On Uncertainty and the Yijing

Just recently, a fellow Yixue student, the philosopher, musician and writer, Will Buckingham, wrote a very interesting article for Aeon Magazine, titled the “Uncertainty Machine”. Here are a few thoughts that I intended to post as a comment to the article but it became too long, and I think important, to be forgotten in a […]

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Yijing Walking Paths

Something I wrote in Clarity on Nov/12/2011,  about a novel way to read hexagrams and follow “paths” amongst the lines. The text below is in a private part of Clarity but I wanted to have a record of it here also, with a date stamp. Personal information has been removed for privacy reasons.   ——————— […]

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Taming tigers

The other day I closed a circle, so to speak, when I watched an interview of Damien Echols on CBS Sunday Morning. The man was convicted–still is, actually–along with two other men, for the brutal murder of three boys in 1993. They are known as The West Memphis Three:   After some new DNA evidence […]

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Where the wild things are…

Well, talk about serendipity… I just found out, in a bit of news about a Maurice Sendak’s exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia that the museum houses a copy of the Yijing circa 900AD. That’s late Tang Dynasty! Pre-Zhuxi, pre-Cheng Yi, pre-Shao Yong, pre-Zhou Dunyi, pre-The biggest names in Neo-Confucianism, and it is […]

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About 61.6 and “翰音”

This is a comment to a post in Hilary’s blog. Her system does not appear to accept Chinese characters so, here’s the complete post:   I looked for the character in Shuessler’s “Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese” and, all context aside, I find interesting that 翰-han, in Zhou times, perhaps all the way to Han […]

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