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Welcome to the Wikiversity Department of Taoist Studies.

Introduction[edit]

The Wikiversity Department of Taoist Studies is a content development project for learning resources related to the Way, for those who wish to follow as well as the curious.

Learning Projects and Learning Materials[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

Introduction to Taoism[edit]

Text Studies[edit]

  • Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) - The 5,000 character classic considered by most academics to be the founding document of Taoism.
  • Chuang Tzu - A longer and more complex enumeration of Taoist philosophy and cosmology, just as essential to comprehending Taoism as the Tao Te Ching.
  • Lieh-tzu - The third Taoist classic, more down-to-earth and practical than either the Tao Te Ching or the Chuang Tzu.
  • I Ching oracle - A guide to use and interpret the Oracle.

Seminary School[edit]

  • Dao - "The Way that can be followed is not the true Way, the Name that can be named is not the true Name." Doing the impossible, and describing the Dao.
  • De - The virtue of the Way, and how to cultivate it.
  • Wu Wei - Actionless action, explored in detail, including an essay from William S. Burroughs.
  • Po - The "uncarved block" of Lao Tzu.
  • Qi - The breath of life.
  • Eight Trigrams - The binary basis of the universe.
  • Five Elements - The life-cycles in classical Taoist cosmology.
  • Taoist Ethics: Walking the Way - A short course on the ethics and morality of Taoism.

Electives[edit]

Applied Taoism[edit]

Social Studies[edit]

See also[edit]