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R Wilhelm – commentary on the I Ching

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018630

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

R Wilhelm –  commentary on the I Ching

As that which completes the primal images, it is called the Creative; as that which imitates them, it is called the Receptive

This is based on the view expressed likewise in the Tao Te Ching, namely, that underlying reality there is a world of archetypes and reproductions of these make up the real things in the material world.  The world of archetypes is heaven, the world of reproductions is the earth; there energy, here matter; there the Creative, here the Receptive.  But it is the same Tao that is active both in the Creative and in the Receptive

The source of the experience

I Ching

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Earth

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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