About Master Huang:

Tao Huang was born and grew up in Dingxi (Settling West) County in Northwest China. Master Huang was destined to be a healer or shaman according to a prophesy revealed at his family graveyard. In significant previous incarnations, he was twice a Buddhist and spent two lives as a Native American shaman. He began ch'i-kung practice during his teenage years, right after the Cultural Revolution, and healed many of his own physical ailments.

Ironically, while visiting the United States at the age of 24 on an exchange program, he discovered Taoism and became interested in other spiritual disciplines, including Christianity and Buddhism. After returning to China a year later, he searched for a temple where he could pursue Taoism. But after a short period, and on the Winter Solstice of 1988, he instead received his heart-sealed awakening through Lao Tzu, who directed him to move to America and deliver Taoism to the West. Later he was he ordained into the 26th lineage of the Dragon Gate School where he received the teachings of the talisman, Yellow Court, inner alchemy and mystic practice.

He emigrated to the United States in 1990 to offer the teachings of Laosim and the practices of Taoism under his spirit name, Valley Spirit. He is the author of a number of books, including Spiritual Anatomy: Your Journey Through Nehemiah's Dream Gates, Laoism: The Complete Teachings of Lao Zi (Lao Tzu), The Secrets of the Tao Te Ching, and Door to All Wonders: Application of the Tao Te Ching. He is currently working on a new book, Angelic Wings, dealing with the divine romance of yin and yang.

Master Huang founded the Ascending Hall Taoist Temple and is also the editor-in-chief of the seasonally-produced journal Mountain SKYLIGHT: A Journal of Inner Alchemy and Mystic Path.

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