I Ching with Coins

I Ching coins.



I Ching oracle is digital data conveyed by a set of 64 hexagrams, each equal to six binary digits (6 bits). Digital information is downloadable from the I Ching using coins, yarrow sticks or dice.

Consulting I Ching with coins is browsing the internet using a probabilistic computer. A coin has a tail and a head corresponding to yin and yang respectively. The probability that it is a head is 1/2, a tail is 1/2, a head or a tail is 1.

Divination has always been about worship of money. Different cultures and people use diverse objects to seek answers and solutions from money. The sixteen cowries in cowrie-shell divination are traditional African coins. The smooth side and split side of a cowrie shell are the head and tail of a coin.

Tossing I Ching coins or throwing cowries is flipping money. 

Although the original number of coins derived from the oracle bone is three, two coins, four coins, six coins and eight coins are also used.
A coin is a bit, two coins are 2 bits, three coins are 3 bits, four coins are 4 bits, six coins are 6 bits, and eight coins are 8 bits.

A coin is a straight line equal to yin and yang or 0 and 1. 

Two coins are a square with the following four sides: 00, 01, 10 and 11.

Three coins are an octagon with the following eight sides: 000, 001, 010, 011, 100, 101, 110 and 111. The octagon is Bagua in which the eight sides are the eight symbols.

Four coins are Ifa in where the sixteen principal Odu are the following sixteen digits: 0000, 0001, 0010, 0011, 0100, 0101, 0110, 0111, 1000, 1001, 1010, 1011, 1100, 1101, 1110 and 1111.

Six coins are Yi i Jing in which the 64 I Ching hexagrams are the King Wen sequence in binary digits.

And eight coins are equal to Ifa literary corpus in where the 256 Odu are 256 digits derived from 8 bits.

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