Why should I subscribe to Mountain SKYLIGHT?
Taoist Inner Alchemy cannot be studied or discussed without the
I Ching and vice versa-- even though both of these 'named' subjects
are commonly presented to the world as independent, separate teachings,
wrapped in different colored garments.
I Ching is far more than a fortune-telling device. It is much
more than throwing yarrow sticks, calculating broken and unbroken
lines, looking up hexagram forms, and reading definitions to explain
to one's self what is already known inside, esoterically. Sadly,
in Western cultures, exoteric divination is commonly thought to
be the primary use of the I Ching -- a mis-conception that, most
often, twists a sacred study of God's design and plan into a party-trick,
an entertainment, or a glamourous fascination.
issue of Mountain SKYLIGHT is devoted to experiencing living
hexagrams (one per issue) as the doors (gates or portals) of life's
eternal circulation -- in the very same way meridians are addressed
in Internal Alchemy. For this reason, content presented is both
exoteric and esoteric, mundane and lofty, visible and invisible,
profane and sacred, earthly and heavenly.
skeletal bones of Moutain SKYLIGHT are these regularly appearing
- the communication bridge of East and West, discusses
the Chinese ideogram for each hexagram, translation into English,
and placement in the context of human culture. It is the sound
of I Ching.
- the personality bridge of East and West, discusses inherited
patterns and traits, places the hexagram in the context of individual
life. It is the place of I Ching, as regards to earthly
of Natal Destiny -- the soul bridge of East
and West, charts the hexagram's transmigration across time through
a series of energetic gates. It is the movement of I Ching,
as regards to solar or heavenly life.
content -- metaphoric spiritual bridge of East
and West, the re-membering awareness touching upon cosmic life
and purpose. It is the suchness of I Ching, expressed through
-- publication contributors express their experience.
How do I receive a copy?
A. Issues produced from 2003 Fall thru 2006 Summer are
freely available for download
in their original pdf file format. (Adobe reader required).
2006 Fall and thereafter are published online in two HTML versions
-- a limited public edition and a full-access version for subscribers
Q. How many issues will I receive if I subscribe?
Mountain SKYLIGHT's subscriber-only "Dear I
Ching" section is updated regularly with new articles from
contributors as they are received.
The "formal" Journal is published
at the Autumn Equinox, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, and Summer
Solstice over the seasons of 16 consecutive years.
per seasonal year)
Is anything else included with my subscription?
A. Yes. As a subscriber, you can also be subscribed to
our Mountain SKYLIGHT discussion forum (valid e-mail address required).
This is a gathering place for journal subscribers and various
journal contributors whose articles you may have read.
bonus for subscribers is a quarterly online West-to-East
Workshop -- the purpose of which is to bridge Christianity to
Taoism and Buddhism in a way that is simple and understandable
to western-minded people.
Okay, you've sold me. How much does it cost and how do I sign
A. Subscriptions are $30.00 per quarter (USD) - with automatic
renewal. Once you subscribe, you will have immediate access to
our entire archive, which includes the current and all previous
issues, and all subscriber-only services
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I'm looking for information on a specific hexagram that isn't
in the published journal list. Can you help me?
If you are a subscriber, the best way to inquire about a specific
hexagram is through the Mountain SKYLIGHT discussion forum. Or
send an inquiry to Master Huang: info
- Ascending Hall.
I'm very interested, but feel like I've stepped into a movie that
is already in progress. How can I catch up?
Back track to our Reference
Guide which identifies instructive articles that explain terms,
models, and presentation formats used in subsequent issues. Issues
should be read in their order of publication as each new
issue stands upon what went before.
I don't see any links to the discussion forum. How can I join?
A. You will receive a welcome email within a few days after
you've subscribed. It will contain links and other information
about Ascending Hall's services to subscribers.
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