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This paper looks at the various forms of Chinese divination called I Ching. The author discusses I Ching's long history based on the philosophy of an ever-changing universe. The paper discusses how trigrams and hexagrams lead to a better understanding of the future, and how the practice was used during several dynasties in China. The author also examines I Ching's text, "Book of Changes".
From the Paper:"I Ching is a form of divination used in China for the prediction of many affairs, both personal and affairs of the state. "I" or yi means change. "Ching" or ying means book. Therefore it is known in English as the Book of Changes. It is based on the philosophy that everything in the universe is constantly changing. The I Ching reflects this process of changes and gives a way to interpret the way that energy is flowing at any particular moment."
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I Ching (2003, February 10) Retrieved September 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/essay/i-ching-5649/
"I Ching" 10 February 2003. Web. 22 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/essay/i-ching-5649/>