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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
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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