Ta Men Tao
Danaan Press Inc, May 13, 2008 - 89 pages
The TA MEN TAO is an expanded, highly edited rewriting of the 81 poems of the Chinese classic, the "Tao Te Ching" [Dao De Jing].
Athenadorus's expansion and restatement of the classical Chinese original into the "Ta Men Tao" ["Da Men Dao"] was done in order to bring forth and flesh out more fully the Danaan aspects underpinning this great work, so that he might present it as the third volume in the expanding body of literature which reveals the continuing, continual growth of Goddess-worship among the peoples who treasure the Earth.
"The Ta Men Tao" is not meant to be a pro-forma, academic translation of the original Taoist document. Athenadorus had three principle objectives in rewriting the "Tao Te Ching" into the "Ta Men Tao" to remove the sexist statements that occur in the original, to replace its emphasis on two opposites with the Danaan realization of the three--two complements and their interaction--and to fill in and expand from those poetic holes left by the incomplete restoration done when the Chinese were recovering from the first emperor's burning of the books.
This restatement of the "Tao Te Ching" in terms of the principles of the Danaan Worldview continues Athenadorus's forging of a strong bond between the East and West. This process was begun in the "Second Phaedran Letter," by pairing Danaan Greek and Japanese Shinto terms to show their essential unity, its Japanese name being "Da-ne-Shinto" "the Way of the Deity of the Great Beginning."
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