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You have a long history of silly, sexy posts here on Clarity. Simply make a post or write an article of Sparhawk's gift to the world, the revelation of the deepest, darkest secrets of the Classic Book of Changes. Divide that work into two canons, the upper one The Vaginal I Ching which already has a niche in Google Search that no one is now serving. The lower one could be like the X for Dummies or the Complete Idiot's Guide to X, but your own, not part of another franchise. This could be The Total Prick's Guide to Scoring Big with the Vaginal I Ching.
As a graduate of a Rio de la Plata region high school you have background in the interests of the Total Prick in terms of relating to women.
Also, in my Primer, I speak of the oracle that forms in the open space between the Yin lines of hex 2 as Oracle matrix as the birth canal of the Yi. That in technical terms is Vaginal I Ching.
You have my I Ching Primer, your work would be your own evolution of those ideas as is the justification and intent of the Copyright Law in the U.S. Constitution. The grant of monopoly over who can print copies of your work, in exchange for the free access to ideas and text to use as the background (Yin) of other authors publications of their developed or better work. :bows:
sparhawk said:. . . I could present it as is, that is, publish a Yijing book replacing the known hexagrams with mine and six months from there, I can picture the first T-shirts and tattoos. . .
Hi Luis,Frank, I'll take that as an attempt of humor, so thank you. However, I find the whole notion grossly stereotypical of Hispanic culture, casted upon my regional geography on top of it, and way off the mark on reality. But, let's leave it at that.
Charly - is there time still to say why Wilhem ommited the second 有孚 YOU FU in 64.6?
The topmost NINE, undivided, shows its subject full of confidence and therefore feasting (quietly). There will be no error. (If he) cherish this confidence, till he (is like the fox who) gets his head immersed, it will fail of what is right.
I assure you, my work isn't, even remotely, associated with anything you've written. My mentioning of "paths" has nothing to do with the space between the broken Yin lines and your visualization of 2 "the birth canal of the Yi". My "paths" don't run through that empty space in the Yin lines. And I do have your book and other materials published online. The only thing they have in common is that they both talk about the I Ching.
Do to its nature, much can be made of the KWS. IMO, there are two ways to see it: 1) as a mathematical construct; 2) as an intertextuality narrative sequence. As I've mentioned earlier, I believe the mathematical key to the sequence has been found by Richard S. Cook, which in and by itself is a great achievement that took him a phone size book to render in a comprehensive way. Math, like they say, is the language of the Universe; grant enough time and knowledge to a researcher and they will come up with a "Chaos Theory" and more... However, the KWS isn't just a mathematical curiosity; it is a compound of intrinsic and mostly conventional symbology (I say "conventional" because there are accepted meanings for trigrams/hexagrams/yin/yang that have come down to us from antiquity, based on observation and visualization and a certain arbitrariness thrown in for good measure), intertextuality and a given sequence marrying both symbology and meaning in a cohesive narrative. Does my system "explain the appended text -- why a particular image is a associated with a particular line"? I believe it can provide a key to it, yes. Meaning can be derived from the different "paths," "hinges" and "symmetries" that are found in the KWS, as seen thru the glass of my system. I am biased, of course, but at least I do see it. That others will see it, well, that remains to be seen. (I see that all that mentioning of seeing is perhaps redundant... )
My system is just a different way to visualize the symbols of the Yijing. I do away with the received hexagrams for the sake of finding, I believe, what's hidden behind the known symbology. I have come to believe that the received convention for the symbolic representation of what we know as "Yin and Yang" is an obfuscation of an older, simpler system. Or, perhaps, the representation of Yin as a broken line and Yang as an undivided line is a natural evolution. Purposely obfuscation or natural evolution is beside the point that a more ancient visualization of duality existed, and, IMO, was used for divination. The clues are everywhere in archaeological findings. They are, perhaps, too obvious to be noticed if one doesn't know what to look for.
Funny thing is that I came upon my "replacement system" first, some 20 years ago, by just playing around with a way to short-hand the hexagrams and shelved it. What prompted me to study all this background was that, a few years ago, I started using it again and once I applied it to the Fuxi sequence (or Shao Yong's, if you wish to tag it to him), I was blown away: the linear sequence is a perfectly symmetrical picture. I told myself: "Self, that can't be a pretty coincidence and is doubtful that some Xia or Shang scribe wasn't playing with this stuff already, 3500 years ago..." I am still kicking myself for not doing that way back then... A consolation is that a lot of new material and conclusions, supporting my thoughts, have come to light in those years, that wasn't available then. Hence my time studying all the material I can get my hands on. If I wished, I could present it as is, that is, publish a Yijing book replacing the known hexagrams with mine and six months from there, I can picture the first T-shirts and tattoos on people (quite literally, indeed). But I want to provide a "why," a good reason for the replacement.
Alas, It is still the Yijing. The text is the same. The meaning of the hexagrams and trigrams would be the same. It will not replace what the Yijing is; it hasn't for me. It will simply "add" a visual tool for the interpretation of them in readings and exegetical studies.
It does indeed sound tantalizing. That perfect symmetry moment must have given you the chills - in a profound way. That seems to be the beauty of the I Ching in that by it's very nature, it lends itself to infinte interpretations with direct symbology / imagery as it is imo, multi-dimensional at source. I'd would love to hear more about the archaelogical aspect...How does this connect with other historical changes going on at the time? Examples?
Do you have any ideas as to the origin of this "simpler system"? I find that fascinating as I think intuitively this HAS to be a natural consequence of such a downflow process which, like all processes that are "soul-infused" or "Divine" to use romantic terms, inevitably and naturally reach a state that are at this material level a mere reflection of their original state, where there is complexity as baggage rather than being indicative of the inherent simplicity....I think I'm making sense lol.
I'm personally drifting more and more to an abstract "artistic" interpretation of each hex via abstraction / iconography. Nothing to do with a new workable divinatory process (I'm not that clever) just something to connect to at a more elemental / level in order to feel it. Art is my bag and I hope to do it justice that way. The I Ching essence can be translated very easily I think in this way. (Similar to Crop circle transference perhaps?)
But I also very much look forward to hearing more about the "Sparhawk System." No more shyness now
Thanks Frank. I'll save this information.
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