Okay 23432, I better see some really
substantial posts from you soon, or I'm gonna take my ball and go home.
Back to the I Ching:
I am interested in the I Ching
as a systems model - one which describes elements and their characteristics, relationships and potential
interractions - and the relationships and interractions between various systems that make up the larger whole. Intrinsic to the model is the concept
of dynamic change.
Conceptually, the I Ching
can be understood to describe "ages" or cycles, which may be applied to astrophysics, geophysics, chemistry,
molecular biology, and quantum physics - cycles within cycles as it were, and the human experience framed by external events.
Each "age" gives rise to the next exponentially - accommodating the birth of new elements with different characteristics and qualities - and implies
changing dynamics, relationships, and interractions. The Ching also accommodates the idea of contraction or devolution - the "dark" side of the
For example, if the I Ching
correlates accurately to the periodic table by atomic number, then:
Age 1: Started with nothing, 0, and the 'birth' of hydrogen (element #1);
Age 2: Started with (the 'breeding'/birth of) helium, and ended with (the 'breeding'/birth of) lithium (elements 2 & 3);
Age 3: Started with beryllium, ended with nitrogen (elements 4-7);
Age 4: Started with oxygen, ended with phosphorus (elements 8-15);
Age 5: Started with sulfur, ended with gallium (elements 16-31);
Age 6: Started with germanium, ended with europium (elements 32-63).
Age 7 started with the appearance of gadolinium (#64), and will end with the appearance of a 127th element.
The "contraction" refers to various processes of "decay" and devolution.
At the same time, correlating the I Ching
to the periodic table by the number of electrons might describe different relationships, potential
interractions and possibilities.
While some ancient texts carry a code that explains how things work, and how to make or do things, many of these codes relate to different cycles, so
the wisdom does not apply.
Unfortunately, it is not enough to decode a "formula." The right knowledge
must be applied in the right time
. So one must find the
calendar too, identify the relevant cycle and determine the formula's place in the larger scheme of things.
fyi - I'm thinking we are entering a new cycle where the dynamics/rules are changing... Most likely, formulas created for a pre-Gilgamesh world no
longer achieve the same effect.
PS. If anyone here is able and interested in helping me to animate the Ching's various cycles, please let me know. I can explain the design, and
create the legends, but don't have the skills to do the animation.