Taoism was one of the most valuable philosophies in ancient China, and Lao Tzu was one of the most important philosophers of Taoism. Lao Tzu believed in the concept of ‘Wu Wei,’ which was very complicated and communicates multiple meanings. It could mean doing nothing, creating nothingness, not forcing, not acting, acting spontaneously, and going with the flow.
Outer alchemy was a tradition of Taoism, which using different kinds of minerals such as cinnabar, lead, mercury, and sulfur to create medicines and elixirs. Taking medicines and elixirs might cause physical changes within the body, and separation from the soul.
The two posters exhibit the relationship between Chinese ancient Taoism and modern western culture. Here, you are able to transcend time, and get to know two different cultures in different periods of time.