THE YIH SYSTEM and SD by Blavatsky
Nov 15, 2009 07:40 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Sorry about that, the Esoteric Cat jumped at the key-board. :-)
My views are:
I came across the following:
"Chinese Occultism by Paul Carus 
THE YIH SYSTEM invented by master Fuh-hi
THE TWO PRIMARY FORMS * (LIANG I).
THE YANG â
THE YIH â
THE YANG -
THE YIH - -
"Disks are still used for diagrams, as in the Map of Ho and the Table of Loh, but the later method was usually employed, even before Confucius, for picturing kwa combinations."
. . .
"This Yih of Chou, our present Yih King, exhibits two arrangements of the kwa figures, of which one is attributed to their originator, the legendary Fuh-Hi, 2 the other to Wen Wang. 3 Fuh-Hi is also called Feng, 4 "wind," and Tai Ho, 5 "the great celestial," and he lived, according to Chinese records, from 2852 to 2738 B.C. It speaks well for the mathematical genius of the ancient founders of Chinese civilisation that the original order of the yih, attributed to Fuh-Hi, corresponds closely to Leibnitzâ Binary System of arithmetic. "
This system was also given by Fuh-Hi known better as Fu Xi or Fu Hsi.
He , who also invented Guqin, the seven-string Chinese musical instrument, and claimed to be the inventor of writing. But the system seems that to be even older than that given by scholars today. Because the Yangshao goes at least back to 7,000 years ago and is overlapping the Lung-Shan culture. The Neolithic period began in China about 14,000 year ago. This according to science today.
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H. P. Blavatsky wrote in her Secret Doctrine vol. I, PROEM:
"AN Archaic Manuscript â a collection of palm leaves made impermeable to water, fire, and air, by some specific unknown process â is before the writer's eye. On the first page is an immaculate white disk within a dull black ground. On the following page, the same disk, but with a central point. The first, the student knows to represent Kosmos in Eternity, before the re-awakening of still slumbering Energy, the emanation of the Word in later systems. The point in the hitherto immaculate Disk, Space and Eternity in Pralaya, denotes the dawn of differentiation. It is the Point in the Mundane Egg (see Part II., "The Mundane Egg"), the germ within the latter which will become the Universe, the ALL, the boundless, periodical Kosmos, this germ being latent and active, periodically and by turns. The one circle is divine Unity, from which all proceeds, whither all returns. Its circumference â a forcibly limited symbol, in view of the limitation of the human mind â indicates the abstract, ever incognisable PRESENCE, and its plane, the Universal Soul, although the two are one. Only the face of the Disk being white and the ground all around black, shows clearly that its plane is the only knowledge, dim and hazy though it still is, that is attainable by man. It is on this plane that the Manvantaric manifestations begin; for it is in this SOUL that slumbers, during the Pralaya, the Divine Thought,* wherein lies concealed the plan of every future Cosmogony and Theogony."
. . .
"This passage will be explained, as far as it is possible, in the present work. Though, as it now stands, it contains nothing new to the Orientalist, its esoteric interpretation may contain a good deal which has hitherto remained entirely unknown to the Western student.
The first illustration being a plain disc"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fu_Xi (ordinary scholary view)
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