In I-Ching, its fundamental elements are represented by 3-bits binary: ground (000), thunder (001) , water (010), swamp (011), mountain (100), fire (101), wind (110), and sky (111). Since ground (000) is considered as the first element and there was no numerical system 5,000 years ago, it is counted as numerical 1. From ground to swamp, the numeric arrangement is 1 to 4.
Yin-Yang are reflective. That means whenever there is yin (0), the opposite yang (1) exists in the same space. So, one may look at the 3-bits patterns as below:
Left : Right
000 : 111 = ground (1) : sky (9)
001 : 110 = thunder (2) : wind ( 8 )
010 : 101 = water (3) : fire (7)
011 : 100 = swamp (4) : mountain (6)
The comparison symbol “:” that converts yin-to-yang or yang-to-yin was counted as numerical 5 while the number was also placed at the center of original compass graph on I-Ching. Binary value of mountain (100) to sky (111) will be counted as numerical 6 to 9.
If one adds the values of “Left”, “:”, and “Right” together, one may get a sum value of numeric 15 for all four cases. This arrangement was printed on the “addition” graph of ancient oracle.
However, there was also a “subtraction” graph of oracle. In subtraction, the subtracted value of two elements should equal to 5 in all cases. So for subtraction, the 3-bits patterns is shown as below:
111 : 011 = 9 : 4
110 : 010 = 8 : 3
101 : 001 = 7 : 2
100 : 000 = 6 : 1
Now, combining the addition and subtraction of oracle graphs, here is the numerical arrangement of element matrix:
2 9 4
7 5 3
6 1 8
Now link those pairs (4-9, 1-6) and (8-3, 7-2) vertcially and horizontally through 5. See any familiar symbol on the news lately?
So, this matrix system is the origin of Buddhist symbol "Won" which means omnipotent. Topics of omnipotent and ominous are discussed during my LGAT course as the guru is omnipotent but all participants shall feel ominous.
The normal thread by the guru is how one can become dissociative if attempting to leave. I classified such thread as undo influence. The guru wants people to feel inescapable.
When a German missionary discovered the matrix around 1662-1720 A.D., he brought it back to his country. Coincidently, just about the same time binary system was developed. The missionary was trusted by a Chinese emperor, a Manchurian. He and another famous missionary helped the emperor to recover from malaria disease.
Perhaps after the recovery from malaria, the emperor wrote a Chinese poem, The Passion of the Christ, to honor the church. Years later, after the news that Vatican had banned the worships of ancestor, the emperor banned the religion. Below are some info from Wikipedia:
Manchuria was known for its shamanism, opium and tigers. The Manchu imperial symbol was a tiger with a ball of opium in its mouth. Manchu Emperors were, first and foremost, accomplished shamans. By the 19th century, Manchu rule had become increasingly sinicized and, along with other borderlands of the Chinese Empire such as Mongolia and Tibet, came under the influence of colonial powers. England nibbled at Tibet, France at Hainan, Germany at Shantung while Russia encroached upon Turkestan and Outer Mongolia, having annexed Outer Manchuria.
The word shaman originated among the Siberian Tungus (Evenks) and literally means he (or she) who knows; the belief that it may be derived from Sanskrit may be due to a confusion of shamanism and shramanism, from sanskrit shramana, Pali and Prakrit samana; but the samanas were ascetics, not shamans. There is a strong shamanistic influence Bon on central Asian and Tibetan Buddhism which also uses Sanskrit, so perhaps there is an overlap from popular etymology, if not a direct linguistic influence. Buddhism became popular with shamanic peoples such as the Tibetans, Mongols and Manchu after the fourteenth century. Forms of shamanistic ritual combined with Tibetan Buddhism became institutionalized as state religion under the Chinese Yuan dynasty and Qing dynasty. Shamanistic practices are thought to predate all organized religions, and certainly date back to the neolithic. Aspects of it are encountered in later, organized religions, generally in their mystic and symbolic practices. Greek paganism was influenced by it, as reflected in the stories of Tantalus, Prometheus, Medea, Calypso and many others, as well as in the Eleusinian Mysteries, and other mysteries. The transsubstantiation of bread and wine in the Catholic religion can be seen as a shamanic relic, suggestive of the use of entheogenic (psychedelic) substances to attain spiritual realization.
The New Age movement imported some ideas from shamanism in general and core shamanism in particular. As in other such imports, original users of said ideas frequently condemn New Age use as ill-understood and superficial.
At the same time, there is an endeavor in occult and esoteric circles to re-invent shamanism in a modern form drawing from core shamanism, various indigenous forms of shamanism, and chaos magic. This is mostly focused upon in Europe, where the ancient shamanic tradition was exterminated by the Christian church (see Inquisition) and where people compelled to be shamans often find it improper to use shamanic systems rooted in other parts of the earth. Various traditional shamans express respect for this endeavor and in this, separate it sharply from "light" New Age shamanism.
Sometimes people from Western cultures claim to be shamans. If a self-described shaman isn't speaking of a Tungusic-speaking ethnic group, he or she is probably a huckster preying on New Age followers. Most commonly they will claim Cherokee or Sioux ancestry, the former because Cherokee ancestors are a common story in one's genealogy, and the latter because of familiarity due to portrayals in Western movies, especially Dances with Wolves. The risk for studying under such people varies from simply losing money to rape and even death. For Indians, the danger is that their voices will be drowned out by self-styled "shamans"; in fact, Lynn Andrews has sold more books than all Indian authors put together.
The matrix was displayed as stones and still remains in Henan Province in China. It is the original calculation of Lunar calendar. Full moon appears on the 15th of each Lunar month. (if one checks, the Asia Tsunami also happened on the day of full moon.)