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A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation

Lindsey Wei

A young woman, Lindsey Wei, graduates from high school in America and sets out to find her roots in China, questing for who she is and where her life path belongs. She discovers in herself a skill for martial arts and seeks the hidden knowledge of meditation. After three years of study in various martial styles and unveiling false teachers, she is finally led to the ancient Wudang Mountains. Here she meets a Daoist recluse, Li Shi Fu, who has renounced the world of the ‘red dust’ and long since retired into an isolated temple to cast oracles and read the stars. The coming together of these two extraordinary characters, master and disciple, begins a spiritual relationship taking the young adept on an unforgettable journey through the light and dark sides of modern China and deep into herself. Battling between earthly desires and heavenly knowledge, she makes the transformation into a dynamic and complete woman.

A coming-of-age, personal account, the book describes the lived experiences of a profoundly sincere, bitter yet ultimately liberating female quest. It is written for anyone who ponders the true meaning of Chinese wisdom and the way of the Dao in the hope of discovering a deeper strength within themselves.

Reference: The Valley Spirit: A Female Story of Daoist Cultivation by Lindsey Wei

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  1. Majid Buell says

    Hu! I am part of the way into this book Its a very personal story and really a woman’s story. As a male I can only partly relate . At a very similar age I was in combat and in the jungle. Then I had an NDE and the closest materials that came to what I was experiencing were in Taoist Alchemy. Over the years I found different teachers some good some really good but not for me. Now I am old and s student of a Sufi Master. I am fascinated by destiny and fortune. I have studied the Yijing since 1974 and am now studying Bazi as well as Arabic Astrolgy and Jyotish. This is a book to read even if it was fiction it gives some help to aspirants.

  2. Dunori says

    Haven’t read the book but this video is magnificent.

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