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The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science: One man’s amazing 55 year journey from an angel in Kansas to a Taoist Temple in Hong Kong, which the world’s largest institutions of science. Paperback – August 21, 2016
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"I just finished this book, and I cannot say how much I enjoyed it. It is dead on with synchronicity--and a book like this has been a long time coming--the Tai Chi world has needed a book like this for a long time!"
-- Dr. Pete Gryffin, University of Florida Alumni Fellow, author of "Tai Chi Therapy: The Science of Metarobics," founder of the MetarobicInstitute
"Bill Douglas, founder of World Tai Chi Day, has written a revealing, heartfelt book about his personal journey and its universal implications. Delving into the worlds of science, spirituality and martial arts ...There are many valuable lessons to be learned from this illuminating book."
-- Barry Strugatz, director of the documentary,
THE PROFESSOR: TAI CHI'S JOURNEY WEST
"The Tao of Tai Chi was the answer to my longing to learn more about Tao. From the beginning till the end I was fascinated ..."
-- Hilda Cardinaels, Tai Chi Teacher, Belgium
"This is an addition any serious student of Tai Chi should add to their collection! Tai Chi is much larger than the martial applications, Bill's book tackles more than the nuts and bolts and deals with what makes it work! This is a book you can read again and again, one you can contemplate with!"
-- Dave Pickens, National Co-Chairman of Kung Fu AAU, previous National Chairman Chinese Martial Arts Division
United States Amateur Athletic Union
"This book can shift the "earth below and the heaven above", not just your Tai Chi and Qigong journey, but the way you see and live your life in the universe. The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science may become a tectonic shifting point for the Tai Chi and Qigong world ... Bill's deep understanding of "The Qi" lends him to combine spirit and science in a real livable productive path. This is a 'must read' for everyone!"
-- Dr. Effie Chow PhD, Founder of the annual World Congress on Qigong/Tai Chi/Traditional Chinese Medicine, Appointee to President Bill Clinton's White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
"The Tao of Tai Chi is a magical book ... Each page, each paragraph, each picture tell us that Qigong and Tai Chi, more than just a psychophysical exercise, is really a profound art,science, study and poetry ... It reveals how the movements we perform in Internal Arts, uniting our body and our breathing, can open us to infinite miracles!"
"After reading The Tao of Tai Chi: The Making of a New Science I feel like I have been credited with 100 more years and wisdom. ... The extraordinary level of information, personal experiences and anecdotes he makes available to us, has resulted in a wonderful book which will obviously impact the world."
-- Master Ariel Betti, Founder of FITAQI/ Active Promoter of Tai Chi/ Qigong and Meditation in Africa
"I LOVED THIS BOOK, really lovely! This book took me into a very deep trip internally and what I liked the most was that Bill was able to connect Art with Philosophy, Science, and more specifically with Consciousness Science in a way that seemed so very easy and simple, as simply elegant as a flower opening. It is an awakening tool for everyone ... the way of well being and a better life."
-- Mohamed Essa, Chromatic Healing Founder, Cairo, Egyptian Official World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, World Healing Day Organizer, Cairo, Egypt
"This latest book from World Tai Chi Day founder Bill Douglas is a must read for all tai chi practitioners from beginners to grand masters. I consider Bill to be a visionary and his tireless efforts to get the " Tai Chi word" out there is so inspiring . I hope this book makes it into the bestsellers list as it is such a deserving publication. Keep up the amazing work that you do Bill. "
About the Author
William Douglas is the author of a best-selling Tai Chi and Qigong Meditation book published worldwide in several languages, and is the Founder of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. A global health and healing event celebrated annually in 100s of cities in over 80 nations. Douglas is one of the world’s foremost experts on Tai Chi as a mind-body healing technology, and he was selected as the 2009 Inductee to the World Internal Arts Hall of Fame in New York; and the recipient of the “Media Excellence in Qigong Award,” from the World Congress on Qigong in San Francisco; and the “Extraordinary Service in the Field of Qigong Award,” from the National Qigong Association.
He has presented worldwide, and has been commissioned to teach Tai Chi for many of the world’s largest health institutions and employee and executive staffs of some of the world’s largest corporations. He was commissioned by Prevention Magazine to create their Tai Chi Tutorial for their article on ‘boosting your immune system with Tai Chi.’ Douglas’s hospital Tai Chi Meditation programs have profoundly improve the lives of patients dealing with many major health challenges, and a DVD he produced has been provided to patients all across the United States by their physicians and neurologists.
He has been a Tai Chi source for The New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; Reader’s Digest; WebMD; The South China Morning Post; China’s Xinhua News Agency; & media worldwide, and is the Official Tai Chi Expert for famed naturopath & best-selling author, Dr. Andrew Weil’s websites. His book was recommended by American Airlines American Way Inflight Magazine.
William Douglas’s global health education efforts have been aided or supported by the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong; the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism; the Chinese Embassy in Egypt; the Indian Embassy in Egypt; the Italian Embassy in Beijing; & has been officially proclaimed or recognized by the senates of New York, Puerto Rico, California; the National Congress of Brazil; by 22 US Governors; and by officials, government ministries and agencies in many countries all around the world.
The annual event he organizes has been covered by CNN, FOX, BBC Television News, Agence France Presse TV, Associated Press Television, by national television news worldwide, including national Egyptian television; Brazilian national TV news; China's CCTV News; Italian national news; Uruguayan national news; Iranian national news; Israeli news ...
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As a Tai chi Teacher and practitioner for over 3 decades myself I can say that any player of Tai chi would benefit from this book, It is like having a good friend who tells you where to go and look to see the best sights. Beginner players and well seasoned Tai Chi players will find gems of insight that match their experience and also direct their attention and awareness to new vistas of discover.
Bravo Bill for once again helping the Tai Chi world come together in the flow and May we all experience the Tao of Tai Chi.
Peace and may the Clear light shine from your heart
Dr. William (Bill) Kirtley
National Social Science Association