I Ching (A work in Progress)
I Ching : is taken from the ancient Chinese "Book of Changes" and it is a form of divinatory practice involving 64 hexagrams (patterns of 6 broken and unbroken lines), which are used in a divinatory way by the throwing of yarrow stalks or coins.
The Sixty-Four Spirits
Here are the 8 Trigrams used to make up the 64 divinatory symbols. To find out how the Trigrams come together to form each hexagram please click here.
Below that are the 64 divinatory symbols or hexagrams of the I Ching in their usual order, with the hexagram graph and number. To find out the divinatory meaning of each symbol simply click on the symbol and you will be taken to its meaning. The meanings for the 64 hexagrams come from "Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16 (1899)" translated by James Legge. The explanation of the entire figure is by: King Wăn and the explanation of the six individual lines are by: the Duke of Kâu.
Sacred Books of the East, vol. 16 (1899) - translated by James Legge.
For the whole article please see: Sacred
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination - Stephen Karcher - Element Books Limited (1997), Shaftsbury Dorset, SP7 8BP - ISBN 1-85230-876-1
The I Ching, Discover the Secrets of the Plum Blossom Oracle - Lillian Too, Hamlyn, division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd. 2-4 Heron Quays, London E14 4JP - ISBN 0 600 609170
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