"Close to the Sun" by Cotton Mather - The Creative is the gateway to the I Ching, and according to Confucius, the key to understanding all the subsequent readings. The hexagram is formed by doubling the figure of "Qian" translated…Read more
A long time before predictive analytics the Book of Changes (I Ching) put forth the possible 64 situations that govern human lives. These apply to relationships ( personal or professional), careers, health and the whole gamut. They follow predictable patterns. Over the past few years I’ve written songs corresponding with these situations. About half of those were released on the last three Cotton Mather records and the rest I’ve created out here in my little Texas cabin as solo works beginning in the Spring of 2019. Like life, the work remains dynamic rather than fixed. As new songs come along I place them where they belong in the changing grid. I’m no scholar of ancient texts, just a lifetime enthusiast for the Ching, and a beneficiary of it’s illuminations. If you’re interested in learning for yourself I’d recommend the following translations and interpretations.
The Complete I Ching- by Alfred Huang
I Ching- The Oracle of the Cosmic Way- by Carol Anthony and Hanna Moog
As for the music- I will add that I am personally not the sort of music fan who likes to have someones songs explained to me. But that’s me.. If you are then you can put on your spelunking gear and start exploring.