Ordinary men make their bodies through thoughts.
The body is not only the 7 ft. tall outer body.
In the body is the Anima.
The Anima, having produced consciousness, adheres to it.
Consciousness depends for its origin on the anima.
The Anima is feminine (Yin), the substance of consciousness.
As long as this consciousness is not interrupted, it continues to beget from generation to generation, and the changes of form of the anima and the transformations of substance are unceasing. ~Richard Wilhelm, The Secret of the Golden Flower