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Book of Chinese Beliefs
Book of Chinese Beliefs
Author: Frena Bloomfield
ISBN-13: 9780345363596
ISBN-10: 0345363590
Publication Date: 9/13/1989
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Book Description
Enter the world of Chinese Ancient Beliefs and Modern Realities
Earth magic, ghost weddings, passports to the after-life -- the spirit of ancient Chinese beliefs still exists side-by-side with everyday modern reality, and it affects every aspect of Chinese life, from diet and decor, to getting married and opening a business.

The Book Of Chinese Beliefs shows how the Chinese people have managed to preserve their beliefs for thousands of years, while at the same time successfully adapting to the contemporary high-tech era. Here are fascinating explanations of customs that take you far beyond the superficial cliches about Chinese culture:
-- Tong Sing -- The "Know Everything Book," a bible of the practical and the spiritual in everyday life
-- Hsien -- Powerful guardians, gifted in the arts of healing, wise in mystical studies
-- Fung Shui -- Chinese Earth Magic, appropriate placement of objects to create the best energy flow for an environment
-- I Ching -- One of many methods of reading fate and telling fortunes
-- Chi -- The mysterious healing energy that animates all of life
-- Tongs -- Ancient secret mystical societies that have dangerous modern counterparts

This wonderful compendium of spiritual practices, healing arts and day-to-day attitudes is the perfect introduction to the mysteries of Chinese life.
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Enter the worl of Chinese ancient beliefs and modern realities -this book shows how the Chinese people have managed to preserve their beliefs for thousands of years, while at the same time adapting to the contemporary high-tech era. Fascinateing explanations of customs that take you far beyond the superficial cliches about Chinese culture.
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This book which combines spiritual practices, healing arts and day to day attitudes is a perfect introduction to the mysteries of Chinese life.