Author Paul Carus, in his book “Chinese Thought” writes about a Babylonian tablet found in the Library of Ashurbanipal (700 B.C.E.) called the “Tablet of Destiny” which is said to contain the Mystery of Heaven and Earth. Carus speculates that the I Ching and the Tablet of Destiny are the same and since the tablet predates the I Ching by several centuries it is not difficult why many scholars now consider the foundation of the I Ching to have been developed in Africa.
Wayne Chandler also writes in Ivan Van Sertima and Runoko Rashidi’s wonderful text African Presence in Early Asia” that the I Ching was constructed by the Black Akkado-Sumerians of Elam-Babylonia and is dated circa 2800 B.C.E. Wayne goes on to say that this theory was substantiated by philologist Terrien De Lacouperie in his translation of West Asian language, Chinese cultural custom and various historical documents.
The Tablet of Destiny and the I Ching also known as the Book of Change connect the genetic patterns of DNA and RNA which according to Chandler links the past of the human family to its current expressions. I will conduct a four week workshop on consulting the I Ching starting October 4th as part of the City College of New York’s Continuing and Professional Studies program www.cps.ccny.edu The workshop will introduce two ways of consulting this ancient oracle. The most common method using three coins and the less known traditional method of using fifty yarrow stalks.
The yarrow stalk method is not commonly used in the West because it takes longer about thirty minutes to obtain a response to a question presented. The advice is more accurate using the yarrow stalk method. Science is now becoming aware of the abilities of the intuitive powers of the human mind which is not bound by our understanding of space and time. Consulting the I Ching has provided universal wisdom to those who consult it for thousands of years; it has been use for centuries by some of histories greatest minds. I have a number of articles on my blog at www.theartofwarogers.com about how the I Ching has influenced the advancement of health and technology in the world community.
If you would like to learn how to tap into your intuitive self-conscious mind to assist in making important decisions I invite you to register for my October 4th Consulting the I Ching workshop. I will also address how the Taoist Yang/Yin principle of polarity the foundation of the I Ching, can be used as a strategy to improve the quality of every aspect of your life. Your personal life, your career or business can improve by learning to use ancient methods that have survived the test of time. You can get more information about the October workshop by going online or calling The CCNY/CPS office at 212 650-7312
If you would like to understand how your health can improve by using ancient Taoist wellness methods call me at 646 329-6727 and make an appointment to visit the Harlem Ki Energy stress management clinic.