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Our Father, who art in nature

Our Father, who art in nature

“The word is a symbol and a delight which sucks up men and scenes, trees, plants, factories, and Pekinese. Then the Thing becomes the Word and back to Thing again, but warped and woven into a fantastic pattern.” – John Steinbeck Before you start running for...
Dark Matter

Dark Matter

It is not so much that the ideas I tried to explain to her about China’s Golden Age of Philosophy just did not appeal to her: rather that, I do not think she is ever going to talk to me again. What a difference a day makes. I have known her for some 30 years. She...
Daoist Nei Gong (Book)

Daoist Nei Gong (Book)

Blurb from Rear of Book Nei Gong has been a well-kept secret within the Daoist sects of China for centuries. Based upon the original teachings of the great sage Laozi, it has only ever been taught to close students of the masters chosen as the heads of the ancient...
Yuan Shen

Yuan Shen

All things arise from Tao. They are nourished by virtue. They are formed from matter. They are shaped by environment. (Lao Tzu, 51) A Taoist rests his or her case for existence on Lao Tzu’s four sentences. There is no flowery language. There is no ambiguity. It is...
History in a Daoist Nutshell

History in a Daoist Nutshell

The difficulty with Chinese history is that there always seems to be another version, and the older the history, the more stories there are. So it is with Taoism’s long tradition. Fortunately, there is a concensus: whatever knowledge predated the composition of a...