The West's foremost translator of the I Ching, Richard Wilhelm thought deeply about how contemporary readers could benefit from this ancient work and its perennially valid insights into change and chance. For him and for his son, Hellmut Wilhelm, the Book of Changes represented not just a mysterious book of oracles or a notable source of the Taoist and Confucian philosophies. In their hands, it emerges, as it did for C. G. Jung, as a vital key to humanity's age-old collective unconscious. Here the observations of the Wilhelms are combined in a volume that will reward specialists and aficionados with its treatment of historical context--and that will serve also as an introduction to the I Ching and the meaning of its famous hexagrams.
A Practical Guide to Personal and Logical Perspectives from the Ancient Chinese Book of Changes
Author: Edward A. Hacker
Pubpsher: Paradigm Publications
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A compendium of study aids and technical references teaches the traditional methods of using the I Ching, reveals the meanings of symbols and names for English speakers, and discloses the themes and stories behind the hexagrams.
Millions of people who cast the I Ching to find answers to their deepest questions refer to the classic Wilhelm/Baynes translation of the ancient Chinese divinatory text, The I Ching or Book of Changes, published by Princeton University Press. The I Ching Companion: An Answer for Every Question is a study guide to be used in conjunction with the Wilhelm/Baynes translation. The I Ching oracle has survived millennia exactly because of its elusive nature. It is replete with phrases and imagery that are unfamiliar to the Western mind. The text in itself tells many stories from ancient China, when the Chou overthrew the Shang dynasty, and contains every aspect of the human experience, both secular and spiritual. Richards has compiled a concordance of the primary symbols in the Wilhelm/Baynes text -- such as "to cross the great water", "furthering", the four directions, colors, "the great man", "the inferior man", and the "superior man" -- so that students of the I Ching can conduct their own study and gain their own understanding of how the changes described by the I Ching are connected in an eternal cycle of beginning, conflict, and resolution. Richards offers detailed, yet easy-to-follow instructions for consulting the oracle. Drawing parallels between the body's chakras and the lines of a hexagram, she reveals an entirely new way in which the I Ching can be used as a tool for achieving emotional balance. The I Ching answers questions, and in so doing, peace of mind -- our life's quest -- is attained. This guide can help facilitate that quest.
For centuries, The I Ching or Book of Changes has been consulted for sage advice at life's turning points. When its wisdom is sought with sincerity and sensitivity, this Chinese oracle will help to promote success and good fortune and to impart balance and perspective to your life. Its everlasting popularity lies in the lessons that it teaches about how to use your positive qualities in order to attain life's greatest rewards-prosperity, understanding, and peace of mind. Brian Browne Walker's new, highly accessible translation of the I Ching, because it is clear and direct, allows you to make the wisdom of the ancient Chinese sages your own. Brian Browne Walker has studied the Chinese language for twelve years, and has studied and practiced Taoist philosophy with a number of teachers in the United States and abroad. Among his mentors are a Taoist master in California and Sawat Pracheron in Thailand. This new translation's easy-to-use format and contemporary language will be a boon to new users. Devotees of the I Ching will find that this version enhances their understanding of the ancient text.
Teaching the I Ching (Book of Changes) is a comprehensive and authoritative source for understanding the 3,000-year-old Book of Changes, arguably the most influential Chinese classical text. Beginning in the 1960s, as a result of the renewed interest in Asian philosophy and the availability of a readable English translation, the I Ching (Pinyin Yijing) became a countercultural classic and attracted scholarly interest as well. In China, the Yijing was alternately condemned and praised during the Mao era - though the Great Helmsman was rumored to consult the Changes himself. It is now widely read in China, and scholarship on the Changes has blossomed both in China and the West, stimulated by advances in reconstructing the ancient Chinese language and by the recent discovery of previously lost versions of the text. Chinese traditional culture cannot be understood without some familiarity with the Yijing, but it is one of the most difficult of the world's ancient classics. Thetext is fragmentary with many obscure allusions and conflicting interpretive traditions spanning more than two thousand years. The associated diagrams have complex interpretative schemes. Geoffrey Redmond and Tze-Ki Hon provide the necessary background for teachers at the university level to cover the Yijing even if they are not specialists. This book also serves as an introduction for students beginning the study of the Changes and presents an up-to-date survey of recent scholarship.
An essential Human Design Companion Book and IChing Oracle. In 1967, the first I'Ching book, The Book of Changes, was published in English. The Book of Changes detailed the 64 hexagrams from the Chinese I'Ching in great detail, giving the Western world powerful insights into the archetype of humanity In 1987, a new science of personal discovery, Human Design, was conceived: Human Design. Human Design is a synthesis ancient wisdom traditions including Eastern and Western astrology, the Chinese I'Ching, the Hindu Chakra system and the Judaic Kaballah, and two modern sciences: neutrino physics and an understanding of the human genetic code. Human Design gives us an extraordinary in-depth understanding of the possibilities for mankind, particularly in these changing times. In his new book, The Book of Lines, Chetan Parkyn, a Human Design teacher and practitioner for over 22 years, shares a modern day explanation of the Chinese I'Ching as it relates to Human Design, and also as a standalone version of the IChing...in clear, straightforward language. The Book of Lines is a 21st century view of the I'Ching and gives the reader a deep and practical way to understand who they are, how they are energetically configured, and the power they naturally carry and share with the world. This modern-day, easy-to-understand manual is an important companion guide for anyone who uses the Chinese I'Ching and Human Design.
An abridged version of the Emotional I Ching, with a focus upon ease of use without reference to background/theory. The method presented is focused on making emotional assessments of situations and the translation of such into an I Ching hexagram. With that hexagram we can get more information from the emotional assessment than is usually the case.