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The Images (Hexagrams) of the I Ching Oracle in Psychic Readings

Psychic Readings from The Psychic Internet often feature images drawn from the I Ching Oracle. To offer supplementary information about these images for our clients, and for the public, we have provided this archive of brief articles.

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The abstract images of the I Ching Oracle (usually called "hexagrams") symbolize all of the related and interacting aspects of reality. In the following excerpts from actual Psychic Readings, the images of the I Ching are discussed.

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Youthful Folly

Whether as a matter of intention or not, the effect of this experience is to put an obstacle in your path. In this regard, I can see the utmost relevance in one of the verses that has been highlighted specifically by today’s Reading from the image of Youthful Folly. In this verse, the oracle says, “Entangled folly brings humiliation.”

Listen to Richard Wilhelm’s great commentary on this verse. He says, “For youthful folly it is the most hopeless thing to entangle itself in empty imaginings. The more obstinately it clings to such unreal fantasies, the more certainly will humiliation overtake it. Often the teacher, when confronted with such entangled folly, has no other course but to leave the fool to himself for a time, not sparing him the humiliation that results. This is frequently the only means of rescue. Through these circumstances, one is completely excluded from any relationship with a real other, and therefore remains incurably entangled in youthful folly.”

This commentary reminds me of Blake’s poetic aphorism: “The fool who persists in his folly shall become wise.” I should add that it seems to me that you yourself have doubts about the reality of this experience. Of course, even a fantasy is a real experience, but I mean that even you wonder if this experience is a product of your imagination. Therefore, I want also to quote another great commentator on the verse just quoted (Joseph Murphy): “Your vision is what you give your attention to, what you are looking at mentally. You must have a foundation under your mental image. You must be practical. Your imagination must be disciplined, controlled and directed wisely and judiciously. Your dream or idea will never see the light of day except it is deposited and felt as true subconsciously.”

[Let me also say parenthetically that you are obviously very gifted in a psychic way. The experiences that you are having are broadening and deepening your understanding of psychic experience in general, so that someday, when you are called to use your psychic abilities for the benefit of others, you will have a certain kind of wisdom that comes ONLY from very extensive and varied personal experience. This is one echo, for me, in the meaning of the image of Youthful Folly as a whole for this Reading. You are still “youthful” in your experience in this realm, but you are fast maturing in your understanding.]

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