Ling Ch'I Ching: A Classic Chinese Oracle

Ling Ch'I Ching: A Classic Chinese Oracle

by Ralph D. Sawyer
     
 

Similar to the I Ching, this new translation from best-selling Chinese historian and translator Ralph Sawyer presents a popular divination tool for attaining self-knowledge and wisdom in the authentic Chinese traditionSee more details below

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Similar to the I Ching, this new translation from best-selling Chinese historian and translator Ralph Sawyer presents a popular divination tool for attaining self-knowledge and wisdom in the authentic Chinese tradition

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Library Journal
The Ling Ch'i Ching offers interpretations of patterns that result when 12 discs, each having one of three Chinese characters, are tossed. The discs are then arranged in three rows of four representing heaven, humankind, and Earth. Depending on which characters are visible and their position, an interpretation is offered as guidance for life decisions. The book's introduction explains in detail how the discs are interpreted, and the following 125 chapters give an oracle, verse, and commentaries for all possible patterns. For those who believe in the inherent power of such discs, the book offers a manual of interpretive guidance, though the translators offer strong cautions about such a use. For those who don't believe, the book is still recommended because it is an interesting and highly readable work in the Chinese divination tradition and will offer something in addition to the I Ching.-David Bourquin, California State Univ., San Bernardino

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813341743
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/20/2004
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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