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Early Daoist Dietary Practices: Examining Ways to Health and Longevity

Religion


by
Shawn Arthur

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 416 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Focusing on the early medieval herbal recipes found in the Lingbao Wufuxu (The Preface to the Five Lingbao Talismans of Numinous Treasure), this study analyses Daoist asceticism and ideas regarding the body, health, grain avoidance diets, the Three Worms, and immortality. Arthur examines the synthesis of religion, medicine, and correlative cosmology, while also employing scientific and medical research to analyze the healing properties and underlying worldview of Daoist self-cultivation diets.

Focusing on the early medieval herbal recipes found in the Lingbao Wufuxu (The Preface to the Five Lingbao Talismans of Numinous Treasure), this study analyses Daoist asceticism and ideas regarding the body, health, grain avoidance diets, the Three Worms, and immortality. Arthur examines the synthesis of religion, medicine, and correlative cosmology, while also employing scientific and medical research to analyze the healing properties and underlying worldview of… (more)

Focusing on the early medieval herbal recipes found in the Lingbao Wufuxu (The Preface to the Five Lingbao Talismans of Numinous Treasure), this study analyses Daoist asceticism and ideas regarding the body, health, grain avoidance diets, the Three Worms, and immortality. Arthur examines the synthesis of religion, medicine, and correlative cosmology, while also employing scientific and medical research to analyze the healing properties and underlying worldview of Daoist self-cultivation diets.

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