The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated Fr – CULTURAL HERITAGE BOOKS
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.
The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.

The Secret of the Golden Flower : a Chinese Book of Life Translated From Chinese and Explained by Richard Wilhelm ; With a European Commentary by C.g. Jung.

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London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1954. Ninth impression. Hardcover. 151 pages : illustrated ; 23 cm. Tattered dust jacket, previous owner gift inscription on the fly leaf, no other markings elsewhere within this book. Binding is firm.


THE SECRET OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER

When the wisdom of the Chinese is laid before a Westerner, he is very likely to ask why such profound wisdom did not save China from its recent horrors. Of course, he does not stop to think that the Chinese asks with equal scepticism why the much boasted scientific knowledge of the West did not save it from two World Wars.

Mastery of the inner world, with a relative contempt for the outer, must inevitably lead to gr.eat catastrophes. Mastery of the outer world , to the exclusion of the inner, delivers us over to the daemonic forces of the latter and keeps us barbaric despite all outward forms of culture. This is the point of view established in The Secret of the Golden Flower. Through the combined efforts of Wilhelm and Jung we have for the first time a way of understanding Eastern wisdom which satisfies all sides of our minds.

But this book not only gives us a new approach to the East, it also strengthens the point of view evolving in the West with respect to the Psyche. The modern man asks himself whether he does not contain within him a store of unexplored forces which, if rightly understood, would give him a new vision of himself. Here his question is answered from two sources, an ancient Chinese Yoga system and an analytical psychology. The Secret of the Golden Flower is the secret of the powers of growth latent in the psyche, and these same powers also form the theme of Jung's commentary. In it he has shown the profound psychological development resulting from the right relationship of the forces within the psyche.

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