Based on Yi-Jing we present an elaborated version of the Diagram of the Supreme Polarity that consists of immanent and transcendent processes via the void (Wu-ji), the oneness (Tai-ji), the twofold (Yin and Yang), the fourfold (duograms) and the Five Phases in combination with the eight trigrams (Ba-Gua) to reproduction and the innumerable beings. The duograms are further discussed in a quadrant system with axes derived from pattern li and vital energy qi. The model has similarities with Libbrecht’s model of comparative philosophy, but also differences. It is further consistent with the quadrant system of Wilber’s integral theory. The trigrams are studied in an octant system, that we derive by adding diagonal axes in the quadrant system, representing competition versus cooperation and renewal versus preservation. This leads to the Ji-Jing cosmic model, which shows a fractal pattern of self-similarity of states and stages, with a process of involution, turn and evolution that is propelled by immanent and transcendent flows of energy. There are relationships with various modern approaches, such as Integral Theory, Reflexive Universe and Spiral Dynamics. The model can be used to analyse situations and problems at different levels: cosmos, human world, society, organizations and individuals. I demonstrate that this method, which is based on ancient resources as the Yi-Jing philosophy, through due reflective interpretation can contribute to our understanding and treatment of some currently significant jointly concerned issues. In the application a number of disadvantages of the current neo-liberal system are confronted with some proposed solutions in order to restore the balance between Yin and Yang.
"The Yi-Jing Cosmic Model: With an Application of an Alternative to Neoliberalism,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol11/iss2/4