The Numerology of the I Ching: A Sourcebook of Symbols, by Taoist Master Alfred Huang

By Taoist Master Alfred Huang

The 1st booklet to hide the whole Taoist teachings on shape, constitution, and image within the I Ching. * Written by way of Taoist grasp Alfred Huang, writer of the full I Ching. * Now, via renowned call for, in a hardcover variation to compare the full I Ching. The Numerology of the I Ching is the 1st booklet to convey the total Taoist teachings on shape, constitution, and image within the I Ching to a Western viewers, and it's a normal supplement to Alfred Huang's heralded entire I Ching. It examines not just the vintage round association of the 8 trigrams but additionally the hidden numerology during this association and its dating to tai chi and the chinese language components. Huang explains the binary code underlying the I Ching, the symbolism in the back of the sq. diagram of all sixty four hexagrams, and Fu Xi's detailed round format of the sixty four hexagrams, thoroughly unknown within the West. whole chapters are dedicated to such important fabric because the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the center hexagrams--all slightly hinted at in earlier types of the I Ching. The Numerology of the I Ching is a needs to for severe I Ching scholars.

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De Groot writes in the introduction to his book: ‘China’s religion proper, that is to say, apart from Buddhism, which is of foreign introduction, is a spontaneous product, spontaneously developed in the course of time. Its origin is lost in the night of ages. But there is no reason to doubt, that it is the first religion the Chinese race ever had’ (1910, p. 1). Work such as this has given rise to the impression that there is – without any question – a single Chinese people who share a common cultural and religious heritage.

On the other hand institutional Daoism in the form of Complete Perfection monasteries and Celestial Masters’ priests has suffered a terrible blow in China. Since the relative liberalization begun under Deng Xiaoping’s regime in 1980, Daoism has begun to function again in China and many temples and monasteries have been reopened, but the bitter loss of a whole generation of the transmission of Daoism cannot be underestimated. qxd 10/26/2007 12:50 PM Page 18 18 Daoism: A Beginner’s Guide Now younger Daoist monks are struggling to rebuild their religion and some are enrolling in university courses to try to recapture their history and doctrines.

In either case the goal is restoring harmony and balance to the life of the body. In the case of Complete Perfection Daoists, their quest is clearly more individualistic in nature, but at a deep level Daoists argue that the many different dimensions of reality that tend to get separated in our everyday experience of the world – the heavens, the earth, the village, the body – are in fact reflections of each other. A modern way of interpreting the Daoist world is by analogy with a hologram or a fractal function in mathematics such as the Mandelbrot Set.

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