A Tale of the I Ching: How the Book of Changes Began

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This magical tale takes us on an enchanted journey back in time to the origins of the I Ching in ancient China. A Tale of the I Ching tells the story of the young village ne'er-do-well, who becomes the first disciple of the great sage emperor Fu Hsi--the creator of the I Ching. As Fu Hsi opens the heart of the I Ching to the young student who sits at his feet, the inner workings of that great book of divination are revealed. Readers the world over say that the marvelous story of A Tale of the I Ching opens the I ...
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Overview

This magical tale takes us on an enchanted journey back in time to the origins of the I Ching in ancient China. A Tale of the I Ching tells the story of the young village ne'er-do-well, who becomes the first disciple of the great sage emperor Fu Hsi--the creator of the I Ching. As Fu Hsi opens the heart of the I Ching to the young student who sits at his feet, the inner workings of that great book of divination are revealed. Readers the world over say that the marvelous story of A Tale of the I Ching opens the I Ching to them as never before.

"Of all the stories you have heard of the great sage ruler, even though they were magnified a hundred times, none can do him the honor he deserves. Of all people, he is the most worthy, the most honorable, the wisest. The wisdom of the world flows through him like a sparkling brook through the forest. When he speaks, time seems to cease." --from A Tale Of the I Ching

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This book is the enchanting story of Tan, the boy who aspires to learn the eight phases of nature from the legendary guru, emperor Fu Hsi. It is as if Wu Wei has read the akashic record and is giving us a true account of the disciple of a very wise teacher, a 'Yoda' for all time. The teacher is the man who gave us the first known 'theory of everything'--in terms of yin and yang and the eight changes the pairs go through. He not only teaches him his science, but instructs him in meditation and how to find God within himself. Tan is to pass this message and a cosmic vision on to those he, in turn, teaches. You will find yourself in love with the master and his all-too-human disciple. You will cherish this simple story written with well-chosen glowing words. Wu Wei has given us a timeless classic for the ages.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780943015477
  • Publisher: Power Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Series: I Ching Wisdom Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 1,038,401
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.22 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Wu Wei is the author of a dozen books on Chinese philosophy and personal growth. He is world-renowned for interpretations of the I Ching that make this ancient and sometimes difficult-to-understand subject easy to use and apply. Wu Wei is also the creator of Chinese ink drawings done in the Zen fashion. Among his other popular works are The I Ching: The Book of Answers, I Ching Wisdom (Vols. 1 and 2), I Ching Readings, The I Ching Workbook, and his I Ching gifts sets.
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