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Re: I Ching/ Yijing (was Re: musicalexemes (was Re: Interesting Words)

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 6:36
In a message dated 12.11.2001 05:02:23 PM, annis@BIOSTAT.WISC.EDU writes:

>> The I Ching is more rooted in the early post-shamanistic phase of >Taoism > >than anything Confucianist like the Book of Rites. > > Just like the Daodejing, the Yijing appears to be some sort of >ink blot test, with everyone from scholars to newage gurus >reinterpreting it in strange and esoteric ways. >
I think we are agreed then. I think the better interpretation is one that sees these things in their original historical & cultural contexts but also leaves certain flexibility for one to empirically update/adapt from the original source/paradigm (IMMHO, any form/sect of religious faith or philosophy that has this capacity implicitly with/in it has (r)evolutionary potential(s)). ::wipes braincase:: whadda mouthful... czHANg, gigglabytin' @ himself