STAGE I GROUND 1 STAGE II GROUND 2 MESSENGER TRANSLATED Majority A Majority Majority A Majority Minority Minority and/or Line is Line with Line is Or Moving Lines Minority Deleted Minority Deleted Majority Only Lines On top Line DNA JUNK DNA pre-mRNA INTRONS mRNA PROTEIN The Gene & Deleted Introns Deleted Exons Amino Junk DNA & Only Acid Exons Chain
The stage I function of the MOM process selects 1 of 262,144 possible arrangements of 64 kua taken 3 at a time. This stage is analogous to the selection of 1 gene from the many which reside on the DNA molecule.
The excising or deleting of the majority lines in each group of 3 lines of stage I is analogous to the excising of the non- functional "junk" or "spacer" nucleic acid components of the DNA strand.
The first ground kua is analogous to this junk or spacer DNA.
The remaining nucleic acid thread is called pre-messenger RNA and is composed of 2 types of DNA segments. The first is functional, named exons; the second is non-functional, named introns. The pre-mRNA is analogous to the stage II kua of the MOM process.
The introns are then excised or deleted from the pre-mRNA. The second ground kua is analogous to these introns.
The remaining nucleic acid thread is termed messenger RNA. The messenger kua of the I Ching MOM process is analogous to the mRNA.
The messenger kua more often than not contains lines which are noted as "moving." They are majority lines from stage I which have not been deleted. These majority or moving lines are "changed" into their opposite form thereby creating a minority line and a "translated" kua.
The process of transcription is conducted within the nucleus of the cell and creates the messenger RNA from DNA. After the non-functional components of the DNA (the junk DNA and the introns) are deleted from the nucleic acid strand the remaining mRNA thread "moves" out of the nucleus into the cytoplasm of the cell and is there translated into a protein chain composed of amino acids. The creation of a "messenger" kua via the I Ching divination process is analogous to the transcription of a messenger RNA thread from the DNA molecule.
Up to this stage gene expression is working with nucleic acids. At the end of the transcription process a qualitatively different process using a new set of chemicals begins. The mRNA moves out of the nucleus and into the cytoplasm of the cell where transfer RNA (tRNA) is present.
The transfer RNA molecule has an amino acid at one end and an anti-codon composed of nucleic acids at the other. Ribosomes select free floating tRNA molecules which match, in a complementary way, the codons of the mRNA the ribosomes are working on. The amino acid is detached from the tRNA and linked to the protein chain under construction. The process of translating DNA codons into amino acids is halted when the ribosome encounters, on the mRNA, one of the stop codons.
The tRNA is analogous to the tarot trumps. The trumps contain symbols, images, and concepts which are cognate with symbols, images, and concepts of the I Ching kua; which are analogous to the codons of the genetic code. At the other "end" of each trump is a Hebrew letter which is analogous to an amino acid. The two systems, one chemical and one symbolic, manifest the qualitative change in alphabets and words, each within their particular analogues of language.
NUCLEIC ACID STRANDS OF CODONS --> PROTEIN CHAINS OF AMINO ACIDS HEXAGRAMS / KUA ( Chinese symbols )-----> HEBREW LETTERS
The translation stage of gene expression, going from a language of 4 nucleic acid "letters" and 64 "words" (codons) to a language of 20 amino acid "letters" and many protein "words" (genes), is mediated by tRNA molecules which contain both alphabets in their structure. The translation stage of occult genetics comes about through the recognition that the trumps of the tarot contain symbols, images, and concepts which are cognate with the content of the kua of the I Ching; thus allowing a transcription between the languages of an Eastern occult symbolic system (I Ching) and a Western occult symbolic system (Tarot). There then follows a translation from occult symbols to linguistic symbols of a particular culture (Hebrew language) which are assigned to each of the Tarot trumps.
The messenger kua is what normally results from the standard divination process; but the stages leading to it are hidden by the traditional methodology. The expanded divination process, exposed through the table of symbol equivalents, demonstrates the depth of similarity between the naturally occurring process of gene expression and the man-made model of the I Ching process.