Drs. C. Alexander and Annellen Simpkins live in San Diego and are both psychologists who have specialized in studies of the mind. They have devoted many years to the study of hypnosis and have taught meditation skills to people of all ages. They have also spent the past 25 years involved in the martial arts as practitioners, instructors, and writers. Their work in meditation spans their two worlds of professional interest: martial arts and psychology, adding a unique and comprehensive perspective to this book. In addition to contributing regularly to martial arts publications, they are the authors of Principles of Meditation, Living Meditation, Zen Around the World, and Meditation from Thought to Action, all published by Tuttle.
This is a beautiful little book that is a pleasure to read. It answered many of my questions about Taoism and gave me some good ideas about how to apply it to my life. Read morePublished on March 27 2002
This book was a great read. An introduction to history and practices of Taoism. Covering Tai Chi Chuan and simple meditation, this book is a terrific primer for anyone interested... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2001 by Kurt K. Gilman
If you already know the history of Taoism and are looking for a more practical, modern guide, this probably isn't the right book. Read morePublished on July 5 2001 by S. R. Schwankert
I have been involved in Taoism for many years and found this book to be very true to the spirit of Tao. Read morePublished on May 4 2000