Most people would look at TaoI'm as a religion per se. If one is not familiar with TaoI'm, one would be surprised that the concepts of feng-shui, astrology, geography, traditional medicine, Yin-Yang and many othe's influencing modern western cultures are, in fact, TaoI'm concepts! Othe's had ideas of TaoI'm steeped in rituals, branded as superstitious and even looked at it with apprehe'sion. It is quite understandable as the concepts and culture of TaoI'm hardly cross the path of the Western world. TaoI'm remains deeply rooted in the Far East and its propagation to the world is rather slow and lethargic. A Simple Approach to TaoI'm ? of Gods and Deities and together with A Simple Approach to TaoI'm ? Festivals, Worship and Rituals will provide in a simple to understand language, yet vivid and alluring, the basic history, concept and the rich, colourful culture of TaoI'm. The book is organized around four important themes: Historical Development, Religious TaoI'm, Philosophical TaoI'm and Taoist Gods and Deities. It also touches on certain aspects of the'sacred texts such as the Tao Te Ching. The'section on Gods and Deities will help the reader to understand the building blocks of TaoI'm and provides an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the more important gods and deities of the Chinese pantheon. Let then the journey begins, slowly unfolding the vast ocean of TaoI'm, its beliefs, culture and traditions. ** For book two please refer to the blurb gib
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December 01, 2012
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