Wild Waters and the Tao

Wild Waters and the Tao explores the territory where wild nature, the spirituality of free flowing water and Taoism meet.


Water shapes this work. I co-create it with water. I paddle the wild river, then sit (or camp) on its banks and write. I paint the feelings and perceptions the river offers.

- Rod MacIver


From the Introduction:

This work is inspired by the poetry of ancient Zen and Taoist hermits, many of them monks, who lived hundreds and thousands of years ago in remote mountains in China. They wrote about acceptance, silence, solitude and living close to the beauty and mystery of nature. They tried to put into words that which can’t be put into words. They wrote about “soundless music.”



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96 pages • Full-color throughout

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