Cultivating Perfection: Mysticism and Self-transformation in Early Quanzhen Daoism

Cultivating Perfection: Mysticism and Self-transformation in Early Quanzhen Daoism

ISBN: 9789004160385
Publisher: BRILL
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
Number of pages: 554
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Employing a comparative religious studies approach, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of early Quanzhen as a Daoist religious movement charactized by asceticism, alchemical transformation, and mystical experiencing. Emphasis is placed on the complex interplay among views of self, religious praxis, and religious experience.

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