Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women (Paperback)

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    ITEM#: 2874525

    Thomas Cleary is highly regarded as one of the greatest contemporary translators of Asian texts. Among his translations are many classic texts of Buddhism, Taoism, andI Ching studies, including The Essential Tao, Awakening to the Tao, and The Buddhist I Ching. His works have been retranslated into German, Italian, French, Turkish, Hebrew, Spanish, Czech, Thai, Indonesian, Mandarin, and other modern languages.
    Immortal Sisters presents 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 Sisters sheds light on the spiritual methods taught and practiced by these women and illustrates the importance of the feminine in Taoism.

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    ISBN 9781556432224
    Genre RELIGION / Taoism (see also PHILOSOPHY / Taoist)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 90
    Publisher Date 1996-11-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher North Atlantic Books
    Copyright Year 19960601
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Secret Teachings of Taoist Women
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience College/higher education

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