The Universality of the I Ching

Life Is Medicine

  • How is it that the I Ching is useful in any context?
  • How can it possibly be relevant no matter what the subject category?
  • How does it work?

In order to answer these questions, we need to understand how the I Ching system is structured and how its information becomes available to the human mind. How can a philosophical system created by one human mind lead another human mind to understand the forces acting in that person’s life, forces of which the individual is otherwise unaware? How does such knowledge become available to human conscious awareness?

There are a number of primary principles that are present in the I Ching that enable it to satisfy the above. The I Ching is based on a hierarchal binary cosmology that contains no mythology or creation tales. It is a philosophy of creation from Unity to Duality to increasing binary subdivisions, following a…

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