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The Tao of Star Wars

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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 Chi ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Green Dragon Publishing Group (first published January 31st 2003)
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Jan-Maat
Some years ago a multi-faith conference was held in England. The question of what to serve the participants to eat for lunch caused the greatest problems, but eventually after much careful debate and thought it was decided that the best way of avoiding dietary, although not necessarily olfactory, offence was to offer up a lunch of beans.

Unfortunately the organisers forgot to take the Daoists into account. They hold against expelling vital force from the body and so oppose breaking wind on spirit
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Michael Picot
Great introduction to the philosophy of Taoism. I enjoyed the references to Star Wars. I think as a Star Wars fan that helped a lot. And also makes me want to go watch the movies again. But again, this is a great introduction to Tao and makes me want to learn more. As a Christian, I am very interested in other philosophies and religions and I can see so many similarities with Christianity. I think Jesus could have easily been considered a Taoist Master. Except he would consider the Tao as God.
Kane Hughes
I really savored this book when I read it many summers ago. I was on a spiritual quest then, and this book helped me along the path. I often had to set the book aside, re-read the page, then set aside again pondering the sentence. I enjoy a book that makes me put it down so I can feel my consciousness expand. The Star Wars linkage was a nice refresher and made me think about Star Wars, and life, in a new way.
Evan
This is the book that inspired me to become a Taoist. It references the theology of the force in comparison with the tenets of Taoism.
Robert Lucas
Helps put Tao te Ching into a context by relating it to Star Wars dialogue/scenes.

Good for those who are 'new' to The Way.
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