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The Tao Of I-Ching
Chapter One Raising The Veil Of Mystery



Wang (lk 5cl. ) who founded the Chou Dynasty circa 1143 B. C., as 

shown in figure 1-4h.
Yang

Yang 
Li

-d--- Yin
Sun
Sun Kun 
t

/
S
I


III
Tui
II E
~yIII 





Chien
Figure 1-4f
Ken
- - 


By reading the eight sections from the Tai Chi symbol, we arrive at Kan


an arrangement like this as shown in figure 1-4g.
Figure 1-4h





The eight trigrams of Hu Tien are based on the I Ching passage that

reads:

"The ruler comes forth in Chen with his creation. He completes the


work in Sun. He causes things to see one another in Li and to serve one 

another in Kun. He rejoices in Tui and battles in Chien. He is comforted

and rests in Kan, and then finishes the work of the year in Ken."

We can see how this cycle 'begins in the east and the spring of the


year and proceeds in a clockwise cycle. This sequence of trigrams was 

used to explain the principle of the movement and cycles of the universe, 

and the Chinese calendar was created from it. Later on we will explain 


in detail how the Hsien Tien and the Hu Tien are interrelated for use in 

divination.

Once we have arrived at eight trigrams, we then have three lines for 

With Yin and Yang we have two, and the addition of a third line 
each. 

symbolizes creation, particularly the creation of humanity by heaven 

and earth. Just as man and woman create a child through their relation- 
Figure 1-4g
ship; heaven and earth, Yin and Yang are seen as not only existing apart, 

This is called 
but as interacting and producing a new, third quality. 
This arrangement is called the Hsien Tien ( ) arrangement, and 1' ), 
Three Powers or San Tsai ( E as shown in figure 1-4i.
. 
it is believed to have been developed by Fu Hsi.

In addition to this Hsien Tien circular arrangement there is another 

called the Hu Tien ( W ) that is traditionally credited to Chou Wen



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