Books in category Religion – Taoism

  • Pristine Dao The

    Pristine Dao, The
    Thomas Michael

    A new reading of Daoism, arguing that it originated in a particular textual tradition distinct from Confucianism and other philosophical traditions of early China.

  • Daodejing


    This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. Simple commentary accompanies the text, and the introduction provides further historical and interpretative context.

  • In the Shadows of the Dao

    In the Shadows of the Dao
    Thomas Michael

    This excellent, groundbreaking book lays the foundation for a new round of vigorous debate and scholarly attention.” — Jeffrey Dippmann, coeditor of Riding the Wind with Liezi: New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic

  • Holding Yin Embracing Yang

    Holding Yin, Embracing Yang

    The texts in this collection offer a clear view of the physical, mental, and spiritual methods of Taoist practice, showing why they are important and how these methods all can work together in the cultivation of mental peace, radiant health …

  • Daoism Meditation and the Wonders of Serenity

    Daoism, Meditation, and the Wonders of Serenity
    Stephen Eskildsen

    While the texts discussed follow the legacy of Warring States period Daoism such as the Laozi to a significant degree, they also draw upon medieval immortality methods and Buddhism.

  • Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    This new translation of the ancient book of Chinese philosophical poetry succeeds in being not only readable and accurate, but beautiful as well. (World Religions)

  • Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion

    Asceticism in Early Taoist Religion
    Stephen Eskildsen

    Using a wide variety of original sources, this book examines how and why early Taoists carried out such ascetic practices as fasting, celibacy, sleep deprivation, and wilderness seclusion.

  • The Wisdom of Taoism

    The Wisdom of Taoism
    Frederic Henry Balfour

    TAO is the "x" or unknown quantity that we have to find.

  • Hiding the World in the World

    Hiding the World in the World
    Scott Cook

    Presents wide-ranging and up-to-date interpretations of the Zhuangzi, the Daoist classic and one of the most elusive works ever written.

  • Dao de Jing

    Dao de Jing
    Moss Roberts

    This book is for anyone who has met Laozi's 'dark' mind and wants a closer look."—Andrew Schelling, author of The Cane Groves of Narmada River: Erotic Poems from Old Indiaand Tea Shack Interior: New & Selected Poetry "This is a work of …

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