The Wonder of the Tao: A Meditation on Spirituality and Ecological Balance

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The Wonder of Tao: A Meditation on Spirituality and Ecological Balance

James Eggert

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“Reveal and heal” as you reflect and take in The Wonder of the Tao a book by James Eggert. The author explores the relationship between spirituality and nature. He draws on Western and Eastern religions’ teachings and traditions. Looking at spirituality and ecological balance, he infuses Taoism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity into this work.

The first half of the book has a strong spirit and discusses the unforgivable natural losses due to environmental irresponsibility; how technology and the global economy continue to impact our planet. The second half of The Wonder of the Tao embraces hope in the form of balance and rebirth. James Eggert, an economic ecologist, then looks carefully at Taoism and modern science in reflection. Both have positively impacted our individual and communities’ health and wellness.

The Wonder of the Tao weaves an ecological web showing a unique and fragile planet that we somehow sustain. Through spirituality, James Eggert hopes for environmental responsibility. Finding harmony and balance within yourself will make you more conscious of your actions. You will look within yourself and examine how you treat the planet, personally reflecting to see where you stand on Mother Earth.

This book helps the reader:

-Learn the relevance of celebration and loss to our lives

-Delve into the concept of life

-Understand co-responsibility

-Challenge the concept of capitalism

-Accept Taoism and the principle of balance

-Learn T’ai Chi and the Ten-Thousand Things

-Accept the Wonder of the Tao

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About the Author

James Eggert is a retired emeritus economics professor and writer who taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stout for over 30 years. Eggert’s writing includes books, research papers, and articles for journals, magazines, and newspapers. Eggert has a Bachelor of Economics from Lawrence University and a MA in Economics from Michigan State University. Eggert received a Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1987 and an Outstanding Faculty Award in Ethnic Services in 1984 and 1985. He has also been recognized as Who’s Who in Finance and Business, America, American Education, and the World. Eggert served in the U.S. Peace Corps from 1964-66 and belongs to the Thoreau Society and the Sierra Club. Eggert practices and teaches the Chinese art of tai chi studies field-botany and is an avid amateur astronomer.

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  1. Larry Lynch

    Jim’s thoughtful books, composed from the perspective of a professional economist, university teacher, and ardent environmentalist, has led me down new paths. His latest, The Wonder of the Tao, is a meditation on our place in nature, how we are wreaking havoc on our biosphere, and ways we can improve that relationship with reference to Eastern philosophy.

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