By Lindsey Wei
Trade paperback book
A young woman, Lindsey Wei, graduates from high school in American 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 let 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.
Praise for The Valley Spirit:
“I don’t know of a better written book about what is 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 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