By Thomas Michael

ISBN-10: 1438458975

ISBN-13: 9781438458977

ISBN-10: 1438458983

ISBN-13: 9781438458984

Challenges ordinary perspectives of the origins of the Daodejing, revealing the work’s roots in a convention of actual cultivation.

Thomas Michael’s examine of the early heritage of the Daodejing unearths that the paintings is grounded in a different culture of early Daoism, one unrelated to different early chinese language colleges of suggestion and perform. The textual content is linked to a convention of hermits devoted to yangsheng, a selected perform of actual cultivation related to thoughts of breath move together with particular physically events resulting in a actual union with the Dao. Michael explores the ways that the textual content systematically anchored those strategies to a Dao-centered worldview. together with a brand new translation of the Daodejing, In the Shadows of the Dao opens new ways to figuring out the early historical past of 1 of the world’s nice spiritual texts and nice spiritual traditions.

Thomas Michael makes a speciality of early chinese language faith, philosophy, and shamanism, and is the writer of The Pristine Dao: Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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