The Philosophy And Use Of The I Ching

The I Ching is not just a book of divination it also is a classic of philosophy and magic. The symbols in the text are meant to express the creative forces of the universe and show 64 possible outcomes of their interaction. The Chinese, like a lot of other people, have observed Figure 6.2 Chinese magical amulet with the Tai Chi and the eight trigrams. Figure 6.2 Chinese magical amulet with the Tai Chi and the eight trigrams. that there are two basic forces in the world that interact to create...

Foreword

Did you ever have an experience that turned your whole world upside down Maybe you saw a ghost or a UFO. Perhaps you had an unusual, vivid dream that seemed real. Maybe you suddenly knew that a certain event was going to happen in the future. Or, perhaps you saw a creature or a being that did not fit the description of anything known in the natural world. At first you might have thought your imagination was playing tricks on you. Then, perhaps, you wondered about what you experienced and went...

Glossary

Ahuromancy Divination by the observation of cats archetype In Jungian psychology the name for separate personalities inside the unconscious that are the same in all people in various mythologies, religions, and folk beliefs around the world they take the form of various heroes, gods, angels, and demons aspects Astrological term for the relationships between planets in a horoscope, the relationships are measured in degrees astragalomancy Divination with dice or knucklebones of animals the...

Introduction

An we see into the future to tell if we are going to be happy and rich or miserable and poor What does fate have in store for us How long will we live These are the kinds of misguided questions that many people think of when they think of divination. Because people think this is what divination is all about, they may think that it is unscientific or, worse, superstitious and just plain dumb. But, divination is not an effort to predict a fated and unchangeable future. If this were true, then...

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Greek Warships

One morning in the early 1400s in the town of Swaffham, in Norfolk County, England, a poor tinker named John Chapman woke up from a dream, and told his wife that instead of mending pots, which is what he usually did for money, he was going to walk to the city of London that day and stand on a bridge that he saw in his dream. Why in the world would you do that his wife said. Well, replied John, in my dream, I saw that if I stood on a certain spot on London Bridge I would meet a man who would...