About the I-Ching
Choice confronts us every day. Guidance that comes from the invisible side of life "both inner and outer" can play an invaluable role. The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese text also known as the Classic of Changes or Book of Changes. It has been widely used for divination. There are 64 unique hexagram figures created by six stacked lines which might be broken (yin) or solid (yang). Each has its own unique title, meaning, and interpretation.
This version of the I-Ching is actually a synthesis. The hexagram titles and interpretive texts were derived from many different translations from scholars. It is unique in that Dr. Carl Jung's concept of synchronicity (meaningful coincidence) is explored in terms of its potential to give us helpful guidance along life's way. Each hexagram also compares the I-Ching (an ancient text of Chinese wisdom) to the teaching of Edgar Cayce on those same 64 hexagram themes.
This is not to say that Edgar Cayce ever offered a translation of Taoist philosophy, although he was certainly a supporter of anyone's efforts to draw forth spiritual inspiration from Eastern teachings. What appears, however, as a supplement to each hexagram is some of the best of what the Cayce philosophy has to offer on those same sixty-four archetypal life themes. As you study and apply the hexagram chosen by the coin toss, give equal consideration to the words of wisdom presented in Cayce's teaching.
The various interpretive texts are purposefully written with alternating masculine and feminine pronouns (e.g., the text for #1 is written with 'he' but #2 is written with 'she'). The sage or wise person described in many of the text passages is to be understood as either a man or woman. Some traditions have relied on exclusively the masculine pronoun, but here you will find an alternation from one to the other. This is in no way meant to imply that some hexagrams are more relevant to one sex than to the other.
The text of the 64 hexagrams were adapted from the book, Synchronicity As Spiritual Guidance, by Mark Thurston, PhD.