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The basic human need Yi answers, part 4: changing line 1

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The need Yi answers: to 48

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, I asked Yi what the basic human need is that it answers, and it responded with Hexagram 49, Radical Change, moving at lines 1, 2 and 4 to Hexagram 48, the Well. Here (at last!) are that reading’s moving line texts: ‘Bound with yellow cow-hide.’ ‘Your own day,… Continue Reading

Yi and times of crisis

I see I have made no posts here for over a month. Eep. Why? Erm, let me give you the short version. My Mum-in-law was admitted to hospital as an emergency (this is not the same admission I wrote about before). That was all very intense and dramatic… and it was not the hard part.… Continue Reading

Just an oracle

Oh dear, oh dear. Another one – someone explaining how the Yijing is not just an oracle, but ‘so much more than that’. I do wish people would not say this without pausing for a moment to contemplate what an oracle is. A variation on this ‘just an oracle’ idea (…I think this post is… Continue Reading

The trouble with impetration

Jack Balkin (The Laws of Change) and Richard Rutt (Zhouyi) both explain the distinction between two kinds of oracle: impetrative and oblative. Since they give subtly different definitions, I’ll content myself with sharing what I’ve understood from them both. An oblative oracle is one that’s given to you: an omen or synchronicity, such as a… Continue Reading


or – why is Clarity here? I’ve been running Clarity now for some eight years, so this post’s probably about eight years overdue. What can I say? I’m a bit slow at times. Also, hopefully some things have got clearer for me since 2000. Why is Clarity here? Because I want to share an awareness… Continue Reading

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