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https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/daoism-religion/

 

Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy
 
Table of contents:
 
1. Early Daoist Texts
1.1 Laozi and the Daode jing
1.2 Zhuangzi
2. Origins of Daoist Religion
2.1 Exorcism and “Shamanism”
2.2 “Far Roaming”
2.3 The Fangshi, or Masters of the Methods
2.4 Huang-Lao Daoism
2.5 The Divinization of Laozi
3. Main Schools and Lineages
3.1 Tianshi dao
3.2 The “Southern Tradition”
3.3 Shangqing and Lingbao
3.4 The “Three Caverns”
3.5 Tang and Five Dynasties
3.6 New Lineages in the Song Dynasty
3.7 Quanzhen
4. Dao and Cosmos
4.1 The Dao and the “Ten Thousand Things”
4.2 Essence, Breath, Spirit
4.3 Cosmogony
4.4 Cosmology
5. Gods and Rituals
5.1 Daoist Heavens
5.2 The Pantheon
5.3 The Function of Writing
5.4 Rituals
6. Soteriology
6.1 The Immortals
6.2 “Feigning Death”
6.3 Re-Generation in Life
7. Views of the Human Body
7.1 Terminology
7.2 Models of “Symbolic Body”
7.3 Main Components and Loci
8. “Nourishing Life”
8.1 Practices
8.2 Criticism
9. Meditation
9.1 Inner Gods
9.2 The One and the Three Ones
9.3 “Pacing the Celestial Net”
9.4. Contemplation
10. The External and the Internal Elixirs
10.1 Waidan or External Alchemy
10.2 Alchemy and Cosmology
10.3 Neidan or Internal Alchemy
Bibliography
Academic Tools
Other Internet Resources
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3 minutes ago, RobB said:

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/daoism-religion/

 

Stanford University Encyclopedia of Philosophy
 
Table of contents:
 
1. Early Daoist Texts
1.1 Laozi and the Daode jing
1.2 Zhuangzi
2. Origins of Daoist Religion
2.1 Exorcism and “Shamanism”
2.2 “Far Roaming”
2.3 The Fangshi, or Masters of the Methods
2.4 Huang-Lao Daoism
2.5 The Divinization of Laozi
3. Main Schools and Lineages
3.1 Tianshi dao
3.2 The “Southern Tradition”
3.3 Shangqing and Lingbao
3.4 The “Three Caverns”
3.5 Tang and Five Dynasties
3.6 New Lineages in the Song Dynasty
3.7 Quanzhen
4. Dao and Cosmos
4.1 The Dao and the “Ten Thousand Things”
4.2 Essence, Breath, Spirit
4.3 Cosmogony
4.4 Cosmology
5. Gods and Rituals
5.1 Daoist Heavens
5.2 The Pantheon
5.3 The Function of Writing
5.4 Rituals
6. Soteriology
6.1 The Immortals
6.2 “Feigning Death”
6.3 Re-Generation in Life
7. Views of the Human Body
7.1 Terminology
7.2 Models of “Symbolic Body”
7.3 Main Components and Loci
8. “Nourishing Life”
8.1 Practices
8.2 Criticism
9. Meditation
9.1 Inner Gods
9.2 The One and the Three Ones
9.3 “Pacing the Celestial Net”
9.4. Contemplation
10. The External and the Internal Elixirs
10.1 Waidan or External Alchemy
10.2 Alchemy and Cosmology
10.3 Neidan or Internal Alchemy
Bibliography
Academic Tools
Other Internet Resources
"First published Fri Aug 19, 2016; substantive revision Mon Aug 31, 2020

It has become a sinological dogma to distinguish between the so-called Taoist school (Daojia), said to have produced the classical mystical texts …, and the so-called Taoist religion (Daojiao), often said to have begun in the Later Han period [i.e., the 1st–2nd centuries CE]. The successive Daozang [Daoist Canons] never made this distinction. When we look at the way the terms Daojia and Daojiao occur in the texts preserved in the Ming Canon [published in 1445], we see that they are practically synonymous and interchangeable.—Kristofer Schipper (Schipper and Verellen 2004: 6)"

This quote and the article after it...right at the top of this list...would answer a lot of questions I've seen on here recently (and I couldn't explain it nearly as well)

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On 21/06/2020 at 3:48 PM, Awen said:

A young gentleman that I have kept an enthusiastic eye on over the last few years is George Thompson and his teacher Master Gu. Very much Taoism-Lite, but his videos are uplifting, enjoyable and easily available for public viewing.

 

His channel is here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAGTpcuP8o9_sWzvDGfZYKA/featured

 

 

George made a feature length "movie" which is on his channel that is quite enjoyable.
 

 

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