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 […]Read more "On Uncertainty and the Yijing"
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. ——————— […]Read more "Yijing Walking Paths"
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"
A few years ago, seven or eight years, perhaps, I started having sleep problems. Not one to pop anything that requires a prescription unless I absolutely have to, I refused to seek that kind of help: I rather feed the pharmaceutical of my own choosing. So, what’s a sleepless man to do? I reached for […]Read more "On dreams, opposition and abundance. Oh, and Cher too…"
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 […]Read more "Where the wild things are…"
For the past couple of months, Steve Moore and I have been chasing downloadable PDF articles and sharing what we are finding out there. Most of what I’ve found will end up in the Yixue Library, which Bradford Hatcher has set up in his website, to which Steve Moore has contributed a number of articles […]Read more "English language scholarship on Japanese religious studies."
A good friend, Harmen Mesker, has taken the trouble to scan a very rare book by W.A. Sherrill, Heritage of Change – a Background to Chinese culture and Thinking, and is available in his site. Thanks Harmen! The lost work of Wallace Andrew Sherrill Sherrill is mostly know by his co-authorship with W.K. Chu. They wrote An […]Read more "Rare W.A. Sherrill book scanned and available in PDF"
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 […]Read more "About 61.6 and “翰音”"
I thought of posting the image alone but I considered that I should add a link to the post that gave me the idea of it. It comes from Hilary Barrett’s blog and a post titled “The trouble with impetration.” Without getting into an actual interpretation of her reading, which is a personal subject, […]Read more "Blowing up the hatches. 61.1.6>29"