About Taoist Living

Taoist Living features the work of William Martin. Essays, poems, and excerpts from his books will appear here at intervals, as well as news of new releases. Occasionally we will publish book reviews and essays from other authors on the theme of Taoist living in a time of transformation and revolution.

“If you would like to support my work beyond purchasing my books, please check out my “patron” page. I very much appreciate the community of people who join in this support.”  – Bill


We are looking forward to the next ‘Ask Us Anything’, co-hosted with Nancy Martin. October 16th and 10am (pacific time! That’s 1pm for our East Coast friends).Interview speaking event with William and Nancy Martin

Want to join the conversation? Find it here: Facebook Event page.

Activist's coverHis latest book, The Activist’s Tao Te Ching – Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution will be published by New WorldLibrary in the Spring of 2016. It is now available at bookstores and on-line at Amazon, and Indiebound






Happy Independence Day!

NW Bookbinding is pleased to announce that William Martin’s newly published book, The Activist’s Tao Te Ching – Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution, (New World Library, paperback edition 1016) is now available in a special hand-bound hardback edition. Bill considers this his most important work. It deals with many subjects we would all rather avoid, but presents them against a background of hope and confidence in the unstoppable movement of the Tao.

The paperback edition is available at all bookstores and on-line sellers, but this hand-bound edition is available only through NW Bookbinding. It is bound using traditional sewing techniques, cased in a flat-back hardcover and is covered in an archival quality book cloth. The care and craftsmanship put into this edition is appropriate to the critical and timeless message of the words. It will last as an indispensable guide throughout the decades during which a momentous transformation will occur. 


The cost of this edition is $65. Go to NW Bookbinding for more information on ordering.


Listen to discussion with William Martin on Good Vibrations Radio:


Solarzar- Good Vibrations Radio

From Solarzar, Radio host:

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Recent interview with William Martin on Good Vibrations Radio:

And  a video of a New World Library interview with William Martin, discussing The Activist’s Tao Te Ching