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A Guide to the I Ching - Carol K. Anthony 1988

Amazon Synopsis: Used by its readers as an oracle, this book, based on the terminology used in the classic Wilhelm/Baynes translation, puts the I Ching into modern language. This allows its wisdom to be applied to the situations of everyday life. Decoded are words such as "the superior man," the "inferior man," "the inferiors," and the "faithful followers," which refer respectively to the true self, the ego, the bodily self, and aspects of character such as patience and perseverance. Expressions such as "crossing the great water," and "seeing the great man," are seen to mean getting past the danger of giving up on oneself, and remembering the potential for good in every person.

Understanding such words and phrases occurs in the context of the entire wisdom of the I Ching which counsels those who consult it to follow their innermost feelings, as these bring one into harmony with the ever-loving Cosmos and its protective powers. Judging by the more than 4000 letters written by its readers, this book has been used by adults from all occupations and beliefs as a self-help spiritual guide and educator of the truths of life.

 

Complete I Ching -10th Anniversary Edition - Taoist Master Huang 2010

Amazon Synopsis: 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
  • Features elegant French flaps

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 and Its Associations - Diana Ffarington Hook 1993

Amazon Synopsis: The author ponders the brain's involvement in the working of the "I Ching", the system's value to cancer research, dowsing and the finding of lost objects, and its links with measurements of the Great Pyramid hinting at the design at the heart of all Creation.

 

I Ching: A New Interpretation For Modern Times – Sam Reifler 1991

Amazon Synopsis: For centuries the Chinese have consulted the I Ching both as an oracle and as a means of self-understanding.  The moral and psychological depth of its wisdom has been celebrated by its scholars, psychologists, poets, and scientists.  In this clear, immensely readable interpretation, Sam Reifler eliminates the obscure and dated references of previous translations to provide an accurate and accessible version of the ancient Chinese classic for the contemporary seeker.  With easy-to-follow instructions for using both the yarrow stick and the coin toss method, this new interpretation of the I Ching reveals the hidden forces at work in our relationships, our careers, and our emotional lives - and suggests new directions and choices for the future.

 

I Ching: Book of Changes – Translated by James Legge, Ch’u Chai with Winberg Chai 1967

Amazon Synopsis: The I Ching, or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.

 

I Ching for Beginners: A Modern Interpretation of the Ancient Oracle - Mark McElroy 2005

Amazon Synopsis: For more than three thousand years, the I Ching has offered guidance to emperors, generals, and philosophers. Amazingly accurate, this ancient oracle anticipates change and recommends timely action in all the important areas of your life.

With clear summaries of each of the I Ching's sixty-four passages, this friendly divination book makes it fun and easy to consult the beloved classic--and all you need is pocket change or a deck of cards. Call upon the wisdom of the I Ching to guide you through life's challenges and rewards:

Resolve conflict • Get through difficult times 

Strengthen relationships • Find and nurture love 

Achieve your goals • Live your life with purpose • Experience health and wellness

 

The I Ching or Book of Changes: A Guide to Life's Turning Points - Brian Browne Walker 1993

Amazon Synopsis: 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.


The Iching: Landscapes of the Soul - Frits Blok

Synopsis: Revisiting An ancient Chinese oracle with cards.

 

I Ching Workbook - R.L. Wing 1978

Amazon Synopsis: 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.


Numerology Of The I Ching - Alfred Huang 2000

Amazon Synopsis: The first book to cover the complete Taoist teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching.

  • Provides many new patterns and diagrams for visualizing the layout of the 64 hexagrams.
  • Includes advanced teachings on the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the core hexagrams.
  • Written by Taoist Master Alfred Huang, author of The Complete I Ching.

The Numerology of the I Ching is the first book to bring the complete Taoist teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching to a Western audience, and it is a natural complement to Alfred Huang's heralded Complete I Ching. It examines not only the classic circular arrangement of the eight trigrams but also the hidden numerology in this arrangement and its relationship to tai chi and the Chinese elements. Huang explains the binary code underlying the I Ching, the symbolism behind the square diagram of all 64 hexagrams, and Fu Xi's unique circular layout of the 64 hexagrams, completely unknown in the West. Entire chapters are devoted to such vital material as the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the core hexagrams--all barely hinted at in previous versions of the I Ching. With appendices listing additional symbolism for each hexagram, formulas for easily memorizing the Chinese names of the sixty-four hexagrams, and much more, The Numerology of the I Ching is a must for serious I Ching students.

 

The Oracle of Change: How to Consult the I Ching – Alfred Douglas 1974

Amazon Synopsis: A layman's introduction to the IChing. A popular English version.

 

Secrets of the IChing: Get What You Want in Every Situation Using the Classic Book of Changes - Joseph Murphy

Synopsis: Based on the revered Chinese philosophy with a 5,000-year-old tradition, the I Ching, or Book of Changes, is rich in revelations. An eminent expert on the powers of the subconscious, Joseph Murphy opens the guiding force of this ancient text to anyone with an appreciation of the possibilities. With the help of three coins -- ordinary pennies will do -- readers will learn to apply their intuitive abilities to receive the I Ching's answers. With a practical outlook, this hands-on guide presents simple techniques for enlisting the I Ching's aid in everyday problem solving and decision making. Murphy explains the I Ching hexagram system, revealing its roots in human psychology and the principle of constant change.

Demystifying obscure terms and symbols, the author leads the way to consulting the I Ching for clarity and guidance in times of confusion and crisis. By combining basic mathematical formulas with spiritual awareness, readers will realize the miracle-working potential of their own mind and connect with the I Ching's truths. As a result, they'll gain vital insights into questions about career, family, romance, financial security, and life goals. And they'll discover the wonder of genuine peace of mind. Secrets of the I Ching does not claim to predict the future. But it does provide the tools to mark any future with the promise of greater personal and spiritual fulfillment.

 

Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change: 8 Days to Mastering a Shamanic Yijing (I Ching) Prediction System - Zhongxian Wu 2009

Amazon Synopsis: One of the oldest Chinese classic texts, the Yijing (I Ching, or "Book of Change") has been part of the Daoist tradition for thousands of years. In this accessible new work, Master Zhongxian Wu leads the reader toward a deep understanding of the Yijing and how to apply this knowledge in daily life.

 

Understanding the Iching - Cyrille Javary 1997 

Synopsis: This book is a concise, thorough, and lucid presentation of the I Ching-its history, structure, and uses-in a surprisingly small volume. The author gives a fascinating description of the history of the I Ching's development, in so doing breaking down the standard Western misconceptions about it-first among them, its reputation as a fortune-telling device. 

He also shows the ways in which the I Ching has influenced Western thought. Throughout the book, there is description of the practical uses of the I Ching-including instructions for casting and reading it-and an explanation of why the random act of "throwing the I Ching" is a revelation of the qualities of the present moment.


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