Eastern Religions

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Four Affirmations of Shinto

Shinto, the indigenous religion of Japan, emphasizes living with sincerity and virtue, possible only by an awareness of the divine. The fundamental beliefs in Shinto are the Four Affirmations [more…]

A Timeline of Taoist History

Taoism encompasses a wide range of beliefs, practices, and cultural traditions, and its history has often followed a “Way” of complicated twists and turns. Here’s a brief timeline that lays out the basic [more…]

Important Branches of Taoism

There have historically been many different types of Taoism, and it’s sometimes hard to keep them all straight or understand how they relate to one another. Here’s a brief summary of the different historical [more…]

Key Taoists in History

The origin of Taoism reaches back as far as prehistoric China, and has had a strong influence over Chinese culture throughout its history. The following people shaped Taoism over time, making it what it [more…]

Taoism For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You may be familiar with Taoism the way your parents were familiar with the music you and your friends listened to when you were a kid. But a lot of what you know about Taoism may be a little fuzzy. To [more…]

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