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Taoism Books: "The Taoist Body" By Kristofer Schipper

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jcwin228: Taoism is at once both a philosophy of life and a living religion. The Taoist Body is a complete overview of Taoist religion as it exists in Taiwan. The author, Kristofer Schipper is a Dutch scholar and also an ordained Taoist priest. The book...

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Taoism is at once both a philosophy of life and a living religion. The Taoist Body is a complete overview of Taoist religion as it exists in Taiwan. The author, Kristofer Schipper is a Dutch scholar and also an ordained Taoist priest. The book reveals a hidden world of puppet magic, mediums, hungry ghosts, and priestly rituals. Through the religion, the reader can gain insight into the the mindset and beliefs of traditional Chinese society. A must read for anyone interested in taoist religion.

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