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Towards A Technical Glossary Of Early Quanzhen Daoism

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This appendix presents a technical glossary of early Quanzhen Daois. The hut/hermitage is a secluded enclosure for intensive religious praxis, and is also referred to as "reed-thatched huts" and "grass-thatched shelters". The most famous early Quanzhen hut was the Quanzhen, which was built by Wang Chongyang on Ma Danyang's property. The eight trigrams (three-line diagrams) of the Yijing which combine to form the sixtyfour hexagrams (six-line diagrams), believed to represent all possible changes and transformations based on yin-yang in the cosmos. Each diagram is composed of yin ("broken") lines and yang ("unbroken") lines.

Keywords: eight trigrams; Quanzhen Daoism; Wang Chongyang; Yijing



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