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Embodied Ecstasy

  To be a diviner, one must live like water.   Preamble The path of wisdom has a single fixed destination:  The Ecstatic Life.  All other attainments are merely way stations on the Great Sojourn, for wisdom is not complete … Continue reading

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The Mandate of Heaven II

The Toltec I Ching is the first completely new version of the I Ching in modern times. Such was not my intention when I stepped onto this path some 45 years ago.  As dedicated to the classic King Wen version … Continue reading

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2012 and the Spirit of the Age

Whether the ancient Mayans intended it or not, the end of their calendar coincides with a profound turning point in human civilization. This comprises what Carl Jung called a synchronicity.  A term that get bandied about too loosely sometimes, a … Continue reading

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A 2012 Training Manual

The Beginning Times There are two overarching lessons of the I Ching. The first is this:  Every Ending Begets A New Beginning. Change is not conceived as an endless string of cause-and-effect events but, rather, as a cycle of repeating … Continue reading

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Reading the Map of Fate

What my teachers have taught me has been born out by my 40-some years of study:  the I Ching is a system of 64 living symbols that perennially outgrows whatever interpretation as been affixed to it.  Why would the snake … Continue reading

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The Oracle and the War Against Fate

Overview The Unity of all things dwells in an undifferentiated state of living potential.  Neither awake nor asleep nor dreaming, it is the shining awareness everywhere present, the fount of time and eternity.  It is still and silent, utterly at … Continue reading

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Why A New I Ching?

I cannot distance the I Ching from my own life any more than you. My first teachers of the Book of Change impressed upon me the perceptual aspect of this ancient work, as opposed to the historical interpretation so prevalent … Continue reading

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One Mind and Its Ideas

There is One Mind and each of us is one of Its Ideas. Such is the script inscribed on the memory stone of my dying. Some six years ago, I was fortunate enough to die, fully conscious, for the two … Continue reading

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The World Psyche

The word psyche means both soul and butterfly. The concept of a world soul arose among ancient philosophers and endures in the heart-mind of many modern people. It was expounded by Plato for one, and can be found in many … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Toltec I Ching

I am part of a Living Whole that wants the best for me and all others at the same time. Inspired action flows spontaneously from an inspired mind. When we replace trivial and undignified thoughts with substantial and ennobling ones, … Continue reading

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