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Early Daoist dietary practices : examining ways to health and longevity

Author: Shawn Arthur
Publisher: Lanham [Maryland] : Lexington Books, [2013]
Series: Studies in body and religion.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the early medieval herbal recipes found in the Lingbao Wufuxu (The Preface to the Five Lingbao Talismans of Numinous Treasure), this study analyses Daoist asceticism and ideas regarding  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn Arthur
ISBN: 9780739178928 073917892X
OCLC Number: 829988736
Description: ix, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Wufuxu's recipe structure and content --
Dietary regimens : from herbs to Qi --
Healing and improving the physical body --
Beyond physical health : the Wufuxu's extraordinary claims --
Daoist grain avoidance today --
The Wufuxu's ingredients and fasting --
Analyzing dietary ideals and practices.
Series Title: Studies in body and religion.
Responsibility: Shawn Arthur.

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Contemporary Western society is replete with dietary advice, much of it backed by a thriving supplement industry. Nevertheless, increasing numbers of people seek inner balance using guidance from Read more...

 
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