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China's Green ReligionDaoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future$
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James Miller

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175869

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175869.001.0001

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The Porosity of the Body

The Porosity of the Body

(p.66) 4 The Porosity of the Body
China's Green Religion

James Miller

Columbia University Press

Daoist visualization meditations offer an insight into how the divide between body and world can be overcome. They evoke an intimate, even erotic, connection between the inner landscape of the body and the outer landscape of mountains and rivers. This connection is captured by the Daoist term “pervasion” which denotes the fundamental connective process by which the cosmos floods into the body and the body into the cosmos.

Keywords:   Porosity, Body, Visualization, Sexuality, Pervasion, Queer Ecology

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