The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life (Paperback)
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An ancient Taoist text rediscovered by Richard Wilhelm, who recognized it as essentially a practical guide to the integration of personality.
First translated into German by sinologist Richard Wilhelm, a friend of Carl Jung, The Secret of the Golden Flower describes a straightforward and silent meditation method that has been characterized as "Zen with details."
With a foreward and appendix by Carl Jung.
About the Author
Richard Wilhelm, C.G. Jung, and Cary F. Baynes, whose collective scholarship made possible the Bollingen edition of the I Ching, also contributed to this presentation of another ancient Taoist text. "The Secret of the Golden Flower," the treatise that forms the central part of this book, was discovered by Professor Wilhelm, who recognized it as essentially a practical guide to the integration of personality. His German translation, published in the autumn of 1929 shortly before his death, was immediately hailed by Jung as a link between the insights of the East and his own psychological research, a relationship explored by the great analytical psychologist in a brilliant and significant commentary. Cary F. Baynes rendered Wilhelm's German text into English.