After Lao-tsi’s Dao Teh Ching, perhaps the most important Daoist text is the Zhuangzi. It is mythic, poetic and satiric. And as for its author? Well, his… Read more “The Dao of Dying: Zhuangzi Dreams of Being a Butterfly”
The Kitchen God, Hopping Corpses and Other Things the Master Would Not Discuss
The Kitchen God, also sometimes known as the Stove God, is common to Chinese Folk Religion and Daoism. He goes by several other names; Zao Jun, Zao Shen and… Read more “The Kitchen God, Hopping Corpses and Other Things the Master Would Not Discuss”
Lunar Lunacies and Blood Moons
A blood moon is a foreboding sight. While technically it is just an eclipse caused by the Earth passing directly between the sun and moon, here the sunlight becomes refracted… Read more “Lunar Lunacies and Blood Moons”
You Can’t Take it With You… Or Can You?
As the old saying goes, you can’t take it with you (when you die). Meant to inspire people to enjoy the material things in life while they are alive,… Read more “You Can’t Take it With You… Or Can You?”