The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese system that is not unlike the western Tarot. Sticks or coins are thrown and they Mean Something.
For the E-Jing-A-Ling Thing, we took the I-Ching and created Discordian answers that had some similarity to the Chinese meanings (albeit, in some cases it is a stretch, but the Goddess TOLD us to do it).
There are 4 sections that should be studied and meditated upon for each throwing. The hexagram itself, the name of the hexagram, the quote or image that applies to that name, and our explanation of the hexagram’s meaning. Each one of these is just as important to understanding the hexagram as the other is, so don’t ignore the first three by any means.
We thought about creating a system that uses Pentagrams instead of Hexagrams (for obvious reasons), but figured we would duplicate and feed off of the old chinese sage’s wisdom first. When we feel up to it, we may create another E-Jing-A-Ling that relies on Pentagrams.
…Or view the Complete E-Jing Chart (in a new tab)
…Or Download the Discordian Oracle AppleKation, which appears to have disappeared from the internet now that the creator’s website, Neuroatomic.com, is history. This is an exe file that allows you to throw an E-Jing-A-Ling-Thing AND get Discordian Cabalistic numbers for words from the comfort of your own computer. Since I had nothing to do with the program, don’t come looking at me for support – it either works or it doesn’t… but this does in fact still run on Windows 10 for me.