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- DescriptionThis book presents an in-depth analysis of Zhang Sanfeng's Tai Ji Quan Treatise, the most important document of all Tai Ji Quan (T'ai Chi Ch'uan) classical literature. Olson's commentary provides clear descriptions on each verse of the treatise and how it applies to actual Tai Ji practice. Zhang Sanfeng (Three Peaks Zhang), a Taoist priest of the 12th century, is credited with the creation of Tai Ji Quan and several works on Neidan (Internal Alchemy). He reportedly lived 170 years, from the late Song dynasty through the Yuan and into the early Ming dynasty. Zhang's life exemplified the Chinese ideal of a true wandering immortal. The Tai Ji Quan Treatise shows t only the depth of his kwledge, but the great historical influence Tai Ji Quan has had in the world.
- Author BiographyStuart Alve Olson, longtime protege of Master T.T. Liang (1900-2002), is a sectarian Taoist teacher, translator, and writer on Chinese philosophy, health, and internal arts. He has studied and practiced Taoism and Chinese Buddhism for more than 40 years. In 2006, he formed Valley Spirit Arts to present his books and DVDs, and is the head teacher at the Sanctuary of Dao in Phoenix, Arizona, where he focuses on translating various Taoist texts, conducting lectures, leading retreats, and teaching.
- Author(s)Stuart Alve Olson
- Date of Publication01/01/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight163 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Edited byPatrick Gross
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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