For the first time in English the I Ching is presented in such a revealing light and told with such elegance through the use of pictures and vivid imagery to finally "Raise the veil of mystery" and encourage personal, practical use of this most valued work of Chinese culture.
The book describes the following:
* How the meaning of Yin and Yang evolved from the Tai-Chi diagram. The basic principles of the I Ching's structure is explained so that the student can determine the meanings of the trigrams directly from the central concept of Ying and Yang.
* Methods of divination including yarrow stalks or coins, but, most importantly, the direct interpretation of time and personal life events. You can use the I Ching to predict coming events and to adjust your behavior to attain harmony in your daily life.
* Three-part divination. The principles of the Five Elements are used for interpretation. Specific examples and exercises to illustrate each divination method are included.
As a whole, this book takes the reader away from the perception of the I Ching as a series of sayings by some wise person arrived at by a mysterious method and back to its roots as a timeless method of cultivation self awareness and improving the quality of life.
6" x 9", 408 pages, paper cover, sixth printing