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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 6, Mother Nature (Tao) Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Chapter 6, Mother Nature (Tao) Summary and Analysis

Tao is most often translated as "The Way" or "The Path." It is not usually associated with the concept of Goddesses. Stone includes the mention of Tao because the Tao Teh Ching suggests that the way to best understand Tao is to understand and follow the ways of Mother Nature. Mother Nature is the source of all things—all that was, is, and will be.

Mother Nature provides insight into the female principle of yin. Many believe that yin implies passivity. Yin is a different type of activity than the more aggressive energy of yang—Yin is a "constant flowing."

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