• Taoism for Beginners: Understand and Apply Core Taoist Principles and Practices

  • By: Jane Rivers
  • Narrated by: Sam Logsdon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover a modern introduction to Paganism and Earth-centered religions and learn how to become one with the nature.

Dear listener,

Taoism is a major world religion that started long ago in China. And many believe that it began in the 6th century B.C. with the philosopher Lao Tzu.

Lao Tzu never intended to create any new religion. However, the people of China loved his teachings and his way of understanding through his wisdom. And soon, all of his written ideas became combined with the ancient customs of Chinese folk religions.

This is why Taoism began to include beliefs in such deities as gods, goddesses, magicians, and even dragons. The common people also added spells and charms, as well as the worship of their ancestors.

Understanding the way of the Tao (also pronounced "Dao") is really a matter of journeying through the core of oneself as an inner perception of beingness.

This may seem tricky at first, but with proper guidance, that journey of self-revelation will be the most effortless achievement in your life. That is precisely what this audiobook is offering you.

As you become more and more familiar with the principles and the practices steeped in historical and ancient culture, you'll undoubtedly enjoy the spiritual experience which allows this infamous flow.

©2020 Jane Rivers (P)2021 Jane Rivers

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Good list for further reading

If you're looking for a good listing of Taoist practices and beliefs you should listen to this book but I'd prefer to read it since it feels more like a listing than a book.

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An informative first step

Enjoyed it... if i had one complaint. Eva used the phrase "moreover" so many times it was like nails on a choke board.

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Good introduction

I came into this book with basically zero knowledge of Daoism. It's well written and does a good job of explaining the many practices, beliefs, and sects that comprise this diverse religion. It's academic but still treats the magical and supernatural stuff with an appropriate respect and seriousness. The "further reading" recommendations at the end of every chapter are very helpful if you're interested in learning more. The narrator has a pleasant and soothing voice, which pairs well with the content.

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Informative and Great for the Beginners

I liked this book from start to finish. It has a no nonsense approach to TAO and makes everything easy to understand.

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Strong Introduction to Taoism

Learning about other religions has interested me for years. I found Taoism for Beginners a great introductory book to Taoism. It provides a detailed history of the religion and a digestible base of the principles and traditions. It was a quick and enjoyable listen.

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Learned some history

It was very insightful and I enjoyed listening! However I will be honest and say his voice did make me a little sleepy. Overall, it was great!

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Great introduction

This is a great introduction to Taoism. Rivers introduces Taoist history, concepts, lineages, and practices to the reader in a way that I haven't seen in other books. The book shares the organization, history, and structure of this seemingly elusive spiritual path. The many deities associated with the path of the Tao were new to me. Focusing a bit more on wisdom and practice would be helpful.

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basic and simple.

Just great for beginners, not overly complicated, and easy to understand, some books can be massively complicated, and really difficult to take in the mass of information, not this book, highly recommended.

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Informative

Great book very informative for beginners interested, Very informative for all kind of age ..

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Excellent book

An excellent book. Make sure you read the Introduction: it's an essential perspective to approach the book.