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Staying connected

Staying connected

Divination means we’re connected. It demonstrates that there’s no such thing as ‘isolation’: the cosmos has 100% uptime. You can toss three coins six times, any time, to experience its absolute connectivity. Yi’s connection works, as it always has, through imagery. It doesn’t just talk (though it certainly does that, too): it shows. Imagery is… Continue Reading

The Yi barbarians

The Yi barbarians

The ‘Yi’ character appears twice more in the book, in 55.4 and 59.4. It turns out that these three occurrences are connected both thematically and structurally. In both 55.4 and 59.4, ‘Yi’ refers to specific people – the Yi barbarians: ‘Feng is screened off At midday, seeing the Dipper. Meeting your Yi lord, Good fortune.’… Continue Reading

Leave, go out and far away

Leave, go out and far away

‘Dispersing blood. Leave, go out and far away. Not a mistake.’ Hexagram 59, line 6 ‘Dispersing blood‘? What does that mean? Wilhelm says it means avoiding an existing danger, ‘dispersion of that which might lead to bloodshed’ for both oneself and others. Lynn, following Wang Bi, has the same idea: ‘This one disperses the threat… Continue Reading

What is resonance?

What is resonance?

I imagine anyone who’s lived with Yi for a while has also got used to the idea that the world around them gives them signs, and often these signs resonate strongly with readings. I had a ‘big’ Hexagram 10 reading a few years ago, and saw tigers everywhere. (Pictures of tigers, I mean. This is… Continue Reading

The role of music in divination

Back when Eliana and I first started juggling ideas for Opening Space for Change, of course one of the first things I did was to ask Yi for a comment on the idea. Not for the business partnership side of things, but first of all for the whole idea of using music and sound to… Continue Reading

Living Change I Ching podcast 4

Well, I’m still getting the hang of my new microphone (I hope), and recovering some voice after the seasonal cold, and experimenting with recording without a script… not sure about the merits of that one… but anyway, here’s podcast 4. [podcast]http://livingchange.s3.amazonaws.com/living-change-i-ching-4.mp3[/podcast] The question this time was about opening the channel for a reading – how… 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

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