Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing (Google eBook)

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Lantern Books, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 424 pages
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From the Publisher: The Five Spirits are the Taoist map of the human psyche. The system provides a mythical view of the nervous system and forms the basis of Chinese medical psychology. It also describes a precise and efficient technology for spiritual transformation, the process through which a human being rediscovers their essential wholeness and innate connection to the divine. The Five Spirits can be understood as the Taoist version of the Chakra System of Vedic India. Like the chakras, the spirits exist as centers of consciousness in the subtle body rather than as structures in the physical body. Just as each chakra relates to a particular level of consciousness, each spirit relates to a particular aspect of human awareness, a particular vibration or frequency of psychic energy. An understanding of the Five Spirits is the key that opens the doorway to the mysteries of Taoist psycho-spiritual alchemy. By taking advantage of the discoveries of Western archetypal psychology and new discoveries about the mind and nervous system, we can decipher the Five Spirits and reorganize the system in a way that has proven to be clinically invaluable in treating psychosomatic, emotional, and psychospiritual distress.
  

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Review: Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing

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This book is very abstract and difficult to read. I read chapters here and there; it's hard to just move through. I will revisit this one later on. Read full review

Review: Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing

User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

This book is very abstract and difficult to read. I read chapters here and there; it's hard to just move through. I will revisit this one later on. Read full review

Contents

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Page xiii - As my inmost nature teaches me, whatever is necessary as seen from the heights and in the sense .of a great economy is also the useful par excellence: one should not only bear it, one should love it. Amor fati: that is my inmost nature.

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