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A transformational journey over a lunar year. February 9, 2016 begins The Year of the Monkey

The Art of Tao Time

The I Ching is a Proven Guide for Success

Introduction
A calendar is more than merely a device for the numbering of days. All calendars are directly bound to the ever-recurring cycles of nature, most commonly manifested in the rotation of the earth and its cosmic influences; their underlying purpose is to help humans adjust to these cycles and the forces that permeate them by achieving an organic sense of time - a true sense of participation in the rhythmic flow of natural events. Ultimately this brings a sense of harmony with the universe.

Time, as conceived by humans, is only one of infinite manifestations of the Originating Principle of the Universe. This principle is known to the chinese as Yin and Yang. Time is the duration of experience upon consciousness. If we accept this as a definition of "time," then we are obligated to try to become aware of the nature of experience.

In this discourse experience is defined as a phenomenon of Now-consciousness.

Now-consciousness is the enduring and non-changing actuality through which all other events of past and future, departing and approaching, are conceivable.

The Lunar Calendar arranges the ancient Chinese observations of change as an overlay pattern that links them with the coming-passing moment. The hexagram lines are allied with the days, lunar cycles and seasons which comprise the annual cycle.

In this way, I Ching, the principle of inexhaustible potential expresses infinite meaning through the fluid association of its linear components. The Lunar Calendar correlates time with wisdom. Attention to the progression of hexagrams is one way of charting the journey of one's destiny.

Lunar Months Hexagram Sequence

 

SEASONS

DAYS

 

52

First New Moon

7-12

62

5

16

56

14

50

32

58

54

52

64

3

1-6

11

34

43

1

44

33

12

20

23

2

24

19

Second New Moon

25-30

4

17

6

7

37

55

60

45

25

63

39

15

19-24

42

35

18

8

48

59

13

26

36

21

27

38

Third New Moon

Fourth New Moon

 

30

13-18

53

40

49

9

31

10

41

22

47

28

61

46

Fifth New Moon

Sixth New Moon

Seventh New Moon

Eighth New Moon

Ninth New Moon

 

58

Tenth New Moon

Eleventh New Moon

Twelfth New Moon

 

 

 

29

 

The Lunar Order of I Ching

When the ancient Chinese consulted the Book of Changes regarding a matter of great concern, they were interested in knowing when to act or not to act. Many forms were identified to access the wisdom; What time is it for me? Who do I need to be when? What is the way to success here?

Structuring the order of the hexagrams to the days of the annual cycle began in ancient times. An early work; I Ching: Yi-wei Chi-lan'u (Treatise on the Changes: Consultation Charts, 1952), described a complex correlation structure that reflects a relationship between the divisions of the year and the sixty-four hexagrams.

The Western translations by Wilhelm—Baynes and repeated in the John Blofeld Book of Changes identified only certain months with particular hexagrams. Inconsistencies, either in the original or a copyist error was repeated.

Fung's scholarly and highly respected work listed the lunar calendar order of the hexagrams. In his listing four hexagrams are not included.

In the first Taoist Book of Days (1975), Khigh Dheigh returned to the work and identified the Yin/Yang flow of he lunar months and the order of hexagrams within their cycles.

First the month by month structure of the hexagrams following the evolution and devolution of the Yin and Yang was constructed.
Then 61 hexagrams were assigned roles through each month to address each of the 365¼ days of a year.

Each page labeled by Moons (First, Second ...Twelfth) contains the order of hexagrams for that period.

By engaging the Tao Time Book of Days one can develop an understanding of the I Ching, gaining incredible wisdom and insight in personal and universal flow. Actions taken result in most appropriate manifestations. Opportunities to raise The one called Dale Bruder, is among the cultural innovators who have devised implements and techniques to use the I Ching in describing and predicating elements, processes and experiences in practices involving special uses of the mind and body energy cycles through deepening wisdom are available to be taken.

Enjoy your journey and the sojourns the personal hexagrams take you.
The Tao Time Master
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Sojourn Currents of the Occurring Worlds

Dale Bruder is a life student of the Tao through the I Ching. Since 1976 he has been applying the I Ching to his self the way psychoanalysts and Zen teachers apply psychoanalysis or Zen to themselves before presenting to others.

 

His studies of Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian  I Ching texts towards  mastery of the 'hall of mirrors at the end of a giant kaleidoscope'  continues today. His intellectual journey is to match the complexity of ordinary real life with total coherence of the three views of Chinese thought.

 

Life is cyclical and sequential; a series of events and episodes that advances or reverses goals and aspirations.

 

Making use of and learning from the experience is a key component of a well lived life. Using the Tao Time path changes the social, cultural, technological and economic push/pulls into a flow that is navigable.

 

Dale Bruder, a business intelligence consultant, invites you to play the infinite game.

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The ecstasy of timelessness as Begetting, Becoming, Begoning is embodied in Tao Time.

Formulated 3,500 years ago in 64 interactive social and cultural messages about human and social interactions,

The IChing adapts and flexes shape in processes and procedures to navigate the means and matters that flow.

Through observation, detail and predication the IChing channels timeless energies. Following the forms of evolving and devolving leads to an ideal state of being. This is Tao

Transformative Tao is one of those instruments. The 72 day sojourn between two and a half lunar cycles builds and releases energy creating momentum in realizing the appropriate manifestation of an inquiry made of the oracle.

Transformative Tao is a 14 part seminar on understanding and applying intentionally called actions.

Through a methodological use of the IChing, or the Book of Changes,one can access and apply the wisdom in current times.

Applying the wisdom of the Tao, or the Way, always brings you exactly what you need when you need it to stay successful no matter the circumstances. Everything is useful in the Tao.

The Oracle is the I Ching, a construction of eight trigrams that form a combination of sixty four hexagrams that describes humans social and cultural activities.