An introduction to Taoism via the central concepts of Yin-Yang, Wu-Wei and Te. The book emphasizes the role of language and calligraphy.
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Alan Watts was hugely influential in bringing Zen and other eastern philosophy into the mainstream… Turning here to the Chinese conception of Taoism, Watts looks at how practitioners have lived out its philosophy of balance through the ages. --Catholic Herald
Beautifully produced… classic work which examines the Chinese philosophy of Tao, with fine examples of Chinese calligraphy. --Yoga & Health
Watts begins with scholarship and intellect and proceeds with art and eloquence to the frontiers of the spirit… This is a profound and worthy work, left by a teacher to echo and re-echo. --Los Angeles Times
Alan Watts was central to the introduction of Eastern philosophical and religious thought to Western readers. He became a Buddhist as a teenager and moved to California in 1951 where he became a counterculture icon and one of the best-known writers of the 1960s and 1970s.
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