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Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao.

Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao

Mark C. Yang, editor


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9781138686991, $155.00, HC, 214pp,

In ancient China, a revered Taoist sage named Zhuangzi told many parables. Compiled and edited by licensed clinical psychologist Mark C. Yang, "Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao: Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi" is comprised of fourteen erudite articles providing insightful and informative commentary on a selection of these parables. Following each parable, the contributing existential psychologist shares a personal and scholarly reflection on the meaning and relevance of the parable for psychotherapy and contemporary life. All of the major tenets of Zhuangzi's philosophy are featured, including: Taoist concepts of emptiness, stillness, Wu Wei (i.e. intentional non-intentionality), epistemology, dreams and the nature of reality, character building in the midst of pain, meaning and the centrality of relationships, authenticity, self-care, the freedom that can come from one's willingness to confront death, spiritual freedom, and gradations of therapeutic care. A unique compendium of outstanding scholarship that is very highly recommended for academic library Taoist Studies and Psychology collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao" is also available in a paperback edition (9781138687004, $52.95) as well as in a digital book format (Kindle, $42.36).

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Title Annotation:Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao: Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2017
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