Daoism arose in China. It traces its origin to the philosopher Lao-zi, who lived in the sixth century BCE. Over time, Daoism has developed into two streams: philosophical Daoism and religious Daoism. Philosophical Daoism (Dao Jia) is based on the writings of Lao-zi, Chuang-tzu, and their successors. It strives toward mystical union with the Dao, the principle of transformation that underlies the ever-changing universe. Religious Daoism (Dao Jiao), draws from several philosophical and religious...
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-: Illustration of the Daoist Pantheon

-: Queen Mother of the West

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