The I Ching: Points of Balance and Cycles of Change

The I Ching: Points of Balance and Cycles of Change

by Peggy Jones
     
 

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Centred on the study of sixty-four 6-line figures (The Hexagrams) representing the yin and yang of the ten thousand things under Heaven, The Classic of Changes or I Ching is one of the oldest books in the world. In this revisioning of the I Ching, retired Jungian analyst Peggy Jones explores the processes of change and balance as reflected in the hexagrams for the

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Centred on the study of sixty-four 6-line figures (The Hexagrams) representing the yin and yang of the ten thousand things under Heaven, The Classic of Changes or I Ching is one of the oldest books in the world. In this revisioning of the I Ching, retired Jungian analyst Peggy Jones explores the processes of change and balance as reflected in the hexagrams for the contemporary reader.

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The I Ching: Points of Balance and Cycles of Change offers the modern reader a clear path into the inner realm of an ancient Chinese classic which elucidates the Truth of Heaven and Earth—indeed the Truth of human life. Peggy Jones has made a real contribution to the all too obvious needs of our dramatically changing modern times, which cry out for a sense of compassion and understanding, through making an effort to reach ‘the still point of the turning world’.”

“Among the many available versions of the I Ching, this new rendering by Jungian analyst Peggy Jones deserves a special place. It presents the wisdom of the ancient Chinese oracle in lucid, psychological language that speaks directly and insightfully to contemporary situations. Remaining faithful to the spirit of the original, Peggy Jones's I Ching, guides us sagely in the task of maintaining psychological balance in a world of rapid change. Not least, this is a workable I Ching, that stands up to the ultimate, practical test by providing illuminating responses when questioned. While there has been a long association of the I Ching, with Jungian psychology, the appearance of this version wholly rendered by a Jungian analyst and suffused with the wisdom gleaned from long analytic experience is an important event in itself.”

“In Peggy Jones’s book there is no determining historical or theoretical setting to what she writes, rather there is the voice of someone consciously dealing with the personal experiences of the inevitability of change. It is an ageless voice which creates an awareness of her having an inside line to a timeless space in the reader, a space which is the whole history of time—an all encompassing interactive net of past, present and future.”

“This is a fascinating book which I recommend to anybody interested in the process of deep and spiritual change in life, particularly to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who will discover in it a totally different approach to the problem of opposites in our life.”

Terence Moore
The I Ching: Points of Balance and Cycles of Change offers the modern reader a clear path into the inner realm of an ancient Chinese classic which elucidates the Truth of Heaven and Earth—indeed the Truth of human life. Peggy Jones has made a real contribution to the all too obvious needs of our dramatically changing modern times, which cry out for a sense of compassion and understanding, through making an effort to reach ‘the still point of the turning world’.”
Roderick Main
“Among the many available versions of the I Ching, this new rendering by Jungian analyst Peggy Jones deserves a special place. It presents the wisdom of the ancient Chinese oracle in lucid, psychological language that speaks directly and insightfully to contemporary situations. Remaining faithful to the spirit of the original, Peggy Jones's I Ching, guides us sagely in the task of maintaining psychological balance in a world of rapid change. Not least, this is a workable I Ching, that stands up to the ultimate, practical test by providing illuminating responses when questioned. While there has been a long association of the I Ching, with Jungian psychology, the appearance of this version wholly rendered by a Jungian analyst and suffused with the wisdom gleaned from long analytic experience is an important event in itself.”
Chuck Schwartz
“In Peggy Jones’s book there is no determining historical or theoretical setting to what she writes, rather there is the voice of someone consciously dealing with the personal experiences of the inevitability of change. It is an ageless voice which creates an awareness of her having an inside line to a timeless space in the reader, a space which is the whole history of time—an all encompassing interactive net of past, present and future.”
Dr. Ryu Suzuki
“This is a fascinating book which I recommend to anybody interested in the process of deep and spiritual change in life, particularly to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists who will discover in it a totally different approach to the problem of opposites in our life.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780494067
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
File size:
992 KB

Meet the Author

Peggy Jones trained with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and the Society of Analytical Psychology and subsequently worked in private practice as a counsellor, psychotherapist and Jungian analyst. During this time she served as the first organiser of the Day Release training at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and taught on that and other courses at the Foundation. At the Society of Analytical Psychology she served on the Training Committee and contributed lectures on the collective unconscious and the archetypes in the Public Events program and gave a number of talks (some of which were subsequently published) to various counselling and psychotherapy organizations. She has also run several workshops on the I Ching.

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