The Tao of Wu

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The Tao of Wu
Author RZA
Chris Norris (co-author)
Country United States
Language English
Genre Music
Publisher Riverhead/Berkley/Penguin Books USA
Publication date
October 15, 2009
Pages 243
ISBN 978-1594484858
Preceded by The Wu-Tang Manual

The Tao of Wu is the second philosophical book written by prominent Wu-Tang Clan member and principal producer, RZA. It is a sequel to The Wu-Tang Manual.[1]


The book details RZA's own personal path towards enlightenment. In the book he uses hip-hop lyrics, autobiographical anecdotes, and parables, to explain how he was simultaneously inspired by Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Bruce Lee, and Islam. His philosophies are listed under seven “Pillars of Wisdom,” which he considers as seven “key turning points in his life” that he hopes to share on the book's readers. The number seven is symbolic in itself, representing consciousness in numerology, god in the Supreme Mathematics of the Nation of Gods and Earths, and considered a divine number in several faiths such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.[2] The Book also details The RZA's attempted murder charge, and various production equipment he uses in the making of albums.


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