In a message dated 07.11.2001 08:42:47 AM, [log in to unmask] writes:

>People of course use this as a fortune telling system, and
>some people insist it should be a meditation or thinking tool.  In any
>case, the Yijing permeates Chinese thought.

    One may even argue it is the very Cornerstone of all educated Chinese
culture! (That everything else that came after it - the Tao Te
Ching/Daodejing, The Art of War, etc. - is just elaborations based on the
Oracle - the Book of Changes).

> I even study a martial
>art that uses the Yijing as an approach to fighting.

    Bagua, right?