The Yijing (I Ching) or "Book of Change" is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts and has held a key place in the Daoist tradition for thousands of years. Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang (symbolism) and Shu (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this book makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way.
In the space of eight days' teaching, Master Zhongxian Wu leads the reader towards a deep understanding of the Eight Trigrams of the Yijing and shows how to apply this knowledge in practical ways in daily life. Master Wu explores the numerology and symbolism of Yijing and clearly explains how the reader can use the Yijing divination system for themselves. Many real life examples show the system in action.
This remarkable book provides a user-friendly eight day program that will be a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in learning more about the Yijing or Chinese philosophy and culture as a whole, as well as those who wish to learn how to use the Yijing for practical purposes.
Master Zhongxian Wu, a lifelong Daoist practitioner, is the lineage holder of four different schools of Qigong and martial arts. Since 1988, Master Wu has instructed thousands of students, both Eastern and Western.
Acknowledgements. Foreword by Daniel Reid. Introduction: Yijing Prediction and Wu (Shamanism). I. About the Title of Yijing. II. Wu: Chinese Shamanism. III. Wu and Chinese Culture. IV. The Secret of Yijing. V. The Spirit of Yijing. 1. Dao: The Way of Yi and Tea. 1.1 The Celestial Tea House. 1.2 Tea Ceremony. 1.3 The Secret of the Universe. 1.4 Tea and the Dao. 1.5. Gua (Trigram or Hexagram). 1.6 Taiji Qigong Qian (Heaven). 2. Yi: The Changes and Myths. 2.1 A Story of Creation and Gua (Trigram). 2.2 Tea and Yi (Divination). 2.3 Fuxi: The First Chinese Shaman King. 2.4 Bagua: The Eight Trigrams Arrangements. 2.5 Taiji Qigong Dui. (Lake) 3. Shu: Numerology. 3.1 Shu Dao: The Way of the Numbers. 3.2 He tu and Luoshu: The Patterns of the Universe. 3.3 Tiandi Shengcheng Shu: Heaven and Earth Creating and Completing Numbers. 3.4 The Relationships Among Numerology, Yin-Yang and Five Elements. 3.5 Xiantian Bagua Shu: Prenatal Eight Trigrams Numbers.3.6 Taiji Qigong Li (Fire). 4. Xiang: Symbolism. 4.1 Xiang Symbolism. 4.2 Guaxiang: The Symbolic Meaning of the Bagua. 4.3. Taiji Qijong Zhen (Thunder). 5. Zhan: The Divination. 5.1 Qi Gua: Make a Trigram with a Number. 5.2 Jie Gua: Decode the Trigram. 5.3 Eight Trigrams and Five Elements. 5.4 Taiji Qigong Xun (Wind). 6. Li: Case Analyses. 6.1 Pork Stew. 6.2 Burning Incense and Heart. 6.3. The Magical Mirror. 6.4 Move, Travel, and Hire. 6.5 The Home of Your Soul. 6.6 Yaiji Qigong Kan (Water). 7. Chuan: The Hidden Immortal Lineage. 7.1 A Brief Introduction to the Chinese Immortal Cultivation Lineage. 7.2 The Chanting Ceremony. 7.3 Mayi Daozhe: The Declarer of the Original Yijing. 7.4 Xiyi Xiansheng: The First Promoter of Taiji. 7.5 Yang Yongi: A Modern Hermit. 7.6 Taiji Qigong Gen (Mountain) 8. Yao: The Essence of Prediction. 8.1. Xing: Model. 8.2. Wuxing: Predicting without a Model. 8.3 Xinfa: Heart Method. 8.4 Gantong: Inherent Prediction. 8.5 Taiji Qigong Kun (Earth). Afterword: Life is the Treasure. Appendix: A Miracle Story of Inner Cultivation. Glossary. Index.