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The First Western Taoist

Aldous Huxley  called Alexander the first Western Taoist. Like Lao Tzu, Alexander’s work is about “the way” rather than “the form.” It’s about how we get to where we are going. Lao Tzu’s trust in “wu-wei”, that is, in non-doing, in effortless effort, in harmonious activity, his faith in softness over hardness, his devotion to the feminine, his reverence for water, his love of the valley more than the mountain, of space over substance, his desire for less rather than for more, resonate with what Alexander discerned about human nature.

Good books abound about the Alexander Technique. My desire in writing Where This Path Begins – Renderings of the Tao Te Ching has been to return to the source out of which Alexander’s work originated. My desire has been to contemplate Alexander’s work in relation to the task, and to the art of living a life.

Forty-five years ago Lao Tzu  led me to F.M. Alexander and now, after a lifetime of study, Alexander’s work has led me, full circle, back to Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching.

May, Where This Path Begins – Renderings of the Tao Te Ching, be of help to present and future Alexander students and teachers. May it help us take Alexander’s insights to heart, into our hearts, so that we might all live wiser, freer and kinder lives.

Here are several links from where to buy/download my book.

from amazon.com
If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reading app from amazon.com, so you can read the book on your PC. Mac owners can download the app here.

Apple iBookstore
You’ll need iTunes for a Mac or PC (download link provided), or you can read it with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Diesel e-books

Kobo-eBooks

Sony ReaderStore

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords

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