The Land of the Wu 巫

Shamans, Buddhists, and Other Womyn Mystics

Daoism and Women of the Dao

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The Eight Immortals is a group of legendary, semi-historical beings in both religious Daoism and popular religion. From a famille rose serving dish, Qing dynasty, Qianlong (1736-95) decorated in the ‘Rockefeller pattern’.

The Eight Immortals cross the sea—each displaying his or her special prowess.

Zhen Luo – The Goddess of Luo River

“The door of total mastery is what the Old Master called the Mysterious Female . . .” This opening is not an ordinary opening. It is made of receptivity and creativity joining together. This is called the lair of spirit and energy. In it are the essences of desire and reason. Immortal Sisters, p25. by Daven Lee

TITLE: Jōga hongetsuTITLE TRANSLATION: Taoist deity Chang-e who stole the elixir of immortality. CALL NUMBER: FP 2 – JPD, no. 1367 (A size) [P&P]Restricted access; material extremely fragile; please use online digital image. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-jpd-01512 (digital file from original print) RIGHTS INFORMATION: No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY: Print shows a female deity, Chang-e, full-length, holding a vial of the elixir of immortality, as she rides on clouds to the moon. MEDIUM: 1 print : woodcut, color ; 27.1 x 17.3 cm. CREATED/PUBLISHED: [188-] CREATOR: Taiso, Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892, artist. NOTES: Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Tsuki hyaku shi : 100 aspects of the moon. Format: vertical Oban Nishikie, trimmed. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS: Women–Clothing & dress–Japan–1880-1890. Gods–Japan–1880-1890. Moon–1880-1890. FORMAT: Ukiyo-e Japanese Color 1880-1890.Woodcuts Japanese Color 1880-1890. REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID: (digital file from original print) jpd 01512 CONTROL #: 2008660378  Magazine


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