The I Ching or Book of Changes dates back to the beginnings of the Chinese culture. It got richer over the millennia the contributions of many sages including Confucius and Lao Tzu, and we now put together as a book of oracles and wisdom.
Understanding the symbolism present in the Chinese text is not easy. Ideograms themselves that make up each text have several meanings have little to them in view of our rational analysis. The metaphors used to characterize situations refer to a culture that is not ours, still much closer to the archetypal values. Only enlightened translators may try to slip into our modern language orignal original statements’ subtleness. It is also necessary for the reader to know up behind the words (the Ying and Yang for example) the richness of thought inspired by a dimension of consciousness obscured by our reductionist culture.
It would be ridiculous to use oracles delivered during drawings to see if a particular banal event will occur or not. The answers are always given, as in extrasensory messages, under the aegis of the spiritual meaning that material events can have in our destiny. We must therefore always know how to tell apart the impact of the events in this higher dimension and their concrete actualization.
This constitutes a kind of rehabilitation of thought, which is not done in a day. You have to cross many situations, observe the relationship between the oracles and the course of events, see how personal dispositions interfere with the subtle energies that underlie them. It is essential in the early days to be guided on this path by persons sufficiently experienced, equipped with psychic abilities, or at least a genuine intuition (kundalini) to ask the right questions and identify relevant interpretations.
These conditions are realized, the I Ching is a valuable aid in all difficult situations. It allows to make the right choices, to get rid of misconceptions, to understand others and get to know oneself, and when appropriate, to expect the unexpected …