Taoism For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118423984
  • ISBN-13: 9781118423981
  • DDC: 299.514
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Exploring the philosophy, traditions, and scriptures of one of the worlds major religions, and one of the oldest, Taoism For Dummies provides a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating and influential faith. Taoism For Dummies is ideal reading for religious and Asian studies students and those seeking to better understand an ancient and complex faith.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Navigating the World of Taoism.
2: An Introduction to Taoism.
3: What Is Taoism?.
4: Don't Believe Everything You Think.
5: Looking at the Development of Taoism.
6: Classical Taoist Philosophy.
7: The Development of Institutional Taoism.
8: Types of Taoism in China Today.
9: Go West, Old Tao, Go West.
10: Examining Important Taoist Concepts.
11: What Is the Tao, and What Does It Mean to Follow It?.
12: Doing Everything by Doing Nothing.
13: For Every Yin, There Is an Equal and Opposite Yang.
14: Blue Heaven, Yellow Heaven: The Belief in a New Age.
15: Writing What Can't Be Spoken: The Many Texts of Taoism.
16: Exploring Taoist Practices.
17: Remembering to Keep Forgetting.
18: Seeking the Path to Immortality.
19: Internal Cultivation through the Discipline of Alchemy.
20: Martial, Gymnastic, and Healing Arts: T'ai-chi and ch 'i-kung.
21: Cosmic Renewal and Other Rituals.
22: The Part of Tens.
23: Ten Common Misconceptions about Taoism.
24: Ten Bits of Advice for Acquiring Taoist Wisdom.
25: Ten Places to See Taoist Stuff Happening Today.
26: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Resources.
Appendix C: Pronunciation Guide.