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on 15 February 2008
I think this quite possibly where Stephen Russell officially started going down hill, and basically took the "any discipline will do" ethos.
He claims this book is the practice of Wu Wei. This I cannot see, and maybe thats a fault of my own.
I have to echo the page filling bluff of calling upon loads of other spiritual systems like Tibetan Buddhism etc when it comes to the affirmation side of things.
I really cannot abide this wooley patchwork of "taking all the best bits of other systems and putting them all together" kind of ethos, and then claiming it's a new system of sorts.
With reference to other mediocre new agers that do this kind of thing all I can say is Dr Frankenstein, the rest is obvious!!!
Stephen seemed in his early days to write about Taoism in an accessible beginners way encouraging many to look into this discipline. However he never went beyond that as I feel his own understanding may be slight in this area, and never got past first base.
This book shows no development in his intial cursory attempts to elicit understanding of the Tao, merely Stephen's fancy, I fancy.
If you're interested in Taoism please buy a book on Taoism not this please. It's New age for Sun readers.