Schlagwort-Archive: Taoismus

The Seal of the Unity of the Three

Ich habe gerade folgenden Newsletter bekommen, den ich inklusive den Weblinks wörtlich zitieren möchte, schon alleine deshalb, weil im pdf unten, gut 160 Seiten der Publikation gratis zur Verfügung stehen:

Golden Elixir Press is pleased to announce the publication of Vol. 2 of The Seal of the Unity of the Three, by Fabrizio Pregadio.

The Cantong qi is the main text of Taoist Internal Alchemy (Neidan). In addition to Taoist masters and adepts, it has attracted the attention of philosophers, cosmologists, poets, literati, calligraphers, philologists, and bibliophiles. Thirty-eight traditional commentaries written through the end of the nineteenth century are extant, and dozens of texts found in the Taoist Canon and elsewhere are related to it. The present book is the most complete guide to this vast literature available in any language.

The book is divided into two main parts. Part 1 contains a catalogue of extant and lost commentaries, essays, and related texts, listing altogether about 150 works with systematic details on their authors, editions, reprints, bibliographic records, and—where relevant—present whereabouts. Part 2 contains a survey of the textual tradition originated by the Cantong qi, focused on the composition and contents of about 40 major texts. A final index of authors, editors, titles, and editions facilitates the use of the book.

The book is offered with a 20% early publication discount until April 30, 2012. Please see below for this offer.

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Note: This book is a companion to the complete translation found in Vol. 1, subtitled A Study and Translation of the Cantong qi, the Source of the Taoist Way of the Golden Elixir (see the web page). The two volumes can be purchased separately.

Eine interessante Lektüre für Taijiquan-Freunde, viel Spaß mit „der Dichtung der Einheit der Drei“.