EXPANDED     by Robin L. Gordon, Ph.D.

This is a map, courtesy of the Huntington Library, San Marino, that shows the journey taken by a Taoist priest, Ch’ang-Ch’un. It was made at the request of  Chinggis Khan. I am writing an article about this journey in relationship to the topic of evil.

Title: Field Notes from an Exploration of Evil

Abstract: The nature of evil and my relationship to it is explored in this paper recounting my attempt to understand spiritual dialogues between Chinggis Khan and a Taoist priest. I feared that my work might trigger my own shadow; however, the work has revealed both complexity and reward.

This page contains some preliminary information and

tentative plans for works in progress.

Waley, Arthur. (Trans).(1963). The travels of an alchemist: The journey of the Taoist Ch’ang-Ch’un from China to the Hindukush at the summons of Chingiz Khan, recorded by his disciple, Li Chih-Ch’ang. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Originally published in 1931.


Books or articles in progress.