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Kuan Yin Oracle

The Oracle of Kwan Yin
From Judika Illles [Edited]

The root of ‘divination’ is in the divine. Once upon a time, in the ancient world, it was not unusual to find divinatory services offered at temples and shrines. In other words, to put it plainly, you could expect to find some sort of fortune-teller within those sacred premises. Many journeyed to shrines to pay tribute to the resident sacred being, but also to receive advice and have their fortunes told. Oracles provide the voice of the divine.

Kwan Yin (Kuan Yin, Quan Yin, Quan Am, and Kannon) ranks among the most beloved of all sacred beings. Depending on perspective, she may be considered a goddess, a bodhisattva, a saint, or any combination of those categories. Some perceive Kwan Yin to be the Shekhina.

Adored by Buddhists, Taoists, goddess devotees, shrines and temples dedicated to Kwan Yin are found throughout East Asia and wherever Chinese people have traveled or settled. Continue reading

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Ling Chi Ching

Ling qi Jing

Lingqijing (or Ling Ch’i Ching; 靈棋經 lit. “Classic of the Divine Chess”) is a Chinese book of divination. The first commented edition of the work appeared in the Jin Dynasty. Legend has it that the strategist Zhang Liang got it from Huang Shigong, a semi-mythological figure in Chinese history.

As the name of the work suggests, the work tells of how to divine with tokens like Chinese chess or xiangqi (象棋) pieces, instead of the traditional turtle shells or yarrow stalks [or coins] used in I Ching.

Twelve chess pieces are used; each is a disc with a character on one side, and unmarked on the other. Four have the character for “up” (上, pronounced shang), four have the character for “middle” (中, zhong), and four have the character for “down” (下, xia), representing the Three Realms: Heaven (天, tian), Humanity (人, ren), and Continue reading

Chinese Zodiac

Chinese zodiacs. Chinese New Year horoscope.CHINESE ZODIACS

The Chinese Zodiac consists of a 12-year cycle each year of which is named after a different animal that imparts distinct characteristics of its year. Many Chinese believe that the year of a person’s birth is the primary factor in determining that person’s personality traits physical and mental attributes and degree of success and happiness throughout his/her lifetime.

To learn about your Animal Sign find the year of your birth among the 12 signs.

Below we have depicted all the Continue reading

DNA and I Ching

I Ching BaguaMATCHING DNA BASE PAIRS TO I CHING
By Douglas Klimesh, 2010

SEARCHING FOR A SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IN DNA:

As there seems some type of language stored in DNA introns, the quest is to decipher this language. At first glance there appears an uncanny relationship between DNA and ancient Hebrew. If God was to put language in DNA, likely it would be Hebrew. Despite all investigation attempts, the relationship just doesn’t work. However, three base pairs of a DNA codon makes 64 possible combinations, which is the same number of I Ching hexagrams, making this relationship more likely. Continue reading

I Ching and DNA

hexagrams and amino acidsThe 64 hexagrams and 24 amino acids

The I Ching and the Genetic Code
By M.Alan Kazlev and Christián Begué

Some years back I was very impressed by an observation in a book called The I Ching and the Genetic Code by Dr. Martin Schönberger (unfortunately I loaned it out many years ago and never got it back – moral, don’t loan you books!), pointing out the correlation between the 64 kua and the nucleotide sequence and amino acid bases in the RNA/DNA molocule.

As Tony Smith points out, this shows that the genetic code, the I Ching, and the D4-D5-E6 physics model are all just different Continue reading

Demonology in China

Demons-and-Angels-time Gnostic WarriorMIRACLES OF HEALING – DEMONOLOGY
By Charles W. Waddle (1909)

The subject of demonology is a study in itself, but its prominence in the miracles of healing in biblical times and since, make it necessary to note the evolution of the idea very briefly. There can be little doubt that the demonology of the early Hebrew period was a development from some simple form such as those we have found among the primitive races. From a conception of spirits devoid of moral character, good and bad spirits came to be differentiated. Continue reading

Soroban – Japanese Suanpan

Soroban and Suanpan-Science_museumSoroban

The soroban (算盤, counting tray) is an abacus developed in Japan. It is derived from the Chinese suanpan, imported to Japan around 1600. Like the suanpan, the soroban is still used today, despite the proliferation of practical and affordable pocket electronic calculators.

The soroban is composed of an odd number of columns or rods, each having beads: one bead having a value of five, called go-dama (五玉, “five-bead”) and four beads each having a value of one, called ichi-dama (一玉, “one-bead”). Each set of beads of each rod is divided by a bar known as a reckoning bar. The number and size of beads in each rod make a standard-sized 13-rod soroban much less bulky than a standard-sized suanpan of similar expressive power. Continue reading

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