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  • The three wise men at the Vatican
    Who were the three kings/wise men of the Orient?
    Many of you may be familiar with the classic Christmas carol “We Three Kings of Orient Are”, some may be listening to it now, and yes, some may be tired of hearing it.Let's re-examine a mystery that has never been fully addressed...
  • A stonecutter poses with his creation
    Are you dissatisfied with being special or with not being special?
    As we continue towards the end of the year, many news outlets (print, radio and TV) will begin to tabulate and report various statistics for criteria they have determined as important for us to know.Many of these statistics will be in the form of...
  • Monsantos advanced seed chipping machines
    The unnatural state of natural food in the US
    When you browse the shelves at your local grocery store, you may have noticed that more and more products contain the dubious label “Natural” or “Natural food”, or contains “Natural ingredients”.Morning and...
  • Is more of this in store for winter 2014?
    Are you cold, that's because Winter 2014 arrived on November 7, 2014
    Over the last few weeks the United States has been experiencing what the meteorologists are calling “unseasonably cold” weather. ABC News featured an article “Early Season Snow, Cold Shocks the Southeast”, which goes on to...
  • This rabbit is definitely not enjoying the moment
    What are you really so busy doing?
    Occasionally, your National Taoism Examiner encounters a person who is (to say the least) overburdened with their constant activity-work and general “busy-ness”. We all know someone like this; the type of person who is constantly busy;...
  • An example of moving or standing meditation
    Harvard study proves meditation can hinder the onset of Alzheimer's
    If you ask most adults who are middle age or older, what their greatest fear is in regards to aging, many will say they do not want to “lose their mind”. They want to be able to age and still have their mental capacity and wits about...
  • A squirrel contemplates Wu Wei.
    Wu Wei: The meaning of doing without doing
    Taoism has been misunderstood by many throughout its vast and ancient history. The misunderstandings are common among those that consider themselves Taoists and even more among those who have no training in the system, yet however, choose to write...
  • Example of a tree being useful or useless
    Chuang tzu's advice on recognizing the true nature of things
    In a recent article “Unraveling the mysterious and misunderstood concept of P'u”, we examined how the true meaning of P'u is not the uncarved block, rather it is the ideal of remaining or returning to a state of untouched...
  • Kerumutan river inside a tropical rainforest
    Unraveling the mysterious and misunderstood concept of P'u
    Many people who study or casually read about Taoism will at some point come across several principles and concepts which are considered important to the Taoist system.Some of the more popular principles are: Wu-wei, Tao and Te, Lao Tzu's three...
  • The Tao of Pooh book cover
    Looking for a delightful read then try the Tao of Pooh
    Over the course of several decades of study, practice and teaching Taoism, your National Taoism Examiner has come across many books which seem to fit into one of several categories. Books written by people who have no experience with Taoism, those...
  • Farmers testing if their soybeans are GMO
    World unites against Monsanto and GM food
    Recently, Vermont became the first state in the U.S. To pass a GMO labeling law. This law requires all food that contains any Genetically Modified ingredients to be clearly labeled as such. For instance, if your corn chowder contains GM corn, the...
  • World Tai Chi & Qigong Day event
    2014 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events
    “World Tai Chi and Qigong Day” occurs the last Saturday in April every year. According to www.WorldTaiChiDay.org, this years events will be held in over 100 cities in approx. 80+ nations. The goal of the event, which began in 1999, is...
  • My Spiritual Search
    My Top Ten Favorite Guidebooks to the Spiritual Life
    Here are my Top Ten favorite spiritual, philosophic, or religious books. I’ll start with The Story of Jesus (as republished in “Jesus, A New Revelation” by Michael Foundation) because Jesus was my first portal to the spiritual...
  • Brain Enhancer: Dr. Chang's imperial formula
    Brain Enhancer: Dr. Chang's new solution for modern day problems
    Unique BackgroundBrain Enhancer is a famous yet secret formula of the Qing Dynasty Imperial family, one especially favored by the Empress Dowager Ci Xi. It was formulated by Dr. Cui Guo-Yin, who came from a famous family of Chinese Medicine in...
  • Endless supply of multivitamins
    Annals of Internal Medicine agrees with Taoism: multivitamins should not be used
    For the last several decades (at least the last four), multivitamins have been promoted as the perfect solution for improper nutrition. Many reports and stories, mainly in the form of advertising and marketing, have portrayed vitamins as...