Seven Taoist Masters

Seven Taoist Masters

A Folk Novel of China

By Eva Wong (Translator)

Shambhala, Paperback, 9781590301760, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2004

Description
History and legend are interwoven in this folk novel that both entertains and instructs. Written by an unknown author, "Seven Taoist Masters " is the story of six men and one woman who overcome tremendous hardships on the journey to self-mastery. These characters and their teacher, Wang Ch'ung-yang, are all historical figures who lived in the Southern Sung (1127-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. Wang is regarded as the greatest patriarch of the Complete Reality school, a highly purified branch of Taoism having a strong affinity with Zen Buddhism. The novel brings to life the essentials of Taoist philosophy and practice, both through the instructions offered by Wang--on topics such as the cultivation of mind and body, meditation techniques, and overcoming the obstacles to enlightenment--and through the experiences of the characters.


About the Author
Eva Wong is an independent scholar and a practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages. She has written and translated many books on Taoism and related topics, including Taoism: An Essential Guide, Cultivating Stillness, A Master Course in Feng-shui, Nourishing the Essence of Life, and Seven Taoist Masters.