Feng Shui and the I Ching

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In our modern society, many of us are not very in-tune with nature. Hills are replaced by buildings, rivers are replaced by roads, and instead of forests or parks we have shopping malls.  The modern Feng Shui now has changed to accommodate small apartments, businesses, houses, large corporations, and even casinos.

Feng Shui has its roots deep in the wisdom of I Ching, or the Book of Changes, an ancient Chinese work that is still used today for practical and mystical reasons. I Ching is the basis of all Chinese thought and philosophy and is the link between one’s destiny and the natural world.

In 1953, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the templates of life, 64 codons of DNA- the genetic code of all life. Three thousand years before, Chinese sages set down in the test of “I Ching” the template of life as they saw it in nature. The Oracle, composed of 64 hexagrams and based on elements of Yin and Yang, could describe all conditions in the universe. In 1973 German philosopher Martin Schonbergen stated, “The absolute one to one equation of 64 hexagrams on the I Ching are the 64 DNA codons”. It was a powerful discovery that both an ancient and a modern civilization had come to the same conclusion about the nature of life and the universe. Western science found it under the microscope, and the East found it intuitively through understanding nature and our universe. That knowledge and experience grew into the art and science of Feng Shui, a method of understanding man’s relationship to his surroundings.

By: Raphaela Sorkin