Religion & Spirituality
The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period
Challenges received notions about women’s political involvement and engagement with the state in Meiji Japan by exploring the activism of members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union.
The Biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle
The biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle tells of a young Canadian woman of humble background who, at the turn of the 20th century, discovers love with the priest of her village.
Chinese Medical Qigong is the first English translation of the only official textbook of medical Qigong, used in universities of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Correlating traditional therapies of Qigong with outcomes of modern scientific research, it is the authoritative introduction to the knowledge system and content of Qigong study.
The Way of Tea, Tea as a Way of Life
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.
Investigates the impact of American Protestant missions on modern Japan and Japanese-American relations.
Harmony in the Face of the Tiger
Research shows that Chinese medicine can be very effective in supporting the treatment of cancer by orthodox Western methods. Henry McGrath draws on his many years as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine to explain how Chinese medicine approaches cancer in terms of understanding and treatment.
Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times
Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible style, outlining each faith's history, core beliefs and values.
8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System
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.
Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style
In this book, Master Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights into Chen style Taijiquan, explaining its background and key principles. He discusses the different Chen forms and the importance of each, as well as the place of competition and the effect on participants.
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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