What is the Hardest Book I ever tried to Read?
April 30, 2017
— I Ching, Technical Reading
I love to learn new things. I like to start out by looking at the surface and getting a good grasp of the concepts. It takes small steps before you can begin to jump into subjects like Quantum Physics, Acoustics, and Linguistics. These and other special interest subjects that deal with the world on a level invisible to the human eye are among the hardest to understand.
The syntax on concepts unseen and unknown to the reader is a language within a language. Subjects like Theoretical Physics, Neuro Science, Music Theory, Biochemistry, and Astro Acoustics add another level of difficulty because they deal with subjects that force you to see the world from an entirely new perspective. They become a language within a language within a language.
The documentary film about Linguist and Political Activist Noam Chomsky titled Manufactured Consent has archival footage of a top Media executive who’s asked by an interviewer why Chomsky isn’t interviewed on their TV Station. He referred to Chomsky’s explanations as wordy and his language as from Neptune.
These subjects, because of their shift in perspective, are occultic in nature. Science itself is just another by-product, along with Religion, Education, and Mathematics, from the Occult. And the Occult itself is often a strange admixture of these different disciplines.
But the hardest book I ever tried to read (still haven’t finished yet) is the I Ching. I picked a copy of the book The Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics, and it was easier for me to understand.
The I Ching is an odd read. The book is an algorithm designed to provide rational wisdom used for guidance based on a series of compounding symbols that are said to help the user find insight into their lives. It starts with a question.
The I Ching is also a technical manual when you try to read it from beginning to end. The I Ching is filled with Alchemical terminology based on Chinese Alchemy, a type of Alchemy isolated from Egyptian, Coptic, and Hermetic forms of Alchemy found in the Meddeterranian Region. This makes the concepts difficult to understand. A full evaluation into the Chinese Alchemical teachings could help to clarify the Spiritual Jargon. Studies in the religious concepts of Taoism and Daoism along with Confucianism could also provide deeper clarity into these exact concepts.
I still plan to finish the I Ching. It’ll take about ten years. Every time I pick it up. It forces me to reevaluate my life. I’m currently reading the wisdom of the Fool and how to make the transformation into the Wiseman.