- The aspect of the Earth that represents impossibility
Examples: being in prison, sick, or to have great obstacle in the
- In this I Ching the air represents masculine qualities, Yang,
ascending, concentrated, focused and of explosive energy. In the
bigram of the Heavens it is the Gleam (the ray, the sudden light,
the revelation). In the bigram of the Wanderer it is the Warrior-Man
and in the bigram of the Earth it is the Wind. It is sudden, revealing
and instant. It also has invasive, dominant and destructive qualities
typical of the masculine pole.
- See Galaxio.
- Blocks, barriers
- Blocks, barriers, or obstacles are defined in Wanderers as anything
that impedes Nature's creative course. According to this definition,
the meteorite that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs would
not actually be a block for life in general, but human greed would
be, since this catastrophe gave way to the evolution of life in
another direction while greed can completely stop life. For example,
exploitation of resources oblivious to the damage done to Nature.
When a person is for some reason restrained in his or her creative
course of life, the cause of this can be found in some psychological
or external matter. At the same time, external matters can be divided
in to material (when it comes from the Earth) or energy (when it
comes from the Heavens). Obviously, psychological blocks can only
come from the Wanderer, that is, the consulter.
From this I Ching's point of view, the most important block that
could exist isn't total unconsciousness but illusion - defined as
the indistinguishable mix of truth and fiction - since, in the first
there are unknown regenerative processes, while in the latter, the
coexistence of truth and fiction makes all true creativity impossible.
Ignorance is the biggest of psychological blocks, and illusion can
only make it worse. "There is nothing more dangerous than a lie
disguised as truth", as the saying goes, and it is so true.
Blocks coming from the Earth, the Heavens or from Nature are not
true blocks (as with a meteorite) but there are considered blocks
when they come from Man or from phantoms.
For example, being in prison is represented by the Abysses,
while an unstable economic situation is represented by the Waters.
When confusion predominates in a group of people it causes a negative
charge in the atmosphere and this atmosphere in the Wanderers is
symbolized by the Penumbras, a celestial
- SUGGESTED RULES FOR CONSULTING THE MARTIAN VERSION
This version aims directly at quickly defining the present situation
in the Heavens (energies), the Wanderer (the consulter) and the
Earth (material conditions) in order to make a immediate decision
about the action to be taken.
This is the golden rule for this version of the I Ching.
All question with words like "who?", or "when?" should be avoided
since no appropriate answer will be given for them.
The right questions are, for example, "About the actual situation
at work", "About my trip", "How should I confront So-and-so?" or
"A thought for today".
That is to say, this I Ching attempts to present a view of the actual
The consultation should be made as calmly as possible, preferably
using the traditional method of throwing coins.
SUGGESTED RULES FOR CONSULTING THE LUNAR VERSION
This version is for love relationships.
Consultations about "the actual state of my relationship" and "Description
of X". As for the rest, the same goes as explained in the suggestions
for the Martian Version.
- The Consulter is represented in the I Ching as the Wanderer. So,
if the Wanderer is a Woman-Mother, it means
that the attitude of the consulter relates to quietness, stillness
and passiveness. If the Man-Warrior comes up,
the attitude is active, impulsive and fighting. If it is represented
by the Sorceress-Dragon it means the consultants
attitude is a mix of the Man and the Woman with illusion as an added
ingredient. Finally, if the Sage comes up it
means your conduct is appropriate and you are doing the right thing.
- State of the Heavens that is represented by impossibility of total
vision, be it due to one's own blindness or unconsciousness or some
concrete exterior obstacle.
It is symbolized by the Night, and it marks physical inactivity,
time that is suitable for accumulating energy.
- The Dragon is a character that sums up both feminine and masculine
qualities, not united but alternate.
It is a mythical and real, feminine and masculine, heavenly and
earthly, and alchemic and superficial creature.
The Dragon can externally change itself into anything, but it is
slightly more feminine than masculine; that is why other names for
the Dragon include Sorceress and Illusion. It can be associated
with the traditional Chinese dragon, the American Quetzalcoatl,
and the goddess Maya of the Hindu's pantheon. It is not however,
represented by European tradition since that dragon is only monstrous
and not at all celestial.
The Dragon's kingdom is that of dreams, phantoms, symbols, illusions,
and mirages, but it also dominates that which is magical. It can
be as illuminated as a Sage, as destructive as a Warrior and as
loving as a Mother; actually, it is all of these things at all times
through constant changes.
It is the expression of chaos in the human being and can do harm,
as well as, good. You can expect destruction or miracles from it
and nothing can asseverate on its nature and acts due to its unpredictable
and obscure nature.
- In the Wanderers, this represents the external conditions and
circumstances the consultant is under.
It is the lower bigram and can take form as the Abyss, the Waters,
the Wind and the Immenseness.
It is feminine in nature, contrary to the Heavens that are masculine.
Therefore, the Earth is receptive, being transformed for the Wanderer,
that at the same time, is being transformed by the Heavens.
Under the Abyss form it represents the conditions in which the obstacles
are their greatest and action is impossible; as the Waters it represents
chaotic circumstances, as the Wind, forced situations toward one
direction and finally under the form of the Immenseness, it represents
optimal external conditions.
- The Emptiness for the I Ching of the Wanderers is the essential
space where creation takes place; it is also the fundamental characteristic
of that which is feminine. Without this cosmic space, creation is
impossible, without the matrix of beings, existence could not take
place, without silence, sound would make life impossible. The original
Emptiness is a indissoluble part of being but with one difference:
it has no limits. Through the Emptiness, the most profound nothingness,
that is the foundation of existence, all beings are united.
- Fire represents the distinctive character of transmutation. It
is luminous, creative, expansive, free, harmonic, and subtle. When
it appears, definitive transformations always take place. In the
Heavens, it is the Light, clarity. In the bigram of the Wanderers
it represent the Sage and in the bigram of the Earth, the Immenseness.
Fire is the harmonic fusion of masculine and feminine, which leave
their beings in order to become a new kind of energy.
- The I Ching has been used in the past as a method for seeing the
future. The Wanderers version, however, concentrates on the present
situation where traces of the past and those of the future can be
- This is the I Ching author's nickname, his real name being Marcial
G. Camperi. He started to use this nickname on web chats back in
1996, and uses it now for his publications and software. He chose
this name because he was born at the exact same time as that the
center of the Milky Way rose (astrologically speaking, Galaxy ascendant)
in conjunction with the Moon. Also, he was the first to define the
"galactic personality" through studies and statistics, and conducted
research on the role of the Galaxy's Center in esoteric historical
events (especially, the lives of Buddha and Krishnamurti) and finally,
for being the first to include the Galactic Center and it's opposite
pole, the Pleiades, in his astrology software.
- The Gleam is a sudden, unexpected revelation, the instant action
of a waking truth, the sudden flash of light in the middle of darkness
and is symbolized by a Ray.
The effect that is has on people is always one of shock, and therefore,
has a paralyzing effect. The view of reality that it presents requires
time to assimilate within the consulter.
- The ensemble of six lines, one on top of the other, that are drawn
from bottom up and constitute the foundation of the I Ching. There
are 64 hexagrams that are arranged in a different way in the traditional
I Ching and the Wanderers: in the old I Ching the lines are arranged
in inverse pairs, these pairs, at the same time, are arranged with
no logical foundation, no apparent mathematics, while the Wanderers
follow a progression based on the binary bigram, that could be considered
mathematic. This latter arrangement also is related with the subtle
anatomy of man, specifically the chakras, and the progression of
the lines are directly related to the order of activation of them
on a physical, emotional and mental level.
Another important difference that exists between the traditional
I Ching and the Wanderers' is that the first separates each hexagram
into two trigrams for analysis; while the latter separates it into
The difference in the ordering of the hexagrams in both versions
is closely related to this fact.
- Intensity, the increase and accumulation of energy is the creative
meaning of life. On the contrary, dissipation, scattering and fragmentation
constitute the decadent sense of things. Every positive cycle, every
real path leads to more vital intensity.
In the Wanderers, the Heavens pass from Darkness to Light, the Earth
transforms from the Abysses to the Immenseness and the Wanderers
go through stages from Woman-Mother (feminine pole, receptive),
the Sorceress-Dragon (feminine and masculine), the Man-Warrior (masculine,
emanant), to the Sage, which is where feminine and masculine poles
unite. When this union takes place, intensity is at a maximum.
So it is, that the Wanderers' message is that Nature and everything
beautiful incline towards intensity, this being the true way of
- This heavenly body is related with everything social and pertaining
to groups. That is why the Jupiterian Version of the Wanderers'
I Ching deals with the dynamics of human society. Jupiter corresponds
to the Penumbras, the Dragon and the Waters. See Planets.
- The law of Karma, as set forth by the Buddha, is immutable and
there is no exceptions. According to this law, all actions are a
result of its character, and once the action is done, nothing in
the Universe can stop the consequences (be it good or bad) for the
author. The I Ching has a lot to do with this law, since it tries
to take a peep into the cosmic unit where many signs that show us
what lies ahead are found.
When an effect, the product of Karma, is awaiting its time right
before making itself known to a person, there are many types of
signs that warn about the future event: dreams, intuitions, happenings.
A totally awake person does not need things like the I Ching (and
not even dreams) to warn about what is to come, but unfortunately
illuminated people are scarce at this point in human evolution,
and as a result, means such as the I Ching and dream interpretation
end up being necessary scrutinizers of time and space.
- Light is the fourth state of the Heavens; it follows the Gleam
and is followed by Darkness. It represents clarity of mind, the
real vision of things, the diaphane, and the time that great transmutations
In contrast to the Gleam, which is fleeting and explosive, Light
has a moderate quality and more than permanent, it is eternal.
- The Man is one of the four Wanderers. It represents the masculine,
impulsive, dominant, and aggressive pole. Another name for this
character is the Warrior, since its most archetypal activity is
that of struggle and fighting. This fight could be against any obstacle,
competitor or enemy. The Man-Warrior represents the element of Air
in the Wanderers' bigram.
- The Martian Version was the first to be completed in 2002. It
deals with action strategies under different cosmic conditions.
Mars corresponds to the Gleam, the Warrior and the Winds. See Planets.
- This heavenly body deals with that which is feminine and love.
That's why the Lunar Version deals with the dynamics of couples
and love relationships. The Moon corresponds to the Abysses, the
Woman-Mother and the Darkness. See Planets
- See Woman.
- Mystery is that which we cannot know and forms an active part
It is the reason why a prediction turns unsure, and also that which
makes anything possible.
It's existence is eternal.
- See Emptiness.
- See Blocks
- The author's account of how the Wanderer's I Ching came to
be: My interest in the I Ching started when I was 17, when I
bought a copy of the Mirko Lauer version.
With time that interest grew and was the reason I studied the Chinese
language and its culture for a period of time.
In 1980, I got the complete versions of the I Ching and dedicated
a few hours a day studying it throughout that year. I related the
I Ching with other branches of Chinese tradition such as Martial
Arts and Acupuncture. I also did some experiments, some quite interesting,
for fun, the most strange being an analysis of the consulter before
his first throw. This analysis, that consisted of from the type
of emotions and thoughts at the time to the temperature of the fingertips,
allowed me to pretty accurately guess what the first hexagram would
be for that person. Though surprising, I didn't investigate further,
but it was something that proved to me that the known traditional
I Ching is just the tip of the iceberg.
Little by little, my reputation as an I Ching interpreter became
known among my friends and soon our get-togethers turned into long
consulting sessions and philosophical discussions, an appropriate
subject for the hard times the country was living, at the time,
with the military-guerrilla conflict. However, in spite of the fact
that those exact guesses astounded me, I slowly lost interest in
the traditional version of the I Ching.
Taking a deeper look into its history, I found out that in the past
many other version of I Chings had existed and that there were destroyed
by a Mongol emperor who sent all books to be burned in China; actually,
the I Ching that we all know is a survivor among the multitude of
versions that existed before that cultural disaster took place.
I especially did not like the comments attributed to Confucius,
though the traditional interpretation of the lines really didn't
satisfy me either. In fact, I ended up in discord with the order
of the hexagrams and the spirit of the trigrams.
This dissatisfaction grew even more when I discovered, mentioned
in this text, the mysterious connection between the lines and the
energetic state of a person, from which I finally devised my own
method of interpretation, much more successful that the that based
on the old texts. By 1988 the old texts, for me, were worth nothing
when interpreting the hexagram, and my accuracy was more remarkable
than ever. I got to the point where I was relating the hexagrams
with cosmic forces that were also expressed by the stars and also
with the energetic archetypes that could be seen in action on a
physical, biological, and esoteric level. That is how I arrived
at the conclusion that there was much more to the traditional I
Ching texts, done by people whose lights were excessively mundane
and of little spirituality, such as the Duchess Duke of Chou and
I came to see the I Ching as a deviated and vulgar reflection of
a book that was originally of much transcendental wisdom.
So I began to put into order everything that I had learned and discovered
throughout those years of experimenting and study and the result
was the creation of the new I Ching based on the concepts of the
basic Yin and Yang, the order of the lines, the chakras, Astrology
and the energetic state of the consulter. By 1991 I had this new
I Ching rolling, based on bigrams not trigrams and that represented
the interaction of the 4 possible states of the Heavens, the Earth
and the Wanderer that travels within them. These 4 Wanderers were
the Woman, the Dragon, the Man, and the Sage, the 4 states of the
Heavens were the Darkness, the Penumbras, the Gleam, and the Light,
while the Earth was represented by the Abysses, the Waters, the
Land of Winds and the Immenseness.
I found myself writing the first version of this new "Wanderers'
I Ching" in the enchanting place San Marcos Sierra, when I had a
dream about a Dragon, a being that was at the same time a man and
a woman, god, animal, and human, a pure representation of Magic
whose character I was in doubt about. Precisely, the Dragon represented
chaos, the indefinite, the unstable, so it isn't any wonder it was
the hardest character to write about. On top of that, dreams are
the kingdom of the Dragon.
The Dragon came to me under the guise of a nice young Chinese boy,
normal, dressed in dark pants and a white shirt and he came quietly
into my house and proceeded to fix a big clock that wasn't working.
It was like a scene from an ordinary day, with the difference that
I felt the presence of the Dragon through a courteous and timid
person and I awoke very moved.
After that dream I never again had doubts about the nature of the
Dragon and later, the paranormal events that always appeared when
I undertook the studying or writing of the I Ching took place one
after the other. This relation of I Ching and paranormal events
is one of the most surprising things.
It is still this way, 10 years after the first try to write the
first version of the Wanderers; every time I hook up with the I
Ching strange things happen all around. For example, when I was
writing about the Water region in the city of La Plata in March
of 2002, a big three day storm cut loose. In the middle of the intense
rains and whipping winds, looking out the window, I saw a strange
still animal in the middle of a downpour that was flooding the street.
It turned out to be an eel that had swam there from a stream that
was 4 blocks away. It was wonderful to be able to save this animal,
and I can't help but connect this experience with the writing of
the Waters, a state of chaos but also where magic things happens.
But that is not all; when, one week later, on a Saturday, I began
to write about the Land of Winds, a hurricane cut loose and we had
the most impressive electrical storm I have ever seen (in the Wanderers'
I Ching the Winds are connected to the Gleam, the rays).
So I had supposed that on Sunday the day I was going to write about
the Immenseness that is would be on of those splendid diaphane days.
And so it was while I finished that section of the I Ching. A coincidence?
Maybe. At any rate, I had a real lesson on the spirit of the Waters,
the Wind-Gleam and the Immenseness. In reference to the Abysses,
there is nothing better than the situation we were living here in
Argentina when I began writing this version in a darkened room.
Of course, while I write this significant dreams have returned,
along with the state of energy that is sometimes associated with
the I Ching.
The true I Ching is part of Nature, and Nature is the maximum expression
of beauty and mystery.
And so, it took 10 years to mature this new version of the I Ching,
though I actually don't think it is at its most mature point. In
fact, it is probable that it will never be fully complete, because
one thing you learn from this old wisdom is that everything flows,
that there is no permanent destiny, no set paths; and that not even
the Wanderer that takes off is himself that which happens and arrives
And it is according to this very law that the Book of Changes passes
on the edge of its own birth and death once again.
And somehow, in some mysterious way, something of it passes through
those abysses that abyss.
- The state of the Heavens where confusion, and chaos predominate,
and where reality is mixed in with fiction. Some examples are; political
or economic crisis in a country, a confused or deceptive view with
which one sees, deceit, mirages.
- Phantoms are the subjects of the Dragon, and the inhabitants of
the Waters and the Penumbras. All of them share the same fictitious
characteristic, but in a confused state can have more power that
actual reality. For a weak mind in the grips of illusion, the Phantoms,
external, as well as, internal, can cause concrete wrong behavior.
Just like a mirage can drive travelers to death, the errors caused
by illusive phantoms can be mortally dangerous, and the confusion
they generate tends to spread from one person to another.
Phantoms share the illusive characteristic of the Dragon since they
are light and darkness within themselves, and while they are around
anything can happen: from real miracles to great disasters. A internal
phantom is a bunch of memories and images that a person keeps in
the brain. An external Phantom is different, in that, it is a product
of various person's thoughts, and can have a certain own will, still,
they are basically fictitious beings.
- The astrological planets give name to the different versions of
the Wanderers' I Ching for two reasons: the first, is that they
have been written according to the rules of Talismanic Art, and second because the characters
have a direct relationship with certain astrologic characters (Warrior
= Mars, Magician = Jupiter, Woman = Moon, Sage = Uranus).
The Sage has yet another regent: Saturn. It is important to say
that these associations are not free: Michel Gauquelin discovered
that great athletes and warriors are born with a strong Mars influence,
poets under the Moon, and actors with a strong Jupiter, and intellectuals
under Saturn. There are many more associations within the 4 archetypes
of the I Ching and the stars, but it is a subject that deserves
its own chapter.
- See Gleam
- There are no goals or definite results in the Wanderers. It is
all a process lacking a beginning and an end, where all the cycles
are omnipresent. Still, there is a correct direction: toward maximum
energetic intensity, and a preferable state: maximum subtlety. All
of the advice in the Wanderers' I Ching is aimed at consulter's
growth of intensity, fluidness, and subtlety in the present without
really minding the external results, which, in any case, will come
if the advice is taken correctly.
- The Sage represents the masculine and feminine elements of harmony.
In harmony, they leave their feminine and masculine beings creating
a new form of energy. The Sage is the representation of Fire in
the Wanderer's bigram and is the only one that can transmute the
Earth with the aid of the Heavens.
- You can get your free version for Windows of The
Wanderers' I Ching - Martian Version (in spanish). The program
can be used at any time but an Internet connection is necessary
in order to read the hexagrams.
- See Dragon
- Talismanic Art
- The Wanderers' I Ching - Martian Version was carried out
under the premises of Talismanic Art. This means that the totality
of its texts and illustrations were done under the astrological
influence of Mars and in a state of energy in accordance to that
of the writer and the illustrators. Talismanic Art has been prompted
by Galaxio since 1991, when he stated the theoretic foundations
and began to experiment with literary and plastic art. In 1993,
the first exhibitions of this style took place in San Marcos Sierra,
Los Cocos and the capital city of the province of Cordoba, Argentina.
It has been prompted since the construction of the Galaxio web site,
where there is a talismanic art gallery
- Tossing coins
- So is named the act of making a consultation using the traditional
method of tossing 3 coins.
- Underneath the fragmented appearances lies a reality that has
no divisions. This is the reason why there are certain arts like
the I Ching that can reflect the real situation of a consulter through
(apparently) randomly generated numbers.
Without this sense of deep unity, the entire Creation would be a
mere product of randomness, and therefore be senseless.
- The Uranian Version deals with the spiritual-energy theme. Uranus
is a planet deeply linked to the process of energy transmutation,
and in a certain sense, this is the most important version of all.
- The Wanderers' I Ching has various versions, all by the same author:
the Martian Version, is
aimed at consulters that wish to ask about an action: the Jupiterian
Version deals with social situations; the Lunar Version, is oriented
toward love relationships; the Uranian Version, has to do with spiritualism,
Each one of these versions is written according to the rules of
Talismanic Art, that is, under the
astrological influence of the stars they are named for and certain
states of energy of the author and his surroundings.
- See Man.
- The Woman is the first of the four Wanderers; she is the beginning
of all the paths and the progenitor of all the Wanderers, that's
why she is also referred to as the Mother, because motherhood is
the archetypal of the feminine pole.
- The masculine pole of the Cosmos, according to Taoism. In the
hexagrams, it is represented by a full line. In the Wanderers Yang
represents energy, action contrary to Yin that represents the empty
space where everything lies.
- The feminine pole of the Cosmos, according to Taoism. In the hexagrams,
it is represented by a broken line. In the Wanderers Yin represents
a void, space, absence of energy contrary to Yang that is energy