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Table of Contents
|The Cup of Humanity||p. 1|
|Tea ennobled into Teaism, a religion of aestheticism, the adoration of the beautiful among everyday facts|
|Teaism developed among both nobles and peasants|
|The mutual misunderstanding of the New World and the Old|
|The Worship of Tea in the West|
|Early records of Tea in European writing|
|The Taoists' version of the combat between Spirit and Matter|
|The modern struggle for wealth and power|
|The Schools of Tea||p. 17|
|The three stages of the evolution of Tea|
|The Boiled Tea, the Whipped Tea, and the Steeped Tea, representative of the Tang, the Sung, and the Ming dynasties of China|
|Luwuh, the first apostle of Tea|
|The Tea-ideals of the three dynasties|
|To the latter-day Chinese Tea is a delicious beverage, but not an ideal|
|In Japan Tea is a religion of the art of life|
|Taoism and Zennism||p. 33|
|The connection of Zennism with Tea|
|Taoism, and its successor Zennism, represent the individualistic trend of the Southern Chinese mind|
|Taoism accepts the mundane and tries to find beauty in our world of woe and worry|
|Zennism emphasizes the teachings of Taoism|
|Through consecrated meditation may be attained supreme self-realisation|
|Zennism, like Taoism, is the worship of Relativity|
|Ideal of Teaism a result of the Zen conception of greatness in the smallest incidents of life|
|Taoism furnished the basis for aesthetic ideals, Zennism made them practical|
|The Tea-Room||p. 51|
|The tea-room does not pretend to be other than a mere cottage|
|The simplicity and purism of the tea-room|
|Symbolism in the construction of the tea-room|
|The system of its decoration|
|A sanctuary from the vexations of the outer world|
|Art Appreciation||p. 73|
|Sympathetic communion of minds necessary for art appreciation|
|The secret understanding between the master and ourselves|
|The value of suggestion|
|Art is of value only to the extent that it speaks to us|
|No real feeling in much of the apparent enthusiasm to-day|
|Confusion of art with archaeology|
|We are destroying art in destroying the beautiful in life|
|Flowers our constant friends|
|The Master of Flowers|
|The waste of Flowers among Western communities|
|The art of floriculture in the East|
|The Tea-Masters and the Cult of Flowers|
|The Art of Flower Arrangement|
|The adoration of the Flower for its own sake|
|Two main branches of the schools of Flower Arrangement, the Formalistic and the Naturalesque|
|Real appreciation of art only possible to those who make of it a living influence|
|Contributions of the Tea-Masters to art|
|Their influence on the conduct of life|
|The Last Tea of Rikiu|
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