In the spread of Taoism, people will spread the writings and sayings in their religion. This particular religion focuses on mysterious and magical aspects of life. It diffused in East and Southeast Asia (Taiwan, Vietnam, Combodia, Korea, and Japan).
Major Branches: Religious Taoism (originating from the celestial Masters movement during the late Han Dynasty), Philosophical Taoism (based on the texts Dao De Jing and Zhuangzi), and Folk Taoism (Chinese folk region).
Major Denomination: 'Southern' Taoism (popular in Taiwan and South China) and 'Northern' Taoism (unknown to Westerners, but practuses among modern Taoists in mainland China.
Major sects: Literati Daoists (members of educated elite who focus on Daoist ideas), Communal Daoists (members of organized Daoist groups that follow daojiao or the 'Daoist teaching', and Yangsheng (focus on self-cultivation and known as pactitioners of yangsheng or "nurturing life."