The Daoist Society of Brazil and the Globalization of Orthodox Unity Daoism.

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TitleThe Daoist Society of Brazil and the Globalization of Orthodox Unity Daoism.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMurray, D., & Miller J.
Refereed DesignationRefereed
JournalJournal of Daoist Studies
Pagination93 - 114
Date Published2013/02//
ISBN Number19415516
KeywordsBRAZIL -- Religious life & customs, CHINA -- Religious life & customs, CULTURAL fusion, CULTURE & globalization, PRIESTS, SOCIETIES, etc., Taoists

Taken out of Chinese cultural context, Daoism is often associated with physical cultivation practices such as qigong or taijiquan rather than the traditional lineages of Quanzhen or Zhengyi a hierarchically organized religion. The Daoist Society of Brazil, however, is an example of non-Chinese Daoist practice associated with the Zhengyi (Orthodox Unity) tradition. The society's ordained Brazilian priests perform rituals before a largely non-Chinese lay congregation. The result is a cultural hybrid form of Daoist practice that provides insight into how Daoism is transforming through globalization. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Journal of Daoist Studies is the property of Three Pines Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)