Hungry Ghosts 6: Mentally Ill Ghouls

You’ve probably figured this out by now, but I’m not ashamed to say that I’m one of those Taobabes who are easily spooked. I am actually scared of ghosts and ghouls and such–but I am also curious about them and what makes them ‘tick’. As I have written in previous posts, Hungry Ghosts are not beings from a different dimension. Those are entities of a … Continue reading Hungry Ghosts 6: Mentally Ill Ghouls

Taoist Shrine in Ancient Hội An

Deep in the tropics of Southeast Asia, there is a colorful, bustling city that hugs the coast of central Vietnam. Its name is Hội An, and it is one of those mystical magical faraway places that you should visit at least once in your life. Hội An’s colorful houses and temples and businesses sprawled along the vital estuaries and islets, all the way out to … Continue reading Taoist Shrine in Ancient Hội An

Sexy Little Black Rocks

An audio version of this post is available. Please click on the link below to listen to the post in its entirety. What’s pitted and scarred and filled with pock marks, yet is considered one of the sexiest objects out there? If your answer is ‘tektites’, you would be absolutely correct! At least you’d be correct according to the world of the Taobabe, which, … Continue reading Sexy Little Black Rocks

Perfectly Centered

I was sitting on my favorite chair outside in my backyard the other day, minding my own business, enjoying the winter sunshine when something happened which caused me to rethink a very boring subject–geometry. Since it’s almost spring here, and I live in a very mild Mediterranean climate, the flowers were starting to bloom and the sun was shining gently. A slight wind ruffled the … Continue reading Perfectly Centered

Human CCC 2: The Science Behind the Human CCC Tower

(Continued from Human CCC 1:  On the Confluence of Crows and Monkeys) You all know me by now.  If there is anything I love about Taoism, it’s that much of it can be backed up by science, with the rest of the more esoteric stuff, still yet to be proved, not because it’s not based on science but because science hasn’t quite caught up with … Continue reading Human CCC 2: The Science Behind the Human CCC Tower