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Author:
Katya Walter
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978-1852308063
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1852308060
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Element Books Ltd (July 1, 1996)
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Other Eastern Religions & Sacred Texts
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This books explores the connections between East and West, trying to weave a thread through an incredible amount of. .All in all, this book is a real waste of time and money.

This books explores the connections between East and West, trying to weave a thread through an incredible amount of seemingly unrelated topics. For a much better book on east-west connections, try âaeThe Tao of Physicsâ by Fritjof Capra, well worth the money you pay for it compared to this.

She has written two books, Tao of Chaos and Dream Mail. This books explores the connections between East and West, trying to weave a thread through an incredible amount of seemingly unrelated topics. Dr. Walter is featured on Oracle of Changes computer disk by Visionary Networks. She currently writes, lectures, does workshops, and sees clients. On the surface, the book seems to be a tour-de-force of knowledge, on such wide topics I-Ching, dreams, chaos theory, genetics and DNA, atomic structure, etc. Unfortunately, the authorâ(tm)s knowledge of her material appears to be extremely poor.

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Tao of Chaos : DNA and the I Ching - Unlocking the Code of the Universe. In this exciting study, Katya Walter investigates the similarities between China's I Ching and the genetic code, and concludes that the I Ching preceded Leibnitz binary code by more than 3,000 years. The same structure scientists have found in DNA also exists in this ancient book of wisdom as well as in spiders' webs, sunflowers, and antique Indian rugs. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

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Items related to Tao of Chaos: Merging East and West. Katya Walter received an interdisciplinary P. from the University of Texas at Austin, and studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich for five years of post-doctoral work

Items related to Tao of Chaos: Merging East and West. Walter, Katya Tao of Chaos: Merging East and West. ISBN 13: 9781884178177. Tao of Chaos: Merging East and West. from the University of Texas at Austin, and studied at the Jung Institute in Zurich for five years of post-doctoral work. She taught in colleges and universities in the United States and China for sixteen years. She has published in the areas of scientific, social and literary analysis, cosmology, poetry, and short fiction. She has written two books, Tao of Chaos and Dream Mail.

In this study, Katya Walter explores the similarities between the Chinese I Ching and the genetic code, and concludes that the I Ching preceded Leibnitz's binary code by more than 3000 years.

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Explores the similarities between Chinese philosophy's I Ching and genetic code, and uses chaos theory to show how humans create order
  • If you're looking for the most complete and thorough comparison of the 64 DNA molecules with the 64 I Ching Hexagrams, this is the book! Wow! Honestly, a work of genius. Katya Walter not only has a tremendously deep understanding of the I Ching, but she also lays out in detail the mathematics of chaos theory that unite both these systems - even down to the 6 changing lines of each hexagram, which I've never found anywhere else. Beautifully and wittily written too! An artist, I had to work hard at the math, but found the rewards very much worth my effort. I'm a fan!

  • A bit hard to digest on first look, but some very insightful theories and ideas!

  • I'm a PhD mathematician with a few publications in "chaos theory" and also some experience researching in other areas Katya touches on in this book, such as molecular biology. While she plays fast and loose with terminology sometimes, I think she also makes a lot of really interesting points. I don't care much for the I Ching, but her analysis of the parallels between the I Ching and DNA are fascinating, and give some insights into the mathematical structure of both the I Ching and DNA. If she were a little more careful in her treatment of science, this could have been a five-star book. But I'll give it four stars for inventiveness and creativity. Unlike most authors writing books at the science-spirituality boundary, she's not just spouting the same old platitudes; she actually has some new things to say, albeit most of them are speculative from the scientific point of view.

  • As a student of eastern religions, I found the book to be a little heavy on the mathematical lingo, and a little difficult to fathom as I do not claim to be a mathemetician with a clear understanding of chaotic systems and their behavior. However, the comparison made between the I Ching and DNA is one that is intriging and is gaining wide interest in "eastern" intellectual circles. For more insights into the I Ching/DNA link, I also recommend Terence McKenna's "Invisible Landscape" and also his book "The Archaic Revival".

  • This books explores the connections between East and West, trying to weave a thread through an incredible amount of seemingly unrelated topics. On the surface, the book seems to be a tour-de-force of knowledge, on such wide topics I-Ching, dreams, chaos theory, genetics and DNA, atomic structure, etc. Unfortunately, the authorâ(tm)s knowledge of her material appears to be extremely poor. The thread of connections weaving the material is so thin it is possible to connect anything with anything using such vague relations.

    For example, the main point of connection between the I-Ching and genetics is the simple fact that both can be described using a binary number system. The way she presents it though, is as if it is an amazing discovery. For example, there are 4 acids in DNA that pair together in groups of 3 pairs. This she symbolizes by the hexagrams of the I-Ching. Note that there are 4 possible ways to make the âaetranslationâ between the symbols. Later, she shows how if DNA changes to RNA, we get a different hexagram for each combination. Again, there are 4 different ways of mapping this change. So 4 x 4 is 16, i.e., each one of her RNA groups can have 16 different I-Ching hexagrams mapped to it depending on how she chooses the rules. After all this, she presents precisely 16 examples of how the meaning of a certain hexagram is similar to the biological function of the corresponding RNA group. Not so coincidental, given she had 16 choices, so she could have started from those examples and worked her way backwards to produce the rules.

    The style of this book is extremely annoying, especially if you are familiar with the mathematics and science. As another reviewer points out, she redefines many scientific terms to meanings that are sometimes contrary to their scientific definitions. Very simple mathematical tricks are announced with great pomp, as if they are some major discoveries, while many of the more complicated connections are not explained very well. Speculation is merged into the text with little evidence. The book wouldnâ(tm)t be so bad a read, at least as an imaginative study, if it were not so repetitive, a little clearer, and if it didnâ(tm)t redefine the terminology from standard usage.

    All in all, this book is a real waste of time and money. For a much better book on east-west connections, try âaeThe Tao of Physicsâ by Fritjof Capra, well worth the money you pay for it compared to this. The Tao of Physics is packed with meaningful material, and the author goes to great pains to draw deep connections and explain difficult concepts in simple language. If you want to learn more about the I-Ching and Eastern philosophy, get a copy of the original I-Ching and read it for yourself. Theâ Tao of Poohâ/âaeTe of Pigletâ series by Benjamin Hoff also is a great, 5-star introduction. If you want to learn more about the science of chaos, get a REAL science book, something like "Chaos and Fractals" by Peitgen, Jurgens, and Saupe, which is designed to be read with or without the mathematics, depending on your preference and ability.

  • Having formally studied nonlinear mechanics and chaos, I can confidently tell you that the author is just spewing popular buzzwords with absolutely no clue as to their meaning. To make matters worse, she proudly invents her own definitions for words such as "nonlinear" that already have meanings in common usage. Of course, once she's redefined several key words to fit her needs, the author finds wonderful similarities that aren't really there. My knowledge of eastern philosophy isn't great, but I strongly suspect the author's knowledge in this area to be similarly weak. In my opinion, the author is attempting to make a buck by imitating an excellent and far superior book, Fritjof Capra's "The Tao of Physics".

  • Anyone who doesn't like this book does not understand it. "The answer is simply as your level of understanding makes possible", Star Trek. As a student of physics and the I Ching I could not believe someone else had been that deep in the well of Chaos and the I ching. I applaud Katya and encourage any deeply inquiring mind to check this one out. Thin threads connect great things.