Taoism for Dummies
ISBN: 1118423968
EAN13: 9781118423967
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 24, 2013
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.1" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

Learn to:

  • Explore the origins of Taoist philosophy and religion
  • Grasp the multiple interpretations of Taoism today
  • Find out about Taoist practices and customs

The friendly guide to understanding the rich history and modern practice of Taoism!

Exploring the philosophy, practices, and scriptures of one of the world's major religions -- and one of the oldest -- Taoism For Dummies provides a comprehensive introduction to this fascinating and influential religious tradition. Whether you're a student of religion or just curious about Taoism, this fun and friendly guide explains in plain English the fundamental concepts of Taoism, explores in depth the origins and multiple interpretations of the religion, and goes into detail about what it means to be a Taoist.

  • Start with Taoism 101 -- learn the fundamentals and debunk the main myths about Taoism
  • Follow the evolution of Taoism -- find out how Taoism has developed from Classical Taoist philosophy to institutionalized religion to western Taoism
  • Unlock important Taoist concepts -- explore the Tao, yin and yang, and wu-wei
  • Learn about the many texts of Taoism -- delve into the Tao Te Ching, as well as other texts from the rich body of Taoist scriptures
  • Explore Taoist practices -- find out how Read More chevron_right

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