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Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Tao Wizard Paperback – 24 Sep 1998
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..".an an amazing tale, told in a fast-paced and entertaining style. Cleary's masterful translation provides an exceptional prose encounter with one of the most interesting branches of Taoism." --Publishers Weekly
..".filled with magical characters, mysterious goings on, outrageous adventures, and sprinkled throughout with a goodly amount of Taoist alchemical teachings." --The Empty Vessel
This authorized biography of the contemporary Taoist expert Wang liping (1949 -) tells the true story of his apprenticeship in Taoist wizardry, as well as Taoist principles and secrets of inner transformation.
The 18th-generation transmitter of Dragon Gate Taoism, Wang liping is heir to a tradition of esoteric knowledge and practice accumulated and refined over eleven centuries. This is the first English translation by noted writer Thomas Cleary of the authorized biography by two longtime disciples of this living master of the Dragon Gate branch of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism.
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The book has many eye opening situations, clearly explained which definitely holds the readers attention. It is a book that can be read and re-read and one that will not collect dust on your library shelf.
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