Psychotherapeutic Commentaries

A Wayfaring Conselor's Rendering


The Tao Virtuosity Experience



by Raymond Bart Vespe



paperback / $19.95 / 978-1-58790-367-0 / 288 pages /6” x 9”


Chinese Taoism / Tao Te Ching / Psychotherapy


ABOUT THE BOOK The Tao Te Ching is a principal text of the ancient Spiritual tradition of Chinese Taoism. It is a compilation of wisdom sayings attributed to Lao Tzu, the old boy/philosopher/Master, recorded over two-thousand years ago and which has since undergone hundreds of translations, commentaries and adaptations. Tao Te Ching maxims are wise counsel given by sages to feudal rulers on how to harmoniously order their states and peacefully govern their peoples at a time in Chinese history of pervasive socio-political conflict and upheaval. The wisdom sayings have become universally meaningful and perennially relevant guidelines for successful leadership as well as for optimal living. The present work is an original rendering of the 81 Tao Te Ching passages wherein identifying with the essential Reality of Tao and its dynamic-kinetic energetic characteristics, qualities and activities are considered to constitute the unique individuality, true integrity, innate wisdom and potent Virtuosity of our inner human nature. The psychotherapeutically-oriented commentaries given for each of the passages are not only useful for professionals engaged in the attending relationship/process of psychotherapy but also for anyone interested in wisely and Soulfully living a more Spiritually awakened, natural, contented and enjoyable human life. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Raymond Vespe is currently retired after a fulfilling sixty-two year long professional career of learning, teaching, training, supervising, mentoring, counseling and practicing that integrates the psychospiritual and psychotherapeutic teachings and practices of Chinese Taoist philosophy and existential/phenomenological/humanistic/transpersonal psychologies.

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