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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Destiny Books; 2 edition (January 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780892811915
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892811915
  • ASIN: 0892811919
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It would be hard to find a better qualified interpreter of this classic than Mantak Chia. He deserves to be recognised as one the great figures in 20th and 21st century communication across health, spiritual and cultural boundaries." (Reg Little, New Dawn, Mar/Apr 2007)

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TAOISM / EASTERN PHILOSOPHY

For over 2,500 years the words of the Tao Te Ching, the primary scripture of Laoism and Taoism, have been regarded as among the greatest treasures of the world. Lao Tzu, whose name means “the ancient child,” wrote these essential verses that have both confounded and conferred blessings on humankind. Now Taoist masters Mantak Chia and Tao Huang guide readers through the origins of this philosophy, the meaning behind its 5,000 pictographs, and the way of living that generations have followed.

While the text of the Tao Te Ching has been passed down in literary form for generations, the essence of the text can be understood only through heart awakening--a true integration of body and mind--made possible with the insights and exercises in this book. The authors analyze Lao Tzu’s teachings, line by line, and offer meditations, interpretations, and energy cultivation practices that illuminate the true meaning of this classic text.

A student of several Taoist masters, MANTAK CHIA founded the Healing Tao System in North America in 1979 and developed it worldwide as European Tao Yoga and Universal Healing Tao. He has taught and certified tens of thousands of students and instructors from all over the world and tours the United States annually, giving workshops and lectures. He is the director of the Tao Garden Health Spa and Resort training center in northern Thailand and the author of twenty-five books, including the bestselling The Multi-Orgasmic Man. TAO HUANG was born in Dingxi in Northwest China. In 1990 he came to the United States to present the teachings of Laoism and the practices of Taoism. He is the author of Laoism: The Complete Teachings of Lao Zi.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cairy on May 4, 2009
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This book is an excellent introduction to the spiritual and energetic principles of Taoism as well as guide to practice transformation through the Tao. It also works very well as a spiritual inspiration and guide to those already practicing the Tao or inner Alchemy in any tradition.

The Tao Te Ching has been re-translated by the two Taoist masters and is included in entirity in the book (in the rear). However, the authors have re-organzied the passages so that like passages are included together and the authors comment on the application of the text to spirituality. The books covers a number of basic concepts and teachings regarding what the Tao is, viewpoint on chi cultivation, I-ching, how to practice, live, and works with thoughts/emotions in harmony with the Tao. There are many concepts in here cnetral to the Tao view of cosmology, nature, and inner alchemy.

There are also numerous meditation and alchemical transformative practices in the book including: microcosmic orbit (with the feet & legs), 6 healing sounds, Frolics of the 5 animals, Golden Elixir (saliva) alchemy, Using five colors for healing, energy circulation to unite the cauldrons (tan tiens), and opening the Belt channels. Other meditations include attuning to your inner voice, perenium breathing, and third-eye breathing, and how to nurture humility.

I bought this book as a supplement to the basic Taoist practices I am working on and have found it to be invaluable in imparting some basic view of the Tao for my life. Highly recommended!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By @d!m00L@# on September 28, 2009
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This book is an excellent introduction to the practice of daoist internal alchemy. It offers some basic practices that anyone can utilize to help balance their energies and emotions.

This small manual provides an excellent starting point to the study of internal alchemy, hopefully this will lead the student to wish to learn directly from a good practitioner of the system and learn more advanced and powerful techniques. Mantak Chia is known as the world's foremost expert on this system of spiritual development, any student of any skill level or path could engage in an reap the benefits of these powerful techniques.

Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Bressi on August 11, 2013
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I'm sorry that the reviewer (Silicon Valley) is so far above and beyond this work. Nobody is impressed by your name dropping or what masters you've studied under or all the translations you've read. Please purchase the teachings in the text and apply them accordingly to your existence. You won't be disappointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John C. Anderson on September 16, 2008
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The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching is an excellent book. It takes the reader beyond the philosophy of Taoism into the practice of it. There is a study of the importance of sex in our lives and how most of us waste our vital energy through lack of discipline.
John Cutler Anderson, Lucky (nickname)
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