Most book revealed that XKDG LuoPan ring consists of the Inner Plate that is the Earth Ring and the Outer Plate that is the Heaven Ring. Yet nobody really take a good look at what is in between the Inner and the Outer Plate. This invisible Plate is also called the Human Ring or the Middle Plate of the XKDG LuoPan.
The Oral transmission said: -
Besides the obvious commentary, here is another view on this...
Square and Circular map truly a gap to pry into the Heaven’s Heart. It is only through the gap between the Square and Circular map that one can establish the Heaven's Heart 天心. In this case it can meant Xue location. Gap cannot be seen between them. The Heaven and Earth Plate are so tightly knitted that one cannot find the gap between them. So it is rendered the Human Ring or the Middle Plate invisible.
A website called YiGlobe dedicated to explain the 64 Hexagram in great detail. Among the research topic it is stated that there are indeed 8 missing Hexagrams within the 64 that are constructed according to the law of Geodesic or Tensegrity very similar to the work of Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller. So, technically there are only 56 hexagram, one can used, at any one time.
Knowing these 8 Hexagrams of the middle plate or human ring will opens up another layer of YinYang and Family within the Hexagrams. Illustrate herewith are the supposing "missing" Hexagrams. Happy Hunting!
WHAT IS YOUR WORLD VIEW?
Every year the fortune teller tell us story of the fortune of the world based on a sequence of numerology in the grid formation of 9 squares called the LoShu annual visiting PurpleWhite star map.
XinMao Purple White chart has the 7 red stars residing in the center palace. On the same basis many fortune tellers are telling us because of the nature of the 7 red star which is untimely, it causes havoc and unrest to the center region and in this case, middle east. Just take a look at the fall of Mubarak and now, Gaddafi is in the line of fire even before LiChun (beginning of spring) steps in. What is next? This prompted a very serious question as to what is the Chinese's world view and I remembered vividly, at least 3 models as in accordance to Wan Burhanuddin's RAG132 introduction to the built environment.
One, the euro-centric model. If this is how the hypothesis of the 7 red star residing in the center, then we must also admit that the Chinese way of thought is the same as the westerner. No wonder it is said that Marco Polo borrowed from the Chinese Yuan Dynasty! Perhaps also, FengShui has its root in the West? It can't be true???
Two, the Buckmister's model. Creator of the Geodesic Dome and credited of placing the entire world map into the political Eastern and the Western Block. Here middle East is no longer the palace where the 7 red star resides. Therefore it is a modern interpretation of the world view and has nothing to do with FengShui. More importantly as described in Wikipedia, "More unusually, the Dymaxion map does not have any "right way up". Fuller argued frequently that in the universe there is no "up" and "down", or "north" and "south": only "in" and "out". Gravitational forces of the stars and planets created "in", meaning 'towards the gravitational center', and "out", meaning "away from the gravitational center". He attributed the north-up-superior/south-down-inferior presentation of most other world maps to cultural bias."
Three, the sino-centric model. China is called the Middle Kingdom, ZhongGuo for a reason as it may represents a middle Kingdom for the descendant of the dragon as opposed to the upper Kingdom of the Jade Emperor and the Lower Kingdom of the Underworld. More likely then not, it represents a reference point as being the center of the Chinese Universe. Now, based on the same logic, China being centered is visited by the 7 red star, should be at least in turmoil with political bloodshed? So, is either our Chinese world view is freaking wrong or the theory of the PurpleWhite is wrong and we continue to see it appearing in the almanac or ThongShing without fail every year.
Well, the sino-centric model is always the basis of the reference point. If the way we interpreted the PurpleWhite chart correctly, middle east should be at least Northwest or West side of the Middle Kingdom, currently visited by the number 8 and 9 prosperous stars! Perhaps neither the Chinese world view is wrong or the PurpleWhite theory is wrong. Only our current understanding of its application is grossly mistaken.
Need another Metaphysics Overhaul?
At times, overhaul may be good. With a noble heart we explored all possibilities and take the workable model as the guiding principles while the unworkable model as a seed for our future exploration. We really do not know where is the end to the tunnel of knowledge especially the ancient ones. Even at times we wanted to break new grounds and yet we must realized your new grounds are also meant to be broken by others, that is where the notion of Geodesic comes in to replace the notion of Pi (22/7). When one places Change or Yi as to replace the principle, just move on with what is thoughtfully the right way to do, hopefully without ulterior motives, back stabbings and bickering, we would be able to be in the company of good souls without the burden of being called a master. Heaven always have mercy on man.
方圓圖 FangYuan Tu is derived from the understanding that Heaven is round 天圓 and the Earth is square 地方. Round 圓 is talking about the enclosure of “fixed stars”. Square 方 is referring to the “imperfect orbital” movements around the Sun. It demarcates YinYang and generates “vibration” to form 五运六气 liked a ShiPan 式盤, It simply meant to say a divination tool just like using a ShiPan 式盤.
Many defines 方圓圖 FangYuan Tu as the circular FuXi’s early heaven and square WenWang’s later heaven diagram of the 64 Gua arrangements, a predecessor to JingFang’s 64 Gua arrangement one find in the XKDG rings. It is for you to use for divination.
實窺天心之竅 truly a gap to pry into the Heaven’s Heart means to know the Heaven’s Will. 天心 here has nothing to do with a Xue 穴 location. It simply meant divination. The profound are the principles, the obvious are the imagery simply means Heaven has mystical way to answer your question through imagery. Imagery referred to the Gua 卦. Body and Application comes from the same source, gap cannot be seen between them. Body being the principle is profound. Gua 卦 is profound and has many meanings. Application is to pluck a Gua 卦 and it is an answer to your question. No question, no answer and a moment a question is asked, a phenomenon arises and that is a Gua imagery 卦象 – your answer in a seamless gap. This is meant by gap cannot be seen between them.
Auspicious and Inauspicious to diminish or to grow are its principles, Advancing and Retreating, Gua imagery 卦象 – your answer determines Auspicious and Inauspicious of the situation and influence your action - Advancing and Retreating. To exist and to neglect are the paths simply put the options available for you to choose.
Comprehend the meanings and understand their numbers, with Qi period accumulate into them, these phrases simply tell you the importance of Li Qi and Xiang 理气象 and not about timeliness. Huge has huge use, small has small use – is a Chinese expression to say it can be used for all matters small and big. Not have no pass through, not have no contain – is only a closing statement that no question, no divination.
I am speechless when someone said it has anything to do with 抽爻換象, Transforming Yao Changing Hexagram through door tilting.
What a joke…