I Ching ♦ The Book of Changes According to the original meaning, the attributes [sublimity, potentiality of success, power to further, perseverance] are paired. When an individual draws this oracle, it means that success will come to him from the primal depths of the universe and that everything depends upon his seeking his happiness and that of others in one way only, that is, by perseverance in what is right. The specific meanings of the four attributes became the subject of speculation at an early date. The Chinese word here rendered by "sublime" means literally "head," "origin," "great." This is why Confucius says in explaining it: “Great indeed is the generating power of the Creative; all beings owe their beginning to it. The beginning of all things lies still in the beyond in the form of ideas that have yet to become real. But the Creative furthermore has power to lend form to these archetypes of ideas. Applied to the human world, these attributes show the great man the way to notable success:
Invoking Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth in Song and Ceremony - Constantina Rhodes Constantina Rhodes presents over five hundred elegantly translated Sanskrit verses, including devotional songs, mantras, visualizations, and ceremonial instructions that devotees use to invoke the goddess Lakshmi. Rhodes draws upon these texts to develop a richly detailed portrait of Lakshmi, revealing unexpected dimensions of this enigmatic deity. Even as Lakshmi is best known as a goddess of wealth and well-being, she also maintains a strong esoteric presence, expressing herself as Siddhi, the magnificent Tantric goddess of spiritual power, and as Kundalini Shakti, the transformative cosmic force that exists within each individual. This book also contains the transliterated Sanskrit texts and an extensive bibliography. Available in hardcover, paperback, and Kindle. From the Introduction The goddess had arrived. From The Secret Heart of Lakshmi (Shri Mahalakshmi Hridayam) Om. With my mind focused On her majestic sovereignty, Ever do I call upon the queen of the gods. Glory! Glory!
I Ching The I Ching, also known as the Classic of Changes, Book of Changes, Zhouyi and Yijing, is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book contains a divination system comparable to Western geomancy or the West African Ifá system; in Western cultures and modern East Asia, it is still widely used for this purpose. Traditionally, the I Ching and its hexagrams were thought to pre-date recorded history, and based on traditional Chinese accounts, its origins trace back to the 3rd and 2nd millennia BCE. Modern scholarship suggests that the earliest layers of the text may date from the end of the 2nd millennium BCE, but place doubts on the mythological aspects in the traditional accounts. Some consider the I Ching the oldest extant book of divination, dating from 1,000 BCE and before. The oldest manuscript that has been found, albeit incomplete, dates back to the Warring States period (475–221 BCE). History Traditional view Modernist view Structure
The I Ching Basics: What Is It and How Do I Use It? I Ching is an ancient, sophisticated fortune-telling tool used by the Chinese to predict the pattern of events which will govern and shape our destiny. Terence McKenna studied the I Ching and developed his interpretations in the form of Timewave or Novelty theory. But what exactly is the I Ching and how does one use it? This has been succinctly explained in this guest post by Erik Oakenshield, who specializes in Art Nouveau Tarot reading, or Western Zodiac horoscope and Druid practice. The I Ching Basics: What Is It and How Do I Use It? The I Ching is one of the world’s oldest divination texts, with some claims putting it over 3,000 years old The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is an oracle even, that has helped millions by providing advice and guidance to life’s questions, both complex and basic. The most common method to consult the I Ching is tossing the coin Mode of Consultation There are multiple ways to consult the I Ching. The Importance of Mental Focus How to Consult the I Ching? 1. 2.
易學 | Yijing Research Harrowing of Hell The Harrowing of Hell ( Latin : Descensus Christi ad Inferos , "the descent of Christ into hell") is the Old English and Middle English term for the triumphant descent of Christ into Hell (or Hades ) between the time of his Crucifixion and his Resurrection when he brought salvation to all of the righteous who had died since the beginning of the world (excluding the damned). [ 1 ] After His death, the soul of Jesus descended into the realm of the dead, which the Apostles' Creed calls "hell" in the old English usage. In some Christian theologies, it is believed that Jesus' soul remained united to the divinity during this time. The realm into which Jesus descended is called Sheol by some Christian theologians to distinguish it from the hell of the damned. [ 2 ] This nearly-extinct term in Christian theology is referenced in the Apostles' Creed and the Athanasian Creed (Quicumque vult) which state that Jesus Christ "descended into Hell ". [ edit ] Terminology [ edit ] Sources
Foreword to the I Ching - By C. G. Jung Forewordby Carl Gustav Jung HTML Edition by Dan Baruth Since I am not a sinologue, a foreword to the Book of Changes from my hand must be a testimonial of my individual experience with this great and singular book. It also affords me a welcome opportunity to pay tribute again to the memory of my late friend, Richard Wilhelm. If the meaning of the Book of Changes were easy to grasp, the work would need no foreword. I am greatly indebted to Wilhelm for the light he has thrown upon the complicated problem of the I Ching, and for insight as regards its practical application as well. I do not know Chinese and have never been in China. The Chinese mind, as I see it at work in the I Ching, seems to be exclusively preoccupied with the chance aspect of events. The manner in which the I Ching tends to look upon reality seems to disfavor our causalistic procedures. My argument as outlined above has of course never entered a Chinese mind. But how has this reaction come about? The fifth line says:
The I-Ching and Human DNA | Dreamcatchers Community Ever wondered where people like Roger Hamilton got Wealth Dynamics, Myers & Briggs got their profiling or Steve Brown got Red, Green, Blue, Yellow. It all came from the work of Carl Jung (Freud’s offsider) who worked with Richard Wilhelm in the 1920′s on the I-Ching. Jung was introduced to it, after he lost faith in Freud’s theories, by Wilhelm who had lived in China for many years and had studied the book with the secret societies that existed there. Some background for I-Ching newbies. The 8 Trigrams of the I-Ching It’s more than a book or Oracles, it’s a book of life and Roger Hamilton, who I respect and worked with between 2004 & 2009 did an incredible job to pull ‘You Pathyway of least resistance to your wealth’ from the book. Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. The basis of DNA is + and -. So lets look at the similarities between the I-Ching and DNA. Like this:
Harmen's Dagboek In this article no in-depth explanation of Chinese characters, hardly references, just an interesting story. There is a fascinating link with hexagram 29 and a passage from the Mozi 墨子. The name of this hexagram, kan 坎, means 'pit, hole in the ground, trap'. But used doubled (kan-kan 坎坎) it is an onomatopoeia for the sound of drumming, as in the poem Fa Tan 伐檀 in The Book of Odes: 坎坎伐檀兮Kan-kan go his blows on the sandal trees... Often when a character is doubled it is a representation of a sound. 來之坎坎The kan-kan of coming/approaching... Something which produces a kan-kan sound is approaching. The trigram Water is associated with danger, and with the ears, with listening. pit sound of drumming danger listening ...can be found in a passage from the Mozi, which describes an alarm system to discover enemies who are approaching a city through underground tunnels. Ralph Sawyer describes it like this: Judgment text:習坎.有孚.維心亨.行有尚.Repeated kan. Line 1:習坎.入于坎窞.凶.Repeated kan enters the pit.
Chapter Fourteen: Cit-Shakti (The Consciousness Aspect of the Universe) Sacred-texts Tantra Index Previous Next Chapter FourteenCit-Shakti (The Consciousness Aspect of the Universe) Cit-Shakti is Cit, as Shakti, that is as Power, or that aspect of Cit in which it is, through its associated Maya-Shakti, operative to create the universe. It is a commonly accepted doctrine that the ultimate Reality is Samvid, Caitanya or Cit. But what is Cit? There is no word in the English language which adequately describes it. In plants Cit is less obscured, and there is the sentient life which gradually expands in animals and men, according as Cit gains freedom of manifestation through the increased operation of Sattvaguna in the vehicles of Cit; which vehicles are the mind and senses and the more elaborate organization of the bodily particles. Neither sentiency nor consciousness, as known to us, is Cit-Svarupa. On the contrary, Cit is Being or Reality itself. Consciousness should rather be taken as an original datum than as a later development and peculiar manifestation.