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Summary of the Chinese Concepts on Which Is Based the Idea of the Golden Flower, or Immortal Spirit-Body

The Tao, the undivided, great One, gives rise to two opposite reality principles, the dark and the light, yin and yang. These are at first thought o f only as forces o f nature apart from man. Later, the sexual polarities and others as well are derived from them. From yin comes K ‘un, the receptive feminine principle; from yang comes Ctiien , the creative masculine principle; from yin comes wing, life; from yang, hsing or human nature.