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
It never gave me bad advice! - 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  - Michael McGrinder - Goodreads

I added the shelf -never finished reading- for this book, by which I mean it is a book with which one is never finished. Read full review

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User Review  - Tommy Tong - Goodreads

Required reading for every Asian expert, but extremely difficult for the layman to understand. I have read the book 3 times and have extensive Chinese historical, philosophical and linguistic knowledge but still cannot talk very intelligently on it. Read full review

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