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Eleventh Moon
Nov 22 - Dec 21
 Seasonal Command:
Deep Waters (29) 
   Deep Waters This is the time when one experiences going into darkness of ensnaring dangers. Hold to the lessons learnable from nature. When one releases oneself from subjective attitudes, one becomes like water in a ravine; One cannot ladle with a sieve, nor strain with a dipper.
   The autumn arc of any cycle should be used for quiet observation. Reflect evenly on the past, review the actions taken, examine the results, and contemplate your goals. When you have penetrated more fully into Now, make plans that will harmonize with the forces that generate what is becoming.
Sequence: Everything is encompassed by limitations. The sage, bent over by the concern of others, counsels that our Tao nature is woven into our inclinations and intuition. Beware that cosmic consciousness is not engulfed by short-sighted desire or long-reaching passion. By being constant in virtue one becomes an ideal person.
Lunar Counsel:
Return (24) 1-6 Days
All matter can be changed into energy. All energy can be changed into matter. Neither becomes totally the other. Nothing is ever totally destroyed. When what is created completes itself in exhaustion, it returns to its source hidden in the non-manifested. From within the non-manifested things begin to manifest anew. To come back or go back is Return.
Sequence: The negation of all things is the way of the universe. Return implies restoration and resurrection. Cyclicity is the practice of repetition is a principle of cosmic endurance. There is always Return.
Sources of Good Fortune Gentleness. There is no rush.
Sources of Misfortune Violent use of the accelerator before the machine is balanced.
Instructions: Enter the Eleventh Moon knowing that to come back and to go is the same. Know what leaving and returning is. 
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Paths to Access the Oracle
Effective ways to experience the wisdom of IChing
   IChing is a comprehensive compendium of human characteristictics both individual and group. The book is a philosophical text of 64 chapters codified in hexagrams that can be accessed using a divinatory method or by constructing an image by combining two trigrams into a hexagram. As a sacred text the IChing is a channel to communicate with the great mystery.
   Transformative Tao accesses the Oracle through four paths: What time is it for me?, Three Currents, Twelve Branches and the IChing Lunar Journal.
   What time is it for me? In Hexagram 63 Line 2 the wisdom 'Do not pursue: you will get it in seven days.' A hexagram spans six days. By following the path, experiencing your life and contempating the question a realization or manifestation will come to you. The reading is 90 minutes and costs $25. Schedule a What time is it for me?
  Three Currents In Hexagram 23 the wisdom is the flow of three currents in the triad beget, become, begone also in be, do, have and idea, design, product. The form of the inquiry is What time is it for me? How do I think and act in this time? What do I prepare for? The Three Currents conversation takes about three hours, plays out over eighteen days and costs $45.. Schedule a Three Currents,
  Twelve Branches is a 72 day, 2 1/2 lunar cycles spiritual journey that encompasses your life and times. Twelve Branches carries on the mandala diagrams and arcana attributed to Taoist fangshi of the Han Dynasty (206BC - 219CE) that became public during the Song Dynasty (960-1278CE). The seminar includes 14 lessons and costs $90. Schedule preparing for your Twelve Branches two weeks before the next New Moon.
  IChing Lunar Journal is a year long diary beginning on the Chinese New Year, this time falling on February 19th, 2015, The Year of the Goat. The lunar journal carries you through a naturalistic time and serves as a repository of your insights and transformational development. The book is $45, a year long seminar is $300.. IChing Lunar Journal is available in January.
  Your life activities, including intentional, habitual and happenstance, are the means and matters of the pathways. By faithfully and diligently sojourning through the IChing you'll realize your request in it's most appropriate form. Be like water.
   The IChing is both the vehicle and a map of a transformative shojourn. During the days of your journey your daily personal life and activity is your landscape. Everything is material, those you encounter deliver messages, things are given and taken away, stuff happens. The approach is experiential. One acts from instinct and intuition independent of judgement. Results are measured in matters and means.
Being in the Way of the Transformative Tao cultivates seeing what is coming, hearing what is about to be said and knowing what is ready to happen for you. This way is auspicious in providing openings for spiritual alchemy.
NOTE: Participants provide the IChing text of their choice for reference. Recommendations at TaoTime 

Methodically stay with it and you will reach the appropriate manifestation of your original inquiry.
40 Years of Study and Development
The one called Dale Bruder is among the cultural creatives of our age. He has developed and resurrected implements and techniques to use the IChing in the times we are in. The methods desribe and predicates elements, processes and experiences through practices involving uses of the body and mind.
One of these implements is the Transformative Tao 12 Branches process: following one of sixteen mandalas in a Zen shojo discipline.
He has shojouneyed through sixteen inquiries to reach a place of naturally maintaining an ideal way.
"Being in a Transformative Tao process shifts the chaos, absurdity and suffering of ordinary life into messages and lessons. Everything is material for manifesting means and matters. Liberating!"
Each and every pathway is a complete ecology. The Oracle chooses the most appropriate path for your Shojourney. Accept and engage it. You will benefit.
Want to know more about IChing?
The IChing's capability to both predicate and guide makes this a venerable source of wisdom. 
By using and applying identifying and studying the 64 hexagrams, or six lines of text, one grows in understanding of discerning time: when to act, when to be still. There is a time for everything. 
Contact the Tao Time Master at to schedule a presentation to your group or to have an individual conversation. 
Flow like water
Burn like fire
IChing Mandalas of Transformative Tao
    The 16 mandalas of the Transformative Tao are sourced in the nuclear hexagrams which represent all 64 IChing hexagrams.
   Each Mandala contains 12 hexagrams evolving from and to the synchronised response of the Oracles' answer to your inquiry.
   An IChing Mandala is identified by an eight word phrased inquiry of the I Ching Oracle. The answer is a path over 72 days synchronized with the 6 lines of the 12 hexagrams.
  The path is navigated in a Zen shojo, a personal vehicle that enlivens the I Ching through living the text. The means and matters of your life are transformed into material that fuels a realization and manifestation of your inquiry.
   In essence, this is spiritual alchemy; the philosopher's stone of transmuting lead into gold.
  Each of the 16 pathways brings the most appropriate manifestation of your inquiry into reality. The qualities and values of your manifestation arises from your disciplined practice.
   Through intentionally constructing a declarative request then asking the Oracle, a response appears that leads to one of...     
 The 16 Pathways 
Originating: How can I liberate creative energy? What wants to be created? 
Receptive: How am I being guided? How can I lend my strength? 
Separation: What has worn out? Is there a less painful way to let this go? What is underneath the surface?
Return: What is just beginning to germenate? How can I follow my sense of direction more closely? Where might the path lead now? 
Nourishment: What nourishes me? How is my hunger motivating me? If I accept this as nourishment, who will I become? 
Generating Advantage: What is overloaded? What have I outgrown? What must I do? 
Family: Where are the boundaries of the 'home' I inhabit? How am I building inner and outer relationships into the home? What kinds of growth does this environment support?
Opposition to Advantage: What if the difference was not a threat? How can this tension be creative? If I can't see eye to eye, what can I see?
Removing Obstruction: Where can I find help? How can I see the obstructions differently? Can I imagine going a differently way? 
Deliverance: If nothing could bind you, where would you go? Do I 'have to'? Who says? Which path leads to where I want to be? 
Break-through: What do I stand for? How do I define myself? What belongs in my realm, and where do I need to make a clean break? 
Coming to Meet: What would be an adequate response to this new energy? How far could this change go? How far will I let it go? 
Development: What is evolving here? How can I be more patient? 
Marrying Maiden: How can I grow into this situation? What does it mean to me to come in second? How sustainable is this? 
After Completion: What is decided? What now? 
Before Completion: How to prepare for the crossing? How will I know when it's time?
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