I ching : the classic Chinese oracle of change : the first complete translation with concordance

by Rudolf Ritsema

Other authorsStephen Karcher
Book, 1995



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Shaftesbury : Element, 1995.

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This first complete translation of a 3,000-year-old Chinese divination system includes imagery and material previously unavailable to Westerners. The spirit of this unique translation is both very old and radically new--a modern psychological approach that truly bridges East and West.


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LibraryThing member jadler
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.… (more)
LibraryThing member shieldwolf
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
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