From the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan—celebrating their 25th anniversary this year—an inspirational book for the hip hop fan. The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he's learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he's found it, he distills here the wisdom he's acquired into seven "pillars," each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA's unmistakable style, at once surprising, profound, and provocative, The Tao of Wu is a spiritual memoir the world has never seen before, and will never see again. A nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation from the author of The Wu-Tang Manual, it will enlighten, entertain, and inspire.
Offers an introduction to the Wu-Tang Clan, revealing the web of personalities and alter egos, warrior codes, numerological systems, and Eastern spiritual and philosophical concepts that define their world.
Transformation is the underlying dynamic of the universe as well as human creativity and art. Both Western and Eastern art demonstrate this in dynamic composition and the depiction of natural forces. Ben Willis The Tao of Art is an evocative, highly readable book relevant to our understanding of the spiritual principles of creativity.
The powerful social and cultural transformations of recent decades as expressed in the shape and form of the city need to be examined and reviewed. New methods and procedures in urban planning and a new relationship between town and land are urgently required. Learning from China calls to mind that seminal work of the post-modern, Learning from Las Vegas, and relates the principles of Taoist thought and action to the perspectives for a new urban design beyond that of today, truly post modern.
In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology and health. The Tao of the West not only provides a fascinating introduction to Taoism, it also offers a timely insight into the history of the West's encounter with this ancient tradition, and into the issues arising from inter-cultural dialogue. Anyone interested in understanding the key influence Taoism has had on the West will welcome and embrace this book.
In "The Tao of the Defiant Woman, we are introduced to Taogirl, the prototypical Tao and defiant woman, as she guides the reader through the transitions along life's journey. Taogirl explains that to attain true happiness on this path one needs to embrace a philosophy of Taoist acceptance coupled with a dash of healthy defiance. Taoism brings her peace. Her defiant attitude endows her with the necessary skills to deal with life's challenges. With a clear and concise explanation of Taoism and depiction of the defiant attributes Taogirl possesses, C.J. Golden's style is conversational and accessible. "The Tao of the Defiant Woman incorporates stories and quotes from the great Taoist teachers along with anecdotes and advice from well known women who serve as modern role models. The book covers a variety of topics such as; relationships and love, health and body image, the importance of friendships, and our ever-changing world.
“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores: Timeless Taoist wisdom adapted for the complexity of modern relationships The art of clear, respectful, and authentic communication How to use the principle of yin/yang to create harmony within your relationship as well as within yourself Attuning sexual energy between partners for happy and sensual lovemaking, spiritual cultivation, and better health Chi gong (qigong) exercises, tai chi principles, and meditations to balance your subtle energies and align your spirit with that of your partner Does building a lasting relationship always require hard work and effort—or can you instead follow the natural flow of love, desire, and spiritual connection between you and your partner? With The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, Solala Towler offers a practical and inspiring guide to traveling the “watercourse way” with your partner—one that gives you both the space to grow, explore, and discover the richness of your sacred union.
Just weeks after completing Enter the Dragon, his first vehicle for a worldwide audience, Bruce Lee - the self-proclaimed world's fittest man - died mysteriously at the age of thirty-two. The film has since grossed over $500 million, making it one of the most profitable in the history of cinema, and Lee has acquired almost mythic status. Lee's was a flawed, complex yet singular talent. He revolutionized the martial arts and forever changed action movie-making. As in The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Davis Miller brilliantly combines biography - the fullest, most unflinching and revelatory to date - with his own coming-of-age autobiography. The result is a unique and compelling book.
The stories in Tales From the Taointroduce traditional Taoist principles and ideas about many of the most basic human experiences - birth, death, loss, gain, dignity in the face of challenge, how to judge character, when to move forward, when to retreat, how to deal with fame, and how to surrender to the most fundamental experience of the Tao itself. The insights and ideas that the stories present to us can be of great assistance in today's often stressful and confusing world.