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Can the I Ching predict the future?

The title itself of this blog post resumes the difficulty that we face. I could have chosen instead "Can I predict the future by using the I Ching?" or "Does the I Ching's oracle know the future?". This is a difficult question, because the answer is "Sometimes yes, sometimes no". So we have to explore […]

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Interpreting multiple lines: the pivot method revisited

The pivot method When obtaining a multiple lines reading, you can use one line or groupe of lines as a pivot and amend it with the remaining line (or alternatively take one line as pivot and amend it with the remaining line or group of lines). This is what I call the pivot method. Some […]

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What is purity?

43.3 (43 > 58) Situation One drops the less important.

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A promising methodology for interpreting multiple changing lines

While the interpretation of unchanging hexagrams and single changing line hexagrams, it has always been difficult to interpret multiple lines. Several methods have been suggested, which all gave mixed results. Sometimes they were encouraging, and sometimes they were discouraging. As I have been busy working on multiple line comments, by the mean of consulting the […]

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Studying the I Ching with Anandamayi - Part 7: the spiral of criticism

8.3 (8 > 39) Situation One has established relations with unpleasant people. One of the most dreaded lines of the I Ching is 8.3. In some comments it refers to wrong people (Wilhelm-Baynes), in others to non-people (Hilary Barrett)  or unpleasant (disreputable) people (Taoscopy).   Six in the third place means: You hold together with the […]

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Studying the I Ching with Anandamayi - Part 6: the empty basket

54.6 (54 > 38)   Before I even started making Taoscopy's comments, I had some knowledge of the I Ching. Among the lines that I thought I was understanding very well is 54.6.   The woman holds the basket, but there are no fruits in it. The man stabs the sheep, but no blood flows. […]

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43.5: Bad herb gone good

The Yi Jing comments have been made by humans, and as such they carry their lot of misunderstandings and mistakes. I have pointed already that mantic formulas like "Fortune" and "Misfortune" contradict the comments of 16.1 and 58.5. But there are also more subtle errors. 43.5 is one of them. 43.5 (43 > 34) Situation […]

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Style and Content

I was consulting the oracle about the attitude that consists of considering only the style without looking at the content. Then, after a few readings I didn't get fully, the oracle answered this: 22.1 (22 > 52) Situation One is trusted to succeed without help. It represents a situation when style does not matter. If we ponder […]

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Update 1.3.4.5 (1 > 41)

One is not ready to give up the training of the youngest, so they check the methods.

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