Daoist Mystical Philosophy

Paperback: $35.00
ISBN-13: 9781931483063
Published: February 2008

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292 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Livia Kohn presents the first Western introduction to this aspect of traditional Chinese religious and culture. Through her careful textual study and fully annotated translation of the Scripture of Western Ascension, she delineates the history, structure, and contents of what mystical thought meant within the Daoist religion. She also discusses the religious background of the text and provides detailed analyses of philosophical concepts in chapters called “The Physical Universe,” “Mind, Knowledge, Language,” and “The Way of the Sage.”

  • About the Author(s)
    • Livia Kohn, 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.