At least 5000 years old, the "I Ching" is a book of oracles containing the whole of human experience. Used for divination, it is a method of exploring the unconscious; through the symbolism of its hexagrams we are guided towards the solution of difficult problems and life situations. It can also be read as a book of wisdom revealing the laws of ...Read MoreAt least 5000 years old, the "I Ching" is a book of oracles containing the whole of human experience. Used for divination, it is a method of exploring the unconscious; through the symbolism of its hexagrams we are guided towards the solution of difficult problems and life situations. It can also be read as a book of wisdom revealing the laws of life to which we must all attune ourselves if we are to live in peace and harmony.Read Less
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Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Bollingen Series XIX, Foreword by C.G. Jung, Preface to 3rd Edition by Hellmut Wilhelm, 740 Pages, Rendered into English by C.F. Baynes, Cream Colored Fold Out Pages at Front & Rear of Text, Tightly Hinged Binding with No Owners Markings, "VERY LIGHT SHELF RUBBINGS to the DUST JACKET EDGES", "BINDING is SLIGHTLY COCKED"
Very good. 8vo, hardcover. Vg+ condition in vg dj. Contents bright, crisp & clean, unread; remainder mark on bottom text-block edge; dj has two scuffs & short tear at edge of rear panel. 740 pp. This edition orig. publ. 1967.
fold out chart. Good+Cond, SOME INK HEXAGRAMS TO ENDPAPER. sOME PAGES DOGEARED. 5x8" GOOD DJ, inked 740ps Bollingen Series. Philosophy. fold out chart at end of book. NICE GRAY DUST JACKET has hexagram to frnot cover inked.
One never "finishes" reading the I Ching, which is itself awesome. What has blown me away though is the forward by Carl Jung. That alone is worth the price of the book.
Jung addresses the difference between the western focus on cause & effect and the Chinese focus on chance, such as in the I Ching. He points out that the cause & effect sequence is rarely clean - that chance almost always plays a big part. Fascinating! So study of chance is actually a very logical thing to do. :-)
Mar 15, 2012
A Education on a ancient text
A ancient belief system, still works today,
full of mystery, and wonder. It is an education in a teaching that spans time.
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