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The Yijing ( e   ) One of Chinese classics: Eighth century BCE Divination manual Wilhelm/Barnes Translation Ideas Cycles Change Go with the flow Microcosm/macrocosm Synchronicity (Carl Jung) Holistic universe
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Structure of Yijing Entries Oldest part: hexagrams with 1-character titles Hexagram = 6 straight lines Lines can be unbroken (yang) or broken (yin) There are 64 possible hexagrams Each is made of 2 trigrams (3 straight lines) There are 8 possible trigrams (bagua) This is a binary system Judgement Image Line variations Then later commentaries, up to now Commentaries are the bulk of today’s text
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Class Discussion What question do you want to ask? Needs to be situational E.g.: what’s the situation if I go to law school at Georgetown? What’s the outlook for Darfur? Not: what grade will I get in this class?
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Unformatted text preview: For us, it needs to be collective At home, you can ask anything you like How to Tell Your Fortune Using the Yijing Ask a question Get three quarters ( heads = 3; tails = 2) Throw quarters together and add up the result: Uneven numbers (7 or 9) make a yang or unbroken line___ Even numbers (6 or 8) make a yin or broken line -- Throw coins six times to get six lines of your hexagram, lines 1 - 6 Build the hexagram from the bottom up Look it up, using the upper and lower trigrams chart in the text Yijing Hexagram-finding graph 8 possible upper trigrams running across the top (The same) 8 possible lower trigrams running down left side 64 possible combinations on graph, listed by number The hexagram where the two trigrams you threw meet on the graph is your result...
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course HIEA 128 taught by Professor Cahill during the Summer '09 term at UCSD.

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