Craig Mallett


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  As such it’s a little outdated but many people enjoy the concepts presented within, and I still use most of them.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.

It is available from basically all the big online stores, simply search for my name (Craig Mallett) or the book title above to find it. Here are a few links if you prefer clicking on things:

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.”

Happy reading!