Total I Ching: Myths for Change

Total I Ching: Myths for Change

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ISBN-13: 9780751537178
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Pages: 451
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

Stephen Karcher PhD has worked with divinatory texts for more than 30 years. He was a speaker at the Eranos Foundation and supervised their I Ching Project. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's leading experts on the psychological and spiritual uses of divination.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsv
Introductionix
On this Translationxi
The World of Change1
The Name of the Book2
Springs, Sources and the Changes of the Moon3
The Bronze Vessels4
The Books of Change and the Mandate of Heaven5
The Flowering of a Hundred Schools7
The Great Enterprise8
Classic of Change9
Change in the West10
On Time11
'The Highest Good is like Water'12
The World of Change16
The Shape of the Turtle17
Guishen: the Souls and Spirits18
Technicians of the Sacred20
Places of Close Encounter21
The Two Powers and the River-Mountain Festivals23
The Four Seasons and the Rituals of the Ancestors25
Tools for Change28
The Two Kinds of Lines28
The Four Symbols29
The Six-line Diagrams30
The Primary Figure30
The Pair31
The Relating Figure31
Bagua: The Eight Diagrams32
Wuxing: The Five Processes or Moments38
Outer and Inner40
The Kernel or Hidden Possibility41
Steps of Change44
The Change Operators45
The Reading and the Layout46
Casting the Vessel: Shaping Change49
Yijing: The Loom of Change50
New King and Old King: The Ideal of Sacrifice52
The College of Diviners53
The Mirror World: The Dynamics of the Pair54
Interconnections and Transformations56
The Decades and the Symbolic Life58
Paradigms of Creative Transformation60
The Offering and the Blessing63
Consulting Change65
The Helping Spirit65
The Question of the Question66
Chance and Fate: Accessing Change67
Generating the Lines68
Finding the Way70
Concise Answers and Readings in Depth70
Divinatory Signs71
Encountering the Oracle72
Description of a Divinatory Figure73
A Guide to Using the Oracle of Change75
The Divinatory Figures77
Book I Foundations: Figures 1-3079
Book II Realizations: Figures 31-64251
Key to the Hexagrams439
Times of Change443
Bibliography445

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