Drawing upon the works of Paracelsus, Goethe, Planck and Jung, these essays by Edward Whitmont spanning the past 25 years indicate a profound grasp of the issues fundamental to the current transitional period of modern medicine. Through the essays is an emphasis upon the dynamic interplay between allopathy and homeopathy, psyche and soma, inner and outer ecology which are resolved in the wisdom of the eternal tao. Above all else, Whitmont's life-affirming philosophy places these archetypal patterns in an historic context extending from medieval alchemists to molecular biologists and restores a sense of balance to the dynamic which is life itself. Kenneth Pelletier, Associated Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California.