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  • Anonymous

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    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!

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