The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life

The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life Reading The Secret Of The Golden Flower A Chinese Book Of Life By Richard Wilhelm The Ancient Taoist Text That Forms The Central Part Of This Book Was Discovered By Wilhelm, Who Recognized It As Essentially A Practical Guide To The Integration Of Personality Foreword And Appendix By Carl Jung Illustrations Translated By Cary F Baynes.A Helen And Kurt Wolff Book

  • 4.5
  • 843
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • Paperback
  • 161 pages
  • 9781850630050
  • The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life
  • Richard Wilhelm

10 thoughts on “The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life

  1. John Kulm says:

    Secret of the Golden Flower is an ancient Chinese book from an esoteric religious sect In Memories, Dreams, Reflections Jung wrote this about it I devoured the manuscript at once, for the text gave me undreamed of confirmation of my ideas about the mandala and the circumambulation of the center That was the first event which broke through my isolation I became aware of an affinity I could establish ties with something and someone I don t like rating a book like this by stars If you re into Jung this is an important text but if you re not it probably won t be up your alley For me, personally, the book s teaching about non action strikes a chord and makes me understand the words have no expectations as something active rather than passive a conscious action Here are two quotes on the subject The most important things in the great Tao are the words action through non action Non action prevents a man from becoming entangled in form and image In what does the spiritual Elixer consist It means forever dwelling in purposelessness What I have revealed here in a word is the fruit of a decade of effort On meditation The chief thought of this section is that the most important thing for achieving the circulation of the light it rhythmical breathing The further the work advances, the deeper becomes the teaching During the circulation of the light, the pupil must co...

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  4. Scott says:

    Great little manual of meditation and philosophy Each time you read it you are sure to discover something new.

  5. Sarah says:

    The poetry and symbolism in this ancient text shed light in my life during a shadowy time Real transformational symbolism.

  6. David says:

    A fascinating work of Taoist literature and the first in the genre that I ve read so far which even came close to being understandable in English a credit to the translator Richard Wilhelm.

  7. mbramblett2000 says:

    This is an excellent book This isn t a religious text It s a Taoist Method Text It s related to advanced Fire, Water, Air path breathing and internal meditation See Taoist texts about Tai Chi and internal arts For ...

  8. Maureen says:

    This lovely book is a description of an ancient Chinese meditation technique, and the underlying philosophy Cleary also translated this work, but I find his rendition pedantic than Wilhelm s By practicing this straightforward medit...

  9. ellen says:

    What That was mostly my thoughts on this There may be a lot in here of use, but it wasn t necessarily written for anyone s use.

  10. Mary Overton says:

    Jung s marvelous commentary is balm for the writer s psyche He warns us against being enthralled to the secret objective of gaining power through words He explains how this ancient text guides one through disentanglement Here is the context in which Jung makes his statement It is really my purpose to push aside without mercy the metaphysical claims of all esoteric teaching the secret objective of gaining power through words ill accords with our profound ignorance which we should have the modesty to confess It is my firm intention to bring things which have a metaphysical sound into the daylight of psychological understanding, and to do my best to prevent the public from believing in obscure words of power pg 128Read through Jung s lens, you can see the narrator telling us, right at the beginning of his text, that it is not to be taken literally, that it is an allegory Master Lu tsu said, That which exists through itself is called the Way Tao Tao has neither name nor shape It is the one essence also translated human nature ...

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