Cultivating Perfection

Cultivating Perfection

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Employing a comparative religious studies approach, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of early Quanzhen as a Daoist religious movement charactized by asceticism, alchemical transformation, and mystical experiencing. Emphasis is placed on the complex interplay among views of self, religious praxis, and religious experience.The animals inhabiting the body are both the animals of the four cardinal directions (vermilion bird [heart], white tiger [lungs], ... 48 The a€œYuanqi tixiang tua€ Ecac‚aœ—amya¾i (Diagram of the Bodya#39;s Original Qi), a diagram depicting the body as mountain, anbsp;...

Title:Cultivating Perfection
Author:Louis Komjathy
Publisher:BRILL - 2007-09-11


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