H E X A G R A M 1 1 : P E A C E I S T H E W A Y
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B O O K O F C H A N G E S
This contemplative series is based on the ancient Chinese I Ching, also known as the "Book of Changes" in English, an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics.
There are a total of 72 hexagrams but only 64 are known (the final 8 are multidimensional) which are ancient "bar codes," each one arranged in a unique sequence, assigning it a specific frequency. The resonance received from the hexagram code emanates a "visual software" that results in a metamorphic effect on the viewer.
H E X A G R A M 1 1
by James Legge
"The language of the Thwan has reference to the form of T'ai, with the three strong lines of Ch'ien below, and the three weak lines of Kuan above. The former are 'the great,' active and vigorous; the latter are the small, inactive and submissive. But where have the former come from, and whither are the latter gone?
In many editions of the Yi beneath the hexagram of T'ai here, there appears that of Kuei Mei, the 54th in order , which becomes T'ai, if the third and fourth lines exchange places. But in the notes on the Thwan, in the first Appendix, on hexagram 6, I have spoken of the doctrine of 'changing figures,' and intimated my disbelief of it. The different hexagrams arose necessarily by the continued manipulation of the undivided and divided lines, and placing them each over itself and over the other.
When king Wan wrote these Thwan, he was taking the 64 hexagrams, as they were ready to his hand, and not forming one from another by any process of divination. The gone and come are merely equivalent to below and above, in the lower trigram or in the upper.A course in which the motive forces are represented by the three strong, and the opposing by the three weak lines, must be progressive and successful.
T'ai is called the hexagram of the first month of the year, the first month of the natural spring, when for six months, through the fostering sun and genial skies, the processes of growth will be going on."