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  1. In traditional Chinese philosophy, natural phenomena can be classified into the Wu Xing, or the Five Phases, usually translated as five elements, five movements or five steps

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  2. Note that the five elements are chiefly an ancient mnemonic device for systems with 5 stages; hence the preferred translation of "Phase" over "Element"

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  3. The elements are

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  4. The doctrine of five phases describes two Cycles of Balance, a generating or creation (生, shēng) cycle and an overcoming or destruction (克/剋, kè) cycle of interactions between the phases

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  5. According to Wu Xing theory, the structure of the cosmos mirrors the five elements

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