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(Editor's note: For further viewpoints on the ideas raised by this author, see the replies by Nancy Killia and Vincent deGuy.)
Sent: 8/7/1920 10:31 AM
Received: 8/14/2003 7:09 PM
From: John Compton
For the attention of Martin Bulgerin
Minneapolis MN 55412
My name is John Clifford Compton. I am an independent research computer engineer/scientist in UK.
Your article on the "Q- Ching" I have found to be very informative.
I note from para. 3 of your "Introduction to the Q-Ching", that primative computing devices were found in the Oracular Temple.
Do you have any personal knowledge of these artefacts. If so, can you please advise me if these consist of circular trigram arrangements or any 8 x 8 square matrix boards. (Photographic copies would be appreciated).
For your information - The Golden Code program, which you refer to in your Q-Ching notes, is probably an I Ching code that was utilized to obtain all the major mathematical constants of the universe i.e., Pi, Log e, Golden Section ratio, etc.
In the course of my own research project (a mathematical analysis of the I Ching), I have discovered that:
- The zero notation and the denary / binary code mathematical relationships were discovered by the ancient Chinese / Indian mathematicians before the text of Ta Chuan /the Great Treatise was written.
- I Ching forms part of an ancient computer system. It uses a combinatory series of "trigram" cyclic discs for data storage i.e., information is stored in a symbolic manner similar to that of the floppy disc where information is stored magnetically.
- An ancient CPU manipulates this data to create a series of hexagrams to form a pictographic image.
- The ancient scribes "programmers" understood the basic molecular structure of DNA and electron nuclear theory.
From your notes, it would appear that as the I Ching predates the Q-Ching. As such the original methodology of data manipulation to form the original "10 thousand images" was lost, no doubt, due to the many "burning of the books" that has taken place in the past 4000 thousand years.
To date, there is sufficient archaeological evidence to suggest that over forty thousand combinatory trigram cyclic discs exist.
My research conclusively proves the existance of a computer program which manipulates data to recreate a series of unique hexagrams. i.e, a repeatable oracle program.
I have also discovered, that each hexagram actually represents an individual computer "pixel", and that a series of such "pixels" forms a pictographic image which can be displayed on a VDU screen (board).
To date many interesting images have been recreated from the symbolic data incorporated on a number of trigram discs.
I conclude, from the results of my research, that the data extracted suggests that the pictographic images contain advanced geometrical and scientific information known some 3000 to 4000 years ago.
You will of course now realise the immense task that I still have at hand. As a researcher it has been extremely difficult for me to "keep my feet on the ground".
Although from the speculative research point of view, I and other researchers like myself are very keen to explore this library of ancient knowledge. But as you have mentioned in your notes "what you put into a program is what you get out".
From my own research criteria, I have realized that it is extremely important to understand the actual mathematical methodology and programming techniques used, in order to achieve a meaningful interpretation of each individual image.
Such interpretation may be almost impossible in some cases, as in many instances the image obtained appears to form a unique digital language - thus I conclude from my research that The I Ching was used by the ancient Chinese as a means of communication in a digital format.
I trust the above is of some interest to you and look forward to your e mail response.