An I Ching Reading with Fred Hatt | The Lex Files | Ep. 22

Written By: Lex Pelger

Nov 17, 2020

Often translated as “Book of Changes”, the I Ching has been used to guide and inform decisions in China and around the world for thousands of years. This ancient divination method uses random sets of numbers turned into hexagrams that correlate with a reading meant to offer insight into moral dilemmas. In this episode of The Lex Files, guest Fred Hatt traces the history of the I Ching, beginning with its roots in ancient China before treating listeners to an I Ching reading as a glimpse of how to tap into the ancient text for direction when navigating the course of your life.

Essays & Resources:

The Uncertainty Machine:

This is “an excellent essay, very close to my own understanding of the essence of the work,” says Fred Hatt.

I Ching with Clarity:

A survey of English editions of the I Ching:

Fred Hatt on Instagram:


I did not think I'd love this as much as I did. But I did. Please take a listen.

It was such a pleasure having my brain stimulated in surprising ways. Another great guest on the Lex files. A lot to take in. A few tidbits: society is run, enhanced by small clubs (or as I would say, subcultures) and also how important it is to "dance around the abyss" (thanks Lex). Stay safe and keep learning new things. Dr. Steve

Stephen Schmitz . 10 months ago