Dennis Willmont has been practicing shiatsu, acupressure, Taijiquan, and Daoist meditation since 1971 and acupuncture since 1976. In 1969 Dennis received his bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Philosophy from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During this period, he took a philosophy course in Comparative Religion and was exposed to ancient Chinese Daoism and its primary text, the Daodejing. He intuitively understood that this text explained something about life and the world so comprehensive that nothing else he had read to date could compare. In particular, it seemed to convey a spiritual perspective that could be practiced in everyday life where the mundane world could be integrated with higher spiritual principles. These teachings became the seed potential that motivated Dennis’ future life direction.