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Dream TrippersGlobal Daoism and the Predicament of Modern Spirituality$
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David A. Palmer and Elijah Siegler

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780226481760

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226484983.001.0001

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Epilogue: The Cosmic Orgasms

Epilogue: The Cosmic Orgasms

(p.251) Epilogue: The Cosmic Orgasms
Dream Trippers

David A. Palmer

Elijah Siegler

University of Chicago Press

The epilogue narrates Michael Winn’s evolving views on the relationship between Daoist cultivation, sexuality, and marital monogamy, and ends with an ethnographic description of what may be the climax of all the Dream Trips—two invented Daoist wedding ceremonies that were conducted on the summit of Huashan in June 2012, including that of Michael Winn himself.

Keywords:   Daoism, sexuality, marriage, wedding liturgy, cosmic orgasm

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