Taoism is the underlying principle in all of Chinese culture. It is a system of thought that attempts to explain human existence in the Universe. It describes the natural interactions of Heaven and Earth upon Man, it attempts to give meaning to existence, and the study of Taoism allows us to find peace, truth and enlightenment.
It's origins extend back to the dawn of Chinese civilisation with the legendary Emperor Fu Hsi, more than 5,000 years ago, and has over the centuries grown and transformed to become a religion, a philosophy, a system of magic and a system of health practice. There is an incredible array of schools, sects and methods included in the world of Taoism, and despite the fact that they all teach with a different focus, none discounts the other.