Copyright © 2002 James Deacon
[pictured above] is a symbol of central significance to the healing
art of Tenchi Seiki
The IN-YO is comprised of the Sun-disc and the Crescent Moon,
with the kanji character: tora [or: ko] 'tiger'
on the left and the kanji character: tatsu [or:
ryo] 'dragon' on the right.
The tiger is symbolic of Nature, the Earth & physicality;
the dragon represents the Cosmos, Heaven & spirituality.
Sun & Moon, Heaven & Earth, the Cosmos & Nature, Physicality
& Spirituality - the IN-YO essentially represents the dynamic
interplay of all existence - the interplay between hard and soft,
tension and relaxation, inhaling and exhaling, activity and rest,
waking and sleeping.
IN-YO signifies a state of 'creative harmony' or 'dynamic balance'
(- as opposed to balance in a static 'levelling-out' sense) -
an optimum state of being.
Japanese term: in-yo loosely equates with the Chinese concept