The Lunar Tao

Though most explorations of Taoism take place within the realm of scripture, exercises, and formal lectures, Deng Ming-Dao looks to the lunar calendar and highlights where these festivals and stories coincide with Taoism, giving readers a ...


Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062205919

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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From Taosim expert Ming-Dao Deng comes The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons, bringing to life the Chinese Lunar Calendar via the prism of Taoism. In The Lunar Tao, each day of the Lunar year is represented with a reading meditation, beautiful Chinese illustrations, and interesting facts about the festivals and traditions, providing readers with the context that gives Taoism such depth and resonance. Ming-Dao Deng, the bestselling author of 365 Tao: Daily Meditations, shows how to bring the tenets of Taoism into everyday life.

Lunar Rays


Author: Tingting Tao


ISBN: OCLC:1243564582


Page: 30

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A Full Moon Rising and the Tao of Menopause

About the Book In A Full Moon Rising . . . and the Tao of Menopause, Kimberly Quinn Smith very humorously tells the tale of entering into the new stage of ...


Author: Ma Kimberly Quinn Smith


ISBN: 9780615147284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

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In "A Full Moon Rising . . . and the Tao of Menopause," Kimberly Quinn Smith very humorously tells the tale of entering into the new stage of mid-life, while associating hormonal moments with the lunar schedule and her symbolic metamorphosis into a menopausal werewolf. Throughout her journey she flashes back to her colorful 70's childhood, where she grew up in the eclectic town of New Paltz, New York, a small town just an hour outside of Manhattan. She then brings us back through her early motherhood years and lands us where she resides currently, with a house full of teenagers. Throughout her tale, she makes intermittent, contemplative reflections on her halfway-ness and explores strategies of how to learn to embrace the Principles of the Tao of Menopause.

The Tao of Life

As a consequence, the moon modulates the mentioned blue shift of daylight before sunrise and after sunset depending on its respective position.


Author: Roland Frey

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783734564598

Category: Science

Page: 140

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The book describes a hypothesis on the origin of life on earth. It assumes that the microcosmic molecular basis of life arose by adaptation to the overlaying macrocosmic astronomical rhythms impacting on the earth. Viewed from the earth these rhythms appear as the ‘course’ of the sun, the moon and the starry sky. They generate the time cycles of the 24 hour day, of the month and the year and, together, are united in a ‘joint rhythm circle’ by a fourth rhythm, the 19 years lasting lunisolar cycle (Meton cycle). The basic structure of the Chinese Book of Changes (I Ging) was also derived from the macrocosmic astronomical rhythms impacting on the earth. These rhythms and the resulting ‘cyclical time’ of the earth were observed by early Chinese and used for creating the Book of Changes as a symbolical microcosmic representation of the macrocosmic rhythms. Therefore, the molecular basis of life and the basic structure of the I Ging resemble each other. According to the presented approach, the basis of life is a microcosmic ‘copy’ of the macrocosmic rhythms. This provides a simple explanation for the unity of macro- and microcosm in the sense that the microcosm includes the macrocosmic pattern of order in itself.

The Tao of Craft

LUNAR MONTH CONVERSIONS Converting a date from the Western Gregorian calendar to a lunar month is more complicated than the simple formula for converting ...


Author: Benebell Wen

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623170677

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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For the first time in English, Benebell Wen reveals the rich history and theoretical principles underlying the ancient practice of crafting Fu talismans, or magical sigils, in the Chinese Taoist tradition and gives detailed instructions for modern practitioners who would like to craft their own Fu. Fu talismans are ideograms and writings typically rendered on paper and empowered by means of invocations, ritual, and transferences of energy, or Qi. Talismans can be used for many purposes, such as strengthening or weakening personality characteristics, finding love, earning more money, or easing emotional tensions in the home. The Tao of Craft shows how metaphysical energy can be harnessed to amplify, strengthen, weaken, dispel, or block other metaphysical energy and to rectify perceived imbalances in the material plane. Supported by an abundance of detailed charts and images, this book serves as a step-by-step handbook that gives readers the knowledge and confidence to craft their own Fu talismans for personal empowerment. Wen, author of Holistic Tarot, delves into historic and cultural contexts of the Fu, from the neolithic period of Chinese history to contemporary practices of esoteric Taoism. Providing a solid foundation in the principles of Eastern spellcrafting, she highlights the blending of Taoist metaphysical practices with Western approaches to magic by pointing out eclectic, integrating, and harmonizing facets from other cultures and religions. Historically, Fu talismans were used by medieval Chinese for alleviating illness; averting misfortune, magical attacks, and curses; defending against assaults; and avoiding poverty. This book shows Western practitioners that the skill and knowledge to develop an interactive relationship with spirit realms are still available to them today, and serves as a practical handbook for accumulating Qi energy from sources in the environment and channeling it in concentrated form into their own Fu talismans. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Healing Light of the Tao

the peak of the lunar energy (the longest night of the year). The solar essence is gathered during the lunar month of the spring equinox on the 3rd, 9th, ...


Author: Mantak Chia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594778513

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 608

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The guide to engaging and directing the three primordial forces of Earth, Heaven, and Higher Self to achieve enlightenment and immortality • Explains how to circulate the life force, or chi, by balancing yang (male) and yin (female) currents of bioenergy • Includes an overview of the complete Taoist body/mind/spirit system along with newly refined methods of activating the life force • The sequel to the classic Awaken Healing Energy Through the Tao In 1983, Mantak Chia introduced the “Microcosmic Orbit” to the West. Prior to that time, most of the Eastern energy practices transmitted to the West were incomplete, dealing only with the ascending yang/masculine channel, which shoots life-force energy up the spine. The Microcosmic Orbit showed practitioners how to establish the descending yin/feminine channel of the life-force energy loop. Within Taoist systems, cultivating feminine energy has always been seen as the key to gaining balance and wholeness. Healing Light of the Tao presents the more advanced methods of chi cultivation in the Microcosmic Orbit, offering a full understanding of Taoist spiritual theory through its comprehensive overview of the complete Taoist body/mind/spirit system. The book also includes more advanced meditation methods for absorbing the higher frequencies of Earth Force, Cosmic Force, and Universal Force (Heavenly chi) into the basic orbit. It establishes a spiritual science that not only emphasizes practical benefits to health, sexual vitality, and emotional balance, but also shows how changes made in the energy body can lead to physical rejuvenation that the Taoists called immortality.

The Wisdom of the Tao

... Satchel Gateway to a Vast World Scholar Warrior 365 Tao Everyday Tao Zen: The Art of Modern Eastern Cooking The Living I Ching The Lunar Tao xiii.


Author: Deng Ming-Dao

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612834238

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Taoism is an ancient Chinese philosophy that emphasizes living in harmony with the universe. It is a tradition that has become widely popular in Europe and North America over the past fifty years—largely through its core text, the Tao Te Ching. The Wisdom of the Tao is filled with over 140 ancient stories express great truth by fusing anecdotes with philosophy. The stories are frequently humorous, ribald, irreverent, or sarcastic—but they always speak to great and universal truths. Here are stories that lead people to: Flow with life Live from the heart Develop an openness to possibilities Live in balance Drop expectations Embrace acceptance The wisdom here fills a universal need. We need stories. They help us make sense of who we are and how we got here. They keep us sane as we try to absorb our experiences, our aging, and our emotions. Stories help us visualize the future by taking the messages of yesterday and helping us get tomorrow right.

Entering the Tao

Ladies of Tao know how to make themselves young, even in old age, by increasing ... To take in the moon's energy, you face the moon when it is just rising, ...


Author: Hua-Ching Ni

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834823969

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Master Hua-Ching Ni uses straightforward language and personal experiences, as well as traditional stories and teachings of the ancient masters, to impart the wisdom of Taoism, the Integral Way. His teachings promote a simple, natural, healthy, and happy way of life that lays the foundation for spiritual self-cultivation. Master Ni emphasizes that it is important first to establish a good understanding of basic spiritual principles and then begin to realize this wisdom in daily life by adopting practices and attitudes that help to conserve, nourish, and refine the subtle energy. Among the topics he discusses in short, accessible passages are: • Basic spiritual self-protection • Self-reliance • Emotional balance • Do's and don'ts for a healthy, natural lifestyle • Sleeping and dreaming • Diet • Love, sex and marriage • Meditations and invocations from the Taoist tradition

Martial Tao Supreme Sage

As time passed by, very soon, less than two hours had passed since the end of the Heaven Moon Moon Moon Shadow, but Zi Tianhao's inner pellet had not formed ...


Author: Fei Xiang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636668499

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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As the king of martial arts, I will definitely become a saint. A young man that hid his true strength had begun his journey to become a powerhouse. Just a small glance from him would cause the world to tremble!

George Yeo on Bonsai Banyan and the Tao

It is in fact a solar calendar with the lunar cycles built in. Thus, Chinese New Year is always celebrated on a new moon while the mid-autumn festival ...


Author: Asad-ul Iqbal Latif

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814518710

Category: Political Science

Page: 812

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Since his undergraduate days in Cambridge, George Yeo has spoken and written much in and out of government. Many remember the things which he said or wrote years ago. This book is a compilation of some of his best speeches and writings which were selected by Asad Latif and Lee Huay Leng in consultation with him. The book has a rather unusual title because there are many aspects to George Yeo which makes him difficult to classify. As a student leader, he was radical but conciliatory. In the Singapore Armed Forces, he was atypical, moving from the Army to the Air Force before becoming Director of Joint Operations and Planning. In politics, he is fondly remembered by artists, journalists, doctors, businessmen and foreign diplomats, and by his colleagues and constituents. His own staff said he had a curious mind. They complained that he rarely used the drafts which they had prepared for him. George Yeo describes himself as a Taoist even though he is a Roman Catholic and is now on the Papal staff. Buddhists are surprised he championed the revival of Nalanda University as an international project. He remains close to Singaporeans of different races and religions even though he has a deep sense of his own ancestral roots and religion. In politics, he has been described both as a liberal and a conservative. In his Parliamentary maiden speech, he spoke of the importance of democracy but has repeated many times that democracy is only a means and not an end in itself. He has a deep interest in history which partly explains his seeing the re-emergence of China and India earlier than most others. The bonsai and the banyan are metaphors he uses for Singapore. Singapore is a city-state and must never have an inflated view of itself. The bonsai describes Singapore modestly, but he adds that the bonsai can be intensely interesting and valuable. The banyan provides shade and we are grateful for it, but too much makes us weak. As for the Tao, that perhaps is what gives unity to his many interests. Contents:Singapore and PoliticsCulture and ValuesMedia and Social MediaGeopoliticsAppendices Readership: The general public, policy-makers and academics keen on Asian politics and international relations. Keywords:George Yeo;Singapore;Politics;Economy;PAP;General ElectionReviews: "This is a wonderful book by one of the foremost statesmen and social thinkers of our time. Though the themes covered display a huge variety in this wide-ranging collection of essays and speeches by George Yeo, there is a foundational interest in Asia's vast possibilities that motivates his illuminating and powerful reflections." Amartya Sen Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences “Every reader will take away something from the collection … I thought I knew what made me personally appreciate him as a political figure. The fuller picture revealed in his speeches shows us someone who is searching deeply and widely for answers to the human condition. This is someone we should all want to know better.” Professor Wang Gungwu Chairman of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and East Asian Institute "As can be seen in this splendid collection of speeches and commentaries, George Yeo's knowledge is wide-ranging as well. He can speak informatively about everything from the arrival and impact of the Internet in traditional societies to the role of city-regions in a globalized world to the woes and wonders of multi-ethnic and multi-religious polities. The reader will be well-rewarded by delving into this rich depository of insights and ideas." Nicolas Berggruen Chairman of the Berggruen Institute and Berggruen Holdings "This thick tome by George Yeo may help you pass your General Paper exams. His views can be unconventional and unexpected. For some, this book could be a collection of quotable quotes. For others, hopefully a challenge to rise and make Singapore a great home for us all." Singaporean digital news agency “George Yeo's thinking is clear, consistent, and, at times, controversial. It is underpinned by a deep knowledge of history. This collection of speeches provides timely insight into the development of Singapore — and food for thought on some of today's most challenging issues.” Sunday Morning Post "It demonstrates the breadth of knowledge, depth of thinking, and the rare penmanship that communicates his perspectives in a style both lucid and succinct … The gems of wisdom in this book were crystallized by an avid scholar of international relations, philosophy, public policy, and area studies, who embodies the ideals of a scholar-statesman with notable achievements in military, academia, politics, religion and business." Asian Journal for Public Affairs

The Tao of Inner Peace

More subtle but equally powerful is the lunar cycle. The waxing and waning of the moon influences the tides, women's monthly cycles, human emotions, ...


Author: Diane Dreher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593187036

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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With its lively, demystifying approach, The Tao of Inner Peace shows how the Tao can be a powerful and calming source of growth, inspiration, and well-being in times of conflict and anxiety. Translated more often than any other book except the Bible, the Tao Te Ching has been a spiritual guide for centuries, helping millions find peace within themselves, with each other, and with the natural world around them. Written in workbook style, complete with exercises, questionnaires, journal-keeping techniques, and affirmations, The Tao of Inner Peace translates the ancient Eastern philosophy into a plan for contemporary Western living. Diane Dreher, Ph.D., shows the way to: • Bring greater joy, fulfillment, and creativity to daily life • Heal the body and spirit • Build self-acceptance and self-esteem • Resolve conflict • Reverse negative cycles of emotion • Understand life as a process of changes and challenges An essential handbook for mental wellness, The Tao of Inner Peace adapts the principles of Tao to today’s world, showing us how to integrate the many facets of our everyday lives to create a balanced, dynamic, harmonious whole.

Utmost Tao Divine King

She was still at a loss with regards to the Lunar Shadow. "Luna Rabbit Clan, hehe, your clan's name is very particular, little girl, big sister will tell ...


Author: Gong Chen

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648570384

Category: Fiction


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When growth requires the baptism of blood, when a road requires the accumulation of bones, when a grain of sand can shake the heavens, when a drop of water can water the earth... When a person lifted his hand to pick up the stars, the sun and moon, or the rivers and mountains with his hands covered ... In this era where all races coexist, the legend had been erased from history. At the limit of a certain period, the legend of the Ji Realm had been opened ... In this life, a young man covered in blood crawled out of the Blood Cauldron. A story of exploration, conquest, slaughter, rise to prominence, hot-blooded, and a lone emperor began to play out ... The survival of the apocalypse, the vicissitudes of life, the struggles in battle, the emotions between life and death... The world was sad, but it was also boiling. When the myth finally lifted the veil of mystery, was it as perfect as you thought it was?

Post abortion Aftermath

In Chinese tradition , the lunar new year is a time of festivities and celebration . On New Year's Eve , it is customary for the family to visit the local ...


Author: Michael T. Mannion

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761989986

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

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Modern China

The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons. New York: HarperOne Books, 2013. Paungger, Johanna, and Thomas Poppe. Guided by the Moon: Living in ...


Author: Xiaobing Li

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696265

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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Providing an indispensable resource for students, educators, businessmen, and officials investigating the transformative experience of modern China, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the culture, institutions, traditions, and international relations that have shaped today's China. • Covers contemporary Chinese politics, economy, geography, law, education, culture, and history, providing readers with a breadth of insights into modern China and its people • Addresses a variety of current issues such as pollution, corruption, human trafficking, human rights, civil liberties, and the one-child policy • Contains accessible information ideal for high school and college-level students, grade school teachers, and any readers interested in the general topics of Asia and China

Teachings of the Tao

It also means the “son of the Mother (the Tao).” In the text, it is taken to mean that Laotzu's mother is the Tao itself. Finally, the nine levels and ten ...



Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834828872

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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"The Tao that can be spoken of is not the real Way," reads a famous line from the Tao-te-ching. But although the Tao cannot be described by words, words can allow us to catch a fleeting glimpse of that mysterious energy of the universe which is the source of life. The readings in this book are a beginner's entrée into the vast treasury of writings from the sacred Chinese tradition, consisting of original translations of excerpts from the Taoist canon. Brief introductions and notes on the translation accompany the selections from the classics; books of devotional and mystical Taoism; texts of internal alchemy; stories of Taoist immortals, magicians, and sorcerers; ethical tracts; chants and rituals; and teachings on meditation and methods of longevity.

Tao of Healing

From the perspective of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, this is the land of the 'Fire-Monkey', the zodiac sign for the year 1776. In 2637 BC, the 'Ten-Thousand ...


Author: Chok C. Hiew

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595157532

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

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Science, psychology, and medicine should no longer claim that the etiology of disease and the nature of life be confined to physical matter. Nor can their practitioners ignore the human spirit or life force itself, a reality based on an integrated, splendid and physical energy in all. The truth of life is that all creation, from physical matter to people, is perfectly connected by the same eternally boundless and amazing cosmic consciousness or energy. The challenge is to understand existence and the universe from a holistic perspective that unifies matter, consciousness, and spirit. The author's path of self-discovery seeking out ancient and contemporary Golden Lands of healing Light rekindles and reaffirms great faith in the ancient Tao energy path to physical and spiritual health that readers can apply in their own lives. The strategies are derived from a unique seven-faceted path of Tao for Golden Light energy cultivation.

Lao tzu s Taoteching

Ch'eng Hsuan-ying says, “What has no limits is the Tao. ... elsewhere in the Taoteching with both the lunar image and immortality in mind, as in verse 1.


Author: Lao Tzu

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 9781619320871

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.

Tao and Dharma

Prana's movement through and concentration in the body's Marmas is controlled by the lunar day. In this the doctrine of Marma is strikingly similar to that ...


Author: Robert Svoboda

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 9780940676183

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 155

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Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda explores the enduring features of humanity's longest and continually practiced systems of medicine. These two indigenous healing arts arising independently in China and India communed and exchanged experience, techniques, and therapeutic substances over the epochs of their development. This book's interesting and valuable comparison provides a pioneer effort in examining side by side two great systems of medicine, studying closely the historical, theoretical and practical relationships.

The Tao of Deception

On hsü-ch'en, the last day of the moon, they fought at Chi-fu. Wu initially employed 3,000 convicts in an assault on Hu, Shen, and Chen whose troops fought ...


Author: Ralph D. Sawyer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786722235

Category: History

Page: 320

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The history of China is a history of warfare. Wars have caused dynasties to collapse, fractured the thin fasade of national unity, and brought decades of alien occupation. But throughout Chinese history, its warfare has been guided by principles different from those that governed Europe. Chinese strategists followed the concept, first articulated by Sun-tzu in The Art of War, of qi (ch'i), or unorthodox, warfare. The concept of qi involves creating tactical imbalances in order to achieve victory against even vastly superior forces. Ralph D. Sawyer, translator of The Art of War and one of America's preeminent experts on Chinese military tactics, here offers a comprehensive guide to the ancient practice of unorthodox warfare. He describes, among many other tactics, how Chinese generals have used false rumors to exploit opposing generals' distrust of their subordinates; dressed thousands of women as soldiers to create the illusion of an elite attack force; and sent word of a false surrender to lure enemy troops away from a vital escape route. The Tao of Deception is the book that military tacticians and military historians will turn to as the definitive guide to a new, yet ancient, way of thinking about strategy.

The Tao Te Ching

Nowthe moon islower. As you stand under the ledge and look out itseems thatthe drops leave the edgeof the rocksabove and washacross the lunar face.


Author: Jerry O'Dalton

Publisher: Green Dragon Books

ISBN: 9780893346799

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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A practical guide to the mystical and a mystical guide to the practical, this book results from a painstaking comparison of thirty editions of the Tao Te Ching. The chapters of the ancient original work, synthesized from the author's comparisons, are each followed by detailed paraphrases. These explain the Tao more clearly, yet retain the shrouded truth of the original.