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On my way to represent the Divination Foundation and Tarot.com at a "Centers Gathering" conference in Findhorn, Scotland -- one of the original spiritual teaching centers -- during this, its 50th anniversary year, I am passing through the city of beauty, art and romance: Paris, France. I love this place.
As I write this, I am participating in the Centers Gathering of 2012, being hosted by the Findhorn Community in northern Scotland. This year features an inspiring collection of 27 centers from 17 countries and five continents. And the 2012 gathering is little extra special
In March I was enjoying a week in Maui with my son, Shane, and grandson, Bryce. How fun it was to help our little 4 1/2 year old learn to swim, and to bodysurf his little body on a boogie board in the small waves on our sheltered beach
It's important to realize that if you ask the appropriate kind of questions, you will have a more satisfying Tarot or I-Ching experience. Readings work best when you are looking for greater insight, wise advice or an idea of which way the wind is blowing. They are NOT designed to answer questions asking for data or to give exact predictions about the future.
How do you know when to turn to the I Ching for advice? That's simple: Any time you like, and as often as you like. Some people turn to the I Ching for insight and clarity on particular problems -- ie, for advice about relationships, breakups, negotiations, work dynamics, office politics, family matters and overall spiritual well-being. Others like to consult the ancient oracle every morning as a kind of general meditation to start their day.
By now you know how to toss the I Ching coins to create a hexagram that will draw on ancient wisdom that's in synchronicity with your own intuition. But the next question is, why are the "odds" so important when it comes to I Ching, and how do they break down?
The two best-known methods for consulting the I Ching are the Yarrow Stalk method and the Coin Toss method. Both methods are authentic ways to generate the 64 I Ching hexagrams that provide insight based on archetypal situations, dilemmas and relationships.
I Ching is the world's oldest book. It's one of the classic ancient Chinese texts, and it's also the oldest of all the classical divination tools. Its first interpretive text was composed around 1000 B.C., though its oral tradition dates back much further, and there are many legends surrounding the origins of the ancient Chinese oracle.
When we begin studying the ancient Chinese art of I Ching, the first thing we learn is that the book of I Ching -- the world's oldest book and the earliest known divination system -- contains 64 hexagrams.
Paul O'Brien is not only Tarot.com's I Ching scholar ... he's also the website's founder! He founded Tarot.com and its parent company Visionary Networks in 1988, and he hasn't stopped innovating since. Paul was a forerunner in the world of electronic divination, and he continues to steer Tarot.com in its course as the web's most authentic online divination presence. Giving humanity do-it-yourself access to authentic divination systems is Paul's life's work.
Want to increase the amount of good things happening in your life? Put some serious effort into the energy around you! Negativity starts to leak in when something's not in synch, blocking the flow of good feelings and good experiences -- and opening up cracks for negativity to seep in. Of course you want good things to happen to you, but how can you expect to actually get a good thing going when you keep all your desires secret from the world? You have to put out that energy if you want to get it back!
Getting older is unavoidable, but is it possible to avoid the symptoms of aging? Can our choices about what we think and feel — and how we live — propel us into a long and healthy life? It seems there’s more to the question of aging gracefully than just
The I Ching is the oldest and wisest oracular system in the world. Some 3000 - 4000 years old, it is also the oldest known book: The Book of Changes. Used for centuries by sages and emperors of China, the I Ching is a profound system
Valentine's Day is upon us ... and if I still bought into the premise of it, it could make me feel depressed. The annual celebration of romantic love just brings up longing. This feeling of lack may make good fodder for poetry and love songs -- restimulating a seemingly bottomless craving for romantic fantasy -- but it also brings home the suffering caused by the longing for a perfect love.