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Taoist mystical philosophy

the scripture of western ascension

by Livia Kohn

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hsi sheng ching,
  • Taoism,
  • Mysticism -- Taoism,
  • Philosophy, Taoist

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-322) and index.

    Other titlesHsi sheng ching. 1991.
    StatementLivia Kohn.
    SeriesSUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL1900.H7965 K64 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 345 p. :
    Number of Pages345
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1874710M
    ISBN 100791405427, 0791405435
    LC Control Number90034598


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Mysticism is the practice of religious ecstasies (religious experiences during alternate states of consciousness), together with whatever ideologies, ethics, rites, myths, legends, and magic may be related to them. It may also refer to the attainment of insight in ultimate or hidden truths, and to human transformation supported by various practices and experiences.

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