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I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of…

I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change: The First Complete…

by Rudolf Ritsema (Translator), Stephen Karcher (Translator)

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If you are Serious about I Ching, then the "Classic Chinese Oracle of Change" is a Classic in itself. This is not for the novice but the serious student with at least a more than general understanding of the subject. But the insights presented here will delight, and Enlighten you no end 5 STARS ( )
  shieldwolf | Apr 6, 2010 |
To me this is The Book on I Ching, the ultimate reference. This is the book I will turn to if other interpretations are not enough, if the answers are not clear to me. It has a very thorough introduction that will teach you a lot about the I Ching and its background. The interpretation of the hexagrams are not like anything I have ever seen before or since. It gives you a translation of (Chinese) character by character of the original text, and a thorough explanation of how each word/symbol/character should be interpreted in the I Ching context. This approach also makes it possible to include a concordance, so that you can check i what other contexts a certain character appear, in order to deepen your understanding of it, the answer, and the I Ching itself. This book is not easy reading, at least not the hexagrams, but I find it well worth the effort. I have yet to find any other interpretation/translation that can give such a deep immersion into the soul of the I Ching. ( )
  jadler | Oct 21, 2008 |
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There are many different translations of the I Ching, most of which are radically different from one another. Avoid combining them into one work unless you are certain they are substantially the same. Here is an excellent summary of the different editions: http://www.biroco.com/yijing/survey.h...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 156619945X, Hardcover)

Complete translation, with concordance, of China's 3000-year-old oracle and system of essential wisdom.

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"The I Ching is an oracle. Its answers change the way you see things. Your anxieties, fears, and desires emerge to be recognized and resolved, and hidden transformative energies are released. Developed as an essential wisdom system over 3000 years ago in China, the I Ching was originally reserved for the use of the rulers but later its help became available to individuals in troubled times like our own." --Publisher.… (more)

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