☯️ #GurrenLagann #IchingTheory ☯️ the loudest symbolism so far (or what I noticed first) has been the introduction of the three sisters #Kiyoh, #Kinan, #Kiyal, who along with a fourth member, fights a #Revolution against the gunmen using #BurningWater (fire over water, #Hexagram64 #BeforeCompletion, I.e. in the context, “before it’s too late”) ... ☯️ why is this strong signal? Because it deviates from normal dialogue “configuration entropy” (I.e. it feels stilted with a purpose) to introduce the sisters as, definitively, the #OldestDaughter (the gentle; wind), the #MiddleDaughter (the clinging; fire) and #YoungestDaughter (the joyous; lake) — in the INNER WORLD I Ching configuration, which adds another layer of complexity ☯️ further, #EpisodeOne seems to feature the themes #Hexagram4 #YouthfulFolly and #Hexagram39 #Obstruction, which are the potential pairs formed by #Kamina and #Simon’s trigrams (the abyssal, water; and keeping still, mountain) ... ☯️ Simon has “a drill to pierce the heavens” and the show seems to be about an inverted, upside down world, where people are trapped in a false paradigm of metaphysics (one that’s often found in the western world) ☯️ there are “inner worlds” and a singular outer world. In the I Ching’s philosophy, forms from the exterior metaphysical reality are projected from #TheCreative into our shared interior reality #TheReceptive. ☯️ So the manifestation of the gunmen enemies represents this phenomena of metaphysical precipitation, but also the show is obviously deep with intriguing interpretations and symbols, all valid until demonstrated otherwise. If nothing else, all interpretations (exegesis), even if invalid, are useful for evaluation and for thought and exploration. One should be able to engage in dialectical thinking to evaluated meaning and correspondence to etch away the space of invalid interpretations to find what is valid — but the process of doing so is what gives rise to growth and learning.