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Envisioning Homosexuality within Daoism - The Orientation and Sexual Dimensions of Yin and Yang

Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Research & Psychology (IJBRP) (Vol.03, No. 08)

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Page : 151-156

Keywords : Homosexuality; Daoism; Yin; Yang; Alchemy;

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Explicit examinations of homosexuality within Daoism have not been found within academic journals. This paper attempts to begin to address this issue. Drawing upon an understanding of the foundational principles of Daoism, including a yin/ yang and alchemical analysis, homosexuality is explored and analyzed within this spiritual/religious tradition. After reviewing these principles within a number of Daoist historical and schools of thought, homosexuality is examined from within Chinese historical and culture perspectives. Utilizing these combined perspectives this paper advances the position that homosexuality is inclusive of the principles of yin/yang and alchemical dynamics. A particular emphasis and analyze will examine the constructs of gender, sexual behavior, and sub cultural context and dynamics regarding how homosexuality incorporates the foundational principles and specific constructs of Daoism. Consequently, the position that homosexuality should be seen within the Dao is advanced.

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