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Nuclear Hexagrams

From: Shawn
Sent on: Friday, January 27, 2012 10:40 AM

Regarding my earlier suggestion that our approach to reading / studying the I Ching be based upon the nuclear hexagrams I offer these ideas. 

<i><b>Co­nstructing the Nuclear Hexagram Primer / Refresher</b><­/i>


In a nutshell:
  1. Throw away lines 1 & 6.
  2. Form a new lower trigram from lines 2,3, & 4.
  3. Form a new upper trigram from lines 3,4, & 5.
  4. Carefully balance your new upper trigram atop your new lower trigram. Voila! You've created a nuclear hexagram.

Yield: serves1 hexagram that points to the "hidden" (nuclear) possibilities of your situation.

Because lines 3 & 4 appear as the top of the lower trigram and the bottom of the upper trigram, the total number of hexagrams is reduced by a factor of four (trust me, I could play a scientist on TV!) So rather than taking 64 months to study the I Ching, an approach such as what I suggest could occur in 16 months. (Surely I don't have to restate the obvious "faster EQUALS better" argument for all of you! .... For those of you who don't know me --- "No I am not serious! And Yes, I am joking.")

I'm not yet convinced that there is intrinsic meaning in the "nuclear" hexagrams. Nor am I convinced that there is none. Perhaps it is only an afterthought, a mathematical trick that would leave Fu Xi rubbing his temples in frustration.  I'm only proposing that we enter into this "experiment" with a "what-if" objective, agenda-free mentality.  At the very least, going through the book in this fashion would be faster and perhaps yield a deeper understanding of how the sixteen groups of four are interrelated. 

Happy Friday!

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