Scott Shaw
Scott Shaw Books

Scott Shaw has written numerous books. Many of these titles have been translated into various languages and published across the globe. He has also contributed to a number of books written by other authors and editors.

Scott's writing spans the gambit from Spirituality, to Martial Arts, to Filmmaking, onto Literature, Poetry, Photo Essays, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences.

Books by Scott Shaw can be purchased at your local bookstore or can be ordered online. Here is the Scott Shaw Books at Amazon page where you can find many of his titles.

Click on the title(s) below and you will be taken to where you can find out more information about each book.

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About Peace: Ways to be at Peace When Things are Out of Control (108 Ways to Be at Peace When Things Are Out of Control)

Advanced Taekwondo (Tuttle Martial Arts)

Apostrophe Zen: Further Zen Ramblings from the Internet

Arc Left from Istanbul: A Photographic Exploration

Ballet for a Funeral

Bangkok and the Nights of Drunken Stupor

Bangkok: Beyond the Buddha

Buddha in the Looking Glass
Buddha in the Looking Glass: Further Zen Ramblings from the Internet

Bus Ride...(s)

Cairo Before the Aftermath: A Photographic Exploration

Cambodian Refugees
Cambodian Refugees in Long Beach, California: The Definitive Study

Chi Kung for Beginners

China Deep

Echoes from Hell

El Ki o la energia dinamica (Spanish Edition)

El Pequeno Libro del Tiempo (Spanish Edition)

Pequeño Libro De La Respiración, El

El Pequeno Spain
El Pequeno Libro de la Respiration


Essence The Zen of Everything

Fade into Obscurity
Fade into Obscurity

Guangzhou A Photographic Exploration

Hapkido Articles on Self-Defense (Volume 1)

Hapkido Articles on Self-Defense: Volume Two

Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense

Hapkido: Essays on Self Defense

Hong Kong Out of Focus

Il Fluire del Ki. Segreti Coreani Per Coltivare L'Energia Dinamica

Independent Filmmaking: Secrets of the Craft
Independent Filmmaking: Secrets of the Craft - Hardcover

In the Foreboding Shadows of Holiness

Israel in the Oblique

Junk: The Back Streets of Bangkok

Kathmandu and Beyong
Kathmandu and Beyond: A Photographic Exploration

L.A.: Tales from the Suburban Side of Hell

Last Will and Testament According to the Divine Rites of the Drug Cocaine

Los Angeles Koreatown: An Urban Geographical View of the Factors That Lead to It's Inception & It's Current Urbanization

L.A. Street Shots: A Photographic Exploration

La vita secondo lo zen

Love Lived Too Long
Love Lived Too Long

Lo zen e la vita

Macau in Black and White: A Photographic Exploration

Marguerite Duras And Charles Bukowski: The Yin And Yang Of Modern Erotic Literature

Mastering Health: The A To Z of Chi Kung

Nirvana in a Nutshell: 157 Zen Meditations
Nirvana in a nutshell 157 zen reflections

No Kisses for the Sinner

Northern Thailand: Chiang Mai and Beyond: A Photographic Exploration

One Word Meditations

On the Hard Edge of Hollywood

Pagan, Burma: Shadows of the Stupa

Rangoon and Mandalay
Rangoon and Mandalay: A Photographic Exploration

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The Roller Blade Seven: A Photographic Exploration

Sake in a Glass, Sushi with your Fingers: Fifteen Minutes in Tokyo

Samurai Zen

Scream of the Buddha

Scream Southeast Asia
Scream: Southeast Asia and the Dream

Screenshot Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
Screenshot Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: A Photographic Exploration

Screenshot Reykjavik: A Photographic Exploration

Screenshot Tokyo
Screenshot Tokyo: A Photographic Exploration

Scribbles on the Restroom Wall

Sedona Realm of the Vortex

Shama Baba

Shanghai Whispers Shanghai Screams

Shattered Thoughts

Simple Bliss

Singapore Off Center

Skid Row 1983: A Photographic Exploration

Snapshot Tibet
Snapshot Tibet: A Photographic Exploration

South Korea in a Blur

Suicide Slowly

Taekwondo. 50 essential techniques / BI.Taekvondo.50 osnovnykh priemov

Taekwondo Basics (Tuttle Martial Arts Basics)

TKD Vietnam
Taekwondo Căn bản

Tempest in a Teapot and the Den of Zen

Ten to Thirty
Ten to Thirty

The Abstract Arsenal of Zen
The Abstract Arsenal of Zen and the Psychology of Being: Further Zen Ramblings from the Internet

The Chronicles: Zen Ramblings from the Internet

The Ki Process: Korean Secrets for Cultivating Dynamic Energy

The Little Book of Yoga Breathing: Pranayama Made Easy. . .

The Little Book of Yoga Meditation
The Little Book of Yoga Meditation - Hardcover

The Little Book of Zen Meditation

The Lyrics

The Most Beautiful Woman in Shanghai

The Passionate Kiss of Illusion

The Screenplays

The Tao of Chi

The Tao of Self-Defense

The Voodoo Buddha

The Warrior is Silent: Martial Arts and the Spiritual Path- An Illustrated Workbook

The Zen pf Life
The Zen of Life, Lies, and Aberrant Reality

The Zen of Modern Life and the Reality of Reality


TKO: Lost Nights in Tokyo

Urban India: Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow: A Photographic Exploration

Varanasi and Bodh Gaya: Shade of the Bodhi Tree: A Photographic Exploration

Wet Dreams and Placid Silence

Words in the Wind
Words in the Wind: Further Zen Ramblings from the Internet

Won Ton of the Blue Vision
Wo' Ton of the Blue Vision: Further Zen Ramblings from the Internet

Yoga: A Spiritual Guidebook

Yoga the Inner Journey

Yosemite End of the Winter: A Photographic Exploration

Zen and Again
Zen and Again: The Metaphysical Philosophy of Psychology

Zen and Modern Consciousness

Zen Buddhism: The Pathway To Nirvana
Zen Buddhism: The Pathway to Nirvana - Hardcover

Zen Filmmaking
Zen Filmmaking - Hardcover

Zen Filmmaking 2
Zen Filmmaking 2: Further Writings on the Cinematic Arts

Zen in the Blink of an Eye
Zen in the Blink of an Eye - Hardcover

Zen Mind Life Thoughts

Zen O'Clock: Time To Be

Zen: Tales from the Journey


Here are a few of the books Scott Shaw contributed to and recommends:

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Joe Estevez: Wiping Off the Sheen

Scott wrote the introduction for this book.

Gods In Polyester: A Survivors' Account Of 70's Cinema Obscura

Scott wrote a chapter for this book.

Ultimate Guide to Tae Kwon Do

Scott contributed two chapters to this book.

The Ultimate Martial Arts Q&A Book : 750 Expert Answers to Your Essential Questions

Scott wrote the majority of the Korean martial arts section used in this book.

The Martial Arts Sourcebook

Scott wrote the Chinese history section for this book.

Tuttle Dictionary of the Martial Arts of Korea, China & Japan

Scott was the editor for the Korean language section of this book.

The Law of Attraction: Making it Work for You!

Scott wrote the introduction for this book.

Here is a list of some of the book that discuss or reference Scott Shaw:

Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

Great chapter in this book titled, “Shaw For Sore Eyes.”

The Martial Arts Encyclopedia

Scott Shaw's Martial Arts Biography can be found in this book.

Sri Swami Satchidananda: Portrait of a Modern Sage

There is a photograph of Scott Shaw with Swami Satchidananda in this book.

Who's Who in Entertainment 1998-1999

Film Directors

Film Directors: A Complete Guide

Film Writers Directory

Film Producers, Studios, Agents and Casting Directors Guide (6th ed)

Samurai: Webster's Timeline History, 1147 - 2007

Film Writers Directory: 8th Edition

Cinematographers, Production Designers, Costume Designers and Film Editors Guide

Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895-1998

The Hollywood Who's Who: The Actors and Directors in Today's Hollywood

Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film and Television Credits, Vol. 2: Filmography

Here is a list of some of the books that reference or mention the writings of Scott Shaw:

The Local Scenes and Global Culture of Psytrance (Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology)

Survivors: Cambodian Refugees in the United States (Asian American Experience)

Asian American Genealogical Sourcebook (Genealogy Sourcebook)

The Blood of the Saints

Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts

Living Agelessly: Answers to Your Most Common Questions About Aging Gracefully (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

Psychological and Spiritual Factors in Martial Arts Programs for People with Physical Disabilities

Martial Arts For Dummies

Traditional Taekwondo: Core Techniques, History and Philosophy

See Sally Kick Ass: A Woman's Guide to Personal Safety

Vera vita di Bruce Lee. Storia, ambizioni e caduta di uno spirito guerriero

Birding and Mysticism Volume 2: Enlightenment Through Bird Watching

Self-Massage for Athletes

Yoga for the Joy of It!

Not Just Victims: Conversations with Cambodian Community Leaders in the United States (Asian American Experience)

Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America

Mindfulness & Meditation Workshops for Eating Disorder Recovery -- A guidebook for RYT yoga instructors and licensed psychotherapists

Healthy Selfitude: A practical approach to self-acceptance using performing arts and yoga techniques

Zen 1011 (German Edition)

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith

Sanatan DharmaFundamentals of Hinduism: An Overview of Hindu Spirituality

The Promise: Make Your Life Rich by Discovering Your Best Self

Cracking the Glass Darkly: Discovering the Power and the Ecstasy of Your True, Cosmic Self
277 Mil (Spanish Edition)

Spirits of the Lesser Gods: A Critical Examination of Reiki and Christ-Centered Healing

Yoga: An Annotated Bibliograpy of Works in English, 1981-2005

Beyond words: pornography and style translated in Charles Bukowski’s two poems from Love is a Dog from Hell

Practices of Freedom: Re-disciplining Bodies Through Martial Arts (Dissertation)

Here is a list of some of the books that detail or discuss Zen Filmmaking and/or the films of Scott Shaw:

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking:

Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film and Television Credits, Vol. 2: Filmography

The Psychotronic Video Guide To Film

Visions of the Apocalypse: Spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema

Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic's Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made

Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film

Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

The Essential Monster Movie Guide: A Century of Creature Features on Film, TV, and Video

What Were They Thinking: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15

The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula

The Dracula Syndrome

Samurai: Webster's Timeline History, 1147 - 2007

Science Fiction Film Directors, 1895-1998

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

Mr. Skin's Skincyclopedia: The A-to-Z Guide to Finding Your Favorite Actresses Naked

Horror and Science Fiction Films IV (v. 4)

Guide to American Cinema, 1965-1995

Quinlan's Illustrated Directory of Film Stars

International Television & Video Almanac 2003

Hollywood Stunt Performers: A Dictionary and Filmography of over 600 Men and Women, 1922-1996>

American Monsters

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Nuclear Movies: A Critical Analysis and Filmography of International Feature Length Films Dealing With Experimentation, Aliens, Terrorism, Holocaust

Bowker's Complete Video Directory 1993: Volume 1 Entertainment

Bowker's Complete Video Directory 2001 (Bowker's Complete Video Directory. 4 Volume Set, 2001)

Bowker's Complete Video Directory 2012

The Golden Age of Crap

The Film Lover's Companion: An A to Z Guide to 2,000 Stars and the Movies They Made

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Encyclopedia of Popular Music (10 Vols))

Film Directors: a Complete Guide

Hells: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

Tales from the Cult Film Trenches: Interviews with 36 Actors from Horror, Science Fiction and Exploitation Cinema

Joe Estevez: Wiping Off the Sheen

Guillermo del Toro 203 Success Facts - Everything you need to know about Guillermo del Toro

So Bad, It's Good: More Than 50 Great Films for Your Bad Movie Night


Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2013 (Lentz's Performing Arts Obituaries)

The Totally Sweet 90s: From Clear Cola to Furby, and Grunge to "Whatever", the Toys, Tastes, and Trends That Defined a Decade

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Vol. 15

Mais Vampiros No Cinema

Mais Vampiros No Cinema Volume 2 - Décadas de 1980 - 1990

Mais Vampiros No Cinema: Volume 3 - Décadas de 2000 - 2010

Film Review 1991-1992: Including Video Releases

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

What Happens Next?: Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture

The Phantom of the Movies' VIDEOSCOPE: The Ultimate Guide to the Latest, Greatest, and Weirdest Genre Videos

Chupacabra: Creatura mitologia o reale?

The Art of Movies

Karl Vincent's Vampire Trivia quiz book: A look at Vampires in the visual media

Total Cults: How to Love Movies You Probably Shouldn't

The Bigfoot Filmography: Fictional and Documentary Appearances in Film and Television

Vampirfilme - Die ersten hundert Jahre (1915 - 2015) (German Edition)

The Halloween Lectures: Fifteen Fiendish Years of Vampires, Werewolves, Witches, Wizards, Monsters, Movies, Tudors, Tricks and Treats

Nam: The Lost Conflict Film Guide

The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking: