Uncertainty, Divination and the Book of Changes

Posted on October 11, 2013 in News | 2 comments

Uncertainty, Divination and the Book of Changes

I’m very pleased to say that Aeon Magazine have just published a piece I’ve written on the Yijing / I Ching / 易經, the Chinese Book of Changes, and the cultivation of uncertainty. Here’s a quote.

More recently, I have started to ask a different set of questions about the I Ching. I am no longer so worried about what the book means, about what wisdom, if any, it imparts. Instead, I have started to content myself with asking about what it does. In fact, I have come to suspect that perhaps the book has no wisdom to impart, that perhaps it means nothing whatsoever, and it might be in this that it is possible to find the secret of its power.

The link to the full article is here.


  1. I really enjoyed this article (as I do all of your bloggings!).

  2. Thanks, Charile! I’m currently moving most of my bloggings over to WillBuckingham.com/blog, as I’m having a hard time maintaining both sites; but I’ll still be writing regularly over there. Glad that you enjoyed the article!

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