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Online Gmuli

Super I Ching problems and views
« on: May 14, 2019, 10:46:24 AM »
I was searching for english sources that give 1 and 3 line and 4 and 6 line for 3 way combos, from the conversation we had with @The-Monk here.
And from what I can find it seems the only place that I can see is in the Super I Ching material.

https://www.superiching.com/combo.htm

I was very happy with his rules for gambling that Alex uses there, before(non sport events)...

So I'm starting to think with so few good English sources, maybe we should turn to that material a little more.
There are problems there, in my view. If we practice only Yi Jing, may not be able to find them right away, but if we use more of the Five Arts some stuff is very obvious as a problem.

So I was thinking, instead of trying to learn the system while ignoring the material there, maybe its good idea to try to clear out what parts of what is used there we think works in a different way and what parts we have seen working in examples.

I will start with Void. Later as I'm going over his material again I'm planning to add more. Hopefully other members will join in as well.

Void is here:
https://www.superiching.com/emptydates.htm

My big problem here is the exception for Jia days.
I get in some examples he got that to seem like is the case, but I've been using the void days/years in many systems of the Five Arts and I can confidently say in my view, they work without exceptions for Jia.
Even so, I do also have to note that for completeness both calculators will add exception for Jia, as that is the way he has given the rules in the site.

Other then that I agree with his use of Void/Empty.

I have trouble with Linkers. I dismissed them right away when I saw them first, but I'm wondering lately if there is something to it.
I checked previous examples there, couldn't see them working anywhere. But I'm open to the idea I missed something.
What do members think about Linkers here?
https://www.superiching.com/links.htm

So overall I was hoping we can go over our view to the material there. It may not be perfect, but for WWG in the west, that would be something we can't ignore at this point and may need to dig in. : )

Offline The-Monk

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 04:34:27 PM »
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So I'm starting to think with so few good English sources, maybe we should turn to that material a little more.

I would not recommend using that as a source for a multitude of reasons.

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My big problem here is the exception for Jia days.
I get in some examples he got that to seem like is the case, but I've been using the void days/years in many systems of the Five Arts and I can confidently say in my view, they work without exceptions for Jia.
Even so, I do also have to note that for completeness both calculators will add exception for Jia, as that is the way he has given the rules in the site.

One of the main issues I've discovered over the decades, is that Alex lacks understanding of the WWG system, and is also heavily biased in their way of analysing and thinking. So when they were unable to get the "reversed lookup results" to match up with their reading, they tried to reverse "something" backwards into the reading to make sense of it all. And from that, inventing new "rules" that come out of nowhere and are only substantiated by their one or two readings that could have been interpreted another way that would still make sense without needing such inclusions. Subsequently, it has resulted in the mess that is known as Super I Ching; where actual correct material is overladen with his own material and the original material lost (not included), hence causing confusion when things don't work or match up afterwards for those trying to learn from there.

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What do members think about Linkers here?

Just more confusion. There is a school of thought where if a line moves and is seen elsewhere, that they "may" be linked, and so can be seen as a "pathway", where after doing one action, the next step is seen where the step finished in the changed/transformed line in the original Hexagram. Without understanding that, Alex wrote their own treatise on the subject that is only substantiated in a few select examples that no one else can replicate short of random chance (near 50/50), meaning you can exclude that as a rule, otherwise it would crop up more often.

Online Gmuli

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 06:54:08 PM »
Thanks, can you cover some other problems from there and how we can adjust it to work better?
I do agree, its really messy at times and sometimes it doesn't make much sense, but for many of the rules there doesn't seem to be better source in English, currently(one example being the 3 way combo). Combined with the fact we already have a lot of members that seems interested in it, some info how to work with it better can be very useful for people. 

I wish we could just ignore it and use something better, but at this point I'm starting to think with all its problems this may be the best there we will have for a while(even more so considering the site was made 2001 and looking at all books that have come out since then about WWG in English).

So while ignoring it may not work out, improving it may!
At least I hope so. : )

Offline The-Monk

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 09:16:58 PM »
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Thanks, can you cover some other problems from there and how we can adjust it to work better?

The last time I bothered to go through that was near two decades ago, so I'm afraid I don't remember specifics of what was wrong or needed correcting back to original source material, only that there was not a small amount that needed attention to due to inaccuracies or outright fallacies being written about.

So short of me or someone else, going through, editing and rewriting everything there, I don't think you can be fully safe with anything that is written there honestly. And to do that is a massive undertaking, to which we would also have no reason to do since it would be faster for those who know WWG to write their own books and materials instead of trying to edit and keep content related to the chapter they have written that may crop up elsewhere in their content and need further editing. In short, time spent vs produced results is very inefficient. So unfortunately, I doubt anyone will want to go through their works and alter it to fix it.

Your best bet, would be to make enquiries along the way on material you have reached; reaching out to those are are familiar with WWG, whom will be able to overview and guide where necessary within that topic area you have reached.

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I do agree, its really messy at times and sometimes it doesn't make much sense, but for many of the rules there doesn't seem to be better source in English, currently(one example being the 3 way combo). Combined with the fact we already have a lot of members that seems interested in it, some info how to work with it better can be very useful for people. 

This is down to each persons own preference.

But if you were living in the outbacks of Australia and interested in learning in reading and writing Ancient Egyptian, I wouldn't want to learn from the Australian Aboriginal Tribesman who uses something similiar within their tribe and took a year studying it in their local library. Even if it was the only source available to me. But it may be felt that the risk is worth it for others.

Online Gmuli

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:36:58 PM »
Fair enough.
Well, lets clear up the rules we already mentioned if you don't mind. : )

So we have the 3 way combination and the linkers.

The linkers I think i have seen that before, also was mentioned in a few places.
Its the idea that the movement can go through more then 1 line, right?

So if we have:

In here we can say it starts in line 6 and continues in line 1, so whatever happens to line6 we can also see continue to line 1?However, I don't think it works everytime, did you mean that?

The 3 way combo, I think that is very important, as it can change the meaning of the lines, so its good to be looked for.
So we have line 1&3 and lines 4&6, but when will it activate?Does it need the last line, or it can be with only these 2, and do they have to be moving/active etc. or it always is there if they are present?Also can the third part be any other line, active or not?

In Alexes rules it seems it happens only if both lines are moving at the same time, however, he doesn't seem to comment much on the third part of the combination and can the 2 moving lines pull a not moving line into it.  :)


Offline The-Monk

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 06:16:10 AM »
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In here we can say it starts in line 6 and continues in line 1, so whatever happens to line6 we can also see continue to line 1?However, I don't think it works everytime, did you mean that?

No. "Linked" line theory has its own particular rules. Your example will not satisfy the conditions suggested to have them "linked".

The theory proposes, that a line that transforms into a line that is next to the original line it transforms from, may be linked, but only in parituclar questions.

The reasoning for this, is because under certain questions' circumstances, the lines will represent each other as they are so close to the source (the originating point) to which the lines move from; usually in this case yourself, or the focus. And from there, the continuing movement will show what the final resulting outcome will be after successive changes have transpired.

So the following will work:

_  _ yo
_  _ h x
_  _ c x
_  _ ch
_  _ y
___ t

The question being about what this other person can help your legal matter as a witness. Since the object is c (chou) Earth, and it transforms into h (hai) Water, and the line directly above it is also a h (hai) Water that is moving, the theory suggests that this other person will initially cause a lot more trouble for you instead. This is because h (hai) Water, supports and combines with the y (yin) Wood on line two that is representing your legal issue.

However, because this line is not finished (according to this theory), a further change, shown by the fifth lines h (hai) Water moving and transforming into yo (you) Metal, suggests that after a further event, this particular witness, will provide a way for you to break free of the legal matter that is causing you so much grief.

This is just a fairly basic example of the "linked" idea in WWG, but the key thing people need to know, is that it is not applicable for all sorts of questions to the I Ching. Certain questions can never show a "linked" setup, because it is impossible for the Hexagram to show a "linked" outcome, whilst at the same time showing something completely opposite when the original question calls for it during an interpreation of a reading.

An example of this:

I suspect that I may be being framed for something bad that has happened at work by this person.

Object moving in this case, combining with the Self, would indicate that the person this question was based on, is not the one framing them. As this line is in support of the Self line, whilst the line it transforms into supports and combines with the second line; y (yin) Wood that represents work.

The fifth line moving and turning into yo (you) Metal, would indicate that someone who appears to be helping you, is actually the one backstabbing you instead.

As you can see, the question asked will impact on usage, and is not a see it happen, see it everywhere type of rule.

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So we have line 1&3 and lines 4&6, but when will it activate?Does it need the last line, or it can be with only these 2, and do they have to be moving/active etc. or it always is there if they are present?Also can the third part be any other line, active or not?

If lines 1 and 3 are moving, and they transform into the line they need for the 3 way combination to happen, then there is nothing more needed to make it happen. It simply is. Same applies to lines 4 and 6.

So for example:

___ y x
_  _ t
_  _ sh x
___ s
_  _ w
_  _ ch

Lines 4 and 6 will transform into w (wu) Fire on line 4, and sh (Xu) Earth on line 6. These lines are all part of the "change" shown through the moving lines in the Hexagram, and hence have their own invevitability about them and their arrival. Since they all contain the 3 way combination parts already, lines 4 and 6, doesn't need a w (wu) Fire line to also appear elsewhere to make this 3 way combination happen.

As for the rest of the basic rules for 3 way combinations, I'm sure someone else can chime in regarding them.  ;)

Online Gmuli

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 08:32:19 AM »
I see. And looking at this:

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Object moving in this case, combining with the Self, would indicate that the person this question was based on, is not the one framing them. As this line is in support of the Self line, whilst the line it transforms into supports and combines with the second line; y (yin) Wood that represents work.

The fifth line moving and turning into yo (you) Metal, would indicate that someone who appears to be helping you, is actually the one backstabbing you instead.

As you can see, the question asked will impact on usage, and is not a see it happen, see it everywhere type of rule.

Even though line 5 is producing the Self line, as it is attacking the Officer and we can view the Officer as Yong Shen(the persons position at work) that suggest line 5 is the real problem.

But shouldn't we look for Resource line for reputation / someone being framed?
Also if it is producing the Self line, shouldn't that mean line 5 is more helping for that person(while maybe still making problems at work, but not harmful to the self line)?

Online Tientai

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 10:13:04 AM »
Τhe relationship presented here is more qualitative in the explanation...

Surely the witness is on the side of Person in judge... (have the same element WATER yet different EB)

but did not support his claimant.... (relation of witnes Hai water 4th line with Yin wood san he... water witnes produces wood Officer/Court !! )

this is why @The-Monk  presents him as :
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that is causing so much grief.
Since the same person is capable of causing damage to the Court.
Metal harms the wood ....5th moving line

..perhaps lose the litigation ..
water Zi 1st (S)elf line produces wood Officer/Court !!...
but i think this is used as an example !!!

BTW ,,Linkers is something to do with or work the same as : 臨 Lin - or identification or . to overlook; to look over; to come down; to descend; to arrive; to face; to border; to be adjacent to; to be faced with; to be confronted by; to copy; to trace just before; 19th hexagram of the I Ching; ....


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« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 10:43:16 AM by Tientai »

Online Gmuli

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 10:41:58 AM »
Its not a court case, though.


"I suspect that I may be being framed for something bad that has happened at work by this person."

So Officer is work, his line isn't having problems with our line, coz they messed up at work, however if we want to see who messed up at work it makes sense to look for the person that has problems with the Officer. So yea, its all good.

But then we have this:

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The fifth line moving and turning into yo (you) Metal, would indicate that someone who appears to be helping you, is actually the one backstabbing you instead.

And can they be backstabbing you if they are producing your line, while having problem with the Officer?Coz backstabbing suggest relation with your line...

I don't know, just wondering, but it doesn't matter much anyway...

Online Tientai

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 10:55:35 AM »
I use the case of legal matters in the first example : (witness ..as the same person in 2 Hai water lines)
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The question being about what this other person can help your legal matter as a witness.

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you refer the second example  ...
Happy that i saw The-monk using writing type of Earth Branches same with Alex Chiu's ..
example
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_  _ yo
_  _ h x
_  _ c x
_  _ ch
_  _ y
___ t

is what i use mostly ..!!!

« Last Edit: May 15, 2019, 11:07:11 AM by Tientai »

Online Gmuli

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 11:23:18 AM »
Yea, I got that. : )
About the characters, I have a lot of problems reading Alexes style. Working on an app that will convert all his pages to pinyin for offline use, so I can read the rules/examples there more easily.

While I do appreciate that his rules may have problems, it doesn't seem likely we will have good source of some of the rules in the system in our lifetimes, so Alex will have to do.



Online Tientai

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 11:51:47 AM »
Yea ..  Alex Chiu has made many typo errors  ..and I agree the most with The Monk on what is presented about SuperYijing works ...!!

All site needs re evaluation... a d correction .. who can do this work ?..
Anyway we hold what is convenient with us ...
I  took the writing mode of Earth Brances  and Stars (or 6 relatives ) ..
Yea is somhow difficult to learn but after a week .. one will understand how practical is easy to learn and mostly to put in use ..and remember  !!!
Par example :
 
Yo-Cn ... Is You  Metal - Chen Earth  (6 alliances )... or ..
E-S .... Si fire - Shen Metal ...... so on ...
...

Online Gmuli

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 01:43:28 PM »

But if you were living in the outbacks of Australia and interested in learning in reading and writing Ancient Egyptian, I wouldn't want to learn from the Australian Aboriginal Tribesman who uses something similiar within their tribe and took a year studying it in their local library. Even if it was the only source available to me. But it may be felt that the risk is worth it for others.

I get what you mean... However, to be fair if you are living in Australia, need to learn Ancient Egyptian and there is no other source that you can use that is as good as the AAT(australian aboriginal tribesman) then of course most people will turn there, as there will be no other choice and they may not want to give up the whole idea, if they feel its for them.

With time if more sources show up things can be advanced, or cleared out etc. But if the decision is "bad source" or "no source" , most people here would aim for "bad source" in my view, as the people that will aim for "no source" even though they are probably the majority on Earth, they wouldn't be in forum for Bazi/WWG, as they wouldn't be trying to learn them...

So if the question is should it be perfect to try it... I don't think we have perfect source for any of these systems in English books currently, so we use what we have...

Offline The-Monk

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2019, 11:58:19 AM »
I get what you mean... However, to be fair if you are living in Australia, need to learn Ancient Egyptian and there is no other source that you can use that is as good as the AAT(australian aboriginal tribesman) then of course most people will turn there, as there will be no other choice and they may not want to give up the whole idea, if they feel its for them.

There is more to it than simply learning a bad form for your foundation.

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With time if more sources show up things can be advanced, or cleared out etc. But if the decision is "bad source" or "no source" , most people here would aim for "bad source" in my view, as the people that will aim for "no source" even though they are probably the majority on Earth, they wouldn't be in forum for Bazi/WWG, as they wouldn't be trying to learn them...

So if the question is should it be perfect to try it... I don't think we have perfect source for any of these systems in English books currently, so we use what we have...

That is correct, each person will have a prefered source, some more perfect to themselves than others. It is the natural way of things.

However, the end result is almost always the same. Those learning from a bad source, ends up capping their progression early and stifle their ability to advance after each of the natural progression points are reached. Advanced Five Arts has various natural barriers in place that for those without the proper foundation and knowledge, forever scramble during the climb and are unable to get over it.

That is the reason why I strongly advise caution in using Super I Ching as your source. Unless if your goal is only to reproduce Super I Ching "rules" in software form.

Online Tientai

Re: Super I Ching problems and views
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2019, 12:29:23 PM »
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