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  1. Crossing the Great River

  2. The history of nuclear hexagrams

    Apparently I can't make short videos. This video might be a little bit too long for some of my viewers, and also a bit boring. I have defined chapters in the description of the video on YouTube so you can jump through the video if you want.
  3. Trigrams & timing

  4. I ching website

    So the actual event as described by the text of the Yijing happened weeks after your interpretation? How did you interpret the hexagram at that time, as an answer to the statement 'I divine the most likely outcome of such-and-such local band changing its name to this-and-that.'?
  5. I ching website

    That they should change their name to Eternal Undeath.
  6. I ching website

    I don't really care about the method that is used - I can interpret any hexagram regardless of the question or situation, I can always make it meaningful and relevant, no matter the hexagram that I get or how I get it. It is not so much about the method or the hexagram that you get - what matters is what you do with it. So don't be bothered by statistics, math etc. Just trust that you will always get the answer that you need, and what you need will be meaningful and relevant to you.
  7. Yin & Yang do not have any function in 河洛理數 (unless you can show me where it is explained in the original manuscript) Qi is not mentioned in 河洛理數 (unless you can show me where it is explained in the original manuscript) Why should it? The 河洛理數 book doesn't either. Why should it? The 河洛理數 book doesn't either. But maybe you can be more specific. What do you mean by 'source'? Otherwise said, what exactly were you expect to see covered in the book? I agree that there are certain chapters in the 河洛理數 book of which a translation would have been helpful, especially the parts that cover the ten auspicious and inauspicious factors, as well as the chapter on the meaning of the Heavenly & Earthly numbers, Yuan Qi 元氣, Yuan Qi Xiang Fan 元氣相反, Hua Gong 化工 and Hua Gong Fan 化工反. But your vague statements make it sound as if you are not at all familiar with 河洛理數. I am well aware that the book of Sherrill & Chu has its flaws but as an introduction in to the original system, especially for someone who is interested in hexagrams as descriptions of persons & personalities, it will do.
  8. I know it is not a complete translation of the original 河洛理數 manuscript and that the authors made significant changes to certain parts of the original material (which motivated me to wrote my own book about 河洛理數) but that does not mean this book is 'typical Western stuff'. Concerning accuracy: when you know your 八字 you can convert them to the 先天 and 後天 hexagram using this book. From there 'accuracy' is determined not by the book but by the user who applies the principles that are described. And the descriptions of the hexagrams are a fair translation of the Chinese original. But maybe you can be more specific why you take issue with this book.
  9. Good example, makes sense. Although what you describe also makes me think of another 'activity', from a male perspective, including foreplay and all that...
  10. Hmmm...somewhat. I'm curious how you apply this in the application of the Yijing. Do you have a RL example?
  11. Actually the book has nothing to do with astrology - it is just called that because the result is somewhat similar to a horoscope. See attachment :-) The_Astrology_of_I_Ching_-_Sherrill-Chu.pdf
  12. Yes, the Heluo Lishu 河洛理數 manuscript contains descriptions of hexagrams as character traits or persons. It has been translated by W.Sherrill & Chu as The Astrology of I Ching. I don't entirely agree with the way they treated the manuscript but the part with the descriptions of the hexagrams is more or less okay.
  13. Good idea :-) No doubt there are other ways to look at moving lines and what they do to trigrams. The main goal of my video is to stimulate the viewers to look at changing trigrams instead of solely looking at changing hexagrams and moving lines as individual entities that don't have any relationship with other parts of the hexagram.