Author Rosemarie Anderson reveals the feminine nature of the Tao as depicted in the Tao Te Ching as “mother,” “virgin,” and the “womb of creation.” She then discloses how Tao’s message of wei wu wei—“act without acting” and “do without doing”—offers a path of peace and well-being for ourselves and for our relations with the earth and one another, a path that arises from spontaneous action that seeks no gain for the self. This new translation, commentaries, and illustrations of Chinese calligraphy shed new light on the esoteric wisdom contained within the Tao Te Ching and on the mystical feminine essence of the Tao.
Rosemarie Anderson, Ph.D., is professor emerita of psychology at Sofia University, an author, and an Episcopal priest. In 2017 she received the Abraham Maslow Heritage Award from the Society of Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She is the author of several books, including Celtic Oracles and Transforming Self and Others through Research. She lives in rural Oregon surrounded by wilderness and wildlife.