Biting through, expansion
The great image says:
make real changes in life, one needs the powers of a shaman. No biting
through the obsolete is possible when one is locked inside one’s
normal, everyday and all-too-human flesh. A shaman can leave his body,
fly to strange places and come back with a changed mind. He can see
through illusions because he can fly higher. He can throw away habits
because he is no prisoner of himself. Humanity
has always used drugs, they make it easier to be a shaman, but
unfortunately they usually forgot they had also teeth. Even the best shaman
needs in the first place good teeth.
SHÌ. The character (biting) is composed of bamboo (1), shaman (3) and mouth
(4). Shaman + bamboo is oracle-consulting with yarrow stalks. Shaman is work (2) + two people.
But an older character does
not show either: It looks like a sorcerers symbol (8). According to W-HY
it is derived from the character five (9).
3: Biting cured meat, encountering poison. Small
9: Wherefore a cangue extinguishing the ears?
One hears what one expects to hear and does not hear or see reality. It is tunnel thinking. Do not enter the tunnels of common opinion (or your own dead-end one) - rather leave them by thinking further ahead and expecting the uncommon. Prick up those ears!
(Changes to hex.51)
2: Biting skin, extinguishing the nose. Without
Go deeper than the surface, even if that seems very far. Even if the found values threaten to change or destroy the boundaries drawn by normal thinking. And maybe that is exactly why you should.
(Changes to hex.38)
5: Biting dried-out meat. Acquiring gold. Determination danger. No
9 : Shoes are foot-fetters, extinguishing the toes. Without
Prevailing views prohibit your own way of moving. Find your own ideas, however crazy. It is the only way to lead your own life and to find all the creativity and happiness life can yield.
(Changes to hex.35)
4: Biting dried-out meat with the bone. Acquiring a metal arrow head. Harvest: a difficulties' determination.
|The Sabian Symbols for the hexagram-lines|
3 corresponds to
b 19: A
Joy on the surface, carried by deep mystery: food for the heart.
|Above 9 corresponds to h 19: A forest fire quenched|
|6 at 2 corresponds to ` 19: A large archaic volume||6 at 5 corresponds to f 19: Pelicans moving their habitat|
|Initial 9 corresponds to ^ 19: The magic carpet||9 at 4 corresponds to d 19: A gang of robbers in hiding|
|For the meaning of
- expansion. Harvest - determination
Line 1, shoes: same character as the name of hex.10. 'Foot-fetters' is the same character as 'cangue' in line 6. GSR 1166i says foot-fetters, but I guess in line 6 it is not for the feet.
Line 1, 2 and 6, 'extinguish': water + fire + weapon: put out fire.
Line 4, meat on the bone or leftovers. Sentence might be: difficulties determination brings good fortune.
Line 4 and 5: finding or acquiring is 'result in'
Line 5: danger is cliff + scorpion.
Never try to silence your inner
voice. It will speak anyway, but if you do not listen it makes you listen the
hard way, by inflicting it upon you.
The shaman speaks (your inner voice or God's voice or grandpa or your guiding spirit, thunder) until it is clear (fire, brightness).
You need to be of one piece, throughout, in order to be you and not make severe mistakes, and the inner wise man tells you what lives inside. Not only inside yourself but in other things and people as well.
I do not know why this inner voice is not always clearly audible, maybe to prevent daily life from becoming too complicated. One has to bite through to get the picture, if one does not it stays in a firmly closed vessel.