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Blofeld, John 1913-1987

Overview
Works: 148 works in 837 publications in 11 languages and 9,867 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  History  Religious films  Nonfiction films  Sacred books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Consultant, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: BL1920, 299.514
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Blofeld
I ching : the book of change ; a new translation of the ancient Chinese text with detailed instructions for its practical use in divination by John Blofeld( Book )

94 editions published between 1965 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the I ching has been especially prepared for practical use in divination
Bangkok by John Blofeld( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of Bangkok and describes the city and its people today
Taoism : the road to immortality by John Blofeld( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Taoism and its spiritual teachings
The Tantric mysticism of Tibet; a practical guide by John Blofeld( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret and sublime: Taoist mysteries and magic by John Blofeld( Book )

35 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 9 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ayant lui-même fait des séjours dans les monastères taoïstes, l'auteur retrace l'histoire de la vieille sagesse orientale antérieure même à Lao-tseu qui en est la figure dominante. Insistant sur la notion d'immortalité au coeur de l'enseignement taoïste, il donne une description du yoga alchimique en huit étapes orienté précisément vers cette finalité spirituelle. Réédition 1977
The Chinese art of tea by John Blofeld( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'art chinois du thé, le ch'a-shu, à travers légendes et anecdotes. Des indications pratiques pour acheter et déguster des thés raffinés et connaître les accessoires en céramiques qui rehaussent le plaisir du thé complètent ce livre
Bodhisattva of compassion : the mystical tradition of Kuan Yin by John Blofeld( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the gods : Taoist and Buddhist mysticism by John Blofeld( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mantras : sacred words of power by John Blofeld( Book )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zen teaching of Hui Hai on sudden illumination : being the teaching of the Zen master Hui Hai, known as the Great Pearl by Huihai( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of power: a practical guide to the Tantric mysticism of Tibet by John Blofeld( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in 7 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gateway to wisdom : Taoist and Buddhist contemplative and healing yogas adapted for Western students of the way by John Blofeld( Book )

35 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jewel in the lotus : an outline of present day Buddhism in China by John Blofeld( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of lingering splendor : a frank account of old Peking's exotic pleasures by John Blofeld( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author spent many years in China, particularly Peking, where he came to know the language and people well. He became intimate with all sorts of colourful people - silk-clad scholars, Buddhist monks, Taoist sages, actors, countless other strange and delectable dishes
Yi jing. (The Book of Change)( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taoism( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With scenes of contemporary China as a background, author John Blofeld gives the essence of Taoism and explains its importance in developing the Chinese character
Compassion yoga : the mystical cult of Kuan Yin by John Blofeld( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahayana Buddhism in Southeast Asia by John Blofeld( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red China in perspective by John Blofeld( Book )

9 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zen teaching of Huang Po on the transmission of mind; being the teaching of the Zen master Huang Po as recorded by the scholar Pʻei Hsiu of the Tʻang dynasty by Huangbo( Book )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and Thai and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Historical text from the direct teaching of the Zen master, Huang Po, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deepening and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought. Huang Po, also known as Hsi Yun, is believed to have died as late as 850 A.D. He is regarded in a sense as the founder of the great Lin Chi sect. He lived below the Vulture Peak on Mount Huang Po, in the district of Kao An. Like most Zen masters, Huang Po taught in parables which were delivered as sermons, anecdotes, and dialogues. These have been collected here to present the teachings of the Master himself. He compares the mind to the sun travelling through the sky, sending forth light uncontaminated by the finest particle of dust. For those who have discovered the nature of Reality, he says, there is nothing old or new, concepts become meaningless and reason leads to error. Nowhere is the use of paradox in Zen illustrated better than in the teachings of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge which reveals to a man what he really is, cannot be communicated by words. With the help of these paradoxes, beautifully and simply presented in this collection, Huang Po could set his disciples on the right path. It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into the truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance. Many of the dialogues recorded in The Zen Teaching of Huang Po took place in public assembly, generally with hundreds of the Master's followers in attendance. This text is remarkable for its purity of thought and speech. John Blofeld's translation reflects his deep understanding of Zen and gives it a crystal clear presentation. In addition, there are an introduction and explanatory notes that make this original and revered text even more valuable to the contemporary reader
 
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Bodhisattva of compassion : the mystical tradition of Kuan Yin
Alternative Names
Blofeld, J. E. C. 1913-

Blofeld, J. E. C. (John Eaton Calthorpe), 1913-

Blofeld John

Blofeld, John 1913-

Blofeld, John E.

Blofeld, John E. 1913-1987

Blofeld John Eaton Calthorpe

Blofeld, John Eaton Calthorpe 1913-

Blofeld, John Eaton Calthorpe 1913-1987

Calthorpe Blofeld, John E. 1913-1987

Ch′an Chu

Ch'an, Chu

Chʻan, Chu 1913-

Chʻan, Chu 1913-1987

Chu Ch′an

Chu, Ch'an

Chu, Chʻan 1913-

Chu, Chʻan 1913-1987

Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld, John 1913-1987

John Blofeld British writer

John Blofeld écrivain britannique

John Blofeld escritor británico

Pʻu-le-tao 1913-

Pʻu-le-tao 1913-1987

Pu, Ledao 1913-1987

Western Buddhist 1913-

ブロフェルド, ジョン

Languages
English (403)

German (48)

French (37)

Spanish (31)

Italian (13)

Vietnamese (6)

Chinese (4)

Dutch (4)

Danish (3)

Japanese (2)

Thai (2)

Covers
Taoism : the road to immortalityThe Tantric mysticism of Tibet; a practical guideThe Chinese art of teaBodhisattva of compassion : the mystical tradition of Kuan YinBeyond the gods : Taoist and Buddhist mysticismMantras : sacred words of powerThe jewel in the lotus : an outline of present day Buddhism in ChinaCity of lingering splendor : a frank account of old Peking's exotic pleasuresThe Zen teaching of Huang Po on the transmission of mind; being the teaching of the Zen master Huang Po as recorded by the scholar Pʻei Hsiu of the Tʻang dynasty