12. You Create Your Immortal Child
Known only in Taoist practice as the secret of the golden flower, this energetic embryo is created to give the seeker what is known as spiritual birth. Lao Tzu is said to have become one of the eight immortals by this path. The idea of this golden light and circulation of light have been traced back to Persia with its roots in Egyptian Hermetic.
In the end the quest continues:
“Man is a star bound to a body, until in the end,he is freed through his strife.Only by struggle and toiling thyutmost shall the star within thee bloom out in new life.He who knows the commencement of all things,free is his star from the realm of night.Remember, O man, that all which exists is only another form of that which exists not.Everything that has being is passing into yet other being and thou thyself are not an exception.
All through the ages, the light has been hidden.Awake, O man, and be wise”- Hermes Trismegistus