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A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology by Bent Nielsen PDF

By Bent Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0700716084

ISBN-13: 9780700716081

Translations of the Yi jing into western languages were biased in the direction of the yili ('meaning and pattern') culture, while reviews of the xiangshu ('image and number') culture - which takes as its element of departure the imagery and numerology linked to divination and its hexagrams, trigrams, traces, and comparable charts and diagrams - has remained really unexplored. This significant new reference paintings is organised as a Chinese-English encyclopedia, prepared alphabetically in accordance with the pinyin romanisation, with chinese language characters appended. a personality index in addition to an English index is integrated. The entries are of 2 types: technical phrases and numerous different innovations regarding the 'image and quantity' culture, and bio-bibliographical info on chinese language Yi jing students. every one access within the former type has a quick clarification that incorporates references to the origins of the time period, cross-references, and a connection with an access giving a extra entire therapy of the topic.

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See JING GUA *~~~, def. 2. BI ",:::: Hexagram no. 22/14. The hexagram figure consists of LI liME below GEN N. This conveys the images of fIre beneath the mountain [DA XIANG) and brightness and stopping [TUAN]. :, joined they constitute XIE [40] ~ ~, see HU TI. : and KAN :-:, see BAO TI. Bi is laterally linked with KUN [47] ~ ~, see PANG TONG GUA. t) of GEN's palace and the lIth month, see BA GONG GUA. ~~), Bi is one of 'the three dukes' (= 0) hexagrams and belongs to the 8th month, see GUA QI.

Pairs of hexagrams which may have identical upper trigrams and different (opposite or overturned) lower trigrams or vice versa. f Ji... Semi-interlocking [trigrams], see BAN TI. fft. Semi-trigrams, also known as 'semi-images' (*~). This refers to any two adjacent lines of a trigram, see table 1. Table 1 The Semi-Trigrams -_. --- QIAN Upper 'half Lower 'half -- _. -- -KUN ---_. --- GEN _. --- -- --_. ----_. --_. - -- - - -- - -- - -- - - - ZHEN XUN KAN LI The two 'halves' share the middle line of the whole trigram, and in this respect they are similar to the interlocking trigrams (lim, see HU TI), hence they are also known as 'the semi-interlocking' (*li).

G. 5] = =: "They lost sheep in Yi. 1 No troubles" Ct~~T~~'IilJ). : "The hexagram figure resembles Dui which has the image of sheep in it" (~~R{gJjt~~~~) [(6) YJJC 28:155). SHUO GUA 7 states that Dui has the image of sheep. ~) to Hang Xinzhai m~~ (1869-1924) [YJJC 147:11 I). Lai Zhide *~of,!! (1525-1604) used the term 'great images' (*~) and extended the system to encompass all the hexagrams: All those [hexagrams] having yang [lines] above imitate Gen and Xun, and all those have yang [lines] below imitate Zhen and Dui.

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