I Ching for Teens: Take Charge of Your Destiny with the Ancient Chinese Oracle

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The only comprehensive guide to the I Ching especially for teens.

• The first translation of the I Ching that speaks directly to teens, the fastest growing segment of the book-buying public.

• Includes down-to-earth descriptions of the original hexagrams and practical examples of how they can be applied to the teen experience.

What shall I do with my life? Are my friends really friends? Whether used as a meaningful tool for self-discovery or as a fun game with friends, the I ...

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I Ching for Teens: Take Charge of Your Destiny with the Ancient Chinese Oracle

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Overview

The only comprehensive guide to the I Ching especially for teens.

• The first translation of the I Ching that speaks directly to teens, the fastest growing segment of the book-buying public.

• Includes down-to-earth descriptions of the original hexagrams and practical examples of how they can be applied to the teen experience.

What shall I do with my life? Are my friends really friends? Whether used as a meaningful tool for self-discovery or as a fun game with friends, the I Ching for Teens can help teens answer the questions that are important to them. They can use this hip, down-to-earth translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics--from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding a direction for the future.

The I Ching has been used for centuries as a means to divine the future, understand the present, and discover personal truth. With its ancient roots and widespread popularity, the I Ching has gone through many interpretations to keep its wisdom accessible and alive. Now, for the first time, Julie Tallard Johnson offers a fresh translation of this ancient text developed especially for teens.

Johnson provides guidance in the voice of a wise older sibling while retaining the authority and integrity of the original text. Each hexagram features stories, descriptions, quotes, and advice tailored to reflect and respect the unique nature of the teen experience. Teens will have a blast with the book's fun, contemporary style while developing their ability to seek truth, formulate meaningful questions, and find answers from within.

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Editorial Reviews

Stuart Alve Olson
"How fortunate young people today are for Julie Tallard Johnson's work I Ching for Teens—they can begin a whole lifetime of learning the secrets of this marvelous work."
The New Times
"[Teens] can use this hip yet grounded translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics, from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding direction for the future."
Alaska Wellness
"Johnson does a first-rate job of providing a deeply intuitive yet fresh approach for young people."
Dotsy Harland
"Accessible to teens and adult beginners who do not want to tackle one of the many more scholarly sources."
author of T'ai Chi According to the I Ching Stuart Alve Olson
"How fortunate young people today are for Julie Tallard Johnson's work I Ching for Teens--they can begin a whole lifetime of learning the secrets of this marvelous work."
July/August 2002 Alaska Wellness
"Johnson does a first-rate job of providing a deeply intuitive yet fresh approach for young people."
February 2002 The New Times
"[Teens] can use this hip yet grounded translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics, from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding direction for the future."
From the Publisher
"Accessible to teens and adult beginners who do not want to tackle one of the many more scholarly sources."

"How fortunate young people today are for Julie Tallard Johnson's work I Ching for Teens—they can begin a whole lifetime of learning the secrets of this marvelous work."

"Johnson does a first-rate job of providing a deeply intuitive yet fresh approach for young people."

"[Teens] can use this hip yet grounded translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics, from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding direction for the future."

New Times
[Teens] can use this hip yet grounded translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics, from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding direction for the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892818600
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,481,348
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie Tallard Johnson, a psychotherapist who works primarily with young adults, has been consulting the I Ching since the age of sixteen. Her other books for teens include The Thundering Years: Rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens; Celebrate You: Building Your Self-Esteem; and Making Friends, Falling in Love, which was recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the best books for teens. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin, with her partner and their daughter.
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Table of Contents


Introduction

The Hexagrams

1. Initiation
2. Mother Earth
3. Difficulty at First
4. Youthful Energy
5. Waiting Time
6. Crossroads
7. Spiritual Warriors
8. The Sacred Dance of Love
9. Starting Small
10. Caution
11. Peace of Mid
12. Boredom
13. Lovers, Friends, and Like-minded People
14. Inheritance
15. Being Grounded
16. Intensity
17. Getting What You Want
18. Mend What is Broken
19. Something Approaches
20. You Really are What You Think
21. Removing Obstacles
22. Beauty and the Beast
23. Falling Apart Without Losing It
24. A Turning Point
25. Truth
26. Practice Under Fire
27. Food for the Soul
28. Extraordinary Times
29. Living the Tao
30. Flaming Rainbow
31. Attraction
32. The Web of Life
33. Backing Off
34. Authentic Power
35. Improvement
36. A Time of Darkness
37. The Family and the Gang
38. Misunderstandings
39. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
40. Freedom
41. Disappointment
42. Opportunity
43. Breakthrough
44. Encounters
45. Gathering Together
46. Becoming
47. Exhaustion
48. Well-being
49. Coming-of-Age
50. The Cauldron
51. The Thunderers
52. Being Still
53. What's the Rush?
54. Being Undermined
55. Abundance
56. The Traveler
57. Running a Marathon
58. The Art of Happiness
59. Forgiveness
60. Reasonable Limits
61. Trusting Your Intuition
62. Small Steps
63. Fulfillment
64. Change is the Rule of Life

Bibliography for Further Exploration into the I Ching

Trigrams Chart: Identifying Your Hexagram

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    Posted December 20, 2014

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    Wow i camt belive my destiny has been read by this book!

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