I Ching

I Ching

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Pose a question, then flip three coins (or cast your yarrow stalks) to access the time-honored wisdom of the I Ching.

The I Ching, or Book of Change, has been consulted through the ages, in both China and the West, for answers to fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. The oldest extant book of divination, it dates back three thousand years to ancient shamanistic practices involving the ritual preparation of the shoulder bones of oxen. From this early form of communication with the other world, it has become the Chinese spiritual book par excellence. A tool for the attainment of a heightened level of consciousness, it has been an influence on such cultural icons as Bob Dylan, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Philip K. Dick, and Philip Pullman, and today millions around the world turn to it for insights on spiritual growth, business, medicine, genetics, game theory, strategic thinking, and leadership, and of course for the window it opens on China.

This new translation, by distinguished scholar and translator John Minford, is the result of over a decade of sustained work and a lifetime of immersion in Chinese thought. Informed by the latest archeological discoveries, and featuring a gorgeously rendered codex of divination signs - the I Ching's sixty-four Tarot-like hexagrams - it captures the majesty and mystery of this legendary work, affording the reader a potent encounter with an ancient way of seeing and experiencing the world, and an illuminating trip on the path to self-knowledge.

ISBN: 9780670024698

Published Date: October 30, 2014

Publisher: Viking Books

Language: English

Page Count: 855

Size: 9.58" l x 6.28" w x 1.83"