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In 1929, in his “Commentary on The Secret of the Golden Flower,” Jung noted:

“Our text promises to ‘reveal the secret of the Golden Flower of the great One.’

The golden flower is the light, and the light of heaven is the Tao, The golden flower is a mandala symbol I have often met with in the material brought me by my patients. It is drawn either seen from above as a regular geometric pattern, or in profile as a blossom growing from a plant. The plant is frequently a structure in brilliant fiery colours growing out of a bed of darkness, and carrying the blossom oflight at the top” (CW 13, § 33). ~The Black Books, Vol. VI, Page 299, fn 347