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    DescriptionThe teachings of Taoism, China's great wisdom tradition, apply to every aspect of life, from the physical to the spiritual--and include instruction on everything from lifestyle (a life of simplicity and moderation is best) to the work of inner alchemy that is said to lead to longevity and immortality. Here, Eva Wong presents and explains three classic texts on understanding the Tao in the macrocosm of the universe and the microcosm of the body that provide an excellent overview of the three traditional levels of the Taoist teachings--Outer, Inner, and Secret. The Outer teachings are concerned with understanding the Tao as manifested in nature and society. They are easily accessible to the layperson and consist of the Taoist philosophy of nature and humanity, advice on daily living, and a brief introduction to the beginning stages of Taoist meditation. The Inner teachings familiarize the practitioner with the energetic structure of the human body and introduce methods of stilling the mind and cultivating internal energy for health and longevity. The Secret teachings describe the highest level of internal-alchemical transformations within the body and mind for attaining immortality.


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    Title
    Nourishing the Essence of Life
    Subtitle
    The Inner, Outer, and Secret Teachings of Taoism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eva Wong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781590301043
    ISBN 10: 1590301048
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 299.514
    BIC subject category V2: HRKN5
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 299/.514
    B&T Approval Code: A13324000
    DC22: 299.514
    Ingram Theme: RELI/TAO
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000, REL065000, PHI023000
    LC classification: BL1920.N68, BL1920 .N68 2004
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    dia
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    29 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    Eva Wong is an independent scholar and a practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages. She has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including "A Master Course in Feng-Shui; Tales of the Taoist Immortals; "and" Taoism: An Essential Guide. "
    Review quote
    "Those interested in complex spiritual disciplines will rejoice in this volume."-- "Library Journal "