I Ching: By Now or 31 Days for Doom?

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The world possibly should have come to its end a few days ago based upon an initial calculation supposedly based upon the Chinese I Ching.  However, later the date was shifted and is believed by some to be consistent with the Mayan December 21/22, 2012 date.

Here is what I reported about it in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect:

The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy.  It is believed to have been put together between four thousand and five thousand years ago.  The book contains a symbol system used to identify order in chance events, rules for manipulating these symbols, poems, and commentary.

The I Ching originated in China and is used by some as a relatively quick way of performing divination or making a prediction for the future.  It is still commonly used today.

Using the I Ching for predictions is sort of like throwing three dice (though they are not dice, they are small coin-like discs) and coming up with a prediction based upon several outcomes.  Each time the discs are thrown, a series of lines (either full, called Yang, or broken, called Yin) is written out based upon the discs.  Sixty-four possible outcomes/hexagrams can be obtained by throwing the three discs.  The alleged meaning of the series of full or broken lines obtained from the tossing is essentially explained in the I Ching.

While the I Ching does not seem to have been intended to make massive long-term predictions using it the normal way, there have been some calculations made based upon looking at all sixty-four possible combinations and plotting the associated full and broken lines that seem to point to something happening around 2012.  Although those predictions related to the I Ching slightly remind me of the so-called “Bible Code,” some believe that it may be indicating a change in the early 21st century.

Robert Blast has reported:

Fractal time and the I Ching—Ethnobotanists and fractal time experts Terrence and Dennis McKenna… Their studies began with the I Ching, which is composed of 64 hexagrams, or six-line figures.  It struck them that 6 x 64 = 384, which is exceptionally close to the number of days in 13 lunar months (29.5306 x 13 = 383.8978), and that maybe the I Ching was originally an ancient Chinese calendar…

The McKenna brothers arrived at the 2012 end date by using fractals. Starting from a table of differences between one hexagram and the next, they developed a Mandelbrot fractal in which each level is 64 times greater then the one below it. They then laid this fractal pattern on top of a time scale. The peaks and troughs of the pattern relate to the level of connectedness or novelty in any span of time, whether it covers a day, millennia or even since the beginning of time. By matching the levels of the pattern with key periods in history, they determined it would fit best if the end of the time scale was December 22, 2012…and everything that happens is new.

So, some believe that December 22, 2012 has long been considered to have been the date for the world as we know it to change (note: others believe that the McKenna brother’s “I Chingdate was originally November 17, 2012).

The McKenna brothers basically felt that there would be one of two likely outcomes at the end of their I Ching calculations.  Here is what they wrote:

“Achievement of the zero state can be imagined to arrive in one of two forms. One is the dissolution of the cosmos in an actual cessation and unravelling of the natural laws, a literal apocalypse. The other possibility. the culmination of a human process, a process of toolmaking, which comes to completion in the perfect artefact: the monadic self, exteriorised, condensed, and visible in three dimensions; in alchemical terms, the dream of a union of spirit and matter”  (Dennis J. McKenna and Terence K. McKenna, Invisible Landscape (1993), Harper Collins, p.188, http://survive2012.com/index.php/fractal-ching.html#ixzz2CrvPug9V)

Well, the cosmos did not end on November 17, 2012.  While the world is changing, nothing of high enough relevance happened on November 17, 2012 that I am aware to have been highly monumental in the context that the McKenna brothers seemed to be writing of (humankind is not close to attaining perfection and cannot on its own).

And, of course, there will not be a dissolution of the cosmos nor will the world end on December 21/22, 2012.

However, I have long suspected that people would say that the Mayan calendar date, the I Ching calculations, and other non-biblical predictions would be used to declare that a time of peaceful change would begin on or near December 22, 2012.

And so, I believe that those predictions will give people false comfort when the world does not end next month and make people falsely believe that humankind is entering an age of peace.  And that is consistent with what the Bible teaches in Ezekiel 13:

3This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to the foolisha prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! 4Your prophets, O Israel, are like jackals among ruins. 5You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair it for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the Lord. 6Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, “The Lord declares,” when the Lord has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled. 7Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The Lord declares,” though I have not spoken?

8“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because of your false words and lying visions, I am against you, declares the Sovereign Lord. 9My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.

10“‘Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, 11therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. 12When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?”

13“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury. 14I will tear down the wall you have covered with whitewash and will level it to the ground so that its foundation will be laid bare. When itb falls, you will be destroyed in it; and you will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 13:3-14, NIV)

While there is a time of peace coming, it truly will not dawn in 2012/2013.  Nor will the end of the world come a month from now–that too is clear from the Bible.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include the following:

End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama be involved in 2012?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book. This also has YouTube videos related to 2012.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? When does the six thousand years of human rule end?
Can the Great Tribulation Begin in 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about Mitt Romney. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic, Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon’s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition.)

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