The Tao of Wu

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The Tao of Wu
Chris Norris (co-author)
CountryUnited States
PublisherRiverhead/Berkley/Penguin Books USA
Publication date
October 15, 2009
Preceded byThe Wu-Tang Manual 

The Tao of Wu is the second philosophical book written by Wu-Tang Clan member and 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.