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The I Ching Basics

The I Ching Basics
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. Related:  I QingSpiritualMore New Age

James DeKorne's Official Website - The Gnostic Book of Changes Please select the chapter or hexagram below! Note: All hexagrams are now available! Studies in Crypto-Teleological Solipsism A Symbolic Key to the I Ching based upon the Insights of Analytical Psychology and the Western Mystery Tradition By “Michael Servetus” The I Ching is not magic; it is science that we don’t understand. -- Terence McKenna The I Ching or Book of Changes is one of the world's most ancient manuscripts. Although the original Chinese text has been in the public domain for more than three-thousand years, the present manuscript (the fruit of over thirty years of intense study) is currently un-publishable because most of the English translations and paraphrases (included herein solely for purposes of scholarly comparison) remain under copyright. The editor offers this, his personal study-guide, freely to those who wish to use and annotate it for their private, not-for-profit edification. Further annotations and commentary are encouraged.

Palmistry | Meanings | Traits and Characteristics | Lines | Markings | Welcome to Psychic Library’s Palmistry Room. Palmistry reveals individual personality and character traits through the study of the shape, size and lines of the hands and fingers. There are two divisions within this ancient science. The general consensus among most palm readers, with respect to what each hand indicates (right and left) is this — for right-handed individuals, the left hand lines and shapes indicate the character traits, personality and destiny one is born with. The palm of the hand has three major lines — the life line, heart line and head line. Life Line The line on the palm that people are most curious about is the life line. Heart Line The heart line, also known as the love line or mensal line, gives an indication about a person’s emotional state and their emotional and physical relationships with others. Head Line The palmistry minor lines, or secondary lines, can reveal an individual’s talents, interests, strengths and weaknesses. Join our FB Fan page! Click Here

Under One Sun - Writings by Lawrence William Berggoetz Under One Sun is available for purchase online at the Amazon bookstore using this link: The price is just $0.99 US, and can be purchased throughout the world. Current Writing Tonight the sky is a hazy shade of white. My thoughts are as nebulous as tonight’s sky. I close my eyes and listen, a technique that often hears the universe in conversation, or hears the soft intonation of poetry sung between stars in the open field of the clear nightscape. Yet, even in this strange night, there is a unique intimacy. The night has become a mirror, and I feel I am beginning to like it well enough. Lao Tzu wrote that to understand others is wisdom; to understand oneself is enlightenment; therefore, a night such as this is vital if one is to take steps toward an enlightened path. Under One Sun Under one sun we blossom as love for one another. ******** WelcomeMy name is Lawrence William Berggoetz. Connect with Me: Connect with me on Facebook:

How to Throw the Coins to Obtain a Reading for the I Ching | I Ching How to Throw the Coins to Obtain a Reading for the I Ching The Chinese Book of Change – The I Ching (pronounced Yee Jing) – is one of the most ancient books in existence – some of it is 3000 years old. It is not about archaic religious beliefs, nor about fortune telling, or simple tribal convictions. Rather it is a profound study of change as it occurs in human life and the universe as understood by Chinese thinkers. Within the great Chaos or the Unexpected that is a basic fact of life and the universe, there also exists the push toward Order. The interaction between these two great processes brings about patterns and cycles. How to consult the I Ching – The Book of Change The very beginning of consulting the oracle of the I Ching is to define a question. An example of how not to frame a question by asking several questions in one would be – ‘Will the relationship with my new boyfriend work, or if not should I go back to my husband, or should I simply concentrate on my job?’ Broken line =

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. This power permeates all heaven.”3 For this attribute inheres in the other three as well. 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.

How to Discover Your Life Purpose in About 20 Minutes How do you discover your real purpose in life? I’m not talking about your job, your daily responsibilities, or even your long-term goals. I mean the real reason why you’re here at all — the very reason you exist. Perhaps you’re a rather nihilistic person who doesn’t believe you have a purpose and that life has no meaning. Here’s a story about Bruce Lee which sets the stage for this little exercise. If you want to discover your true purpose in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false purposes you’ve been taught (including the idea that you may have no purpose at all). So how to discover your purpose in life? Here’s what to do: Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because it’s faster).Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?” That’s it. For those who are very entrenched in low-awareness living, it will take a lot longer to get all the false answers out, possibly more than an hour. Give it a shot!

Critique of Civilization FAQ [December 7, 2012. Going through my old essays, I've come to feel that arguing a position is the lowest form of writing. I'm tempted to just delete this whole thing, but it has some good stuff, so instead I'll break the framing story. The critique of civilization rests on a fallacy: first, take all the worst things in the history of large complex societies, and use them to define the word "civilization"; then use the word "civilization" to define the class of all possible large complex societies. One thing John Zerzan got right is that the main use of symbolic language is for lying. What do you mean, "critique of civilization"? Mostly I mean putting human civilization in context, seeing it from the perspective of the world that surrounds it, instead of through the lens of its own mythology. It's not really that bad, is it? The deserts of central and southwest Asia and the Mediterranean used to be forests. Can you define "civilization"? Sure, everyone knows cars are bad. OK, OK. No.

Mind Openerz In the 1950′s Scientist began a study with Japanese Snow Monkeys that spanned more than 30 years. Their results seem to point to the idea of a critical mass being able to change the consciousness of all. This study is known as 100th monkey effect. (Video Included Below) The Snow Monkeys of Japan were studied by scientists for a period of over 30 years on the island of Kosima. Beginning in 1952 scientist began to drop Sweet Potatoes in the sand. She then taught this trick to her mother and soon after her playmates learned this, who in turn taught it to their mothers as well. Here’s where is starts to get interesting… In the autumn of 1958 something startling took place, a massive increase of snow monkeys began washing their sweet potatoes. Here’s the REALLY interesting part… Something even crazier that the scientist were not expecting to happen accrued.THE CULTURAL INNOVATIONS JUMPED ACROSS THE SEA!!!

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