"Aviilokín K'shi presents the literary world with a stunning piece of work. Daughter of Xiu carries all of the hallmarks of classic narrative poetry. The rhetorical device of parallelism is employed with exceptional skill and the allegory that runs for the entirety of the story dances between transcendent experiences and the reality of daily living."

— Readers' Favorite 5-star review by Asher Syed [Read Full Review]


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Daughter of Xiu


Li Chen has memories of her former lifetimes as a Taoist warrior mystic. She draws upon her inner power to free herself of her subjugated position as a woman in ancient China and once more, like in her past lives, dwell the mountains of the wild and cultivate the Tao. Daughter of Xiu is written in a poetic style while delivering Taoist spiritual principles through storytelling. The author, like his protagonist Li Chen, has drawn upon his past-life impressions of Tao cultivation and the ancient Orient in order to sketch a tale both transcendental and yet deeply human. Daughter of Xiu respectfully distances itself from Woke feminism; the story is available in both English and Dutch. The book received a five-star rating on Readers' Favorite.


When the soul is reborn, it usually forgets its previous incarnations. But those whose soul has endeavoured much in esoteric disciplines that refine the consciousness, such as yoga and meditation, they need not lose contact with their previous lifetimes; at least, not as much as the average individual.
Some Buddhist nuns or monks are accredited for having been able to recite ancient Buddhist scriptures since childhood, even though in their present incarnation they had no prior exposure to such texts as children. They might be able to identify people whom they knew in their former lives that are still alive at the time of their present incarnation, or objects that they had once owned.
My soul has incarnated often as a Buddhist and Taoist practitioner. Because mystical discipline is so strongly present in my soul, since childhood spiritual experiences have been a part of my life. I remember the incarnation process...

[This was a part of the introduction]

Chapter Four

Bamboo shoots cooked in dodder broth, a recipe prescribed by Dr. Yang for male and female fertility. I added the two tablespoons of rice wine. I only hoped my efforts of preventing pregnancy would prevail against the wisdom of Dr. Yang.
Li Chu, Li Long Fei’s mother, had nothing good to say about my cooking. She grumbled with her ancient, crackling voice about my inaptitude as a woman and that I but failed her son.
But I did not heed it, for those who are old in the ways of the ignorant should not be deemed wise. And those whose ancient roots are settled deep into the infertile soils of man’s artificial contrivances, know not the harmony of Tao. Should I deem one aged as thus an authority over myself? This would but violate a natural order, harming what truly matters in life. Who cannot see wisdom in a child, whose soul has yet returned to the timeless? Who cannot see false leadership in one whose bones are old but his soul too young to know the transcendental secret? They cannot see, and shall not see, for they prefer the order of the blind.

[This was a part of chapter four]

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