Understanding the I ching

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Shambhala, Jun 2, 1997 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 134 pages
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     This book is a concise, thorough, and lucid
     presentation of the I Ching-its history, structure, and
     uses-in a surprisingly small volume. The author gives
     a fascinating description of the history of the I Ching's
     development, in so doing breaking down the
     standard Western misconceptions about it-first
     among them, its reputation as a fortune-telling device.
     He also shows the ways in which the I Ching has
     influenced Western thought. Throughout the book,
     there is description of the practical uses of the I
     Ching-including instructions for casting and reading
     it-and an explanation of why the random act of
     "throwing the I Ching" is a revelation of the qualities
     of the present moment.

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User Review  - josephquinton - LibraryThing

Setting aside Wihem and company this book shows the true use of the I Ching, to think outside the box, not a simple "yes or no" but a how to and even why. The author even includes a history, short, of the I Ching showing its development. A necessary book. Read full review


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