I Ching, Or, Book of Changes


Author: Richard Wilhelm,Cary F. Baynes
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9780140192070
Category: Confucianism
Page: 816
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Jessica Hart has never forgotten Matthew Landley. After all, he was her first love when she was fifteen years old. But he was also her school maths teacher, and their forbidden affair ended in scandal with his arrest and imprisonment. Now, seventeen years later, Matthew returns with a new identity, a long-term girlfriend and a young daughter, who know nothing of what happened before. Yet when he runs into Jessica, neither of them can ignore the emotional ties that bind them together. With so many secrets to keep hidden, how long can Jessica and Matthew avoid the dark mistakes of their past imploding in the present?

The Pocket I Ching


Author: Cary F. Baynes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140190496
Category: Confucianism
Page: 130
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This simplified pocket edition is for the modern reader who, it is admitted, may well be sceptical of a book of oracles. But W.S.Boardman suggests that we should approach it with an open mind, allowing it to remind us of the apparent preponderance in life of chance (which might yet be something else). Recommending the traditional way of working with the text - tossing coins - W.S.Boardman says this helps us to let go of our struggle to control events and to stop taking ourselves too seriously. Both assist the detachment that can unlock us and allow real changes into our lives.

The Classic of Changes

A New Translation of the I Ching as Interpreted by Wang Bi
Author: N.A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231514050
Category: Philosophy
Page: 602
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Used in China as a book of divination and source of wisdom for more than three thousand years, the I Ching has been taken up by millions of English-language speakers in the nineteenth century. The first translation ever to appear in English that includes one of the major Chinese philosophical commentaries, the Columbia I Ching presents the classic book of changes for the world today. Richard Lynn's introduction to this new translation explains the organization of The Classic of Changes through the history of its various parts, and describes how the text was and still is used as a manual of divination with both the stalk and coin methods. For the fortune-telling novice, he provides a chart of trigrams and hexagrams; an index of terms, names, and concepts; and a glossary and bibliography. Lynn presents for the first time in English the fascinating commentary on the I Ching written by Wang Bi (226-249), who was the main interpreter of the work for some seven hundred years. Wang Bi interpreted the I Ching as a book of moral and political wisdom, arguing that the text should not be read literally, but rather as an expression of abstract ideas. Lynn places Wang Bi's commentary in historical context.

The Little Book of Changes

A Pocket I Ching
Author: Peter Crisp
Publisher: Mandala Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781608870684
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 175
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"The Little Book of Changes" is a fresh interpretation of the "I Ching," one of the oldest books in the world-recognized by both Confucians and Taoists as a fundamental work. Author Peter Crisp's perceptive and poetic rendition reimagines the ancient philosophical text as a friendly, accessible, and modern companion. The sixty-four readings in the "The Little Book of Changes" are oracular insights that offer suggestions on how to respond to life's challenges and opportunities. Set against our ever-changing circumstances, this helpful guide is here to remind us of life's constants. Think of it as a friend to consult with when you have things to discuss and decisions to make. Using tried-and-true, easy-to-follow methods involving flipping three coins six times, you will be led to thought-provoking responses to any questions you may have.

The Pocket I Ching

The Book of Change
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834824355
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 128
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The I Ching (Book of Change) is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics, and has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the I Ching has been venerated for more than three thousand years as an oracle of fortune, a guide to success, and a source of wisdom. The underlying theme of the text is change, and how this fundamental force influences all aspects of life—from business and politics to personal relationships. This translation of the I Ching draws on ancient Confucian commentary, which emphasizes applying practical wisdom in everyday affairs.

The Complete I Ching — 10th Anniversary Edition

The Definitive Translation by Taoist Master Alfred Huang
Author: Taoist Master Alfred Huang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594778868
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 576
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A revised edition of the definitive translation of the world’s most important book of divination • More than 64,000 copies sold of the first edition • The first English translation from within the tradition by a Chinese Taoist Master • Includes translations of the Ten Wings--the commentaries by Confucius essential to the I Ching’s insights Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Ching has been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching’s insights. This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.

The I Ching

The Book of Changes
Author: N.A
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147614
Category: Philosophy
Page: 496
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One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Ching proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.

I Ching

The Ancient Chinese Book of Changes
Author: N.A
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785829232
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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The 2,500 year old Yi-jing or I Ching, translated as The Book of Changes, is a Chinese work of divination and prophecy. Dating from the 4th century BC, it is traditionally consulted by performing complex routines of dropping bundles of dried grass stalks. The particular patterns formed when six stalks are dropped are represented by 64 symbols called hexagrams, which show every possible combination of broken and unbroken stalks. The Book of Changes tells the reader how to interpret the hexagrams to decide which is the best approach or action in a given situation. This book features these 64 hexagrams, and their accompanying name in Chinese script, accompanied by an elegant translation of the interpretations. The book also features additional commentaries and explanations of ancient Chinese divination. Beautifully produced in traditional Chinese binding and with a timeless design, this book will allow anyone fascinated by the traditional philosophies of the East to follow in the footsteps of Confucius and use the I Ching to predict their destiny.

The I Ching (Book of Changes)

A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text
Author: Geoffrey Redmond
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472505948
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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The I Ching has influenced thinkers and artists throughout the history of Chinese philosophy. This new, accessible translation of the entire early text brings to life the hidden meanings and importance of China's oldest classical texts. Complemented throughout by insightful commentaries, The I Ching: A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text simplifies the unique system of hexagrams lying at the centre of the text and introduces the cultural significance of key themes including yin and yang, gender and ethics. As well as depicting all possible ethical situations, this new translation shows how the hexagram figures can represent social relationships and how the order of lines can be seen as a natural metaphor for higher or lower social rank. Introduced by Hon Tze-Ki, an esteemed scholar of the text, this up-to-date translation uncovers and explains both the philosophical and political interpretations of the text. For a better understanding of the philosophical and cosmological underpinning the history of Chinese philosophy, The I Ching is an invaluable starting point.

The I Ching, Or, Book of Changes

Use the Wisdom of the Chinese Sages for Success and Good Fortune
Author: Brian Browne Walker
Publisher: Piatkus Books
ISBN: 9780749941550
Category: Divination
Page: 144
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For centuries THE I CHING OR BOOK OF CHANGES has been consulted for wise advice. Its enduring popularity lies in the lessons it teaches about how to attain life's greatest rewards - prosperity, understanding and peace of mind. On the surface, it is merely a book that has survived for thousands of years in many different forms. Underneath, however, THE I CHING is a living breathing oracle, a patient and all-seeing teacher who can be relied upon for flawless advice at every turning point in our lives. Briant Browne Walker's highly accessible translation of THE I CHING OR BOOK OF CHANGES allows you to make the wisdom of the ancient Chinese sages your own. Whether you need specific advice or general guidance, THE I CHING will help to promote success and good fortune and impart balance and perspective to your life.

Lectures on the "I Ching"

Constancy and Change
Author: Richard Wilhelm
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400857481
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 212
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Wilhelm frequently wrote and lectured on the Book of Changes, supplying guidelines to its ideas and ways of thinking. Collected here are four lectures he gave between 1926 and 1929. The lectures are significant not only for what they reveal about Chinese tradition and culture, but also for their reflections of the scholarly and cultural milieu prevalent in Germany during that time. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Tao Te Ching


Author: Laozi,Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060160012
Category: Philosophy
Page: 108
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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a humorous manual on the art of living in keeping with the original sixth-century text

How to Use the I Ching

A Guide to Working with the Oracle of Change
Author: Stephen L. Karcher
Publisher: HarperElement
ISBN: 9781862041349
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 184
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Gives a clear and comprehensive introduction on how to use the 3,000 year old oracle. Includes simple instructions on making consultations.

The Magician's I Ching


Author: Swami Anand Nisarg
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1904658679
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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The Magician's I Ching is a complete workbook for I Ching study, written in a serious but approachable style, for use from the beginner to the very advanced level, and for anyone who is interested in understanding the I Ching in both Theory and Practice. It includes: The complete core Zhou Yi text of the I Ching, in a new version designed for understanding the I Ching's teachings from the viewpoint of the western esoteric tradition, with commentary and a glossary of common terms and symbols of the I Ching. A format intended to be used as a practical divination tool, with easy-to-understand guidance for using the book as a raw beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. An overview of various methods of casting the I Ching, including a brand new method (the Four Staves method) that matches the probabilities of the traditional system while being easier to quickly apply, for the magician-on-the-go. An explanation of the secrets of how the I Ching understands reality and Time. The revelation of how I Ching is more than just a divination tool, but also works as a system of self-transformation; a handbook for performing the Great Work of embodying the Superior Individual. Study guidelines for how to integrate the I Ching into your spiritual or magical practices. Explanations of how the I Ching relates to western esoteric systems like the Qabalah, the western elemental system, and astrology. An overview of the history of the I Ching from Fu Xi to Aleister Crowley. A complete presentation of Shao Yung's "Plum Blossom" system of I Ching numerology, including how to generate an I Ching natal chart.The Magician's I Ching is an invaluable resource to any serious student, providing material for years of practical use.

The I Ching Workbook


Author: R. L. Wing
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038512838X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 180
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The 5,000-year-old Chinese book of wisdom, presented in a unique work-book format designed to help truth-seekers find new meaning and enlightenment in its ancient lore.

Total I Ching

Myths for Change
Author: Stephen Karcher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780749939809
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 451
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The I Ching (pronounced ee-ching) is the oldest and most respected oracle or divinatory system in the world. There are currently two translations available which offer somewhat conflicting interpretations - the popular Confucian version and an earlier Taoist version called Zhouyi. Reconstructed by twentieth-century scholars and archaeologists, Zhouyi presents the highly imaginative world of myth and ritual that is the hidden base of thousands of years of Eastern thought. Now, for the first time ever, Stephen Karcher fuses these two traditions using modern scholarship and archaeological and linguistic research, along with a wide background in Eastern philosophy and comparative religion, and presents them to the modern Western reader in a comprehensive and accessible new form. TOTAL I CHING is a complete oracle with instruction for immediate use in all life situations, but is also the first translation to detail the mythology of the divinatory system, offering a revolutionary new approach to the world's oldest wisdom tradition.

The Authentic I Ching

The Three Classic Methods of Prediction
Author: Wang Yang,Jon Sandifer
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781842930526
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 277
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Two authors who have written extensively on health and preventative medicine show how using all three methods of the I Ching will help with life challenges such as health, relationships, and work. The authors summarize the well-known Classical Method for an intuitive insight into prediction, and then go on to explain both the Mei Hua method and the Na Jia method. Within each method, a step-by-step process is described for how to create a hexagram, analyze it, and draw a conclusion, helping readers to make the right and wise decision when presented with confusing alternatives. Also featured is extraordinary and convincing data about the authenticity of the world's oldest prediction tool, the I Ching, including dozens of examples of events and predictions from all three methods described in The Authentic I Ching.

I Ching


Author: Hilary Barrett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781788287807
Category: Divination
Page: 288
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This book sets out the ancient principles of I-Ching, and how it can readers help with any life dilemmas. Instructions set out the method of divination, with clear pictures and questions accompanying each step.