Isabelle Robinet’s Taoist Meditation is the first and only scholarly study to discuss the ancient Mao-shan Taoist tradition of visionary meditation while, at the same time, helping to clarify the little understood relationship among the early Taoist classics, the Buddhist tradition, and the later Taoist religion. Most importantly, Taoist Meditation is a pioneering study that fully and accurately describes the unique visionary cosmology, bodily symbolism, astral journeys, internal alchemy, meditational techniques, and ritual practices of the Mao-shan or Shang-chi’ing (Great Purity) movement―one of the most important foundational traditions making up the overall Taoist religion.
This English version of Robinet’s work is more than a simple translation.Taoist Meditation presents a significantly expanded edition of the original French text which includes up-to-date bibliographies of Robinet’s work and other Western scholarship on Taoism, additional illustrations, and a newly compiled list of textual citations.
- Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: SUNY Press (April 29, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0791413608
- ISBN-13: 978-0791413609
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds