Taoism

Tao means literally "the path" or "the way." It is a universal principle that underlies everything from the creation of galaxies to the interaction of human beings. The workings of Tao are vast and often beyond human logic. In order to understand Tao, reasoning alone will not suffice.

The Shamanic Origins of Taoism

The Shamanic Origins of Taoism

from About.com - The Historical Origins Of Taoism In China The beginnings of recorded historical China lie some 5,000 years ago, when a tribal people settled along the banks of the Yellow River -- its source high on the Tibetan plateau, its mouth at the Yellow Sea. These people were hunters-gatherers, and farmers. Millet was most likely their first grain cultivated; rice and corn and wheat coming later. Evidence exists that they were also potters and musicians, and that … [Read more...]

Master Hsueh T’ai Lai on the Taoist Path.

Master Hsueh T’ai Lai on the Taoist Path.

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Alan Watts: Taoist Way

Alan Watts: Taoist Way

This was recorded in 1965 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Here Alan Watts delivers a brilliant discussion of the Hindu concept of karma and the Taoist "easy way" to escape it through cleverness not muscle. From Hindu and Christian perspectives, to Gurdjieff, Buddhism, T. S. Elliot and the Zen "Pebble in the Pond," he reveals the way to see into the Tao without hesitation. To hear Alan Watts: Taoist Way Pt. 1/3, click here. To hear Alan Watts: Taoist Way … [Read more...]