The I Ching: Or, Book of Changes

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Cary F. Baynes
Princeton University Press, Jan 1, 1967 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 740 pages
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'The I Ching, or Book of Changes' 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 three thousand years, and interest in it has been spreading in the West. First set down in the dawn of history as a book of oracles, the Book of Changes deepened in meaning when ethical values were attached to the oracular pronouncements; it became a book of wisdom, eventually one of the Five Classics of Confucianism, and provided the common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy.

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Lots of fun and always very good advice. - Goodreads
Plot: I Ching answers your important questions. - Goodreads
so, I only really read the introduction. - Goodreads
part of my 'serious research'. - Goodreads
It's not a book to read, but more of one to reference. - Goodreads
... but only really the intro. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Francesco D'Isa - Goodreads

One of the earliest oracles of the world; the good news is that because of magic, Jungian synchronicity, chance, psychology, rhetoric or a bit of everything, it can't be wrong. Plot: I Ching answers your important questions. - See more at: http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve Gambino - Goodreads

The introduction by Carl Jung is excellent and provides a good start for the Westerner who comes to this ancient work. It's not necessarily something you read once and leave behind but can come back to at various points in life and find further richness in the wisdom of the east. Read full review

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