This site is intended to provide sufficient information on Taoism for a motivated person to educate him or herself from a point of knowing nothing about Taoism to using the methods of the 1,500 year old 4 Ascendant Sphere Tradition to achieve a balanced, happy life.  Spiritually inclined individuals should also have enough information to acquire karma, and get themselves to significant self-awareness.

Most visitors use the site to retrieve a few bits of information about the marvels of Taoism– a perfectly acceptable and intended use of the website.

If you require explanation of an article or additional information, you are welcome to place a question into the comments section of an article where it will be addressed by Master Steenrod, one of his highly experienced mentees, or a practitioner of the 4 Ascendant.

This site is supported by mentoring fees, and course package fees.  Thousands of hours have gone into the production and testing of content for free.  A team maintains and upgrades the site with new capabilities as mentoring fees allow.

Donations are not accepted as is standard practice for the older Taoist, non-hybrid traditions.

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