Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology

Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology

by Livia Kohn

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Living Authentically brings together classical scholars of Daoism, professors of psychology, practicing psychologists, medical doctors, and alternative practitioners of Daoist psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931483209
Publisher: Three Pines Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 664,429
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Livia Kohn, Ph.D., is professor emerita of Religion and East Asian Studies at Boston University. The author or editor of over 40 books, she now lives in Florida, serves as the executive editor of the Journal of Daoist Studies, and runs various workshops and conferences. Her specialty is medieval Daoism and the study of Chinese longevity practices. She has written and edited numerous books and is a long-term practitioner of taiji quan, qigong, yoga, and meditation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Mental Health in Daoism and Modern Science Livia Kohn 1

Part 1 Fundamental Concepts

Ancient Daoist Philosophy and Authentic Living Xichen Lu 25

The Zhuangzi A Holistic Approach to Healthcare and Well-being Robert Santee 39

The Somatic Mind: Daoism and East Asian Medicine Stephen Jackowicz 59

'Turning the Light Around" in The Secret of the Golden Flower Christopher Cott Adam Rock 79

Part 2 Comparative Perspectives

Daoism, Psychology, and Psychosomanautics Elliot Cohen 101

Immortality and Psychology in Mortal Life Reggie Pawle 123

The "Unconscious" in West and East Elisabeth Friedrichs 141

Daoism and Positive Psychology: Healing Self, Healing Society Donald Davis 158

Part 3 Practical Application

Practical Experience with Death bringers J. Michael Wood 177

Health and Sexuality Daoist Practice and Reichian Therapy Eduardo de Souza 194

Daoist Cultivation in Modern Relationships Stephan Wik 219

Re-sourcive Pedagogy: Teaching and Education as Vital Energy Flow Johannes Gasser 234

Contributors 255

Index 257

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