I recently discovered the Steps of Yu.
Yu was a man in the prehistory of China, a man tied to its shamanic roots. He could transform into a bear, predict the weather and change the course of rivers. He is also considered one of the first Taoist saint.
Yu also danced the patterns of the stars, especially the Big Dipper which was considered sacred. The pattern he traced with his dancing was an invocation launched to the gods of the Heavens.
I’m charmed by the thought of a modern Tai Chi practitioner and Yu, separated by 4000 years of history, both slowly moving though divine patterns, in search of some cosmic connection.