The world's largest 250 kg gold bar
at the Toi gold mine in Japan.
At $1,730 per oz.,
the value of this gold bar is $15,251,680
Gold prices are at a record high.
Over the past decade gold went from about $250 per ounce to $1,663.40 USD per ounce today.
It has been an uninterrupted, continuous rise.
There has been a lot of speculation nowadays about what will happen with gold.
The gold investment related views, offered by the experts are diametrically opposite.
Some predict that gold will still go higher, perhaps even double in a couple of years, while others see that, gold has reached a state of a “gold bubble”, which is ripe for explosion.
Since I’ve been thinking about the possibility of making a substantial investment in gold, I’ve done a few I Ching readings about the prospects of investing in gold.
My first gold-investment-related I Ching reading was done on July 27 / 2011.
My I Ching inquiry was formulated: Please tell me about investing in gold now.
The I Ching reading, which I received came in a static form and was entitled - POTENTIAL ENERGY.
The meaning of POTENTIAL ENERGY received in a static form was that, the situation was EXPLOSIVE in nature.
This suggested that, gold had reached the state of a “gold bubble”, which was ready to explode and bring the price of gold down.
I was quite amazed at the answer.
The I Ching’s answer was extremely well related to what was happening with gold - an explosive, bubble-like, state of affairs - after an uninterrupted 10-year-long rise.
My second gold-investment-related I Ching inquiry was done on July 30 / 2011.
To confirm the validity of my first gold-investment-related I Ching reading, I did a second inquiry: Please tell me about gold going up to $2,000 per ounce.
The I Ching reading, which I received came in two parts.
The first part had a title: AFTER THE END.
The key phrases of that particular answer were:
The state of perfect equilibrium has been reached.
The transition is complete.
End of phase.
This is the time after the end of a long-term tendency.
The second part of this I Ching reading was entitled: CENSORSHIP / DARKENING of THE LIGHT.
The key phrase of this answer was:
Postpone political / financial aspirations.
Again, I was absolutely amazed at the incredible relatedness of my second I Ching reading, to what was happening with gold.
My third gold-investment-related I Ching reading was done on August 30 / 2011.
Still curious what a third gold-investment-related I Ching reading would tell me, I made a third inquiry: Please tell me about buying gold now.
The I Ching answer came again in two parts.
The first part was entitled: ZENITH, which had the meaning of the highest possible point.
The second part was entitled: CENSORSHIP, which was the same answer, as the second part of the answer received in my second I Ching inquiry.
Again, I was amazed how incredibly well related was this third answer to what was happening with gold.
As you may have guessed, I dropped my interest in investing in gold.
All of my three I Ching inquiries were basically telling me the same thing: Gold has reached its peak, the gold bubble is ready to burst, stay away from gold.
Since I’ve dated my inquiries, and the time of writing of this page - it will be easy to see how accurate were my three I Ching gold-investment-related predictions.
Today I had a long talk about the prospective gold prices with a very wise friend of mine.
He said, he was 80% sure that, gold was going to go up, to at least $2,000 USD, before the end of the year.
When I asked if he would invest in gold, he said “no”.
His exact words were: “I am sure that it will go up, but not sure enough to invest in it a lot of money. I’ll just buy a few ounces...”
My great respect for my friend's market-related-predictions made me think about investing in gold again.
If gold goes up to $2,000 USD by the end of the year, purchasing 100 ounces now, at about $1,660 USD, translates itself into a very nice profit of about $33,700 USD, within 5 months.
This is an equivalent of 49% return on investment per year.
The possibility of making so much money, in such a short time, coupled with my great respect for my friend’s reality-predictive-powers, turned on my former temptation to invest in gold again.
As a result of that temptation I did my fourth gold-investment-related I Ching reading on August 06 / 2011.
My I Ching inquiry was formulated: Please tell me about buying gold now.
The answer, which I received came in tow parts.
The first part was entitled: CRITICAL MASS, meaning that, the situation was excessive, and could reach the critical mass soon.
The key phrases of that answer were:
Catastrophic chain reactions.
Look for an avenue of escape.
The second part of the answer was entitled: TEMPTATION, and as such, it reflected my state of mind with 100% accuracy.
The key phrases of the second part of the answer were:
Dangerous temptation has entered the picture.
In business matters, what you propose is counterproductive.
Attempting to make a quick turn-over of money will bring problems rather than profits.
After receiving this fourth I Ching reading, my gold investment temptation was put on ice again.
I was also absolutely amazed at, how perfectly, the answer entitled TEMPTATION reflected my state of mind at that time.
I must admit that the temptation to purchase gold is still very strong in my mind.
Today it forced me to perform another gold-investment-related I Ching reading.
My today’s I Ching inquiry was formulated: Tell me please what the present situation of gold is.
The answer came in two parts.
The first part of the answer was entitled: REPAIR.
The key phrases of this answer were:
The object of your inquiry (gold) is in a state of disrepair / decay.
All things have built in weak points - places, that decay and eventually collapse.
The situation will develop new energy.
What I Ching showed in the first part of its answer suggested that, gold was going to go through a period of correction of its price.
The price was going to fall, however, the collapse would be only temporary, and as the situation of gold developed new energy, the price of gold was going to climb again.
The second part of the answer was entitled: Meditation / Keeping Still.
The second part of the I Ching reading told me to do nothing, just wait for the correction of the gold price to happen, and possibly invest in gold when the price of gold reaches its bottom.
Well, I don’t think I’ll be buying gold bars tomorrow.
However, I may end up buying them later.
Even though, my first gold-related I Ching reading was done on July 27th, I was not aware of the gold prices at that time.
I did the reading just to see what was really happening with gold because, there was so much buzz about it.
I looked at the price of gold, for the first time on August 3rd, and it was $1,663 USD per ounce.
What gold did was exactly what I Ching predicted.
It climbed to $1,910 USD per ounce, and then dropped within two days by $200 USD.
As I watched it advance in price, my temptation to buy it was great, but the readings were telling me not to do so.
Had I followed on my temptation, I would have bought gold on its way to $1,910 USD, just to watch it drop $200 USD, within a couple of days.
As I see it now, from the perspective of time, my I Ching readings prevented my from buying into gold at too high a price.
Considering my timing, it would have been a great choice to buy gold, when I first saw its price, at $1,663 USD per ounce.
However, just because, this was the first time that my eyes met with the price of gold, I was not psychologically ready to make the purchase.
I had reached that readiness much later, but the I Ching readings prevented me from acting upon it, saying that, the bubble was going to burst.
Consequently, I was given a chance to buy gold after it had dropped significantly in price, in a state of mental readiness, coupled with an entry price, much better than the price, which I had considered before.
Have I made the actual purchase?
As Bob Dylan sings: "The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind".
At the Toronto Hypnosis Clinic, I frequently use the I Ching inquiry process, as a part of my hypnosis sessions.
My Toronto Hypnosis practice, frequently demands the depth of insight into various human conditions, which only a tool like I Ching can really provide.
In my usage of I Ching answers, as a part of my Toronto Hypnosis practice, I am no different from what the famous psychiatrist C.G. Jung used to do in his own office.
My usage of the I Ching's wisdom, in support of my hypnosis sessions, is but a continuation of the Jungian psychotherapeutic form of practice, at its very best.
I Ching consultations, provided as a part of my Toronto Hypnosis practice, are invaluable in terms of helping people to become unhypnotized from their various forms of hypnosis.
What I mean by various forms of human hypnosis, are firmly entrenched, delusional beliefs and mental orientations, which make people do all kinds of very stupid things.
The clarity of insight into various human conditions - so necessary for the most beneficial usage of hypnosis - can be derived from I Ching readings.
I know that for sure, and hope that, through these additional comments, attached to the story of my gold-investment-related I Ching inquiries, I've been able to at least make you consider the usage of I Ching's wisdom in your own life.