Symbols of the canon i-jing and four types of human body.
All alive essences possesses bodies or otherwise to tell corporal forms in
which existence of essential life is embodied or incarnated.
Life of plants and animals is embodied in corporal forms according to which trees or flowers, insects or birds, fishes or animals are adapted for existence. Also human life is embodied in corporal forms according to which people are adapted for realization of vital functions.
It is possible to tell that human body is one of wildlife phenomena which corresponds with laws of physical world, and consequently corporal forms are coordinated with vital functions of people.
Also psychological characteristics of human person are connected with natural corporal forms according to which people carry out vital functions. Because human personality and physical body form uniform psycho-physiological complex which is organized according to general rules and principles of world reality, or otherwise to tell universal laws of universe.
Human person is reasonable conceiving essence and consequently can realize own body, namely can see interrelations of corporal forms with vital functions and psychological characteristics. As a result each person can possess knowledge which allows to perceive psychological values which correspond to physical parameters of people.
This knowledge about ratio of formal parameters of human bodies with vital functions and psychological characteristics can be named as "anthropognomy", that originates from Greek words "anthropos" and "gnosis" which mean "man" and "comprehension".
People at all times aspired to realize structure of own body, namely tried to understand principles and constructive features of physical forms, also tried to explain big variety of psychological characteristics and physiological properties which are caused by formal distinctions of corporal shapes. And consequently people perceived own bodies and corporal shapes of other people as images of world reality which is organized according to universal laws of existence, and in essence mankind compared physical figure of human person to cosmic space or otherwise to tell anthropocosmic alive essence.
In particular in myths of ancient India such anthropocosmic alive essence was Purusha whose eyes are Sun and Moon, and other parts of body are celestial forms of visible and speculative space of universe.
Also in Scandinavian mythology enormous giant Ymir whose foots concern with surface of ground, but head adjoins to top of heavenly arch or celestial summit of firmament.
Also in the context of occult Cabbalistic philosophy such anthropocosmic alive essence is initial Adam Kadmon whose body has been formed by heavenly spheres or otherwise to tell primary images of ten Mystical Sefirot which are universal physical powers and mental energies of universe.
Or people correlated physical shapes of own bodies to imaginary or fictitious corporal forms and psychological characteristics of mythological gods whose images have been embodied in sculptural figures. And in particular sculptors of Ancient Greece created statues of mythological gods whose divine bodies had different forms which corresponded to various figures of constitution and psychological characteristics of celestial deities.
Or people correlated physical shapes of own bodies to psychological characteristics of plants and animals. In particular ancient priests of druidic culture compared characters and external shapes of people to trees. Also Greek philosopher Aristotle described character traits and physiognomy of human faces from the view point of psychological characteristics and features which are peculiar to animals.
The offered anthropognomic system too allows to analyze different psychological characteristics which are caused by various types of body shapes or otherwise to tell physical figures of human constitutions.
Human body according to the offered anthropognomic system is considered in frontal or face-to-face projections in front view, also in lateral or profile projections in side view.
Formal parameters of human bodies in the offered anthropognomic system are systematized by means of symbols of the Chinese canon of changes i-jing, that allows to analyze basic corporal physical forms which correspond to fundamental psychological characteristics of personality.
Symbols of the Chinese canon i-jing are universal logical or otherwise to tell mathematical system which in ancient China had consideration as symbolical image of universe, that allows to systematize physical forms of human bodies.
Two kinds of lines of the Chinese canon i-jing allow to systematize two types of human bodies.
First type possesses massive sizes of physical body, that corresponds with binary or break line.
Second type possesses slender sizes of physical body, that corresponds with unary or entire line, as shown in the chart.
|Massive thick body type seems quiet and strong.
Slender thin body type seems mobile and weak.
It is necessary to consider that to formal parameters of human bodies there correspond psychological characteristics and features which are caused by perception, namely by visual associations and mental impressions which seem to observers.
Also it is necessary to consider that human consciousness can create an illusory image or mental impression and perceive own body otherwise rather than observers.
Or human consciousness can create illusory images and perceive bodies of surrounding people as doubtful figures, and consequently seeming mental impressions can be objective or subjective. But nevertheless psychological characteristics of each person are caused by objective perception of people and formal parameters of valid body type.
Two kinds of lines in the canon i-jing form combinations or digrams which allow to systematize four types of body builds according to different sizes of top and bottom parts of physical corporal shapes, as shown in the following chart:
|Body type A possesses identical massive sizes of
top and bottom parts of physical shapes, that corresponds with
first digram where both lines are binary.
Body type B possesses large top and small bottom parts of physical shapes, that corresponds with second digram where bottom line is unary and top position has binary linear sign.
Body type C possesses small top and large bottom parts of physical shapes, that corresponds with third digram where bottom line is binary and top position has unary linear sign.
Body type D possesses identical slender sizes of top and bottom parts of physical shapes, that corresponds with fourth digram where both lines are unary.
Top part of body figure symbolizes quantity of physical strength or otherwise
to tell force capacity.
It is possible to tell that top part of body figure symbolizes might powers of a person, also potential ability of supervising activity and degree of confidence in own force.
Bottom part of body figure symbolizes intensity of feelings and degree of material stability.
Body type A seems strong and confident, also sensual and financially stable, because top and bottom parts of physical figure have significant sizes.
Body type B seems strong and confident, but financially unstable and constrained in displays of sensuality, because top part of physical figure has more significant size in comparison with bottom.
Body type C seems weak and uncertain, but financially stable and sensual, because top part of physical figure has less significant size in comparison with bottom.
Body type D seems weak and uncertain, also financially unstable and constrained in displays of sensuality, because top and bottom parts of physical figure have insignificant sizes.
If top part of body figure has insignificant size then it is impossible to demand power and resolute actions, but it is possible to expect display of sensuality from such person.
If bottom part of body figure has insignificant size then it is impossible to demand material stability and sensuality, but it is possible to expect realization of force capacity from such person.
Type B is inherent to male bodies.
Type C is inherent to female bodies.
Types A and D can be equally peculiar to male or female parameters of body shapes.
Weakness and uncertainty, also sensuality and material stability are female character traits.
Force and confidence, also constrained displays of sensuality and material instability are male character traits.
If a person possesses body type A then only male character traits are shown, that is adequate for men and inadequate for women.
If a person possesses body type D then only female character traits are shown, that is adequate for women and inadequate for men.
Following page describes more complex system of formal figures of body build types which are systematized by means of sixteen tetragrams of the Chinese canon i-jing.