The Course in Essential Taoism A-Z and Beyond…

A Personalized, Customized, and Comprehensive Course in Essential Taoism

Based on our translation, meta-analysis, and commentaries on the writings and teachings of Lao Tzu in the Tao te Ching (Dao de Jing), the Chuang Tzu

Learn to create a body, mind, spirit, soul, map for a joyous and balanced life through the 2,500-year-old teachings of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu





Taoism, or Daoism, is a philosophical tradition and spiritual path of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with Tao (often translated as the Path, The Way, Natural Law, road, channel, path, doctrine, line) In Essential Taoism, Tao is spoken of as the “the One, which is natural, spontaneous, eternal, nameless, and indescribable. It is at once the beginning of all things and the way in which all things pursue their course.” In many spiritual traditions, Tao has variously been denoted as the “flow of the universe”, a “conceptually necessary aspect for understanding the nature of being and concepts that directly relate to being, in particular becoming, existence, reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations”, or a demonstration of nature.

Tao is not only outside of us. It is also something that individuals can find immanent in themselves






Tao is a fundamental idea in most Chinese philosophical schools; in Taoism, however, it denotes the principle that is the source, pattern and substance of everything that exists. Our approach to Taoism, which we call Essential Taoism differs from other Eastern philosophies, and most other religious traditions by not emphasizing rigid rite, rituals, ceremonies, sacred texts, clergy, houses of worship, and social order. Essential Taoism is concerned with achieving our full potential by becoming one with the Tao.  The ethics of Essential Taoism tend to emphasize “naturalness”, simplicity, spontaneity, naturalness, detachment from desires, and most important of all, wu wei  (action without intention) and the Three Treasures: “compassion”, “frugality”, and 不敢為天下先 “humility”.


The roots of Taoism go back at least to the 4th century BCE. However in recent years traditional Chinese Taoism has become a formal religion, and in the west it has become an umbrella term for spiritual materialism and superficial spirituality, pseudo esoterica, and metaphysics, that have little to do with the actual teaching of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, the most influential thinkers in Taoist thought.






Like the I Ching, by which it is greatly influenced, Taoism expounds a philosophical system about how to keep human behavior in accordance with the alternating cycles of nature. The Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing), containing teachings attributed to Laozi (老子; Lǎozǐ; Lao³ Tzŭ³), is widely considered the keystone work of the Taoist tradition, together with the later writings of Zhuangzi.


In this Course we begin with this compact book, consisting of 81 short poems which we call “Entries”. By studying lessons built on the Tao te Ching and writings of Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi) the student can become increasingly more efficient, effective, precise in decision making, productive, and self-aware.






Taoism has had a profound influence on Chinese culture in the course of the centuries, and on other traditions including Zen. In the past there were strict distinctions between Taoists (道士; dàoshi, “masters of the Tao”), a title traditionally attributed only to the clergy and lay followers who were considered less knowledgeable concerning the essence of Tao.






Much of Taoism was mired and veiled by rituals, old Chinese tradition, the practices of Chinese folk religion, and non-Taoist vernacular ritual orders, which were often mistakenly identified as pertaining to Taoism. Other elements including Chinese alchemy (especially neidan), Chinese astrology, Chan (Zen) Buddhism, several martial arts, traditional Chinese medicine, feng shui, and many styles of Qigong have been intertwined with Taoism throughout history.

Today, the Taoist religion is one of the five religious doctrines officially recognized by the People’s Republic of China. It is also a major religion in Taiwan, and claims adherents in a number of other societies, in particular in Hong Kong, Macau, and Southeast Asia.

Essential Taoism is a way of thought word, and deed that is much simpler and also more profound than anything that might be achieved through religious Taoism.

Today there are many different Taoist schools, sects and movements. Let, me be clear when I say that Essential Taoism is not a religion and has little in common with what we usually mean when we refer to formal religion.








If you are a person of faith you can be an Essential Taoist and also be a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist.  Taoism does not fall under an umbrella or a definition of a single organized religion like the Abrahamic traditions; nor can it be studied as a mere variant of Chinese folk religion, as although the two share some similar concepts.  The fact is that Taoism has never been a unified religion, and has constantly consisted of a combination of teachings based on a variety of original revelations.







When you complete the Course you will authentically be able to refer to yourself, as dàojiàotú (道教徒; ‘follower of Taoism’). This is a modern invention that has no connection or significance for most of Chinese society in which Taoism continues to be an “order” of the larger body of Chinese religion.


In this course you will learn to:

  • Cultivate Tao in your daily life, including in all of your relationships,

  • Apply wu-we (; 無爲; wú wéi) to your daily life. By doing so (action without action) you will be freed of all unnecessary struggle and maximize your potential at the lowest possible mental, emotional, and financial cost.

  • Balance your will and intentions in a manner that is harmonious and in alignment with the rhythms of nature,

  • Free yourself of unintended consequences that may disrupt harmony and may more likely result in undesired outcomes.


Essential Taoism does not identify one’s will as the root problem. Rather, it asserts that one must place their will in harmony with the natural universe. Thus, a potentially harmful interference may be avoided, and in this way, goals can be achieved effortlessly. By wu-wei, the sage seeks to come into harmony with the great Tao, which itself accomplishes by nonaction.


Master Ziran: Ziran (自然; )”self organisation”. This is regarded as a central value in Taoism. It describes the “primordial state” of all things as well as a basic character of the Tao. Ziran is usually associated with spontaneity, creativity, and innovation.  To attain naturalness, one has to identify with Tao; this involves freeing oneself from selfishness and desire, and appreciating simplicity.


In the Tao te Ching Ziran is a metaphor for naturalness (called pu – the “uncarved block”. This image of ; ; “uncut wood” which represents the “original nature. Original nature is who we are prior to the imprint of culture”, cognitive bias, logical fallacy. Ziran is usually referred to as the authentic state one returns to.






Through this course, you will be shown the path to true Taoist Wisdom and meaningful life. Here you will be able to transcend your:





In place of these negative experiences and emotions, you will live a life of:



This Comprehensive Course in Essential Taoism is an easy to understand and apply program. Lessons include:

  • The History of Taoism
  • The Secret Wisdom of the Tao te Ching,
  • The Teachings of Chuang Tzu, 
  • The Differences in Taoism and Confucianism
  • Understanding Tao,  
  • The Virtue of Te,
  • Actualization and Enlightenment,
  • Wu wei (the action that requires no action),
  • How to Meditate,
  • Why we Suffer,
  • How to find a Taoist Sage-Mentor, 
  • How to Think like a Taoist Sage,
  • Western Shamanism and Taoist Thought
  • Mystic Taoism: The Qi Made Flesh                                     
  • How to Create a Daily Spiritual Practice



Many call Lewis the “RealUGuru”. This does not imply that Lewis Harrison considers himself to be a Sage or a teacher of secret-mystic wisdom. 

Studying Essential Taoism is not about Lewis…it is about you! Through this work, you  will have the ability to pull away the veil, and open your inner shadows to Te and Tao




Lewis’s passion is in helping others to get back in touch with their authentic self and support them in taking the next step. He offers motivation, inspiration, information, influence, greater effectiveness, freedom, wealth, clarity, spiritual focus, better health, validation, networking resources, and expert advice. Mentoring and Coaching with Lewis can result in some or all of these things depending on your intention and commitment to the mentoring and coaching process.










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  • 10 email Lessons in Essential Taoism
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  • 23 email Lessons in Essential Taoism
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  • Unlimited Phone Coaching with Lewis Harrison 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM
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  •  The Path  to Tao Workbook



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I can’t run your life for you nor can I tell you what to do. I am right most of the time but not ALL the time, I am both asking you and telling you (whichever you prefer):

“Don’t interpret any of my content anywhere online or in my books as some sort of promise or implication of your future earnings, health improvements or spiritual enlightenment.”

Results always vary. People are complex, circumstances change and what may be so with one person, place or time may often not be so in for another person, place or time.

My results aren’t typical.

I’ve been writing, teaching, mentoring coaching, speaking, selling, collaborating, networking, studying, and practicing for over 45 years as my life’s vision & purpose.

Also, the average person who buys any business building, natural healing, personal development course (or something similar) rarely reads or follows directions strictly and even when they think they seldom get any results at all. To understand why this happens one need only observe how the average person who buys home exercise equipment rarely ends up looking like the person in the commercials.

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On top of that, almost nothing ever works right the first time.

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Think about this:

If any form of success – business, athletic, academic, etc . was easy, everybody would be successful and rich.

If perfect health was easy, everybody would be healthy. There is no “instant chocolate pudding” here. There is no “magic pill”, and there is no “magic” easy button you can press that will magically transform your life.

If you are looking for quick, dirty & easy and I’m not your guy and this is the wrong place. If that is what you are seeking and if that is your expectation I can assure you that you will have regrets later. Expect to be disappointed.

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