practical examples to introduce this powerful 24-movement Qigong form, which combines the traditions of ancient shamanism, Confucianism, Daoism, classical Chinese medicine, and the martial arts.

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Bagua Daoyin

A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace

By Jinghan He; Translated by David Alexander
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for.

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Tai Chi Chuan and the Code of Life

Revealing the Deeper Mysteries of China's Ancient Art for Health and Harmony (Revised Edition)

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

In this book Graham Horwood describes the various styles of Tai Chi Chuan, exploring its roots in the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as well as elaborating on the evolution it has undergone over millennia. He highlights parallels between its source, The I Ching, and archetypal principles from both Eastern and Western philosophy and medicine.

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Alchemy of Pushing Hands

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Pushing Hands develops sensitivity to the body's internal state and can be used to help control the emotions, the circulation of energy and physical balance. This book teaches the reader how to act in harmony with any external event without losing their 'balance' or center, enabling them to respond with confidence and flexibility to each situation.

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Seeking the Spirit of The Book of Change

8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang (symbolism) and Shu (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this book makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way.

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Cha Dao

The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Cha Dao takes us on a fascinating journey through the Way of Tea, from its origins in the sacred mountains and temples of ancient China, through its links to Daoist concepts such as Wu Wei or non-striving and the Value of Worthlessness, to the affinity between Tea Mind and the Japanese spirit of Zen.

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The Secret of Everlasting Life

The First Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text on Immortality

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The Secret of Everlasting Life is the first translation from the Chinese of the second-century Can Dong Qi. This ancient work, the earliest known text on transformation and immortality, echoes the wisdom and poetry of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. This translation reveals the meditation methods practised for thousands of years by Taoist sages.

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Creativity and Taoism

A Study of Chinese Philosophy, Art and Poetry

By Chung-yuan Chang and Zhao Xian Batt
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Accessible and scholarly, this classic book considers the underlying philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese art and poetry, the expression of the Taoist approach to existence. Chung-yuan Chang's always lucid narrative explores the relationship between the Tao and the creative arts, introducing classic paintings and poems to bring Taoism to life.

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Embrace Tiger, Return to Mountain

The Essence of Tai Ji

By Chungliang Al Huang; Photographs by Si Chi Ko; Foreword by Alan W. Watts
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

The seminal classic text of Taoism and Tai Ji.

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Quantum Soup

Fortune Cookies in Crisis, New and enlarged edition

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting.

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