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The Valley Spirit: A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation Paperback – 28 Feb 2013
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I don't know of a better written book about what it is like to cultivate the Dao in China today. --Red Pine/Bill Porter, author of Road to Heaven Encounters with Chinese Hermits and Zen Baggage
This is book that promises not just a glimpse into the re-emergence of Daoism in China today but some deep insights into the struggle between earthly desires and heavenly knowledge. The Valley Spirit is unique... This book gives an intimate account of a journey towards enlightenment that is inevitable tainted by sexuality, age and upbringing. (Ancient to Future blog)
Ms. Wei's ability to bring her readers on a spiritual journey that is at once confusing, challenging, and beautiful makes "The Valley Spirit" an enlightening read for all who seek their own life path. (Deerfield Magazine (Deerfield Academy, MA))
A timeless tale of internal martial arts, wild medicine, healing and Daoist wisdom - the most interesting and thought-provoking book I have read for some years. (Alex Kozma, author of Esoteric Warriors and Warrior Guards the Mountain)
I don't know of a better written book about what it is like to cultivate the Dao in China today. (Red Pine/Bill Porter, author of Road to Heaven - Encounters with Chinese Hermits and Zen Baggage)
A unique personal account, this book follows Lindsey's journey... A true story, this book describes the living experience of a profoundly sincere, bitter and ultimately liberating female quests. It will be of interest to anyone who has ever pondered the true meaning of Chinese wisdom and the Dao De Jing, or practises meditation and yoga in the hope of discovering a deeper strength within themselves. (Cygnus Review)
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This book didn't quite tick either box for me. It's well written but the author seems focused a lot on "what it is to be a woman" and the effect of renunciation on her own love life.
I would have preferred a more detailed description of what she was learning (as in "opening the dragon gate" by Kaiguo Chen) or a more detailed, autobiographical account of her fascinating journey. (as in "fourth uncle in the mountain" by Quang van Nguyen)
Nevertheless it's a good read and there are too few books that document genuine teachers and traditions in this day and age.
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