“In the personal bodily existence of the individual they are represented by two other polarities, a p’o soul (or anima) and a hun soul (animus). All during the life of the individual these two are in conflict, each striving for mastery. At death they separate and go different ways. The anima sinks to earth as kuei, a ghost being. The animus rises and becomes shen, a spirit or god. Shen may in time return to the Tao.
“If the life energy flows downward, that is, without let or hindrance into the outer world, the anima is victorious over the animus; no spirit-body or Golden Flower is developed, and at death the ego is lost. If the life-energy is led through the ‘backward-flowing’ process, that is, conserved, and made to ‘rise’ instead of allowed to dissipate, the animus has been victorious, and the ego persists after death. It then becomes shen, a spirit or god. A man who holds to the way of conservation all through life may reach the stage of the Golden Flower, which then frees the ego from the conflict of opposites, and it again becomes part of the Tao, the undivided great one.”
The book explains that to initiate the process of generating our immortal Light Body and unifying the two within us, the Vital Breath must first “stir” and for this, Light is necessary. I believe we should use the Light of the Sun.
To read my newly-posted article on this, go HERE.