Category Archives: I Ching: Book of Changes/Transformations

The Vinegar Tasters

Stephen Karcher asks us to imagine an ancient Chinese scroll painting in his introduction to Ta Chuan: The Great Treatise (2000). Here’s what he says, Three men are shown grouped around a large open cask where vinegar is fermented. They … Continue reading

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Re-establishing Relationship with the Feminine

Before writing there were stories.  We told one another these stories which preserved our knowledge.  The stories told by our ancestors and passed down to us are their understanding of the nature of the things they experienced, the workings of … Continue reading

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Opening up to New Translations of the I Ching

Consulting an Oracle can be an interesting experience.  Probably the oldest oracle in the world (yes way before Greek civilization even started) is the I Ching.  Translated from the Chinese picture language, the Book of Changes has a wide range … Continue reading

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The Amazon Dream Doctor

The old information network, the one operating for the last few million years, is woven into the psyche of the human race.  It can be accessed through a variety of channels, mediums, shamans, telepaths, dreamers, and priests, who had to … Continue reading

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Why use Richard Wilhelm’s translation of the I Ching?

Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Inner Structure of the I Ching: The Book of Transformations, (1981) has this to say: The only person who approached the book [I Ching] as document of culture and worked with scholars steeped in the still … Continue reading

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The Book of Transformations

The I Ching, the Book of Transformations, anticipated the genetic code of DNA by 5000 years. It is based upon a binary system as is our 20th century symbolic logic, which made possible the development of our modern computers. Lama Govinda gives a smooth and clear introduction to this most ancient of all Chinese texts, upon which both Taoism and Confucianism are based. Continue reading

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