Five Spirits ... Immeasurable wisdom
I recently found a treasure at my local library (a motherlode of goodies in itself!) ... Lorie Eve Drechar's Five Spirits: Alchemical Acupuncture for Psychological and Spiritual Healing. As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lorie imbues her work with an understanding of alchemy (Taoist, European, and Tantric) which potentiates "transformation -- the reorganization and spiritual upgrading of organic life."
I've only read 13 pages thus far, and I have that spine-tickling sense that this book is a find. Already I've learned that the pictographic language of China is composed of "multidimensional gestalts, immediately perceived wholes that integrate and unify a host of related multisensory impressions and ideas."
-- ! -- That's what poetry is, I think, and That's a beautiful description of trigrams and hexagrams.
Of Tao, Lorie writes, "Tao makes a space in the known where the uknown can happen ... Tao is the ongoing ever-imminent, ever-astonishing arising of the possible."
Here's a direct link to Lorie Eve Dechar's website: http://www.fivespirits.com/index.html.
I'm off to read now...