The Diamond and the Star: An Exploration of Their Symbolic Meaning in an Insecure Age

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PublishDrive, Jun 1, 2009 - Religion - 176 pages
Describing the use of symbols in philosophy and religion, this book connects the Taoist symbol of the selfthe diamond bodyto the tetrahedron, as well as to the four valences of the carbon molecule, the basis of all life. Following these ideas further, the discussion details the close correspondence between the ancient wisdom of Lao Tsu and the symbolism of Jungian psychologyand also conjectures about the possibility of a more image-oriented view of science.

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John Warden spent the war years in Malaya and India. He studied Chemistry at Oxford and worked in Tanzania, later becoming a Patent Agent in London and Canada. During that time, he founded, and for five years was the Editor-in-Chief of, the Annual of Industrial Property Law (Shepheard-Walwyn, 1975). After retiring early, he studied at the C.G. Jung Institute in Switzerland for two years. There he applied his extensive knowledge of the chemistry of living matter to the important subject of symbolism in Eastern and Western thought and Jungian psychology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and lives near Oxford.

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