Now Available!

Sanctuary of Tao
Logic of the Book of Changes Seminar

The rescheduled seminar on the Logic of the Book Changes is taking place on Saturday, August 25th, in Phoenix. A few spots still remain, so if you wish to attend, Register Now! 

The seminar will include explanations on the three ancient and traditional formations of the 64 Hexagrams of the I Ching (Book of Changes). Plus, many other insights into the use of the Book of Changes. This seminar is truly one of kind and should not be missed by anyone who has a deep interest in the Book of Changes.

Location is at Stuart’s home in Phoenix, AZ. Class hours are from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tea and snacks will be available throughout the day. Students are responsible for their own lunch. This is a long awaited and requested class by many students. Register Now!


Transformation Through Good Literature:
Teachings of Wen Chang, Taoist God of Literature

With its unique system of philosophical and spiritual cultivation, Transformation Through Good Literature teaches how to be a good human being, or as other Taoist works might define this, a True Person. Not accomplished solely from Internal Alchemy practices, attaining deep meditative states of mind, nor even through the imbibing of secret formulas (such as a pill of immortality), becoming a True Person takes great philosophical understanding and mindfulness of one’s conduct and thoughts. More

New PDF Books!
We are now selling PDF versions of several of our paperback books. Check out what’s available here!

Free PDF
Tai Shang Gan Ying Pian

The Supreme Exalted One’s Treatise on Actions and Retributions
This PDF provides the basic English translation and original Chinese text. It was created for the purpose of being a quick reference for the study and recitation of this classical work.

For more information about the treatise, including Stuart Alve Olson’s introduction, commentaries, notes, and insights into the text, please see Actions & Retributions: A Taoist Treatise on Attaining Spiritual Virtue, Longevity, and Immortality.

Tai Ji Quan Shi Yong Fa: Practical Use Methods of Taijiquan
A Commemorative Book for a Combined Assembly of Yang Family Taijiquan Lineage Holders

(Chinese Text Only)

Authored by Yang Chengfu, Compiled and Edited by Liang Hancao and Han Zhengsheng

Collector Edition (Chinese language only)
This Chinese reproduction by Valley Spirits Arts comes from an original work on the Practical Use Methods of Tai Ji Quan. This commemorative book was originally compiled by a combined assembly of Yang Family Taijiquan lineage holders who held a conference during the third month of 1953 at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan. The book contains many photos of the event as well as 102 photographs of Yang Chengfu performing the Yang Family Taijiquan postures, eight photos of the two main sets of Taijiquan Pushing Hands, thirty-seven photos of Yang Chengfu performing Taijiquan applications, and fourteen photos of the Taiji Spear two-person set (featuring Master Chen Weiming). The book also contains many original Yang Family writings, lineage charts and photos of teachers and biographies of Yang Family members and disciples (Chinese text only).

This collector’s edition is a companion work to the short film (narrated in English) that Master T.T. Liang produced at the conference, also available from Valley Spirit Arts in the DVD Master T.T. Liang Taijiquan Demonstrations. The rare historical footage in the DVD includes demonstrations of Prof. Cheng Man-Ch’ing’s 37-Posture T’ai Chi Ch’uan Solo Form, Master T.T. Liang’s 178-Posture Two-Person (San Shou) T’ai Chi Ch’uan Set, T’ai Chi Double-Edged Sword Form, and the San-Cai (Three Powers) Sword Fencing Set.

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The Tai Ji Quan Shi Yong Fa: Practical Use Methods of Taijiquan book and Master T.T. Liang Taijiquan Demonstrations DVD are true historical treasures on the art of Taijiquan.

Purchase the Yang Family Lineage Holders Book and DVD Set at the discounted price of $69.95 ($79.90 when sold separately).


Tai Ji Quan: 105-Posture Yang Style Solo Form Instructions and Applications

The long-awaited third volume in the Chen Kung Series presents the detailed instructions on the original Yang Style 105-Posture Taijiquan form, along with explanations of the practical self-defense applications, commentaries by Chen Kung, translations of the illustrations in the text, and notes by Stuart Alve Olson. A truly remarkable, insightful work that complements anyone’s library on the art of Taijiquan.

Chen Kung Series Update

Next book in the series to be published: Tai Ji San Shou & Da Lu: Mastering the Two-Person Application Skills, vol. 5.

Other books and DVDs in the Chen Kung Series

In the Future!

Online Master’s Program on the Art of Taijiquan

Each lesson in this program will be taught in detail by Stuart Alve Olson, along with explanations on various self-defense techniques, intrinsic energies, principles, and theories. These lessons go beyond just demonstrations and instructions, delving deeply into the aspects for mastering Taijiquan practice. Sixty+ lessons will eventually be made available. Study them one-by-one at your own pace. Check back for updates as they become available and join our mailing list.

Valley Spirit Arts specializes in books and DVDs on Taoist philosophy, martial art, and Chinese health-related subjects. Featuring the works of author Stuart Alve Olson, longtime student of Master T.T. Liang, and translators Johan Hausen and Jonas Todd Akers.

Contact us about volume discounts for teachers, bookstores, and organizations. Join our joint Newsletter with the Sanctuary of Tao.


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