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Shambhala, Aug 8, 2000 - Philosophy - 212 pages
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A religion with roots stretching back nearly five thousand years, Taoism combines elements of folklore, occult sciences, cosmology, yoga, meditation, poetry, and exalted mysticism. Mysterious and charmingly poetic, it is a living remnant of a way of life which has almost vanished from the world. In this comprehensive study, John Blofeld explains the fundamental concepts of Taoism, tells many stories of ancient masters, and provides incisive reflections on Taoist verse. He writes in a colorful and unique way about his visits to Taoist hermitages in China and his interchanges with contemporary masters. Taoist yoga, a little known aspect of Taoist practice, is also discussed in detail. This book captures the spirit of the Tao, communicating the serenity and timeless wisdom of this tradition.

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The best book on taoism out there. and i have read a lot of them . its simple yet complex engaging and harmonious Read full review

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This is a rather chatty survey of Taoism. Worthwhile, but not up to the caliber of the same author's Taoist Mysteries and Magic. Read full review


The Tao and its Activity
The LaoChuang Influence
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John Blofeld (1913–1987) was a world-renowned scholar and writer who devoted his life to the study of Eastern religion, especially Taoism and Buddhism.

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