The Image of the Cosmos in the I Ching
The Yi-globe

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I.  Introduction
Cosmological worldviews
Trigrams and hexagrams

II.  The reconstruction of the Yi-globe
- The spherical arrangement
Fundamental principles
The five levels
Final compilation: The Yi-globe

III.  The analysis of the Yi-globe
- The presence of the cosmos
Space and time
Fire and water –  The six-pointed stars
Dark and light – Yin and yang
Summary of the structural elements

IV.  The Yi-globe and the human microcosm
The Book of Changes and the Nei Jing
The Yi-globe as the symbol of the microcosm

V.  The origin of the sequence of the hexagrams
The rules of the canonical sequence
The development of the canonical sequence
The positions of the inverse pairs
The importance of the traditional sequence

VI.  The analogues of the Yi-globe
- The Yi-yantra and others

News, Q&A, addenda

The five levels of human existence
The I Ching and the double spirals
Questions and Answers



VERSION 2011 (.pdf)
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The analysis of the Yi-globe

The detailed study of the Yi-globe reveals that all the cardinal metaphysical symbols of the world's peoples are included in it. It demonstrates that the hexagrams and the Book of Changes - apart from being special Chinese spiritual treasures - form an integral part of the universal human tradition.

The symbols of the macrocosm in the Yi-globe ( = Yijing globe = I Ching globe )

Traditional symbols
included in the Yi-globe:

  • the yin-yang diagram
  • the cross
  • the six-pointed star
  • the (dual) Center of the World
  • the Axis of the World
  • five/seven planes of existence
  • the square (the Earth)
  • the sphere (the Unity, the Whole)
  • and others

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