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  • The I-Ching What is I Ching by Herk Stokely


    I-Ching Edgar Cayce’s Atlantic University Interactive www.atlantic-university.org About the I-Ching Choice confronts us every day. Guidance that comes from the invisible side of life’both inner and outer’can play an invaluable role. Dr. Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity (meaningful coincidence) is explored in terms of its potential to give us helpful guidance along life’s way. Part Two of this book compares the I Ching (an ancient text of Chinese wisdom) to the teaching of Edgar Cayce on those same 64 hexagram themes. The version of the I Ching’is unique in that it includes supportive parallel material from the Cayce readings. This is not to say that Edgar Cayce ever offered a translation of Taoist philosophy, although he was certainly a supporter of anyone’s efforts to draw forth spiritual inspiration from Eastern teachings. What appears, however, as a supplement to each hexagram is some of the best of what the Cayce philosophy has to offer on those same sixty-four archetypal life themes. As you study and apply the hexagram chosen by the coin toss, give equal consideration to the words of wisdom presented in Cayce’s teaching.

  • Do I Ching readings relate solely to the subject asked about?

    I asked a question of an I Ching application for mac and received a very enthralling reading. My question is: does this reading relate solely to my question, or to my life in general? The reading seemed very much like it could be either, and I just wanted to make sure.

  • Can the I CHING be interpreted into a calendar? I have seen charts on Solar and lunar cycles, and heard rumers?

    Can the I CHing be used in a mathmatical way to make a calender? I’ve heard that one can be made and It somehow resembeled the mayan calander.
    Does anyone know if there is a connection?
    The I Ching concived by Fu Shi in china thousands of years ago.

  • The I Ching – One of the World’s Most Important Books?

    The I Ching is the oldest known classic Chinese text and is one of the most important philosphical books of all time and one of the most popular having been read by billion of people

    Why is the book so important? Simply, it helps us understand ourselves better and derive more from life.

    The I Ching focuses on the idea of the dynamic balance of opposites ( a fundmaental cornerstone of Chinese philosophy) seeing the evolution of events as a process, and an acceptance of the inevitability of change.

    The oldest parts of the book were written around 5,000 years ago and parts of it and parts of it are attrubuted to the legendary safe Fu His, but the book itself has had many authors and has changed over time.

    In Western cultures, the I Ching is regarded by many as a system of divination; others believe that it sets out a general guide to Chinese philosphy and wisdom.

    The inevitability of change and how to adapt to it

    In Chinese, “ching” means book. “I” translates as change, or changelessness.

    The symbols are written using characters derived from the ancient Chinese symbols for the moon and the sun. They represent the change from day to night and polarity. The change from day to night can be seen as an unchanging state which is in equilibrium

    The Book of Changes views all of the changes that we and the world go through as an unfolding of the immutable laws and principles of existence.

    By explaining our present situation in terms of the natural laws that have given rise to it, we can decide and immediate course of action and see what the future holds of for us

    The I Ching View Of The Universe

    The I Ching views the universe as a natural and well-coordinated system in which the process of change never ceases.

    It presents human nature and destiny as based on principle and order. Study of the I Ching makes it possible for us to see individual human activities and situations within the larger context of harmonious interactions between man, nature, and the cosmos.

    Giving us strength to confront everyday life

    The I Ching is a practical guide to helping us cope with the changes we all confront in our daily lives. It roots our actions, experiences and expressions in the fundamental ground of our existence. It’s beautiful and moving commentaries help to give us moral strength to pursue our individual pasts in life. The imagery helps study our lives and contemplate the future.

    I Ching Imagery

    The heart of the book is in its images. There are sixty-four in all. Any reader can learn the particular meaning of each image, as well as the ways in which one image relates to, and may change into, another image in the course of time, helping the reader to gain a better perspective on life.

    The I Ching Cosult it on anything to do with life

    The book started by being consulted by 49 stalks of yarrow, now it is more common to throw coins, attributing an unbroken line to one side of the coin and a broken line to the other side.

    You can ask the book any question you wish and it will give you the answer. Broken lines are considered ying and unbroken lines are considered yang. The answer appears as a hexagram you drew with the coins.

    Learning from one of the most important books in history

    The book is based on an ever changing life, in an ever changing world, there is no one rule only change is at work and it is this concept that has made it so useful for many people for over thousands of years.

    The I Ching can be consulted for a psychic reading on virtually any subject of concern to us.

    The I Ching had proved of value to the billions of people who have read it throughout history making it one of the most important and influential books of all time.

    For more information on the I Ching and other alternative philosophies visit:

    http://www.net-planet.org/newage.html

  • Do the third and fourth lines of an I Ching hexagram represent only possibilities?

    I read in one text that changing lines in the third and fourth places represent only possible outcomes or events, while the second and fifth are more significant and tangible, and the first and sixth are definite absolutes. So if I ask the I Ching about the chances of something bad having already occured and I get hexagram 50 lines 3, 4, and 6 changing, does that mean that it might occur, but hasn’t yet? Because that would be a relief.

  • What authors version of Tao Te Ching is most accurately translated?

    I want to read the Tao Te Ching translated into english and find the right book to do it. I do not want some cheesy knock-off version. Anyone know of an author who does a great job translating and adding on to the work by Lao-tzu?

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