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Recursion, I Ching Traditional Sequence Pairs, and Meaning

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Due to the Universal I Ching being a completely integrated network, so all is connected. This connectivity is brought out in recursion of particular perspectives. In the traditional IC sequence below we have Traditonal Pairs (reflecting the use of recursion to elicit that sequence) where each pair reflects a theme.

In other sequences so pairs reflect themes, all due to the closed system that is the universal IC (for some other sequences see http://www.iimetro.com.au/~lofting/myweb/icmatrix.html)

The reference to 'context' is to the skeletal form of the hexagram, its '27-ness':

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PURITY:
01 : purity, mindedness - through singlemindedness (total trust in self) 01 purity comes out of a context described by hexagram 28 - excess (too much yang)

02 : purity, mindedness - through dualmindedness (total trust in another/others) 02 purity comes out of a context described by hexagram 27 - hungering (too little yang)
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BEGINNINGS:

03 : beginnings - through sprouting (pierce the earth) 03 sprouting comes out of a context described by hexagram 20 - admiring(encouragement)

04 : beginnings - through socialising (masking) (beneath the surface) 04 masking comes out of a context described by hexagram 19 - approach (defer)
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COMPROMISE:

05 : compromise - through wait in expectation (wade the great river) 05 waiting comes out of a context described by hexagram 57 - cultivating, become influencial

06 : compromise - through meet half way (not wade the great river) 06 compromise comes out of a context described by hexagram 58 - intense reflection
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UNIFORMITY:

07 : uniformity - through structure; 07 uniformity comes out of a context described by hexagram 41 - concentrating, distilling

08 : uniformity - through unify; 08 unify (passive attraction) comes out of a context described by hexagram 42 - augmenting
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GAIN:

09 : gain - through achievements; 09 small gains comes out of a context described by hexagram 48 - a well, foundation setting

10 : gain - through following a path; 10 treading comes out of a context described by hexagram 47 - forced enclosure
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BALANCING/MEDIATING:

11 : balance - through (non development) - harmonise; 11 harmonising comes out of a context described by hexagram 18 - correcting (restore balance)

12 ; balance - through (non development) - neutralise; 12 neutralising comes out of a context described by hexagram 17 - following, gain a belief
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IMPOSE DIRECTION:

13 : impose directions through associations - passive; 13 loose associations comes out of a context decribed by hexagram 31 - wooing, restrained structuring

14 : impose directions through associations - active; 14 centered, directing associations comes out of a context described by hexagram 32 - strong commitment
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REDUCE EXAGGERATIONS:

15 : reduce exaggerations - through re-distribution, even-out; 15 modesty comes out of a context described by hexagram 22 - facading, gloss over, cover up

16 : reduce exaggerations - through planning, think beforehand; 16 foresight, planning comes out of a context described by hexagram 21 - problem solving, to chew over
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BELIEFS:

17 : belief - through establishing to follow; 17, following comes out of a context decribed by hexagram 12 - neutralising

18 : belief - through re-establish through correcting errors; 18, correcting comes out of a context described by hexagram 11 - balancing
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ADMIRATION:

19 : admiration (low-of-high) - through approach [defer]; 19 approaching/defer comes out of a context described by hexagram 04 - masking, socialising

20 : admiration (low-of-high) - through motivate (set an example); 20 admiration/encouragement comes out of a context described by hexagram 03 - sprouting, initial difficulties
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PROBLEM SOLVE:

21 : problem solve - through chew over; 21 problem solving comes out of a context described by hexagram 16 - foresight, plan, enthuse

22 : problem solve - through gloss over; 22 facade, beautify comes out of a context described by hexagram 15 - modesty, to level-out
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RETURN TO FAITH:

23 : return to the faith - through refurbishing, pruning; 23 refurbish, prune, comes out of a context described by hexagram 24 - returning

24 : return to the faith - through come back to; 24 returning comes out of a context described by hexagram 23 - pruning
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HOLDING FIRM:

25 : holding firm - through expressing personal beliefs, disentangle; 25 disentangling comes from a context described by hexagram 45 - congregating, celebrating

26 : holding firm - through staying with traditional beliefs; 26 hold firm comes out of a context described by hexagram 46 - entangling, pushing upwards
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EXCESS:

27 : excess - through too little, too empty, needs filling, hungering; 27 hungering comes from a context described by hexagram 02 - devoting, trusting others, dualmindedness

28 : excess - through too much, to full, needs emptying; 28 exceeding comes from a context described by hexagram 01 - singlemindedness, trust in self
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SURROUND:

29 : enclosure (surround) - through water, contain/control (keep in, protect); 29 containment/control comes from a context described by hexagram 61 - sympathise, empathise, hard exterior-soft core

30 : enclosure (surround) - through fire, guide/direct (ideology); 30 guide/direct comes from a context described by hexagram 62 - exaggerate tradition, act
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COMMIT:

31 : commit (gradual) - through to someone; 31 wooing comes from a context described by hexagram 13 - loose associations

32 : commit (sudden) - through to something; 32 commiting comes from a context described by hexagram 14 - centered associations, directing
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DRIVE, PUSH:

33 : push by pull, drive (deceitful) - through withdrawal/trick; 33 withdrawal/trick comes from a context described by hexagram 49 - revolution, unmask, revelation

34 : push, drive (open) - through invigorate, motivate; 34 invigorate comes from a context described by hexagram 50 - transforming
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LIGHT:

35 : light - through bring into (uncover); 35 progressing comes from a context described by hexagram 51 - arousing

36 : light - through darken of (cover), uncompromising; 36 uncompromising comes from a context described by hexagram 52 - self-restraint/discerning
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RIDGIDITY:

37 : ridgidity - through structure (tension releasing); 37 rigid structure (family) comes from a context described by hexagram 39 - obstacles, bypassing

38 : ridgidity - through perspective (tension reducing); 38 mirroring comes from a context described by hexagram 40 - relaxed structuring
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LOOSEN (TENSION RELEASE):

39 : loosen - through bypassing obsticles, going against the flow; 39 bypassing comes from a context described by hexagram 37 - rigid structure (family)

40 : loosen - through relaxing structure; 40 relaxed structure (releasing) comes from a context described by hexagram 38 - mirroring, obstructions
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REFINE:

41 : refine - through distill [concentrate]; 41 concentrating comes from a context described by hexagram 07 - uniforming, the army

42 : refine - through augment [add]; 42 augmenting comes from a context described by hexagram 08 - unifying
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DRAW ATTENTION:

43 : draw attention - through spread the word; 43 spread the word comes from a context described by hexagram 44 - persuade, seduce, put the word

44 : draw attention - through put the word; 44 put the word, persuade, comes from a context described by hexagram 43 - spread the word
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ENTANGLMENT:

45 : entanglement - through (low to high); a crowd; 45 congregating, massing comes from a context described by hexagram 25 - disentangle, stand-up to express

46 : entanglement - through (low to high); self; 46 entangling, push upwards comes from a context described by hexagram 26 - hold firm
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ENCLOSURE:

47 : enclosure - through force attachment, foundations; 47 forced enclosure comes from a context described by hexagram 10 - treading, follow a path

48 : enclosure - through well, nourishment, foundations setting; 48 a well, founding comes from a context described by hexagram 09 - small gaining
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TRANSFORMATION:

49 : transformation - through revolution (sudden), unmasking, revelation; 49 unmasking comes from a context described by hexagram 33 - trick, suck-in, withdrawal

50 : transformation - through evolution [cook] (gradual); 50 transforming comes from a context described by hexagram 34 - invigorating
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PASSAGES:

51 : passages - through begin, new, raw, birth, arouse; 51 arousing comes from a context described by hexagram 35 - progress, bring into light

52 : passages - through end, old, refined, death, self-restrain; 52 discerning, self-restraining comes from a context described by hexagram 36 - uncompromising, hide light
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DEVELOPMENT:

53 : development - through gradual, maturing, conserve energy; 53 gradual development, maturing, comes from a context described by hexagram 63 - closure, correct sequence

54 : development -through sudden, immaturing, expend energy; 54 sudden development, immaturing, comes from a context described by hexagram 64 - non-closure, incorrect sequence, remain open
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GOING BEYOND:

55 : going beyond - through overflow, abundance, diversity; 55 abundance, diversity comes from a context described by hexagram 56 - loyalty

56 : going beyond - through loyalty, stay focused; 56 loyalty comes from a context described by hexagram 55 - diversity
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INFLUENCIAL:

57 : influencial - through cultivation (gradual, diffuse, implicit); 57 cultivating/becoming-influencial comes from a context described by hexagram 05 - calculated waiting

58 : influencial - through reflection (immediate, intense, explicit); 58 self-reflecting/intense expression comes from a context described by hexagram 06 - compromising
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MAKE THINGS CLEAR:

59 : make things clear - through dispel illusions; 59 dispell illusions comes from a context described by hexagram 60 - standardisations

60 : make things clear - through standardisations; 60 standardisations comes from a context described by hexagram 59 - dispel illusions
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EXAGGERATE:

61 : exaggerate through yielding, softening, hard core-soft centre; 61 softening comes from a context described by hexagram 29 - containment/control

62 : exaggerate through traditions; 62 exaggerate traditions comes from a context described by hexagram 30 - guiding, directing (an ideology)
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MIXING:

63 : mixing - through closure, completion, correct sequence; 63 completion, closure, comes from a context described by hexagram 53 - maturing

64 : mixing - through open, non-closure, incorrect sequence; 64 non-completion, remain open comes from a context described by hexagram 54 - immaturing
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dobro p

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Nice summary, nice snapshot of your system.

It's really interesting to me how some of the headings for each pair are concepts I recognise immediately as matching the traditional meanings, and how some aren't.
 

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and none of the descriptions have 'jinxes' in them
to make some hexagrams seem negative. the world could use an i ching like that
 

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The elements of each pair are reflected in other pairs derived from particular recursions. Thus in the above traditional sequence 01,02 pairs whereas in the binary sequence 01 is with 43 and the pair reflects a focus on issues of devotion to self, and 02 pairs with 23 and the pair reflects a focus on issues of devotion to another/others (be it a thing, or a person).

The 'purity' factor of 01/02 is still present but now paired with a 'sell' element, a dynamic that promotes (and so spreading the word, seeding, of 43 vs pruning the word of 23 - removing all of the accumulated 'rubbish')

In the binary sequence the 'pair' that is recursed is yin/yang, representative of 02/01 - and so deriving the full spectrum spanning that dichotomy from the level of 64 hexagrams.

Just as we form the binary into octets, so we can form the traditional into octets and apply the same sort of analysis as done to the binary - due to both systems apparently being sourced in recursion.

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56
57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64

Thus we find relationships WITHIN each octet - e.g. reflection of the first octet (top row) gives us pairs of 'opposites':

01 - 08 (singular purity vs group purity)
02 - 07 (same but no as 'pure' as above)
03 - 06
04 - 05

Zoom-out to the big picture and this focus on 'opposites' still applies but now of one octet to another:

pure(individual) - mixed(group)

01 - 64 (pure - mixed)
02 - 63
03 - 62
04 - 61
05 - 60
06 - 59
07 - 58
08 - 57

The 'natural' ordering by recursion is of yin/yang that leads to the binary sequence. From there that method is repeatable to hexagram pairs to bring out derivations. As long as recursion is used so the one method brings out all of the biases in expression contained in the Universal IC.

This means that local preferences, e.g. the "traditional" IC, can favour one sequence over others and in doing so will often specialise labels to bring out their unique status in that unique sequence - which is what small world networks do, interact the determined, universals, with the random (local dynamics) to derive a local 'best fit'.

The binary sequence maps line patterns to generic meanings very well. As we get more refined so the qualitative takes over, the symbols are more figurative (e.g. pairing 01 with 02 rather than opposing 01 to 02 - in the latter there is definite structural differences reflected in the relationship, in the former the focus is on sameness in general - i.e. PURITY and so not an opposites perspective, more different expressions of the same thing but now done at a more generic level.

In the binary sequence pair of 02,23, the pair reflects difference from sameness, 02 is unconditional devotion whereas 23 is more conditional. This is localisable to a top line difference.

IN pairing 01,02, or rotating hexagrams into pairs, reflects associations based more on the qualitative than particular line patterns etc - the WHOLE of 01 and the WHOLE of 02 are paired to bring out the SAMENESS in each - the shared focus on purity - IOW the local pairings in the above traditional sequence are of shared meanings, sameness from difference; the general reflects difference from sameness (01 is pure, 64 is mixed etc etc)

There are a LOT of sequences derived from the basic universals, all are up for identification and analysis! ;-)

Chris.
 

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