Secret Teachings of Taoist women
- ISBN: 9783556432228
- 1989, 100 pages
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This collection of writings and poems demonstrates the accomplishments of the Immortal Sisters, distinguished female Taoist adepts from the fourth to the twelfth centuries.
It profiles six Taoist women, including Sun Bu-er, renowned in Chinese folklore as one of the Seven Immortals.
The translator’s introduction and commentaries offer insights into the Taoist tradition, in which the importance of feminine spiritual mastery transcended the limitations of a patriarchal society.