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 version 01/11/10::01:11:10 (HEXAGRAM 28; Great Exceeding)

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          CONTENTS
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          00 TRIGRAMS AND HEXAGRAMS
          
             0010 LINES AND BIGRAMS
             0011 TRIGRAMS
             0110 HEXAGRAMS


          10 ORACLE
         
             0010 ENTRANCE
             0011 IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET HEXAGRAMS
            
                  000010 PRIMARY
                  000011 APPROACHING
                  000110 MUTUAL
                  
             0110 CLOSING
            
            
          11 BIBLIOGRAPHY


         110 CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT
         

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00 TRIGRAMS AND HEXAGRAMS (GUA)

  ====
  0010 LINES (2) AND BIGRAMS (4)

   understanding of I starts with LINES (YAO). there are four types
    of LINES generated in Change divination. they derive from the
    four bilinear combinations Yang-Yang, Yang-Yin, Yin-Yang,
    Yin-Yin, composed of
    
                divided Yin: ____    ____
                
               and
                
             undivided Yang: ____________ LINES 
             
   when moving, LINES are terminated with an X or O; one way to 
    think of this is that LINES are actually composite, reverberating
    between Yin and Yang value; this is symbolized well by BIGRAMS,
    also known as the Four Hsiang (SYMBOLS) (see below):
    
          ____    ____X    Old/Lesser Yin: moving LINE, becoming Yang
         (____________)

          ____________ Young/Greater Yang: stable LINE, remaining Yang
         (____________)
          
          ____    ____  Young/Greater Yin: stable LINE, remaining Yin 
         (____    ____) 

          ____________0   Old/Lesser Yang: moving LINE, becoming Yin
         (____    ____)

   the LINE in (PARENTHESES) wells up from below the LINE we know,
    determining its apparent character; stable (Young) LINES
    are reinforced by underwelling equals, known as 'Greater' on
    account of their accumulation (Younger/Greater Yin, Yang)
    
  ====
  0011 (8) GUA {'Ba Gua' ('8 Symbols/Figures')}
 
   excluding moving LINES, there are 8 possible TRIGRAMS; these
    may be assigned values from 0 to 7 in binary series for the
    facilitation of understanding and identifying them; a divided
    LINE = 0 and an undivided LINE = 1; see CHARTS 10 and 11 for
    the values of TRIGRAMS and HEXAGRAMS
    
 ==============================================================
   CHART 10 : The Binary Values of the Ba Gua (8 Trigrams)
 ==============================================================

  TRIGRAMS  - -   ---    - -    ---    - -    ---    - -    ---
            - -   - -    ---    ---    - -    - -    ---    ---
            - -   - -    - -    - -    ---    ---    ---    ---

   BASE 02  000   001    010    011    100    101    110    111
   BASE 10   00    01     02     03     04     05     06     07
   
 ==============================================================
   
  ====
  0110 (64) HEXAGRAMS
 
   excluding moving LINES, there are 64 possible HEXAGRAMS which can
    be assigned values from 0 to 63. it is important to identify
    HEXAGRAMS by referring to the two TRIGRAMS of which they are
    comprised, and their names (see CHART 11, where TRIGRAM values
    form what is called the 'ID #')

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   CHART 11 : The Binary Values of the Sixty-Four Gua (Hexagrams)
 =================================================================

        _ _  ___  _ _  ___  _ _  ...  ___  _ _  ___  _ _  ___
        _ _  _ _  ___  ___  _ _  ...  ___  _ _  _ _  ___  ___
        _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  ___  ...  _ _  ___  ___  ___  ___
        _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  ...  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___
        _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  ...  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___
        _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  _ _  ...  ___  ___  ___  ___  ___

 ID #   0-0  0-1  0-2  0-3  0-4  ...  7-3  7-4  7-5  7-6  7-7
 BASE-10 00   01   02   03   04  ...   59   60   61   62   63
 =================================================================

     traditionally there are three types of HEXAGRAMS that are
      interpreted in an oracular consultation with Change Classic:

        PRIMARY
         created initially;
         reflection of present conditions;
         see section 000010 PRIMARY

        APPROACHING
         Old Yang and Old Yin are changed to their opposites;
         condition toward which QUERENT is moving;
         see section 000011 APPROACHING

        MUTUAL
         interior LINES are projected outward;
         solution or overall advice; deeper insights into present;
         see section 000110 MUTUAL

=========
10 ORACLE

  ====
  0010 ENTRANCE 

   * wash HANDS; use HANDWASH, HOLY OIL, etc.

   * retrieve BOOK (e.g. "Change Classic") from high clean spot;
     remove its SILK or CLOTH WRAPPING; place upon lightward-
     facing (i.e. in northern hemisphere, south-facing; in
     southern hemisphere, north-facing) TABLE at room center
     with incense burner. BOOK receives the DIVINER as a Lord
     or Master receives a respectful GUEST -- a GUEST who knows
     the proper FORMULAE and TOOLS to successfully divine

   * begin contemplation of QUERY; carefully consider its form,
     since few can be answered with a simple 'Yes' or 'No'; ask
     about project advisability, likely result of action, or
     likely outcome for things, persons, etc., concentrating on
     reflecting present or near-future conditions;

   * stand facing TABLE (toward the DARKNESS), light INCENSE and
     prostrate three times before BOOK. pass divination HAND
     through INCENSE thrice, making clockwise circles at WRIST
     (alternatively, if using some other method than that
     described below (bibliomancy), divinatory OBJECTS may be
     censed)

  ====
  0011 IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET HEXAGRAMS
  
   ======
   001110 PRIMARY (KING WEN/KUNG FU TSE, DUKE OF CHOU)
  
   * open BOOK randomly and select a HEXAGRAM:
          
     consult HEXAGRAM LINE GENERATOR below to use the HEXAGRAM
      just selected to generate first LINE (bottom) of the PRIMARY
      HEXAGRAM; repeat this procedure for each of the other 5 LINES
      moving upwards
      
           
     LOWER TRIGRAM OF BIBLIOMANTICALLY-SELECTED HEXAGRAM
     ---------------------------------------------------
     interpret lower TRIGRAM of this figure as a composite
      of YIN and YANG LINES (3YIN or 1YIN, and 1YANG or 3YANG);
      consult HEXAGRAM LINE GENERATOR below and determine which
      TABLE will be used to determine the LINE (10 or 11)
      

     UPPER TRIGRAM OF BIBLIOMANTICALLY-SELECTED HEXAGRAM
     ---------------------------------------------------
     the upper TRIGRAM 1s a binary number from 0 to 7;
      see CHART 10: The Binary Values of the Ba Gua; using
      the TABLE determined by the LOWER TRIGRAM OF THE
      BIBLIOMANTICALLY-SELECTED HEXAGRAM, determine the LINE
      for the PRIMARY HEXAGRAM (Old or Young Yin or Yang)

     for example,
      having selected a HEXAGRAM with 6 Yang LINES top-to-bottom, its
      lower TRIGRAM has 3 Yang LINES, so TABLE 11 is used, evaluating
      the upper TRIGRAM as 7 (consulting CHART 10), and the bottom
      LINE of our PRIMARY HEXAGRAM would be a moving (Old/Lesser)
      Yang LINE ____________ 0); this is then repeated for the other
      5 lines in the PRIMARY HEXAGRAM


    ===============================================================
     HEXAGRAM LINE GENERATOR (using seed randomly found in BOOK)
    ===============================================================
     TABLE 10                       | TABLE 11
                   LOWER TRIGRAM    |             LOWER TRIGRAM
                  (3Yin or 1Yin)    |          (1Yang or 3Yang)
                                    |
     -------------------------------|------------------------------
      UPPER       LINE GENERATED    |  UPPER      LINE GENERATED
     TRIGRAM #                      | TRIGRAM #
                                    |
        0         ____    ____X*    |   0-4       ____________
       1-7        ____    ____      |   5-7       ____________0*
                                    |
                                    |
               (* -- 'X' and '0' denote moving LINES)
    ===============================================================


      notes: the manipulation of YARROW STALKS is traditional; other
             methods may be valuably considered, particularly those
             which, like the one suggested here, utilize bivalent
             (e.g. coin) and octovalent (e.g. 8-sided die) elements
             (which duplicates the YARROW STALK method's odds;
             for odds calculations generally, cf.:
http://www.luckymojo.com/iching/methods.html
             where other methods of casting Change Oracle may be found)
             
            3-coins method is pro-Yang. the method using BOOK by
             itself is one I invented with my wife, catherine, and
             may be original (though surely Taoist adepts have
             reams of such methods, I haven't run across it yet
             in translations of Plum Blossoms or Change Classic)

    ================================================================

    ================================================================
    EXAMPLE 10 (PRIMARY HEXAGRAM)
    -----------------------------
    HEXAGRAM 6-3 (51/K61 (King Wen #61))
         Decimal Value : 51; Binary Trigram Value: "6-3",
         'Wind over Lake', CHUNG FU, "Innermost Sincerity"

         (LINE 6) ____________ (TRIGRAM two, Upper -- 3)
         (LINE 5) ____________
         (LINE 4) ____    ____ 0 (moving LINE (Greater Yin))
         (LINE 3) ____    ____ 
         (LINE 2) ____________
         (LINE 1) ____________ (TRIGRAM one, Lower -- 6)
                     110 - 011 (decimal 51)
                     6   -   3
                           K61 Innermost Sincerity
        APPROACHING 6-7 55/K10 Fulfillment (see EXAMPLE 11)

    ================================================================

   * HEXAGRAMS are usually identified with NUMBERS, NAMES,
     TRANSLATIONS OF NAMES, SYMBOLS, MEANINGS, and COMMENTARIES,
     used in interpretation (see section 0011 IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET
     HEXAGRAMS). these are the basic features of any complete
     reading, along with the specific interpretation of the results,
     given the circumstance
     
    use CHART 110 below to identify HEXAGRAMS using the binary values
     of the composite TRIGRAMS that make them up. it allows those
     familiar with binary values and trigrammatic identity
     (mathematical) to quickly identify HEXAGRAM NUMBERS with LINE
     structure

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   CHART 110 : SHAO YAN'S BINARY TRIGRAMMATIC SQUARE REFERENCE
 =================================================================

               UPPER TRIGRAM -- SECOND NUMBER

               - -     ---     - -     ---     - -     ---     - -     ---
               - -     - -     ---     ---     - -     - -     ---     ---
               - -     - -     - -     - -     ---     ---     ---     ---

                 0       1       2       3       4       5       6       7     TRIGRAM VALUE

    L           00      01      02      03      04      05      06      07    DECIMAL
    O   0      0-0     0-1     0-2     0-3     0-4     0-5     0-6     0-7    TRIGRAM VALUE
    W        000-000 000-001 000-010 000-011 000-100 000-101 000-110 000-111  BINARY
    E          K02     K23      K08     K20     K16     K35     K45     K12    KING WEN #S
    R

                08      09      10      11      12      13      14      15
    |   1      1-0     1-1     1-2     1-3     1-4     1-5     1-6     1-7                                                  
             001-000 001-001 001-010 001-011 001-100 001-101 001-110 001-111
    T          K15     K52     K39     K53     K62     K56     K31     K33
    R
    I
    G           16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23
    R   2      2-0     2-1     2-2     2-3     2-4     2-5     2-6     2-7
    A        010-000 010-001 010-010 010-011 010-100 010-101 010-110 010-111
    M          K07     K04     K29     K59     K40     K64     K47     K06


                24      25      26      27      28      29      30      31
    |   3      3-0     3-1     3-2     3-3     3-4     3-5     3-6     3-7
    |        011-000 011-001 011-010 011-011 011-100 011-101 011-110 011-111
               K46     K18     K48     K57     K32     K50     K28     K44


                32      33      34      35      36      37      38      39
    F   4      4-0     4-1     4-2     4-3     4-4     4-5     4-6     4-7
    I        100-000 100-001 100-010 100-011 100-100 100-101 100-110 100-111
    R          K24     K27     K03     K42     K51     K21     K17     K25
    S
    T
                40      41      42      43      44      45      46      47
        5      5-0     5-1     5-2     5-3     5-4     5-5     5-6     5-7
    N        101-000 101-001 101-010 101-011 101-100 101-101 101-110 101-111
    U          K36     K22     K63     K37     K55     K30     K49     K13
    M
    B
    E           48      49      50      51      52      53      54      55
    R   6      6-0     6-1     6-2     6-3     6-4     6-5     6-6     6-7
             110-000 110-001 110-010 110-011 110-100 110-101 110-110 110-111
               K19     K41     K60     K61     K54     K38     K58     K10


                56      57      58      59      60      61      62      63
        7      7-0     7-1     7-2     7-3     7-4     7-5     7-6     7-7
             111-000 111-001 111-010 111-011 111-100 111-101 111-110 111-111
               K11     K26     K05     K09     K34     K14     K43     K01

    =========================================================================

    obtain K# (King Wen HEXAGRAM #) from the above REFERENCE; get BOOK
    
    study JUDGMENT/DECISION (King Wen) and HEXAGRAM COMMENTARY (Kung Fu Tse)
     for PRIMARY HEXAGRAM (generated in section 0011 IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET
     HEXAGRAMS) Kung Fu's HEXAGRAM COMMENTARY explains Wen's JUDGEMENT
    
    *these pertain to the conditions surrounding or associated
     with the QUERY; recent or present circumstances*


   ======
   000011 APPROACHING (WEN/KUNG FU)
  
    *elaboration may be obtained by studying the LINE COMMENTARY
     (on changing/moving LINES, by Duke of Chou), representing
     coming change's purpose, advice for attaining GOALS, and
     warning or good fortune AUGURIES. if no changing LINE,
     determine ruling LINES (governing/self and constituting/other)
     by referring to Kung Fu Tse, or emphasize PRIMARY HEXAGRAM
     (considering its NAME, SYMBOL and the DECISION of King Wen),
     then proceed to section 000110 MUTUAL

    *moving LINES are given individual significance within
     Chou LINE COMMENTARY and are used to derive APPROACHING
     HEXAGRAMS (condition toward which the QUERENT is headed); 
     
      METHOD:
       change 'Old' to *opposite* 'Young' LINES; Old Yang to Young Yin,
       Old Yin to Young Yang (upwelling LINE in BIGRAM has surfaced;
       see section 0010 LINES AND BIGRAMS)

    *EXAMPLE 10 contained one changing or moving LINE; changing
     this from Old Yin to Young Yang, we thereby determine the 
     APPROACHING HEXAGRAM: 33/K10 (6-7) (see EXAMPLE 11)

    ================================================================
    EXAMPLE 11 (APPROACHING HEXAGRAM)
    ---------------------------------
    HEXAGRAM 6-7 (55/K10)

          Decimal Value: 55; Binary Trigram Value: "6-7",
         'Lightning over Lake', FANG, "Fulfillment"
          
                  ____________
                  ____________
                  ____________
                  ____    ____
                  ____________
                  ____________
                       110-111 (decimal 55)
                       6  -  7
                           K10 Fulfillment

    ================================================================

    *study Wen and Kung Fu for APPROACHING HEXAGRAM,
     indicating condition toward which QUERENT moving;
     if Kung Fu appears to contradict Wen, APPROACHING
     HEXAGRAM text takes precedence; otherwise combine this
     with section 000010 PRIMARY above; proceed to
     section 000110 MUTUAL


   ======
   000110 MUTUAL (WEN/KUNG FU)
  
   * 'MUTUAL'/'NUCLEAR'/'INNER' HEXAGRAM is obtained
     by identifying 2 interior projected TRIGRAMS
     from LINES 2/3/4 (Lower) and LINES 3/4/5 (Upper)
     and gives the core meaning to the PRIMARY HEXAGRAM.
     using our example: (6-3/K61), MUTUAL HEXAGRAM IS 4-1/K27
     
    ================================================================
    EXAMPLE 110 (MUTUAL HEXAGRAM)
    -----------------------------
    HEXAGRAM (33/K27 (4-1))

         Binary Trigram Value : 33; Binary Trigram Value: "4-1",
         'Mountain over Thunder', YI, "Nourishing"

                  ____________
                  ____    ____
                  ____    ____
                  ____    ____
                  ____    ____
                  ____________
                       100-001 (decimal 33)
                       4  -  1
                           K27 Nourishing

    ================================================================

    study Wen and Kung Fu Tse for MUTUAL HEXAGRAM, which
     represents whole situation, general trend, or solution
     to problem; a deeper insight into the present

    ================================================================

  0110 CLOSING

   * facing TABLE, light INCENSE and prostrate three
     times before BOOK; replace SILK or CLOTH WRAPPING
     and return BOOK to high clean spot

            END OF PRACTICAL METHOD (BIBLIOMANTIC)


==

11 BIBLIOGRAPHY

   Blofeld, John, "I Ching (The Book of Change)", Dutton, 1965.

   Hook, Diana ffarington, "The I Ching and You", Dutton, 1973.

   Hook, Diana ffarington, "The I Ching and its Associations",
    Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980.

   Huang, Alfred, "The Complete I Ching", Inner Traditions, 1998.

   Huang, Alfred, "The Numerology of the I Ching", Inner Traditions, 2000.

   Legge, James, "I Ching: Book of Changes", Bantam Books, 1986.

   Sherrill, W.A., and Chu, W.K., "An Anthology of I Ching",
    Arkana Books, 1989.

   Wilhelm, Hellmut, "Eight Lectures on The I Ching",
    Princeton University Press, (transl. to English
    by Cary F. Baynes), 1973.

   Wilhelm, Richard, "The I Ching or Book of Changes",
    Princeton University Press, (transl. to English
    by Cary F. Baynes), 1990.

            END OF WORK (PROPER)

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110 CREDITS AND COPYRIGHT

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