Welcome to the Paths Page

This page is the library for the paths mailing list, established to provide a forum for the discussion of the practice of Taoism (the Way, the Path.)

Beyond the gate of experience flows the Way,
Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.
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Mailing Lists


"This list is open to all. Discussions limited to how the TAO relates to life, the universe, everything."

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"This list is for the philosophical discussion of taoist philosophy."

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"This Forum was established by the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU to provide a world-wide communications vehicle and a central electronic archive for anyone working on, or interested in the scholarly study of the Taoism, Taoist practices and traditions as well as relevant aspects of other Asian religions."

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News Groups


"The recommended substantive post to alt.philosophy.taoism will contain queries or responses concerning taoist philosophy, however that may be interpreted by the writer. This may include translations of works from historical or modern China (Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and other less well-known authors) as well as interpretations or quotes of scholars and artists concerning anything associated historically or modernly with what is called 'taoist philosophy'."


[NEW] The following IRC channels have been suggested as suitable for Taoist or general philosophical chat:

Online Resources

Tao Te Ching

Follow this link to view the GNL (GNL's Not Lao) produced by Peter Merel (pete@extro.ucc.su.oz.au) . The GNL is now up to version 2.07 and has been HTMLified.

Follow this link to the Elwin translation at Harvard.

Follow this link to Stan Rosenthal's translation.

Other Texts

Chinese Classics
Follow this link to a page that contains references to a number of Chinese Classics including Chuang Tsu, Confucius, Sun Tsu and the I Ching (mostly in Chinese, but some translations.

Coombs Archives
Get access to the Coombs archives at the Australian National University in a number of ways; http, ftp, wais or gopher.


Follow this link to see the Tao Te Chip. Steve Bokenkamp's tongue-in-cheek FAQ is here.

Asian Astrology
Bill Cassidy's page on Asian Astrology.

Personal Pages
The following are links to personal pages that make reference to Taoism or contain interesting links.

A page of links at Tallahassee FreeNet.

Offline Resources


Scholar Warrior - An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life
Ming-Tao, Deng: Harper San Fransisco.

The Wandering Taoist
Ming-Tao, Deng: Publisher?

The Tao of Peace or The Tao of Inner Peace
Dreher, Diane: Harper Collins. The title of this book differs between US and UK editions.

The Complete Book of Acupuncture
The Great Tao
The Complete System of Self-Healing: Internal Exercises
Tao of Healing Diet: Secrets of a Thin Body
The Tao of Sexology
The Forgotten Food Diet - Herbology and Health
The Tao of Management
Chang, Dr. Stephen T.: I have no details of publisher(s) for these titles.

The Taoist Body
Schipper, Kristofer: I have no details of a publisher for this title.

Taoism and the Rite of Cosmic Renewal
Saso, Michael R.: Washington, State Univ. Press 1989, 152 pp.

Teachings of the Taoist Master Chuang
Saso, Michael R.: New Haven, Yale University Press, 1978, 317 pp.

Tao Magic. The Secret Language of Diagrams and Calligraphy.
Legeza, Laszlo: London, Thames & Hudson 1975. 128 pp.

Buddhist and Taoist Studies I.
Saso, Michael R. and Chappell, David W. (editors): Hawaii, The Univ. of Hawaii Press 1977. 163 pp.

Trance and Healing in Southeast Asia Today
Heinze, Ruth - Inge: Bangkok, White Lotus Co. 1988. 406 pp.

Taoist Ritual in Chinese Society and History
Lagerwey, John: New York, Macmillan; London, Collier Macmillan, c1987, 364 pp.


Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada
Tel.: +1 (416) 656-2110 (Toronto)

Fung Loy Kok Taoist Temples
Toronto, Canada
Opens 20th of May 1995. Location?
Denver, USA
49 West 11th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80204, USA.

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