The 12 Chinese Animals
Create Harmony in Your Daily Life Through Ancient Chinese Wisdom
Hardcover ISBN: 184819031x
* Silver Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Body, Mind and Spirit Category *The Chinese horoscope holds the key to a better understanding of self and others, and to living a life of harmony.Not just the year of birth, but also the month, day and hour have significance in true Chinese astrology. Master Zhongxian Wu explains how to find your power animal symbols, and how to learn from their wisdom. By fully understanding what each animal signifies, and how they relate to the major hexagrams of the Yijing, he shows that they can help you to find inner peace and live in harmony with family, friends, the wider community, and with nature. Using the wisdom of the twelve animal symbols as a guide, you will learn how to better understand your personality, and make choices that profoundly influence your health, relationships, career, and finances, allowing you to live up to your greatest potential. Making the wisdom of the twelve Chinese animals accessible to the Western reader for the first time in its relationship with the Yijing, this book will be an illuminating read for anyone interested in understanding themselves and their life patterns better, Chinese astrology, and the Yijing.
50 Voices of Disbelief
Why We Are Atheists
Paperback ISBN: 1405190469
50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists presents a collection of original essays drawn from an international group of prominent voices in the fields of academia, science, literature, media and politics who offer carefully considered statements of why they are atheists. - Features a truly international cast of contributors, ranging from public intellectuals such as Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling, novelists, such as Joe Haldeman, and heavyweight philosophers of religion, including Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley - Contributions range from rigorous philosophical arguments to highly personal, even whimsical, accounts of how each of these notable thinkers have come to reject religion in their lives - Likely to have broad appeal given the current public fascination with religious issues and the reception of such books as The God Delusion and The End of Faith
Subtle Is the Way to Love, Happiness and Truth
Paperback ISBN: 0983640009
Moving beyond the usual interpretations of this classic Chinese text ? that of using it as an indicator of what to do next or attempting to predict the future ? Osho is using the Tao Te Ching as Lao Tzu intended: to ignite the flame of individual awareness and insight. His commentaries on these seven verses burn through every idea we may hold about ourselves until we can see with the same crystal clear light as Lao Tzu.
The Activist's Tao Te Ching
Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution
Paperback ISBN: 1608683923
Taoism is mostly known for its quiet, enigmatic wisdom, but the Tao sometimes also flows with the crashing, cleansing force of a rushing river, sweeping away all forms in its path. According to Taoist teacher William Martin, the time has come to pay attention to what the Tao is doing now. It is gathering its Yang, its active power, he writes inThe Activist’s Tao te Ching, for a revolution that will change the world. There is no question that this revolutionary energy is beginning to move. We have been too long out of balance. Whether or not the human race will notice and align itself with this energy is uncertain. If we are able to do so, we will find ourselves experiencing a new freedom and justice. If we are not able to do so, we will be swept aside and the Tao will restore balance to the planet without us. There has never been a more important time in human history. The Activist’s Tao Te Ching will combine ancient revolutionary wisdom with a modern presentation that will speak forcefully to this crucial period. Transformation and revolution accompanied the teachings of Quietist Taoism in Lao-Tzu’s time as well. He wrote and taught sometime during the Warring States
A Spirited Manifesto
Hardcover ISBN: 1594634130
A celebration of agnosticism as a reasoned and sustaining stance toward life draws on philosophy, theology, psychology, science, and other fields to consider the vital role of mystery and the search for meaning.
Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians
Stories of Taoist Mystics
Paperback ISBN: 1590306597
Here is a panoramic view of the many faces of Taoism and its intimate connection with Chinese culture and society—with intriguing accounts of the Taoist secret societies that carried out mystical exercises and powerful consciousness- altering techniques, including sensory deprivation, incantation, visualization, and concentration. Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians is a collection of sketches portraying more than one hundred remarkable individuals associated with exceptional knowledge, uncommon artistry, and spiritual leadership over a period of more than two millennia, from the eleventh century b.c.e. to the thirteenth century c.e. Compiled by Zhang Tianyu, a Taoist priest in the fourteenth century, the book introduces a broad range of personalities, professions, and pastimes of China’s esoteric elite, from the most illustrious to the obscure. Among them are philosophers and scholars, strategists and statesmen, recluses and courtiers, magicians and mediums, philanthropists and educators, alchemists and physicians, seers and soothsayers, priests and paupers, artists and poets. Cleary’s expert translation and numerous, informative footnotes make this collection a lively and accessible read.
The Alchemy of Sexual Energy
Connecting to the Universe from Within
Paperback ISBN: 1594771391
Mantak Chia presents Taoist practices for transforming sexual energy into self-healing energy and storing it in the organs. The practitioner combines mind power with the chi to draw cosmic energy into the body, which can then be used for healing.
The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea
Hardcover ISBN: 1848190867
For readers who would like to refine their understanding of Chinese tea, this book offers history and principles of tea culture and some exposure to traditional understanding of medicinal properties. Reid lives in Australia but has academic credentials as a student of Eastern philosophy and medicine and has studied in China and Thailand. The concluding chapter comprises 12 issues of "Tea Tidings," his online bulletin. The text is supported with b&w photos by Christian Janzen. Distribution is by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)