advice obtained from the I Ching is therefore one of possibilities; if
you act in such as way, it is likely to result in certain outcomes, act
in a different way and you'll achieve a different response etc.
The I Ching is said to gauge the flow of Yin
and Yang energies and offers the seeker an
appropriate course of future action based on the interplay
of positive and negative forces that shape our destinies. Although
traditionally a heap of fifty yarrow sticks is used, we prefer the use
of ancient Chinese coins as they are easier to obtain, and certainly
easier to use.
The coins are thrown six times, and each
combination of the coins creates either a Yin and Yang line.
These lines (created from the bottom up) then form a hexagram, which has
a specific meaning/answer in the Book of Changes (I Ching.) When a moving line is created, you get two answers to your question,
the first, a specific answer to the question now asked, and, by
following a proposed course of action, your second answer.
We particularly like the I Ching as a method of
divination simply because of this specificness. Oracles such as the
Tarot, give general 'direction of travel' prophecies, whereas the I
Ching will give you a specific answer to a specific question.
times the noted psychoanalyst Carl Jung and the translator of Buddhist
and Taoist texts, John Blofeld, have both expressed their belief that
the I Ching seems to work infallibly.
This free Book of Changes program download allows you
to use the Book of Changes online without coins or yarrow sticks. Simply
download the program, run it, ask your question, 'toss' the coins six
times to form your hexagram (whilst concentrating on your specific
question) and an answer will be given. Use the I Ching Book of Changes to:
- Recognize and resolve anxieties, fears and desires.
- Plan effective strategies to deal with problem situations.
- Make clearer, more informed decisions.
- Connect with your creative imagination and use hidden abilities.
The images and practical advice of the Chinese Book of Changes let you
participate in change instead of being its victim. The Book of Changes acts like a wise old friend or helping spirit.
Confucius wrote in 481BCE, when he was already nearly 70 years old, "If
some years were added to my life, I would give 50 to the study of the I Ching, and might them escape falling into great error."