Immortal Sisters: Secrets of Taoist Women

ISBN-10: 1556432224

ISBN-13: 9781556432224

Edition: 2nd

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Description: Immortal Sisterspresents life stories and teachings of distinguished female Taoist adepts who lived from the third to twelfth centuries. Among them is the poet and mystic Sun Bu-er, who passed into folklore as one of the famous Seven Immortals and appears as a character in countless popular novels of China. These accomplished women, renowned in their own day and in history, represent a uniquely female heritage of spiritual mastery. Through poems, stories, teachings, and commentaries,Immortal Sisterssheds light on the spiritual methods taught and practiced by these women and illustrates the importance of the feminine in Taoism.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 11/11/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Translator's Introduction
Sun Bu-er
Fourteen Poems
Commentary
Gathering the Mind
Nurturing Energy
Carrying Out Practice
Cutting Off the Dragon
Cultivating the Elixir
The Womb Breath
The Convergence and the Fire
Grafting the Medicine
Refining the Spirit
Ingestion of the Medicine
Abstention from Grain
Facing a Wall
Projecting the Spirit
Flying
The Secret Texts
Unexcelled True Scripture of Inner Experiences of Jadelike Purity
True Scripture on Inner Nourishment of the Embryonic Basis of Jadelike Purity
Precious Treatise on Preservation of Unity on the Great Way
Poetry of Female Real People: Alchemical Secrets of the Feminine Tao
Wu Cailuan
Fan Yunqiao
Cui Shaoxuan
Tang Guangzhen
Zhou Xuanjing
Sun Bu-er
Spiritual Alchemy for Women
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