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 Tao of Wu


Author: RZA (Rapper),Chris Norris
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9781594488856
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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The leader of the platinum selling hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan describes his rise from a Staten Island projects youth to an international performance artist, expanding on the mythology introduced in The Wu-Tang Manual to reveal the spiritual beliefs that he credits with his successes.

Wu wei: Die Lebenskunst des Tao


Author: Theo Fischer
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364450301X
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Wu wei - das bedeutet aus dem inneren Zentrum handeln, im Einklang mit dem Fluss des Lebens sein, im Hier und Jetzt leben. Für den modernen Menschen mit seinem hektischen Alltag und dem Stress im Beruf scheint das ein unerreichbares Ziel. Doch die chinesischen Weisen haben einen einfachen und ungeheuer praxisorientierten Weg entwickelt, das Leben in seiner ganzen Vielfalt anzunehmen und zu genießen. Wenn Sie ihm folgen, wird Sie nichts mehr aus der Bahn werfen. Wer je in seinem Leben eine tiefgreifende Existenzkrise durchgemacht hat, erinnert sich vielleicht: Die Wende zum Besseren trat genau in jener Phase ein, da man aufgehört hatte zu kämpfen. Aufhören mit sinnlosem Kämpfen, leben im Augenblick, sich nach dem Fluss des Lebens richten – das bedeutet wu wei. Wörtlich übersetzt heißt es etwa «Nichtstun», «Nichthandeln». Damit wird keinesfalls gesagt, man solle träge, entschlusslos oder lässig sein, sondern wu wei bedeutet, wir sollten in unseren Entscheidungen nicht gegen unsere innere Autorität, eben das Tao, handeln. Wu wei ist die Kunst, zum richtigen Zeitpunkt das Richtige zu tun. Dieses Buch gibt eine Einführung in die praktische Anwendung der Lebensphilosophie des Tao.

Das Tao der Physik

die Konvergenz von westlicher Wissenschaft und östlicher Philosophie
Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783426292075
Category:
Page: 343
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Ändere deine Gedanken - und dein Leben ändert sich

Die lebendige Weisheit des Tao
Author: Wayne W. Dyer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641212103
Category: Self-Help
Page: 512
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Laotses Tao Te King gilt als der spirituelle Klassiker schlechthin. Ausgehend von Laotses 81 Weisheitssprüchen beschreibt Amerikas populärster Lebenshilfe-Lehrer, wie wir die ewige Weisheit des Tao in unsere Gegenwart übertragen und im Alltag anwenden. Die Texte lesen sich leicht und offenbaren Rat und Beistand für sämtliche Lebenslagen – alle mit dem einen Grundgedanken, den Menschen in harmonischen Einklang mit sich und seiner Umwelt zu bringen.

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.

Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik
Author: Fritjof Capra
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105608052
Category: Science
Page: 366
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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Tao Te Puh

Das Buch vom Tao und von Puh dem Bären
Author: Benjamin Hoff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783922026303
Category:
Page: 143
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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.

The Tao of Star Wars


Author: John M. Porter, M.D.
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
ISBN: 0893347566
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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The "Star Wars" series contains, for some, a philosophical basis. "The Tao of Star Wars" uses the motifs from the "Star Wars" series to explain the basic tenets of Taoism. Although some of these concepts are relatively familiar, such as acceptance, patience and simplicity, their nuances as they apply to Taoism are invigorated utilizing the "Star Wars" motifs The Tao Te Ching, after the Bible, is the most translated book in the world. Its reputed author, Lao Tzu, lived about 2600 years ago. Faced with a corrupt, competitive, egocentric society, which had lost its way (sound familiar), he left society riding upon an ox. He felt that society had lost the Tao and that was the cause of the decline of the civilization. Humans have always had an insatiable hunger for spiritual guidance and recently westerners have had a rekindled interest in the Tao. Perhaps it is because we see the same problems today that Lao Tzu saw in his day.

The Tao of Art

The Inner Meaning of Chinese Art and Philosophy
Author: Ben Willis
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780712615686
Category: Art
Page: 175
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Transformation is the underlying dynamic of the universe as well as human creativity and art. Both Western and Eastern art demonstrate this in dynamic composition and the depiction of natural forces. Ben Willis The Tao of Art is an evocative, highly readable book relevant to our understanding of the spiritual principles of creativity.

Bruce Lee The Tao of Gung Fu

A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art
Author: Bruce Lee
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804831109
Category: Philosophy
Page: 200
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This is the book that Bruce Lee had intended to publish as an in-depth follow up to his "Chinese Gung Fu". Prior to his death, he had written the majority of the text, which explores such topics as yin-yang as it applies to martial arts, Eastern and Western fitness methodologies, and martial arts and self-defense techniques. The manuscript was completed by martial arts expert John Little in cooperation with the Bruce Lee estate. 100+ photos.

Eminem

die Biographie ; whatever you say I am
Author: Anthony Bozza
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453640078
Category:
Page: 400
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Religion and Hip Hop


Author: Monica R. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415628571
Category: Music
Page: 209
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Religion and Hip Hop brings together the category of religion, Hip Hop cultural modalities and the demographic of youth. Bringing postmodern theory and critical approaches in the study of religion to bear on Hip Hop cultural practices, this book examines how scholars in religious and theological studies have deployed and approached religion when analyzing Hip Hop data. Using existing empirical studies on youth and religion to the cultural criticism of the Humanities, Religion and Hip Hop argues that common among existing scholarship is a thin interrogation of the category of religion. As such, Miller calls for a redescription of religion in popular cultural analysis - a challenge she further explores and advances through various materialist engagements. Going beyond the traditional and more common approach of analyzing rap lyrics, from film, dance, to virtual reality, Religion and Hip Hop takes a fresh approach to exploring the paranoid posture of the religious in popular cultural forms, by going beyond what "is" religious about Hip Hop culture. Rather, Miller explores what rhetorical uses of religion in Hip Hop culture accomplish for various and often competing social and cultural interests.

Vom Gehen im Eis

München-Paris 23.11 bis 14.12.1974
Author: Werner Herzog
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783446240599
Category: Reisebericht 1974
Page: 109
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Die wandernde Erde

Erzählungen
Author: Cixin Liu
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641222362
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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Als Wissenschaftler herausfinden, dass die Sonne schon bald erlöschen wird, schmiedet die Menschheit einen waghalsigen Plan. Mithilfe gewaltiger Raketentriebwerke soll die Erde aus ihrer Umlaufbahn herausgerissen werden, um in den Weiten des Alls nach einem neuen Heimatstern zu suchen. Und so begibt sich unser Planet auf eine lange, gefährliche Wanderschaft ... In »Die wandernde Erde« sind elf meisterhafte und preisgekrönte Erzählungen vom Autor des Sensationsromans »Die drei Sonnen« versammelt.

The Tao of the West

Western Tranformations of Taoist Thought
Author: J.J. Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134625278
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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In this book, J.J. Clarke shows us how Taoist texts, ideas, and practices have been assimilated within a whole range of Western ideas and agendas. We see how Chinese thinkers such as Lao-tzu and Chuang tzu, along with practices such as Feng Shui and Tai Chi, have been used as a key Western inspiration in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, ecology and health. The Tao of the West not only provides a fascinating introduction to Taoism, it also offers a timely insight into the history of the West's encounter with this ancient tradition, and into the issues arising from inter-cultural dialogue. Anyone interested in understanding the key influence Taoism has had on the West will welcome and embrace this book.

Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao

Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi
Author: Mark C. Yang
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134877617
Category: Psychology
Page: 186
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In ancient China, a revered Taoist sage named Zhuangzi told many parables. In Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao, a selection of these parables will be featured. Following each parable, an eminent existential psychologist will share a personal and scholarly reflection on the meaning and relevance of the parable for psychotherapy and contemporary life. The major tenets of Zhuangzi's philosophy are featured. Taoist concepts of emptiness, stillness, Wu Wei (i.e. intentional non-intentionality), epistemology, dreams and the nature of reality, character building in the midst of pain, meaning and the centrality of relationships, authenticity, self-care, the freedom that can come from one's willingness to confront death, spiritual freedom, and gradations of therapeutic care are topics highlighted in this book.