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 […]Read more "Taming tigers"
Joel Biroco (aka Steve Marshall or vv), might be a little rough around the edges but you can count on him telling it like he sees it. Biroco / Journal: My considered opinion on western nonduality teachings There is an old saying, ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears.’ I’d like to rewrite this […]Read more "When the student is ready…"
OMG! Watch this space and mark your calendars for when this was first posted. The Yi may be going mainstream. Our children and grandchildren will be will be talking Yi-esque and discussing its intricacies like we discuss football. We will be yawning at the whole of it, of course… This week’s conference will attempt to […]Read more "Communication scholars gather in Taipei to discuss de-Westernizing"
While feeding my Yijing OCD of reading all I can get my hands on related to it, I found the following passage in Richard Smith’s latest book, “Fathoming the Cosmos and ordering the world”: A certain “word magic” gave early hexagram line statements social and psychological power. Long ago the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski pointed out […]Read more "“Word Magic” and mavericking votes"
So in the readings that you’ll find here, there will be no discussion of the Confucian “Image” section of the hexagrams. Indeed, our business here is to draw on the insight of the cosmic teaching voice that speaks through the I Ching to learn how to expel self-images, be they of the personal or the […]Read more "Downing the trees to catch a glimpse of the forest"
Something I posted in Clarity today that I like to record here too. 38.K’uei / Opposition – Page 10 – I Ching Community It really tickles me to death the ongoing effort of stripping Confucius and his school from the Yijing, like some kind of taint soiling the work. As if one should wash the […]Read more "Stripping Confucius"
Allan Lian posted an interesting note about the Yijing and what really takes to study the classic: A Lifetime It is also good to note that, while it is a good idea to read and learn about the Yi, it is also a good idea to know one’s limits in its knowledge. Many people, with […]Read more "On Modesty…"
Ah, nice observation by Allan Lian. Amazing how some people that chose to travel higher roads can get so lost. On the other hand, perhaps, it is just too easy to get lost in a forest where the individual trees can call too much attention to themselves. In such cases, proper guides are advised. A […]Read more "Of Masters, the good, the bad and the ugly…"
It appears the Yijing is a book of choice for Chinese prisoners, a tradition that, according to legend and history, goes back to one of the founders of the Zhou Dinasty, some 3000 years ago. Yes, I can see how the Yi can keep one from going insane in such a situation… CHINA – HONG […]Read more "A time tested tradtion"
Every time I hear or read about “throwing the I Ching the wrong way” I feel puke coming up in my throat. Get a clue, people, specially journalists that should know better about doing their home-work. Eli Stone — New York Magazine TV Review According to Eli Stone, the hotshot San Francisco lawyer whose vivid […]Read more "Throwing the I Ching the wrong way…"