Ta Chuan: The Great Treatise

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St. Martin's Press, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 159 pages
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At the heart of the I Ching is China's fundamental spiritual text, Ta Chuan, "The Great Treatise". Originating in the Warring States period in China (c. 500-221 BCE) as a series of oral instructions on how to use the I Ching for personal divination, in time, it was incorporated into the I Ching. But when read as a separate book something special occurs. We can see how it changed Chinese civilization by giving people an inner life or way, created out of the myths and symbols of an old culture that was falling apart. It turned what was an Imperial court oracle into a spiritual way that everyone can use. Ta Chuan explains each part of the oracle and tells you how to use it to effect a profound transformation in your life.

Intelligently illustrated to bring out the authentic meaning and spirit of the text, this lyrical and scrupulously faithful Taoist translation and commentary will become the standard work of reference for years to come.

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Karcher has been using the I Ching for 25 years. He holds a doctorate in comparative literature and psychology.

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