The I Ching is highly regarded as one of the most important cultural treasures in human history. Indeed, it was one of, if not the very first, Chinese metaphysical subject to be translated into many foreign languages. The I Ching is still greatly respected today as one of the most accurate and important forecasting systems still used.
The fifteenth day of the 10th lunar month is a day that is commonly known as the ‘Xia Yuan festival’.
This is the birthday of the celestial emperor also known as the Official of Water or the God of Water. According to Taoist cosmology the three primary elements of the universe are Heaven, Earth and Water. There are three celestial officials/emperors governing these realms and they
Each and every one of us has a responsibility for the sustainability of our planet. If we choose to do so, every one of us can make a difference. And…if we work together with a common purpose we can achieve great things.
The Chinese have a unique calendar system commonly known as the ‘Farmers calendar’ or the ‘Hsia calendar’. It is an enthralling system that provides us with information about prevailing elemental influences at any given point in time. It makes use of the five elements –water, wood, fire, earth and metal- and their cycles, to determine the various aspects affecting the world in any period.
GILLARD Vs ABBOTT - Who will win the next election to be held on 21 August 2010??
Yes, we have Bob Brown and the ‘Greens’ but no-one really anticipates that the Greens will win enough seats to govern in their own right. So…who is going to be the victors - the Labour party or the Liberals?
Some say that intention is not within our control. Indeed it is merely the phenomenon of anticipation rather than conscious instigation.
In his book Peace and Harmony in Daily Living, Ramesh Balsekar writes that “Ambrose Bierce, the renowned American journalist and author said: The mind’s sense of the prevalence of one set of influences over
Equanimity, peace of mind, good health and longevity are the goals of the ancient Taoists. It is also known as ‘internal alchemy’ and cultivating your centre has been a principle part of the Taoists canons for centuries.
Essentially, Tao is indefinable. It is far less a theoretical philosophy and much more an empirical one, as it has to be experienced. Tao is a combination of psychology, philosophy and a strategy for living and refers
Feng Shui encompasses much more than just physical surroundings – the landscape, mountains, water, buildings, roads and the interiors of our homes. Feng Shui is also to do with abstract and unseen forces that are governed by the principles of Yin and Yang and the Cycles of Birth and Destruction of the Five Elements.