In the course of its long history, Daoism has been transmitted and adapted variously beyond China. Deeply embedded in Chinese language and culture, its ritual and communal practices have generally been less adaptable, but Daode jing thought, tales of immortals, and the various longevity and meditation techniques have found eager audiences. Especially Daoist thought and long life […]Read More One Heretic Taoist’s reflection on Taoism in the West: Or, I know what you did last summer.
“There was a somewhat wild horse tied up and left by its owner in a narrow alleyway. All who came upon it pondered and debated how to pass without getting kicked. One tried running past and was subsequently tumbled to the ground, still not able to get beyond. Another tried jumping over the horse’s […]Read More Use The Force, Luke! : Casting Magick Circles with Chi and other Blasphemies
“I have come back, I have come back from a pit of pimps and whores! Ladies and gentlemen, I’m making this up on the spot so bear with me. I have come back need a wash behind the ear, is there logic in a tear? Who has rolled my stone away? Must I come back […]Read More Creating Destiny from the dung-heap: One Magician’s return to the Bell,Book and Candle.