The Tao of Wu

Author: RZA (Rapper),Chris Norris
Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
ISBN: 9781594484858
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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The leader of the Wu-Tang Clan describes his rise from a Staten Island-projects youth to an international performance artist, explaining the spiritual beliefs that he credits with his successes.

The Tao of Wu

Author: The RZA
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101150955
Category: Music
Page: 224
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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.

The Wu-Tang Manual

Author: RZA (Rapper),Chris Norris
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9781594480188
Category: Music
Page: 243
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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.

The Tao of Physics

An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308352
Category: Philosophy
Page: 366
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Studies similarities between the concept of a harmonious universe that emerges from the theories of modern physics and the vision of a continuously interactive world conceived by Eastern mystics.

The Tao of Pooh

Author: Benjamin Hoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140067477
Category: Humor
Page: 158
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An expert in Chinese philosophy explains facets of Taoism using Milne's famous character and explores the world of Winnie-the-Pooh through Tao, characterizing Pooh as a simple bear who subscribes to the principles of successful living

Wu-Tang Clan Mad Libs

Author: Jay Perrone
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399541500
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Page: 48
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A must-buy Mad Libs for hip-hop lovers! Wu-Tang Clan Mad Libs includes 21 stories based on the music and history of Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most popular and awarded hip-hop groups of all time.


My Journey Into the Wu-Tang
Author: Lamont "U-God" Hawkins,U-God
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 1250191165
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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The explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont "U-God" Hawkins. “It’s time to write down not only my legacy, but the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life—scrappin’ and hustlin’ and tryin’ to survive in the urban jungle of New York City—and turned that into something bigger than we could possibly imagine, something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place.” —Lamont "U-God" Hawkins The Wu-Tang Clan are considered hip-hop royalty. Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story—until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks. Lamont “U-God” Hawkins was born in Brownsville, New York, in 1970. Raised by a single mother and forced to reckon with the hostile conditions of project life, U-God learned from an early age how to survive. And surviving in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was no easy task—especially as a young black boy living in some of the city’s most ignored and destitute districts. But, along the way, he met and befriended those who would eventually form the Clan’s core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Brought up by the streets, and bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto. U-God’s unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history.

The Wu-Tang Clan and RZA: A Trip through Hip Hop's 36 Chambers

A Trip through Hip Hop's 36 Chambers
Author: Alvin Blanco
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313384436
Category: Music
Page: 254
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This insightful biography looks at the turbulent lives, groundbreaking music and lyrics, and powerful brand of hip hop's infamous Wu-Tang Clan. • A chronology of important events and milestones pertaining to the Wu-Tang Clan • Photographs of the group and its individual members • A glossary of slang words and colloquial jargon used in Wu-Tang Clan's lyrics

The Dancing Wu Li Masters

An Overview of the New Physics
Author: Gary Zukav
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061926388
Category: Science
Page: 416
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“The most exciting intellectual adventure I've been on since reading Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times Gary Zukav’s timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling masterpiece, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, is arguably the most widely acclaimed introduction to quantum physics ever written. Scientific American raves: “Zukav is such a skilled expositor, with such an amiable style, that it is hard to imagine a layman who would not find his book enjoyable and informative.” Accessible, edifying, and endlessly entertaining, The Dancing Wu Li Masters is back in a beautiful new edition—and the doors to the fascinating, dazzling, remarkable world of quantum physics are opened to all once again, no previous mathematical or technical expertise required.

The Tao of Meow

Author: Deborah Wood
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 0440508673
Category: Pets
Page: 201
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Draws on the principles of the Tao to understand cat behavior, discussing the innate nature of the cat as a hunter, how to train a cat to use the litter box, and control agression

The Tao Of Writing

Imagine. Create. Flow.
Author: Ralph L Wahlstrom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440518203
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060160012
Category: Philosophy
Page: 108
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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text

Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

The Untold Story of Wu-Tang Clan's Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America's New Public Enemy
Author: Cyrus Bozorgmehr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1250125278
Category: Music
Page: 288
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The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions: Martin Shkreli. In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art. The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli? As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table? As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story. With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style. An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. Once Upon a Time in Shaolin twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.

Tao of Photography

Seeing Beyond Seeing
Author: Philippe L. Gross,S. I. Shapiro
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607741989
Category: Photography
Page: 144
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This provocative, visually stunning volume draws upon Taoist teachings to explore the creative and spiritual dimensions of the art of photography. Excerpts from the Taoist classic the Chuang-tzu and the writings of Western aesthetes are complemented by over 60 photographs from the work of such canonical photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothea Lange. Lucid instructional text and enlightening exercises assure that photographers of all levels will be able to incorporate the lessons of the Tao into their own work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tao of Philosophy

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462916732
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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The Tao of Philosophy is a literary adaptation of talks selected to introduce the new "Love of Wisdom" series by Alan Watts to today's audiences. The following chapters provide rich examples of the way in which the philosophy of the Tao is as contemporary today as it was when it flourished in China thousands of years ago. Perhaps most significantly, these selections offer modern society a clearer understanding of what it will take for a successful reintegration of humans in nature.

The Tao of Inner Peace

A Guide to Inner Peace
Author: Diane Dreher
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 9780452281998
Category: Philosophy
Page: 318
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The author of The Tao of Personal Leadership offers inspirational guidance in discovering the secrets of both inner and outer peace and discusses dynamic action, cyclical growth, cosmic oneness, and harmonious action. Reprint.

Enter the Wu-Tang

How Nine Men Changed Hip-Hop Forever: How Nine Men Changed Hip-Hop Forever
Author: Alan Charles Page
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692206713
Category: Hip-hop
Page: 245
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Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, "Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)" sold a million copies in less than two years, in America alone, without making a single concession to pop radio. That album spawned a mini-empire, including a clothing line that grossed $10 million in its first year, a video game, a comic book, and multiple solo albums, TV appearances and film roles for the group's members. Wu-Tang Clan group albums and solo albums combined have sold more than 18 million units in America alone and many more around the world. From the three years Rza spent living in North Carolina as a child to the five years Method Man spent working at the Statue of Liberty as a teenager, the Clan built upon their formative experiences with a diverse range of people to construct an album with nationwide appeal. However, the influence of Islam, martial arts film, and music from around the world is the foundation of the Clan's global appeal. Wu-Tang Clan is seen in the popular imagination as an unruly collective: creative, yet barely under control, and led by one man: The Rza. The truth behind the Clan is more complicated. In this heavily researched work, author (and hip-hop journalist) Alan Page explores the early history of the group, examines the depth of thought involved in creating their iconic debut album, and explores why their music has resonated with millions of fans around the globe.

The Tao of Craft

Fu Talismans and Casting Sigils in the Eastern Esoteric Tradition
Author: Benebell Wen
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170672
Category: Religion
Page: 600
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For the first time in English, Benebell Wen reveals the rich history and theoretical principles underlying the ancient practice of crafting Fu talismans, or magical sigils, in the Chinese Taoist tradition and gives detailed instructions for modern practitioners who would like to craft their own Fu. Fu talismans are ideograms and writings typically rendered on paper and empowered by means of invocations, ritual, and transferences of energy, or Qi. Talismans can be used for many purposes, such as strengthening or weakening personality characteristics, finding love, earning more money, or easing emotional tensions in the home. The Tao of Craft shows how metaphysical energy can be harnessed to amplify, strengthen, weaken, dispel, or block other metaphysical energy and to rectify perceived imbalances in the material plane. Supported by an abundance of detailed charts and images, this book serves as a step-by-step handbook that gives readers the knowledge and confidence to craft their own Fu talismans for personal empowerment. Wen, author of Holistic Tarot, delves into historic and cultural contexts of the Fu, from the neolithic period of Chinese history to contemporary practices of esoteric Taoism. Providing a solid foundation in the principles of Eastern spellcrafting, she highlights the blending of Taoist metaphysical practices with Western approaches to magic by pointing out eclectic, integrating, and harmonizing facets from other cultures and religions. Historically, Fu talismans were used by medieval Chinese for alleviating illness; averting misfortune, magical attacks, and curses; defending against assaults; and avoiding poverty. This book shows Western practitioners that the skill and knowledge to develop an interactive relationship with spirit realms are still available to them today, and serves as a practical handbook for accumulating Qi energy from sources in the environment and channeling it in concentrated form into their own Fu talismans. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lao-tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao

Tʻai-shang Kan-ying Pʻien : a Contemporary Translation of the Most Popular Taoist Book in China
Author: Li Ying-Chang,Yingzhang Li,Eva Wong
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780761989981
Category: Religion
Page: 102
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Considered by many Taoists and non-Taoists alike to be an essential guide to living, Lao Tzu's Treatise on the Response of the Tao was written by the twelfth-century sage Li Ying-chang. Presenting foundational teachings and practices of the Action and Karma school of Taoism, it is replete with folk stories illustrating the teachings and an introductory essay that discusses the more esoteric meanings of the passages. Told with clarity and depth, these seminal Taoist teachings offer guidance on leading a balanced, healthy life.