Book

Dancing Between the Opposites:
A Daoist Guide to Balance and Self-Cultivation

I have written a book! 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:

It is, of course, all about the Da Xuan Daoist practices presented on this website that I study and teach. Inside the book you’ll find a bit about my history and what got me here, the basics of Daoist philosophies and framing ideas, some practices to get you going, and much more!

“What exactly do you do?” is a question I have been asked many times. Although these days my elevator pitch of my work is getting reasonably succinct, this book provides all the context, framing ideas and everything else that’s a little too lengthy to discuss in one quick sitting. Even better, it’s now in one neat package, full of awesome illustrations (created by Pelin K.).

So grab a copy for yourself or send it to friends and family as a gift. 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.”

I have self-published, so as well as copies being available at all the stores, I will be selling copies in person to those who are near me and at workshops and so on. 

Please keep in mind that the book is print on demand so it will take a little longer to arrive than normally stocked books.

Happy reading!

Craig