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The Taoist Classics, Volume 3: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary (The Taoist Classics: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary #3)

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This collection of translated texts includes:

Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook: An extraordinarily rich and diverse collection of Taoist writings from the fifth century BCE to modern times.
The Secret of the Golden Flower: The Classic Chinese Book of Life: Essentially a practical guide to the integration of personality—hailed by C. G. Jung as a link betw
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Paperback, 576 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Shambhala (first published February 8th 2000)
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This volume of Taoist Classics shows the blending of the Tao with Buddhism and Confucism to form a variety of schools and philosophies. Assuming you've read the volumes in order, you can see the mastery of Thomas Cleary's editting where in the first volume he lays the groundwork and highlights the primary texts, then, in the second volume, illustrates the transitional departure from ancient taoism and the reinterpretation (and in many cases misinterpretation) that would occur, and ending at the ...more
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