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“Secret of the Golden Flower” is a brilliant chinese alchemical text, and I am going to explain some of the principles mentioned within it. What it calls the Heavenly Heart refers to the pineal gland, or the third eye. This is an electro-magnetic navigator. It is connected to undistorted space-time signalry, which is the 4th dimension. The 3rd dimension is actually the product of space-time distortion; the space-time itself exists, in non-distorted form, in a 4th dimension. The 4th dimension consists of the inter-play of the pure elements of reality, without distortion. 3rd dimensional reality consists entirely of the distortion of these signals by the interplay of electro-magnetic forces between 3-dimensional bodies. In “Secret of the Golden Flower,” a text on Chinese Alchemy, the pineal gland, or third eye, is called the Heavenly Heart. It is further called seed-water, eros.

When space-time creatively expresses itself in 3-dimensional space, a dichotomy is created. One manifestation of this dichotomy is between anima and animus. Animus is the masculine principle, of heaven. Anima is the feminine principle, of earth. The anima is the substrate of form. She is the essence of change itself, and is found within the body.

The pineal gland is related to the eyes. The eyes are like emissaries for the third-eye. The eyes, as pineal emissaries, are designed to specifically tune in to a defined range of electro-magnetic signals. The pineal gland, being in touch with the periodic cycles of the elements, is able to take in information from this limited band-width and sort it according to these patterns, which are found everywhere, at all scales. This ‘Heavenly Heart’ is the dwelling of the animus. The animus lives in the eyes during the day, and is what allows us to see. At night, it is what gives us our dreams.

There is an energy center inside of your stomach about an inch inside. This is sometimes called the tan t’ien, in Zen and other schools. “Secret of the Golden Flower”  calls this thought-earth, the Heavenly Heart of the middle house. This is the house of wu wei, effortless effort, doing without doing. It is the energy-center of intuition. The dwelling place of the anima is in the heart, called ‘the lower heart’ in chinese alchemy. Here is the energy-center of our desire, of our raw passions and emotions. It is here where our bare humanity lies. In your throat is the energy center for self-expression and creativity. This is called spirit-fire, and it is the light, the logos, or the word.

The basic method is circulating light and energy through the pineal gland, through which one gains mastery of the anima, which is the principle of limitation. From Secret of the Golden Flower, “If this method is followed, plenty of seed-water will be present of itself; the spirit-fire will be ignited, and the thought-earth will solidify and crystallize. And thus can the holy fruit mature.”
The meaning is this.
‘Plenty of seed-water will be present of itself”: Through circulating light and energy through the pineal gland, you will naturally be in tune with the patterns of reality. You’ll be in harmony with the Universe.
“The spirit-fire will be ignited”: You will gain touch with the essence of true creativity. Self-expression will flow through you, as if you are a conduit for the energies of the Universe-at-large.
“The thought-earth will solidify and crystallize”: Your very instincts will begin to function according to the patterns of the Universe. Therefore, you will have succeeded in bringing undistorted ‘heavenly’ signals, or elements of 4th-dimensional space-time, into this very physical world.

The phases of the Moon represent the cycles of time itself. From these cycles, all time flows. From the biggest to the smallest scales, as a fractal, all things flow according to these cycles. The image of Tao, with its yin and yang, represent the flowing of this process. You can see the cycles in the Trigrams of the I Ching. The Waxing Moon, as the moon is growing, represents the increase of yang-energy. The Waning Moon represents the increasing yin-energy.

The I Ching trigram is a diagram of the flowing of the times, the seasons, the play of energy-essences. The solid line represents yang-energy, and the split line represents yin-energy. Here is a key to interpretation. The bottom line represents self-expression, as in the subject The top line represents the object, as in object of awareness. The middle line represents the meeting of the subject and object, the verb, activity. In the first sentence of trigram interpretation, I will break down the meaning of each line of the trigram according to the structure bottom-middle-top.

Earth: yin-yin-yin: No self-expression, nothing to do, nothing to observe
This represents the Dark Moon and the New Moon. Notice the total yin-energy, ‘darkness,’ silence. It represents a sort of extreme passivity, or acceptance of all. Since is the transition point linking the end point and the beginning point, this is the ultimate complexity. This means that the yin, feminine, Goddess is technically more primary, or ultimate.

Thunder: yang-yin-yin: Self-expression, nothing to do, nothing to observe
Waxing crescent moon, occurs in the beginning of the process of increasing visibility, amount of light. The yang energy is beginning its ascent. Life is beginning to flower. It represents an inner passion. A territorial sense, desiring freedom of movement and expression. beginning of the ‘God’ chasing the ‘Goddess,’ the masculine principle

 Water: yin-yang-yin: No self-expression, activity, nothing to observe
Waxing Half Moon, of increasing light. Immersion into reality. When doing something, there is only that doing. When writing, just writing.

 Mountain: yin-yin-yang: No self-expression, no activity, something to observe
Waxing Gibbous moon, nearing complete light. In awe of the magnificence of what is naturally there. Awareness.

 Lake: yang-yang-yin: Self-expression, activity, nothing to observe
Full Moon, complete light. Self-chosen activity. Conscious decision-making.

Fire: yang-yin-yang: Self-expression, no activity, something to observe
Waning Gibbous Moon, decreasing light. Watching and feeling, but doing nothing. Self-expression fulfilled through observation.

 Wind: yin-yang-yang: No self-expression, activity, something to observe
Waning Half Moon, decreasing light. Read and react. Play-acting. Maya- illusion. Lila, reality-as-a-play.

 Heaven: yang-yang-yang: Self-expression, activity, something to observe
Perfect unity. Personal preferences guide actions, and it fits perfectly with the situation you are in, and the people, who are in full agreement.

So this is the basic pattern through which time travels. These are the ‘seasons’ of nature and life. This process and these elements are the source of all mythology, rituals, and general compulsions. At any scale of time, or any scale in space, range of influence, reality functions through this essential process.