The I Ching Companion: An Answer to Every Question
Millions of people who cast the I Ching to find answers to their deepest questions refer to the classic Wilhelm/Baynes translation of the ancient Chinese divinatory text, The I Ching or Book of Changes, published by Princeton University Press. The I Ching Companion: An Answer for Every Question is a study guide to be used in conjunction with the Wilhelm/Baynes translation. The I Ching oracle has survived millennia exactly because of its elusive nature. It is replete with phrases and imagery that are unfamiliar to the Western mind. The text in itself tells many stories from ancient China, when the Chou overthrew the Shang dynasty, and contains every aspect of the human experience, both secular and spiritual. Richards has compiled a concordance of the primary symbols in the Wilhelm/Baynes text -- such as "to cross the great water", "furthering", the four directions, colors, "the great man", "the inferior man", and the "superior man" -- so that students of the I Ching can conduct their own study and gain their own understanding of how the changes described by the I Ching are connected in an eternal cycle of beginning, conflict, and resolution.
Richards offers detailed, yet easy-to-follow instructions for consulting the oracle. Drawing parallels between the body's chakras and the lines of a hexagram, she reveals an entirely new way in which the I Ching can be used as a tool for achieving emotional balance. The I Ching answers questions, and in so doing, peace of mind -- our life's quest -- is attained. This guide can help facilitate that quest.
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What Is the I Ching?
THE ORIGIN OF THE I CHING
A BOOK OF ORACLES WISDOM LAW
RICHARD WILHELMS TRANSLATION
How Do I Consult the I Ching?
THE COIN ORACLE
HOW TO CONSULT THE NUCLEAR HEXAGRAM
ANOTHER WAY THE I CHING MAY BE USEFUL
THE FIELD OF ACTION
NORTH SOUTH EAST AND WEST
THE GREAT MAN
THE HOLY MAN
A WORD ABOUT THE YARROWSTALK ORACLE
CROSS THE GREAT WATERS
THE INFERIOR MAN
THE SUPERIOR MAN
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