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Complements not Opposites

Posted on 2006.07.24 at 00:26
Yin and Yang are not opposites so much as they are complements. One is not bad or good; they simply are. The night and the day, they support each other, give birth to each other, hold within themselves the seed to the other, but they are not necessarily at conflict with each other. In fact they provide the balance that sustains much of the structures of this world.


ankh_f_n_khonsu at 2006-07-24 14:58 (UTC) (Link)

You might try Metzner's Maps of Consciousness.

akiko_kalla at 2006-07-24 20:30 (UTC) (Link)
What is it about exactly?
ankh_f_n_khonsu at 2006-07-25 11:38 (UTC) (Link)
Strangely, Amazon did not include a summary - perhaps because it has been out of print for a number of years. I searched about and found summaries/reviews difficult to find. I got my copy by chance, and was quite pleased to have found it (this was before I was into Amazon).

I did find a brief blurb:
These maps are the traditional occult tools of the I Ching, Tarot, tantra, astrology, actualism, and alchemy. Each topic is extensively discussed with an accompanying bibliography and many references.

Transpersonalmedia describes it as, "one of the earliest attempts at a comparative cartography of consciousness."


I'd say tracking down a copy could be worth your while. From the sound of it you might grok Metzner.

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