Total I Ching: Myths for Change

Overview

One of the oldest and most respected divinatory systems in the world, the I Ching is available in two translations—the Confucian and the Zhouyi—which offer conflicting interpretations. As opposed to the more standard Confucian version, the Zhouyi translation was reconstructed by 20th-century scholars and archaeologists and presents the imaginative world of myth and ritual that is the basis of Eastern thought. This revolutionary volume utilizes modern scholarship, archaeological and linguistic research, Eastern ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$15.90
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$17.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $16.91   
  • Used (2) from $16.91   
Sending request ...

Overview

One of the oldest and most respected divinatory systems in the world, the I Ching is available in two translations—the Confucian and the Zhouyi—which offer conflicting interpretations. As opposed to the more standard Confucian version, the Zhouyi translation was reconstructed by 20th-century scholars and archaeologists and presents the imaginative world of myth and ritual that is the basis of Eastern thought. This revolutionary volume utilizes modern scholarship, archaeological and linguistic research, Eastern philosophy, and comparative religion to fuse these two traditions and present them in a united, comprehensive, and accessible new form. Also for the first time, this translation details the mythology of the divinatory system known as the Myths for Change.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749939809
  • Publisher: Piatkus Books
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 813,119
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Karcher is an expert on the psychological and spiritual uses of divination and the author of several books, including I Ching, The Kuan Yin Oracle, Symbols of Love, and The Way of I Ching.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v
Introduction ix
On this Translation xi
The World of Change 1
The Name of the Book 2
Springs, Sources and the Changes of the Moon 3
The Bronze Vessels 4
The Books of Change and the Mandate of Heaven 5
The Flowering of a Hundred Schools 7
The Great Enterprise 8
Classic of Change 9
Change in the West 10
On Time 11
'The Highest Good is like Water' 12
The World of Change 16
The Shape of the Turtle 17
Guishen: the Souls and Spirits 18
Technicians of the Sacred 20
Places of Close Encounter 21
The Two Powers and the River-Mountain Festivals 23
The Four Seasons and the Rituals of the Ancestors 25
Tools for Change 28
The Two Kinds of Lines 28
The Four Symbols 29
The Six-line Diagrams 30
The Primary Figure 30
The Pair 31
The Relating Figure 31
Bagua: The Eight Diagrams 32
Wuxing: The Five Processes or Moments 38
Outer and Inner 40
The Kernel or Hidden Possibility 41
Steps of Change 44
The Change Operators 45
The Reading and the Layout 46
Casting the Vessel: Shaping Change 49
Yijing: The Loom of Change 50
New King and Old King: The Ideal of Sacrifice 52
The College of Diviners 53
The Mirror World: The Dynamics of the Pair 54
Interconnections and Transformations 56
The Decades and the Symbolic Life 58
Paradigms of Creative Transformation 60
The Offering and the Blessing 63
Consulting Change 65
The Helping Spirit 65
The Question of the Question 66
Chance and Fate: Accessing Change 67
Generating the Lines 68
Finding the Way 70
Concise Answers and Readings in Depth 70
Divinatory Signs 71
Encountering the Oracle 72
Description of a Divinatory Figure 73
A Guide to Using the Oracle of Change 75
The Divinatory Figures 77
Book I Foundations: Figures 1-30 79
Book II Realizations: Figures 31-64 251
Key to the Hexagrams 439
Times of Change 443
Bibliography 445
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)