[Cuis-dev] Book of Changes

Luciano Notarfrancesco luchiano at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 06:26:34 PST 2022

Very cool, Ken. I first learned about the I Ching from Borges, and later
from Philip Dick and Robert Anton Wilson, and I got very much into it. But
I haven’t use it in like 15 years (since I moved to China, hah). Very nice
to have it in Cuis, I guess the circumstances are perfect to go back to it.

a translation from Whil
On Thu, 20 Jan 2022 at 2:42 AM ken.dickey--- via Cuis-dev <
cuis-dev at lists.cuis.st> wrote:

> On 2022-01-19 10:19, Nicola Mingotti via Cuis-dev wrote:
> > anyway i tried to run it. I found this little bug:
> > https://pasteboard.co/vQhivC9nza9u.png
> >
> > removing message "dontShrinkTitle" it works.
> You need to pull Cuis-Smalltalk-UI and reload
>    UI-Base-Morphs.pck.st
> > i have absolutely no idea what this is ;)
> Ancient Chinese oracle.  Earlier precursors, but came into use circa
> 1000 BCE.
> The basic idea is that one has a significant question or problem, asks
> the question, performs a casting/divination (divides bundle of yarrow
> stalks or casts coins by formula) and builds up from the bottom a series
> of 6 broken or whole lines (a hexagram) which comments on the current
> condition and also yields zero or more "changing lines" which give a new
> hexagram prognosticating tendency for the future.
> Where am I?  What can I do here?
> Many views of this.  Just a bit of (serious) fun.
> One usually starts being agitated/concerned about something.  Posing a
> terse question requires some focus.  Dividing bundles of Yarrow sticks
> or casting coins is a calming ritual.  Contemplating the resulting
> images leads to lateral thinking and widens one's point of view.
> So you really don't have to have a specific set of beliefs about doing
> this to derive the benefit: more flexible thinking and calming effect
> similar to Japanese tea ceremony.
> I particularly like a recent reinterpretation:
>    https://www.biroco.com/yijing/Language_of_the_Lines.pdf
> Wilhelm Baynes translation is probably the best known:
>    http://www.akirarabelais.com/i/i.html
> hardcover:
> https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/069109750X/qid%3D996565491/sr%3D2-1/102-1791842-4862542
> The "Virtual Yarrow Stalks" web page is more practical, but I could not
> resist doing a bit of Cuis code.  And as long as I did this, why not
> share it?
> I will add to the README.md.
> Thanks!
> -KenD
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