DANCING BETWEEN THE OPPOSITES
A Daoist Guide to Balance and Self-Cultivation
In 2019 I wrote a book about my time and interpretation of Daoist practices and the Da Xuan tradition, which as of 2024 I am no longer a part of. As such it’s a little outdated but many people enjoy the concepts presented within, and I still use most of them. I’ll write another book soon with my updated concepts and approaches, but in the mean time I thought I would keep the book available for anyone who is interested.
What's inside the book?
Inside the book you’ll find a bit about my history and what got me here, my understanding of the basics of Daoist philosophies and framing ideas, some practices to get you going, and more.
As always, I do this with a deep gratitude to all of the people who follow me and support my work, without you I would not be able to do all of this for a living.
From the back cover:
“Drawing on his extensive experience across traditions in meditation, Daoism, and other forms of self-cultivation, coupled with his background in Martial Arts and many other forms of physical movement and exercise, Craig Mallett brings his readers a guide that is both practical and spiritual. His approach to the Da Xuan tradition of Daoism will help those interested to engage with its ideas and practice their application.
With a focus on building a daily practice of physical exercises, while also understanding our misorientations, Dancing Between the Opposites opens the door to Daoist philosophy for readers looking for a more readily accessible form. It is an invaluable resource for both beginners who want to get started, and for experienced practitioners who are looking to build a more sophisticated practice, to bring about a better balance to what they are already doing.”