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What is the I Ching (易經, Yìjīng) Book of Changes?

The Book of Changes is a symbolic representation—and explanation—of the cosmos written in binary code. This video introduces the framework of the I Ching, the legend of its origins, and metaphysical underpinnings.

The Lo Shu Magic Square (雒書, Luò Shū)

Probably more about the Lo Shu magic square than you were looking for. This lecture will focus on theory and principles.

The Yarrow Stalk Method from Xici 繫辭

Part I of II. WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD: Worksheet for the guided reading (PDF) | Historians often date this method to some time between 500 BC and 200 BC, with 500 BC being one of the earlier mentions of the method and 200 BC when more of the details of the process were fleshed out. Sourced from the Ten Wings of the Zhouyi (I Ching).

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Interpreting an I Ching Reading

Part II of II. WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD: Worksheet for interpreting your hexagram reading (PDF) | After an overview of differing traditions and schools of thought on interpreting a hexagram reading, you’ll revisit your I Ching divination result from Part I and consult the translations and annotations.

Wu Xing: Five Movements (五行, 오행)

After the video, CONTINUE on to the written addendum and download the Wu Xing reference table.

Taoist Spirit Maps (靈圖, Língtú)

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I Ching, Shen 神, and the Akasha 虛空

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The Eight Trigrams (八卦, Bā Guà)

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Lady of the Nine Heavens and I Ching, The Oracle

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The Shamanic-Historical Origins of the I Ching

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SEE ALSO:

Taoism is a nature-based religion, philosophy, and a 2,000 year old tradition of sorcery native to China since the Zhou Dynasty. In that same time, Buddhism enters China and a modality of it–esoteric Buddhism–is blended in with Taoist magic. Yet the roots of Taoist magic trace back even further than the dynasties of antiquity, back to Neolithic shamanism. This introductory six-video lecture series will delve in to Chinese occult practices that syncretize Buddhism and Taoism.

What Does It Mean to be Taoist?

The Rebellious Origins of Witchcraft: Taoist Magic Edition

READ the supplemental written guide to the video.
Ruminating on witchcraft vs. ceremonial magic.

An Asian “Wheel of the Year”? East Asian Lunisolar Astrology

READ the supplemental written guide to the video.

Are Taoist Mystico-Religious Practices Open or Closed Traditions?

Taoist Witches? What is Asian Witchcraft?

READ the supplemental written guide to the video.

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