The Shambhala Guide to Taoism
By Eva Wong. 6"x 9", 268 pg, paperback. The book is divided into three parts: "The history of Taoism"traces the development of the tradition. "Systems of Taoism"explores magical sects, divination practices, devotional ceremonies and internal alchemy. Then the final part, "Taoist practices"discusses meditation, techniques of cultivation the body, and rites of purification, ceremony and talismanic magic.