Symbolism and reality
With through all the history of symbolism and the esoteric thought, the use of concepts archetypic, far from being reducing, appeared particularly happy. Admittedly, one hangs reality, one peels it, by affixing words to him. But precisely, the large respect of the forces of cosmos makes that this cutting was carried out with a surgical care. The thinkers of antant took great care of that. The concepts of ground, sky, water, wind, thunder, lake and mountain of the I Ching, are prototypes. And these paramount forces offer a ground of scientific research as legitimate as the study of the protons or the decoding of the ADN.
The symbols are varied in their types. If I represent a city in the form of a plan, I carry out an act of symbolization. What guaranteed to me that the sign will be recognized? It is the use of the proportions. The plan resembles its object in an analogical way. If a building is twice broader than another in reality, it will be it in the plan.
I Ching respects real proportions. It is in that that it constitutes a plan, an architectural cut of reality. The features do not separate there from the walls, but from the forces. And these forces are not only prototypes, but many real forces.
A biochemist who describes the formation of complex molecules in the paramount bubble under the effect of electric discharges makes exactly the same type of description. He shows how the complex is born with the border from chaos and the order.