- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted March 7, 2004
Film & Philosophy Creates Greater Understanding
Anyone who has ever 'pondered', will definitely find a nugget of treasure here. It's not simply for Star Wars fans and philosophers. While a very short text in itself, the Tao can sometimes seem like tricky-wisdom. But Porter takes you on an illuminating and illustrative journey. Our eyes and minds can flow open as we explore how this 'ancient' wealth of words play out through the brilliant archetypes of The Light and Dark Sides (especially in our own perception of them...), that are the very fabric of the Star Wars masterpieces! The Taoist philosophy and the Star Wars films are ingeniuously applicable outside the boundaries of past and future. Sometimes the essence of pure Simplicity can be missed between the dogma and the drama. The only very minor issue w/ this book is the busy cover but the symboliism is not lost. A fascinating union of film and philosophy, an interesting opportunity for self-evaluation,and a great introduction or review of the primary tenets of the Tao.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 14, 2003
Exceptional book on The Tao
This book is without a doubt, the most useful and helpful translation of The Tao I ever read. Dr. Porter's wisdom and knowledge transform this book into a Taoist workbook, something a reader will find themselves continually going back to for guidance on their path through life. This is a must read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.