Barry Long was known as a spiritual teacher who could speak intimately about love and the predicaments that women encounter in man's world. Usually spiritual teachers get most of their questions from serious young men. Barry Long's ability to deal with women's questions at his meetings drew them to him in increasing numbers. Alone among teachers of his generation, he was willing to speak openly about love and sex. And even though many of his answers were hard to take, it was apparent that his female audience was deeply touched by what he said.