Harmonizing Yin and Yang: The Dragon-Tiger Classic

Harmonizing Yin and Yang: The Dragon-Tiger Classic

by Eva Wong
     
 

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Written in ancient times by an unknown author and published during the 15th century, this classic is regarded by contemporary Taoist practitioners as the most complete guide to spiritual transformation. An extensive introduction by the translator and the inclusion of two commentaries by traditional Chinese authors aid the reader in understanding the concise, symbolic

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Written in ancient times by an unknown author and published during the 15th century, this classic is regarded by contemporary Taoist practitioners as the most complete guide to spiritual transformation. An extensive introduction by the translator and the inclusion of two commentaries by traditional Chinese authors aid the reader in understanding the concise, symbolic text. 144 pp.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The ancient Chinese symbols of yin and yang represent the harmony of the universe. When one is out of kilter, then disharmony usually follows. The great difficulty, then, is knowing just how to harmonize these two elements. Here, Wong, a Taoist practitioner and the translator of The Shambhala Guide to Taoism, translates the Taoist alchemical manual known as The Dragon-Tiger Classic. Although this manual was written in ancient times, it was not published until the 15th century CE, and it is considered by Taoist scholars to be one of the most complete guides to Taoist spirituality. The text focuses on three kinds of transformation: internal, where the practice of meditation through yoga and other exercises is used to bring together body and mind; external, where one's eating habits and the eating of certain herbs and minerals affect one's physical and spiritual health; and sexual, where one's individual energy is drawn from the sexual energy of the other. Each chapter begins with a saying from the Dragon-Tiger Classic, followed by excerpts from the two major commentaries on this text. Wong's translation is accessible and her scholarship sparkling in this illuminating edition of a Chinese Taoist classic. (Sept.)
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"Wong's translation is accessible and her scholarship sparkling in this illuminating edition of a Chinese Taoist classic."— Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834828858
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
908,456
File size:
766 KB

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"Wong's translation is accessible and her scholarship sparkling in this illuminating edition of a Chinese Taoist classic."— Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

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.

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