The inner meaning of the Taijitu (the yin and yang symbol) was so elegantly described in the “Tao Te Ching” by the mysterious Lao Tzu who characterized it’s “nameless” essence as the Tao. It’s origins are unknown and mysterious. Even though this image has been associated with ancient China it has also appeared within other cultures such as the Celts and Romans.
Taoist interpret the symbols of Yin and Yang as universal polar opposites which is the driving force of change in the cosmos. While others have reviewed its philosophy as a hidden science described within the pages of the I Ching. (note: see blog – The Science of Chaos Theory and I Ching).
My first exposure to this possibility was through Dr. Katya Walter’s, book, “The Tao of Chaos” which uncovered a fractal mathematics within the I Ching which was similar to Chaos Theory and the structure…
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