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: 1101150955
Category: Music
Page: 224
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A unique book of wisdom and experience that reaches from the most violent slums of New York City to the highest planes of spiritual thought by the RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop's most exalted wise man. The RZA, the Abbot of the Wu-Tang Clan and hip-hop culture's most dynamic genius, imparts the lessons he's learned on the journey that's taken him from the Staten Island projects to international superstar, all along the way a devout student of knowledge in every form he's found it-on the streets, in religion, in martial arts, in chess, in popular culture. Part chronicle of an extraordinary life and part spiritual and philosophical discourse, The Tao of Wu is a nonfiction Siddhartha for the hip-hop generation-an engaging, seeking book that will enlighten, entertain, and inspire. The legions of Wu-Tang fans are accustomed to this heady mix-their obsession with the band's puzzlelike lyrics and elaborate mythology has propelled the group through fifteen years of dazzling, multiplatform success. In his 2005 bestseller The Wu-Tang Manual, the RZA provided the barest glimpse of how that mythology worked. In The Tao of Wu, he takes us deep inside the complex sense of wisdom and spirituality that has been at the core of his commercial and creative success. The book is built around major moments in the RZA's life when he was faced with a dramatic turning point, either bad (a potential prison sentence) or good (a record deal that could pull his family out of poverty), and the lessons he took from each experience. His points of view are always surprising and provocative, and reveal a profound, genuine, and abiding wisdom-consistently tempered with humor and peppered with unique, colloquial phraseology. It is a spiritual memoir as the world has never seen before, and will never see again.

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.

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.

Raw

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

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

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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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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

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.

Merton & the Tao

Dialogues with John Wu and the Ancient Sages
Author: Cristobal Serran-Pagan y Fuentes
Publisher: Fons Vitae
ISBN: 9781887752992
Category: Religion
Page: 419
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In addition to critical essays that explore the harvest of new insights provoked by Merton’s encounters with the ancient sages, Merton & the Tao presents the complete and carefully annotated correspondence between Thomas Merton and John C. H. Wu. This study of world religions through the lens of Thomas Merton’s inclusive religious interests presents his timeless vision of all persons united in a hidden ground of love.

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.

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 Willie

A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart
Author: Willie Nelson,Turk Pipkin
Publisher: Gotham Books
ISBN: 9781592402878
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 184
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The country-music singer and songwriter draws on the principles of ancient Chinese philosophy to share the lessons he has learned throughout his life and career, in a collection of insights that explores such topics as friendship, religion, and war.

The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy

Realizing the Promise of Spiritual Union
Author: Solala Towler
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622032217
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 216
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“Harmony is the essence of a lasting and loving relationship,” teaches Solala Towler, “and no teaching offers us greater insight into the path of harmony than the Tao.” For anyone seeking to build greater connection, intimacy, and sexual fulfillment in their relationship, Towler presents The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy—an essential guide to a natural and joyous way of love. Filled with timeless practices and guidance for both individuals and couples, this elegant book explores: Timeless Taoist wisdom adapted for the complexity of modern relationships The art of clear, respectful, and authentic communication How to use the principle of yin/yang to create harmony within your relationship as well as within yourself Attuning sexual energy between partners for happy and sensual lovemaking, spiritual cultivation, and better health Chi gong (qigong) exercises, tai chi principles, and meditations to balance your subtle energies and align your spirit with that of your partner Does building a lasting relationship always require hard work and effort—or can you instead follow the natural flow of love, desire, and spiritual connection between you and your partner? With The Tao of Intimacy and Ecstasy, Solala Towler offers a practical and inspiring guide to traveling the “watercourse way” with your partner—one that gives you both the space to grow, explore, and discover the richness of your sacred union.

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.

The Way of Chuang Tzu (Second Edition)


Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811223078
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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Classic writings from the great Zen master in exquisite versions by Thomas Merton, in a new edition with a preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Working from existing translations, Thomas Merton composed a series of his own versions of the classic sayings of Chuang Tzu, the most spiritual of Chinese philosophers. Chuang Tzu, who wrote in the fourth and third centuries B.C., is the chief authentic historical spokesperson for Taoism and its founder Lao Tzu (a legendary character known largely through Chuang Tzu’s writings). Indeed it was because of Chuang Tzu and the other Taoist sages that Indian Buddhism was transformed, in China, into the unique vehicle we now call by its Japanese name—Zen. The Chinese sage abounds in wit and paradox and shattering insights into the true ground of being. Thomas Merton, no stranger to Asian thought, brings a vivid, modern idiom to the timeless wisdom of Tao.