Chinese Taoist divination

Chinese Taoist divination is based on an ancient shamanistic tradition in which a tortoise shell was placed on a fire until the shell cracked in an array of patterns. These lines would then allow the Taoist priest to divine the conditions of Heaven and Earth. Gradually such patterns became codified into the 64 hexagrams of …

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Care To Place Bets Anyone?

Care To Place Bets Anyone? The short story by Anton Chekov called “The Bet” is based on a wager made between a banker and a young idealistic lawyer. The banker bets the young upstart student of jurisprudence that he could not tolerate 5 years of solitary confinement in a prison environment. The young idealist takes …

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