But, besides this, there is the animus in which the spirit shelters.
The animus lives in the daytime in the eyes; at night it houses in the liver.
When living in the eyes, it sees; when housing itself in the liver, it dreams.
Dreams are the wanderings of the spirit through all nine Heavens and all the nine Earths.
But whoever is dull and moody on waking, and chained to his bodily form, is fettered by the anima.
Therefore the concentration of the animus is effected by the circulation of the Light, and in this way the spirit is protected, the anima subjected, and consciousness annulled.
The method used by the ancients for escaping from the world consisted in burning out completely the slag of darkness in order to return to the purely creative.
This is nothing more than a reduction of the anima and a bringing to perfection of the animus.
And the circulation of the Light is the magical means of limiting the dark powers and gaining mastery of the anima.
Even if the work is not directed toward bringing back the creative, but confines itself to the magical means of the circulation of the Light, it is just the Light that is creative.
By means of its circulation, one returns to the creative.
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 scarabseus rolls his ball and in the ball there develops life as the effect of the undivided effort of his spiritual concentration.
If now an embryo can grow in manure, and shed its skin, why should not the dwelling place of our Heavenly Heart also be able to create a body if we concentrate the spirit upon it? ~Richard Wilhelm, The Secret of the Golden Flower.