Humming with Elephants: A Translation and Discussion


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By Sabine Wilms
Trade paperback book

This book offers a rate glimpse into a radically different way of interacting with the world from the perspective of ancient Chinese medicine, philosophy, and cosmology through a conversation between the mythological Yellow Emperor and his medical advisor that was recorded about two thousand years ago. Dr. Wilms combines her elegant literal translations with a wide selection of medical commentaries and quotations from philosophical and cosmological scholarship and many years of teaching Chinese medicine students.

Here is a guide on how to fulfill our most basic human role of harmonizing Heaven and Earth, offering real Medicine for the body, heart, spirit, for society, and for the universe. May this book make a genuine contribution to creating a healthier, more sustainable and harmonious way for humans to live “between Heaven and Earth” by taking us back full circle to the wisdom of the ancient Chinese sages.

Praise for Humming with Elephants: A Translation and Discussion

“Humming with Elephants is a much-needed book in Chinese Medicine. Sabine Wilms is the best translator of ancient texts that I know. Her clarity, sincerity, and understanding of ancient Chinese texts is unparalleled. Her thoughtful and comprehensive explanations leave space in the readers’ minds, allowing them to absorb the philosophy behind the words.”

-Lillian Pearl Bridges, author of Face Reading in Chinese Medicine.

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Weight 1.0 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 7 × .75 in


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