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    DescriptionHere is a classic Chinese text on the Taoist arts of longevity and immortality. The text dates from the Five Dynasties (907-960 C. E.) and is attributed to Chungli Ch'uan and Lu Tung-pin--two of the most popular figures of Taoism and Chinese culture. This text focuses on Taoist inner alchemy, a theory and method for transforming the mind from within by using practices such as breath control, calisthenics, meditation practices, and sexual alchemy (the method of gathering energy from a sexual partner). The teachings address the following topics: - The nature of immortality and how it can be attained by realizing the laws of the Tao within us - The art of health - The art of longevity - How to deal with obstacles and recognize spiritual progress " The Art of Health, Longevity, and Immortality " will be of interest to both beginning students of Taoism and scholars. Wong's introduction includes a concise overview of the evolution of Taoist longevity practices as well as an elucidating section for readers who are unfamiliar with the teachings and practices of Taoist inner alchemy. She also includes a list of helpful hints for reading and understanding each section of the text.


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    Title
    The Tao of Health, Longevity and Immortality
    Subtitle
    The Teachings of Immortals Chung and Lu
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eva Wong
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570627255
    ISBN 10: 1570627258
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    BIC subject category V2: HRKN5
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: RELI/TAO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24600
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000, REL065000, PHI023000
    DC21: 181.114
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    BISAC V2.8: HEA000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 613.09510902, 613/.0951/09021
    LC classification: RA781 .C5313 2000
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    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    01 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Boston