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I Ching or the Oracle of change is said to be the most ancient script available today. It's history goes back to about 3000 years ago.
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I won't go through the history and details here, but if you are interested, a few related links will be introduced.
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It simply specifies that in time that you have a question about any thing and you need a good and wise consultant, you can ask I Ching. You simply need to have 3 small coins, similar in shape. Then you must concentrate on the question and throw the coins 6 times. Each time you must record the states of the coins, if they are heads and/or tails. Each head (numbered side) bears a value of 2 and the tail (armed side) bears the value of 3.
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Then you must order the recorded numbers from bottom up. Therefore if your throwings were, for example as follow:
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1). Head - Head - Head
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2). Head - Head - Head
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3). Head - Tail - Head
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4). Tail - Head - Tail
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5). Tail - Tail - Tail
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6). Tail - Tail - Tail
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then your orders should look like this:
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Therefore the result is:

Each 6 is written in two forms. First as an 8 an then as a 7.

Each 9 also is written once as a 7 and then as an 8.

Therefore in each set of numbers carrying at least one 6 or 9, there will be two sets of symbols, therefore two answers, usually interpreted as a close (close in time) answer and a far answer.

Therefore as for our example, the sets of symbols are:

For more information refer to the following links:

Original I Ching and the Hexagrams Index

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