The Receptive 

Wolf Hill Studio

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the receptive
Five Rivers. Homo erectus learns to control fire around 1 mya.

The Receptive, Earth   Cooperative Format: Hexagram 02 is devoid of substance, leading to an admiration for someone/ something outside. A sense of emptiness inside develops a need for balance which is achieved through the continuous absorption and nurturing of the outside; one is attracted to a goal of inner stillness rather than outer peace, achievable through devotion - the act of internalizing someone else's belief system. To be open to this requires the development of Absolute Trust and includes a degree of 'dual'-mindedness. Hexagram 02 serves as an example of the particular expression of the characteristics of hexagram 13 where the general sense of 'like mindedness' expressed in 13 is concentrated into hard core devotion and an attempt to be 'identical' minded. Although dominated by a class categorization of "Integrating", there is a bias to a 'perfect' balance of integration and differentiation but at a general level such that at a particular level, where the focus is on being A OR B all of the time (a universal perspective), issues can develop in that the realm of the Receptive is highly sensitive to local context and so adapts to that context. There is thus an aire of 'shape-shifting' about this hexagram and those associated with it - this is reflected in the dual-mindedness emphasis. In a too differentiating culture (idealism), where the focus is on always being the same category, this natural ability to shape-shift to fit into a local context is deemed an issue and so labels such as 'identity seeking' are applied.     "K'UN: Surface of the world; concrete extension; basis of all existence, where CH'IEN..exerts it's power; all-involving service; earth; moon, wife, mother; courtiers, servants. The ideogram: terrestrial globe and stretch out, stability and extension."ERANOS p163

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  data sheet   
print no: 100_1287
artist:      Steven Cosimano
title:       The Receptive, Earth
paper size: 24 x 30 in.
image size: 16 x 24 in.
edition size: 350 s/n [signed and numbered]
wholesale price: $192.00
 no gallery commission
 available to you from the artist direct!
time:       November 7 2004
space:      Five Rivers / Vlomankill
grid: 30' x 30'
printer the artist / Indian Ledge Prints
remarks: I would highly recommend you review
the list of references from which the
  I Ching commentary is paraphrased.

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