Wu Jyh Cherng (1958-2004), was a Taoist High Priest and Master of Meditation, Rites and Ceremonies. He was born in Taiwan, Republic of China, and moved with his parents to Rio de Janeiro in 1973. His first contact with Chinese Medicine, Oriental Arts and Meditation was with his father, Wu Chao Hsiang, a physician in Taiwan and Master in Tài Jí Quán (Tai Chi Chuan). He furthered his education in acupuncture, philosophy, science, art and mysticism with regular visits to the Far East, where he was ordained as a priest by the World Central Committee of Taoism based in Taiwan. In 1991 he founded the Taoist Society of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, and acted as its first regent master. Master Cherng spread the Taoist doctrine of the Orthodox Unitary Order and passed on his knowledge of this Tradition to his disciples and followers. He translated Taoist texts into Portuguese, such as the Tao Te Ching, The Book of the Path and Virtue, by Lao Tse. He also wrote several books, such as, I Ching – The Alchemy of Numbers, Tai Chi Chuan - The Alchemy of Movements and Initiation to Taoism (volumes I and II).