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I have nothing against the I-Ching as a focusing ritual, nor as a piece of literature. John Lennon used the double trigram of 'creativity' (6 unbroken lines) as animation for his personal movies - with the sound of plucking the 6 strings sequentially of an open guitar chord.

But all the rest is Rorschach. The way it appears as synchronous is because the act of focusing on a problem increases susceptibility. Most people go over problems repetitively in their minds and generally coming to the same conclusions each time. Like a skier in fresh snow, the first skier usually defines the path for the following skiers.

Problems usually require lateral thinking - 'coming at it from a new angle'. The I-Ching interpretation provides that. The I-Ching, done seriously, is a mind exercise.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 02:32:20 AM EST

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