Author: Elizabeth Kaye MccallPublish On: 2004-09-10
Features reflections from such notable horse enthusiasts and professionals as: Jockey Julie Krone, the first woman in Thoroughbred Racing's Hall of Fame; Michael McMeel, who founded and directs a horse-orientated program for at-risk youth; ...
Author: Elizabeth Kaye Mccall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Tao of Horses is a unique work that shows how these magnificent animals can serve as guides and mentors, transforming the lives of those who admire and love them. The author, an experienced journalist and horsewoman, brings to light observations and life lessons that are inspiring, thought-provoking and revelatory. Features reflections from such notable horse enthusiasts and professionals as: Jockey Julie Krone, the first woman in Thoroughbred Racing's Hall of Fame; Michael McMeel, who founded and directs a horse-orientated program for at-risk youth; Jockey Gary Stevens, who played George Woolf in the movie Seabiscuit; Gleaming with affection and reverence, this book is the perfect gift for horse riders and aficionados of all ages.
What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus.
Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.
Horses Don't Lie. New York: Marlow & Company, 1998. Kinkade, Amelia. Straight from the Horse's Mouth. New York: Thorsons/Harper Collins Publishing, 2001. Kohanov, Linda. The Tao of Equus. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2001.
Author: H. A. Levin
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
On a peaceful country morning, a horse named Bess approaches and connects telepathically with the author. At the mare's urging, the author agrees to write A History of Horses Told by Horses, in which equines trace the historical links between humans and horses, express their thoughts on the impact that humans have on the Earth, and state their mission. The horses' hopes are to partner with compassionate people, especially women, to redirect the course of humanity in a positive way. The story-telling horses exist. The places and people are real. The multi-layered message relates to the human condition on a personal level as well as on a global scale. Equine history spans more than 55 million years and five continents. Horses desire to form meaningful relationships with people. Each horse's connection with a human is unique. A horse's assistance is tailored to a person's individual needs.
“I’m thrilled to recommend this book as one of the finest narratives on what horses have to teach people about life, love, power, and connection.” —Linda Kohanov, author, The Tao of Equus, from her Foreword Hope .
Author: Kathy Pike
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
“I’m thrilled to recommend this book as one of the finest narratives on what horses have to teach people about life, love, power, and connection.” —Linda Kohanov, author, The Tao of Equus, from her Foreword Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and releasing negative thoughts. Because survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what a person offers in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Among the moving stories the author relates are a horse named Hope who teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful who discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem; and a corporate training session in which one participant achieves great success merely by being honest about her fears. As you see how these people grow deeper into themselves as they learn the horse’s way, you, too, will be inspired to explore and apply the deep and everlasting connection and communication between horses and humans.
When the world follows the Tao, harmony prevails. People know contentment and there is peace between nations. Because there is no war, fast horses no longer have a military function, so they are taken out of the army and redirected to ...
Author: Derek Lin
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
experience the wisdom and power of Lao Tzu's words even if you have no previous knowledge of the Tao Te Ching. Provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes helpful historical background, explains the Tao Te Ching s poetic imagery, and elucidates the ancient Taoist wisdom that will energize your spiritual quest."
Author: Elizabeth Kaye McCallPublish On: 2014-10-02
Told from a horses perspective, this book shows how love, trust, commitment, dealing with life's uncertainties, and choice, can unlock the power of expressing oneself in extraordinary ways."--Page 4 of cover.
"From the author of The Tao of Horses comes the talking horse of a new generation in a book for children of all ages. Told from a horses perspective, this book shows how love, trust, commitment, dealing with life's uncertainties, and choice, can unlock the power of expressing oneself in extraordinary ways."--Page 4 of cover.
When the world follows the Tao, Horses run free to fertilize the fields. When the world does not follow the Tao, Warhorses are bred outside the cities. What are our countries? The real space over which we are territorial, around which ...
Author: Catherine McTamaney
"If, like some, you regret that Montessori too rarely in her writings appreciated the humanity of teachers-their creativity, their curiosity, their doubts-this book stands as the perfect complement."-Jola-Montessori.com Evocative and unique, The Tao of Montessori offers a quiet balance to the noisy demands of teaching and parenting through a special blend of encouraging verse. Award-winning Montessori teacher Catherine McTamaney revisits the eighty-one verses of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching and relates them to the life and work of teachers, parents, and children. Originally meant to remind rather than direct and to show the way toward natural harmony in the world around and within us, Lao-tzu's verses find a new meaning through McTamaney's skillful mixture of spirituality and education. Take a moment to read a single stanza, then put it aside and muse upon its meaning. By revisiting one verse each day, you can relate its images to your life as a teacher, parent, or child. Whether you are familiar with the writings of Lao-tzu or are simply ready to explore a refreshingly contemplative perspective on children and teachers, The Tao of Montessori is a profound work of intellectual stimulation.
... best of Tao Qian's poems, of which a good example is the well-known fifth poem of “Drinking Wine”: I built my humble house in this world of men, But there is no noise of carriages and horses. You may ask, sir, how is it possible?
Author: Longxi Zhang
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Questions of the nature of understanding and interpretation—hermeneutics—are fundamental in human life, though historically Westerners have tended to consider these questions within a purely Western context. In this comparative study, Zhang Longxi investigates the metaphorical nature of poetic language, highlighting the central figures of reality and meaning in both Eastern and Western thought: the Tao and the Logos. The author develops a powerful cross-cultural and interdisciplinary hermeneutic analysis that relates individual works of literature not only to their respective cultures, but to a combined worldview where East meets West. Zhang's book brings together philosophy and literature, theory and practical criticism, the Western and the non-Western in defining common ground on which East and West may come to a mutual understanding. He provides commentary on the rich traditions of poetry and poetics in ancient China; equally illuminating are Zhang's astute analyses of Western poets such as Rilke, Shakespeare, and Mallarmé and his critical engagement with the work of Foucault, Derrida, and de Man, among others. Wide-ranging and learned, this definitive work in East-West comparative poetics and the hermeneutic tradition will be of interest to specialists in comparative literature, philosophy, literary theory, poetry and poetics, and Chinese literature and history.
When the Tao is present in the world courier horses manure fields instead of roads when the Tao is absent from the world war horses are raised on the border no crime is worse than yielding to desire no wrong is greater than discontent ...
Author: Lao Tzu
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Revised and re-translated, Red Pine's best-selling and authoritative translation of Taoteching is now--vitally--available once again.
The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Book of the Tao (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Lao Tzu. THE RIVER MASTER In times of Peace and the Tao, swift War Horses are put out to pasture, they fertilize the fields.
Author: Lao Tzu
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The original mindfulness book, in a landmark new translation by the award-winning translator of the I Ching and The Art of War The most translated book in the world after the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, or “Book of the Tao,” is a guide to cultivating a life of peace, serenity, and compassion. Through aphorisms and parable, it leads readers toward the Tao, or the “Way”: harmony with the life force of the universe. Traditionally attributed to Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher thought to have been a contemporary of Confucius, it is the essential text of Taoism, one of the three major religions of ancient China. As one of the world’s great works of wisdom literature, it still has much to teach us today, offering a practical model based on modesty and self-restraint for living a balanced existence and for opening your mind, freeing your thoughts, and attaining greater self-awareness. With its emphasis on calm, simplicity, purity, and non-action, it provides a time-tested refuge from the busyness of modern life. This new translation seeks to understand the Tao Te Ching as a guide to everyday living and encourages a slow, meditative reading experience. The Tao Te Ching’s eighty-one brief chapters are accompanied by illuminating commentary, interpretation, poems, and testimonials by the likes of Margaret Mead, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. Specially commissioned calligraphy for more than two hundred Chinese characters illustrates the book’s essential themes.
In order to do that, one must transcend the duality of human personality, and achieve the integration of Kierkegaarde's “knight of faith”; one must become what the Tao Teh Ching calls “the Wise Man” or “the King.” If all of the horses ...
Author: Robert Carter
Publisher: Quest Books
Art instrutor Rober Carter's illustrated book is both enjoyable and informative, written in an engaging style. Rhymes of Mother Goose he suggests, frequently are spiritual parables. He compares many of the famous aphorisms from Lao Tsu's Tao The Ching, noting simitarities of viewpoints. Carter feels that teaching of the Chinese philosopher and even Mother Goose nursery rhymes are addresses to some deeper level within each one of us. Consequently, a simple word, phrase, or idea in this meditative picture book might spark something deep within the reader.
There needs to be a level of respect and tolerance for those different from us. Verse 46 When the world follows the Tao, horses run free to fertilize the fields. When the world does not follow the Tao, war horses are bred ...
Author: Teri L Hooper
Publisher: Balboa Press
Do you feel like our schools only meet the needs of the compliant, middle-of-the-road child? Do you feel like our schools only value certain talents and strengths? Many of the cookie-cutter policies come from politicians who are more concerned about getting re-elected and less concerned about the thousands of teachers trying to make the best of a bad situation. Using the principles of the Tao De Ching could dramatically change the climate of our schools. Applying those ideals could change the way we look at education and could alone produce remarkable results.
The Tao Te Ching stresses the preferability of Non-Doing (wu wei) to Doing. ... One of the most beautiful pairs of lines in the Tao goes as follows: “When the world is in possession of the Tao,/The galloping horses are led to fertilise ...
Author: Harry Eyres
This book shows how our new-found ability to observe the Earth from “the necessary distance” has wide and profound cultural and ethical implications. First of all, it is the outcome of speculations and investigations of human beings in relation to their home planet carried out over millennia. In particular, it reveals a split between the ancient idea of the Earth as nurturing mother and the more recent conception of the Earth as a neutral resource able to be infinitely exploited by humankind. The 1968 Earthrise photograph, showing the beauty and fragility of the Earth, helped spark a worldwide environmental movement; now the comprehensive coverage of global change provided by satellites has the potential to convince us beyond reasonable doubt of the huge alterations being wrought upon the Earth and its climate system as a result of human actions, and of the need to act more responsibly.
Horses want us to cross over to the other side, in order to recognize the true nature of our relationships. “If men and women could find their centre in the Tao, the whole world would be transformed according to its natural rhythms.
Author: Ulrike Dietmann
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Spiritueller Ratgeber What if we purposefully tap the horse's ability to make us better humans? Ulrike Dietmann offers a heartwarming, empowering program for doing just that. In this book, she uses the model of the hero's journey, developed by the late author and mythologist Joseph Campbell, helping us consciously, and thereby much more efficiently, access what horses have been silently teaching riders, heroes, pioneers, leaders, and artists for millennia. Her graceful, intelligent writing is also clear and easy to understand as she makes some normally complex personal development principles surprisingly accessible. Horses are incredible teachers, but they need good translators to bring their wisdom to a wider human audience. Ulrike is a great translator of horse wisdom. Read this book, follow the activities, and answer the poignant, perceptive questions she asks, and I promise you, your life will change. You will become the hero of your own unique story, and you will realize once and for all, that, even when you wander off the main trail and get lost in the woods, you're never alone in this world.
The natures of oxen and horses are not the same , so oxen follow the ox nature , and it is the ox Tao , while ... This is because their natures are natures that contain nothing that may not be followed , and the Tao is the Tao that ...
Author: Peter H. Lee
Publisher: Columbia University Press
-- Wm. Theodore de Bary Wm. Theodore de Bary Wm. Theodore de Ba, Columbia University
But from the viewpoint of the Tao, “ the Tao interpenetrates and makes oneness,” so that a chih and a non-chih make a unit and horses with non-horses make a unit. Therefore it is said, “ the universe is one chih : all things are one ...
Author: Fung Yu-Lan
First published in 1947. The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy covers the major philosophers and philosophical movements in China from Confucius to the middle of the twentieth century including: Confucius, Mencius, Yang Chu and Mo Ti, the Dialecticians and Logicians, Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu, The Han Scholars, The Mystical School, The Ch'an Tsung of Buddhism, The Neo-Confucianist Philosophy.
—]ames Sheridan Knowles l've come to realize that women and horses are fully capable of weaving new myths into the future, perspectives based not on conquest and domination, but on harmony and collaboration. —Linda Kolaanov, The Tao of ...
Author: Steven Price
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
From the dawn of time, horses have been at once our idols and our companions, awakening in us feelings of awe and inspiration while serving as our partners in almost all human endeavors. Philosophers, artists, and writers have sought to describe their--and our--attraction to these magnificent creatures that have become all things to all people. This book will reflect the variety of our fascination with and love of horses, from classic texts of Greek and Roman philosophers, the Bible, and the Koran through Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Dickens to such contemporaries as Clint Eastwood, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Mr. Ed.
How can a large carriage be made to go without the crossbar ... or a small carriage without the arrangement for yoking the horses ? " ( Analects , 2:22 ) Rites must be truthful ; they must be yoked to their inner force ; rites are but ...
The TAO of Equus by Linda Kohanov (New World Library, 2001) Thinking with Horses by Henry Blake (Souvenir Press, 2007) Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine, PhD (North Atlantic Books, 1997) The Way of the Horse by Linda Kohanov (New World ...
Author: Melinda Folse
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Includes bibliographical references (p. -317) and index.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland SecurityPublish On: 2009
Allow me a moment to share with you my perspective on why horses deserve to be protected from slaughter . ... Author Linda Kohanov in The Tao of Equus cites research indicating that horses function at the level of human genius .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security