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Hexagram 7 and the army of you

I love those times when wise people unwittingly echo the Yijing. Here’s one such moment: How to make commitments you will actually keep. Scott Young talks about how, in order to keep our commitments, it helps to understand that we’re a community of selves. The motivated one, the apathetic one, the peaceful one, the infuriated… Continue Reading

Dispersing armies

…or, more on how relating hexagrams work. This post will have to be somewhat vague in places to avoid going into details about the other people involved in the reading. But the gist is that I had a to-do list as long as my arm of Christmas preparations, and was working my way through it… Continue Reading

Friday I Ching: Hurricanes and the Mandate of Heaven

The Useless Tree: Friday I Ching: Hurricanes and the Mandate of Heaven Sam Crane has found quite a question to ask this time: “What does this second hurricane suggest for President Bush’s hold on the Mandate of Heaven?” Sam’s understanding of the Mandate is that it “is rooted in how well people are being treated… Continue Reading

The Useless Tree: Friday I Ching Blogging: Reversal of Verdict on June 4th Massacre?

The Useless Tree: Friday I Ching Blogging: Reversal of Verdict on June 4th Massacre? Not only is Sam Crane talking with Yi about Chinese politics, but Allan Lian and Steve Marshall are joining in the discussion. Looking at both the reading and the Washington Post article linked to from there, I wonder whether the objective… Continue Reading

Fathers and sons II: carting corpses

The biggest story arc of the Yijing is the Conquest story: how the Zhou people inherited the mandate of heaven and overthrew the Shang dynasty. It’s a great narrative of Change: the decay of the Shang; the preparations of the good Zhou ruler Wen, making his people worthy of the mandate of heaven; how his… Continue Reading

More trigrams in the sequence (hexagrams 6, 7 and 8)

Last time I splashed out on books I bought not just the shiny new Ritsema/Sabbadini, but also Sarah Allan’s The Shape of the Turtle. And I am enjoying it no end. She writes about Shang myth, but there are many, many resonances in the Zhouyi. But finding one with the trigrams – much younger than… Continue Reading

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