Some articles on yarrow stalks, stalk, yarrow:
... Hexagrams may be generated by the manipulation of yarrow stalks ... One takes fifty yarrow stalks, of which only forty-nine are used ... These forty-nine are first divided into two heaps (at random), then a stalk from the right-hand heap is inserted between the ring finger and the little ...
... determine a line, with probabilities matching the yarrow-stalk method ... mimics Zhou court divinations in which yarrow stalks were used in a two-stage divinatory process, first casting the hexagram, then designating one line as moving (see Shaughnessey, 1996, pp ... A similar distribution to yarrow stalks is possible using two dice, 1 eight-sided (1d8), and 1 twenty-sided (1d20) ...
Famous quotes containing the words stalks and/or yarrow:
“Processions that lack high stilts have nothing that catches the eye.
What if my great-granddad had a pair that were twenty foot high,
And mine were but fifteen foot, no modern stalks upon higher,
Some rogue of the world stole them to patch up a fence or a fire.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“O haud your tongue, my father dear,
An dinna grieve your Sarah;
A better lord was never born
Than him I lost on Yarrow.”
—Unknown. The Dowie Houms o Yarrow (l. 5356)