What is the I Ching?

What is the I Ching?

The origin of I Ching: the world’s oldest divination system

 

The world’s oldest book and intuitive decision-making system
The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is the world’s oldest book and earliest known intuitive decision-making system. Based on the binary logic of yin/yang, it is used to derive personal strategy and insights based on natural wisdom — as pertaining to human problems that logic alone cannot handle.

The most intricate numerically-based oracle ever devised
This ancient divination system (approx. 4000 years old) is the most intricate numerically-based oracle ever devised. Most commonly experienced in the form of a book consulted by means of tossing coins or stalks, it is a system for pegging and interpreting patterns of change — based on a profound understanding of the dynamic processes of Nature that is beyond the daily consciousness of most of us.

A complete and balanced set of human situations
Essentially, the Oracle is used to produce responses to questions and problems. The system interprets which numerical patterns and which responses “like to go together” with what questions posed at a specific moment in time. The founder of depth psychology, Carl Jung, studied the embodiment and operation of the Synchronicity Principle in the Book of Changes for 30 years. He examined the arrangement of universal principles represented by the 64 main readings and their permutations and demonstrated that the system was a self-contained holism. Like Confucius, who reportedly said he wished he could devote an entire lifetime to its study, Jung’s conclusions were positive and enthusiastic. He recognized the universality of the I Ching’s 64 “archetypes” and how the entire system comprised a complete and balanced set of human situations.

Benefits of using Visionary I Ching

The use of the Visionary I Ching can help you

  • make decisions that logic can’t handle
  • reduce stress around changes and decisions
  • better manage sensitive relationships & office politics
  • develop superior timing
  • access creative insight and intuitive power

 

The Visionary I Ching Supports Success on the Highest Level
The consistent quality of our choices determines our level of success. In times of accelerating change, we have to face more and more challenging issues. When crises or emotional reactions take over, logical reasoning alone becomes inadequate, if not impossible. Yet few of us have a personal advisor — a mentor whose wisdom we respect, an experienced guide to confer with. So we must do our best to tap our own intuitive resources. The Visionary I Ching experience will give you immediate access to profound inner resources in a pleasant and easy-to-access way.

Generally, no matter what decision you make, it’s easy to be plagued by the fear that it was the wrong one. In stressful times, this is only natural, but this anxious feeling works against you. It increases stress, which makes it more difficult to be receptive to a resolution. This is a vicious cycle which skillful use of the I Ching will help you break.

The Visionary I Ching not only makes dilemmas easier to solve but also makes your final decisions easier to live with. It can transform stressful situations into confidence-building opportunities.

Mental Clarity
The I Ching consultation process begins by helping you articulate your question, problem, or dilemma — to get clear about what it means to you and what you really want from the situation. The simple act of achieving clarity about an emotionally charged issue is a significant first step in the right direction.

Skillful Detachment
The Visionary I Ching is structured to take place between a question or dilemma on one hand and your enquiring mind on the other. As a result, the process forces you to distance yourself from the problem. The more detached you are, the less threatening things appear. You are able to see things from a wider perspective, with more objectivity. Skillful detachment gives you a powerful advantage leading to more creative approaches.

Focused Relaxation Around a Problem
The Visionary I Ching’s keyboard process makes it easy to focus on an issue of personal importance without becoming distracted by the busy work of analyzing how coins land, recording the lines, etc. This slightly hypnotic exercising of the mind, both relaxed and focused at the same time, aligns the conscious and subconscious parts of your mind so that you can coordinate them for maximum effectiveness.

Stimulating Intuition
The Visionary I Ching experiences stimulates intuitive processes by means of specific feedback which is actually selected by your subconscious mind. The text derives from a a time-honored system of timeless principles and natural laws known as the Book of Changes or I Ching. Your interpretation of it is what activates your intuition — whether you take the response you get literally or not. It is NOT a question of blind faith.

Relaxation
Studies prove that a calm state of focused relaxation is best for the function of intuition and creativity. The Visionary I Ching’s art make excellent accompaniment to any meditation or personal insight break.

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