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Yearly Archives: 2012

Casting the Vessel

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Casting the Vessel

Warning: this post is pure, unadulterated gleeful Yeekery. I’ve been reading about how the ancient Chinese bronze vessels were made. Here’s a fascinating pdf on the subject (right click and choose ‘save as’ to download), with images of the finished vessels and also the moulds used in the casting, and diagrams showing the whole process.… Continue Reading

Non-attachment and Hexagram 25

You should know about Susan Piver’s Open Heart Project because it’s a beautiful gift to the world – and also because, every now and then, it provides intriguing little sparks of insight into hexagrams. Here’s Susan talking (in the video on the left) about non-attachment, in ways that make me think of Hexagram 25, Without… Continue Reading

Travelling: the light of being here

I’ve never found Hexagram 56 particularly inspiring. (I wasn’t over the moon last December to receive it as my primary hexagram for this year.) Travelling means you’re ‘passing through’; that wherever you are, it’s not where you belong, and there’s not so much you can do there. Its trigrams suggest a campfire lit on a… Continue Reading

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