To be a Taoist means many things to many people. To be a practitioner of Contemporary Taoism simply means to have realised that we are all minute parts of an indescribably large Whole (the Tao), and to choose therefore to 'Flow Like Water' and live in a spontaneous, natural manner. This blog is about: Personal Growth / Spiritual Development as guided by the principles of Eastern Philosophy, particularly modern philosophical Taoism; Developing constructive habits and achieving success with minimal effort; Meditation - Taoist, Zen or otherwise. See 'What In Lao Tzu's Name is a Contemporary Taoist?'

Friday, December 30, 2005

The Worldview of Star Wars

The Worldview of Star Wars: "Not only did Star Wars have an impact on the entertainment industry, it also opened our eyes to the worldview of pantheism. Pantheism comes from the Greek word “pan” meaning all and “theism” meaning God. It is the belief that the impersonal God is one essence with the universe. God inhabits all things. The universe is God and God is the universe. In other words, God is not separate from the universe but is contained within it. This worldview lies at the foundation of most Hindu, Buddhist, and New Age religions."

Not to mention Taoism ;)

Chi Force!

Chi in a bottle!

Woo Hoo Ha Ha Ha!!!

I only laugh because I think it's funny, not because I have any reason to doubt the pills effectiveness.

Actually the photo with the bottle and the cat is pretty sweet.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Contemporary Taoist goes hardcopy!

Cool! My article The Contemporary Taoist has been published this month in Living Now magazine, who are a reasonably big deal over here in Aussie land.

They'll probably never read this BUT a HUGE thanks to them for the honour (and the bucks!) of having my third article published in their magazine (one of which they published twice).

Anyway, if you live in Victoria, Australia then you can pick it up in health food stores and the like for free. Page 26.

BTW - I don't post much on this blog these days (but it still gets HEAPS of traffic) - I guess I just felt I'd said all I have to say on Taoism for now. 'He who speaks...' and all that. Also I have been writing a novel - in fact it is finished and in the editing stage now. It features a Taoist hero, and I will of course let you know when it is available. Meanwhile flick through the archives and enjoy - I will still post now and then when the mood strikes me, usually just to link to something interesting :)

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