The Garden of the Golden Flower : Garden of the Golden Flower explores the path of humanity's journey of life and of the human soul. It traces the attempt of men and women to find a greater purpose for themselves, through intuition or intellect, mysticism or rationalism. A fascinating text explores many themes, including eroticism and incest, gold and fire, prophesy and symbolism. Also discussed are the myths surrounding King Arthur and those of the Golden Fleece. The power of various religions and religious figures are additionally explored - from the Egyptian Cult of the Sun to Christ. Drawn from a wealth of sources, including Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud, the literature of symbolism and the Tibetan Book of the Dead, this book provides an authoritative account of our yearning for spiritual fulfillment.