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Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard

Chen, Kaiguo; Shunchao, Zheng; Kaiguo, Chen; Zheng, Shunchao; Cleary, Thomas F.

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ISBN 10: 0804830983 / ISBN 13: 9780804830980
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Title: Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a ...

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Opening the Dragon Gate is the authorized biography of Wang Liping (1949- ), a modern Taoist wizard. It is the true story of how a young boy becomes heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. As told to his students Chen Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao, the story tells of Liping's arduous fifteen-year apprenticeship with the masters, during which time he enters an ancient realm and learns the true source of health, healing, and long life.
A compelling story of the making of a modern wizard, this book reveals never-before-available information about Taoist principles and procedures, people and places. Wang Liping imparts his knowledge on esoteric exercises, alchemical elixirs, mysteries of Man and Nature, and the secrets of inner transformation, making this a mystical and extraordinary book.

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Cheng Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao are students of the modern Taoist master Wang Liping and live in Beijing. Translator Thomas Cleary is considered the foremost translator of Chinese Taoist and Buddhist texts.

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