The I Ching
Dover Publications, Jun 1, 1963 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 448 pages
One of the most important books in the history of Oriental culture, the I Chingseems to have been prepared before 1000 B.C., in the last days of the Shang Dynasty. A manual of divination, the work proposes that all things happening at a specific time have certain characteristic features which can be isolated.
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