Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard

Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard

by Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao, Thomas Cleary
     
 

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This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation.

The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined

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This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang Liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation.

The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang Liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.

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"...an an amazing tale, told in a fast-paced and entertaining style. Cleary's masterful translation provides an exceptional prose encounter with one of the most interesting branches of Taoism." —Publishers Weekly

"...filled with magical characters, mysterious goings on, outrageous adventures, and sprinkled throughout with a goodly amount of Taoist alchemical teachings." —The Empty Vessel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804831857
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
265,388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Cheng Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao are students of the modern Taoist master Wang Liping and live in Beijing. Translator Thomas Cleary is considered the foremost translator of Chinese Taoist and Buddhist texts.

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