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Yin Yang and the Ten Thousand Things Artwork

Yin Yang and the Ten Thousand Things Artwork

Follow this link to view the artwork of Barry Fishman who has fabulously interpreted the I Ching through a series of paintings. Below is a description by Barry of the meanings behind the paintings: General A series of 80 paintings based on ideograms of the Ta...
Starting Alchemy

Starting Alchemy

This post looks at the early stages of Nei Dan or internal alchemy. When we practise Nei Dan, we first aim at starting what is referred to as the ‘firing process’ in our lower abdomen. Before doing this, there is a simple breathing exercise that we can do...
A New Media Order

A New Media Order

‘He who can free his mind eternally of desire and attachment, / Can perceive the very essence of Dao’ (Dao De Jing). The necessity to free our mind of desire and attachment is a fundamental tenet of Daoism. As many of us will have experienced, it’s also a...
Fu Dog Statues

Fu Dog Statues

Continuing on the theme of exploring Daoist art and architecture this article looks at Fu Dog statues. If you have ever visited China or any Chinese temples you will have no doubt seen a pair of Fu Dogs guarding the entrance; in fact you may have even seen them...
The Nature of Taijiquan

The Nature of Taijiquan

Taoist concepts like taiji, wuji, and yin yang are important components of Taoist creation theory and are often misunderstood. This essay, written by Steve Galloway in 2011, explores the vocabulary of Taoist creation theory: wuji, taiji, and yin/yang. You can skip to...