With a practical outlook, this hands-on guide presents simple techniques for enlisting the I Ching's aid in everyday problem-solving and decision-making. Murphy explains the I Ching hexagram system, revealing its roots in human psychology and the principle of constant change. Demystifying obscure terms and symbols, the author leads the way to consulting the I Ching for clarity and guidance in times of confusion and crisis. By combining basic mathematical formulas with spiritual awareness, readers will realize the miracle-working potential of their own mind and connect with the I Ching's truths. As a result, they'll gain vital insights into questions about career, family, romance, financial security, and life goals. And they'll discover the wonder of genuine peace of mind.
SECRETS OF THE I CHING, does not claim to predict the future. But it does provide the tools to mark any future with the promise of greater personal and spiritual fulfillment.
Acclaimed scholar, peace activist, and Buddhist master revered by people of all faiths, Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions worldwide with his insight into the human heart and mind. Now he focuses his profound spiritual wisdom on the basic human emotions everyone struggles with on a daily basis.
Pose a question, then toss three coins (or cast your yarrow stalks) to access the time-honored wisdom of the I Ching.
The I Ching, or Book of Change, has been consulted through the ages, in both China and the West, for answers to fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. The oldest extant book of divination, it dates back three thousand years to ancient shamanistic practices involving the ritual preparation of the shoulder bones of oxen. From this early form of communication with the other world, it has become the Chinese spiritual book par excellence. An influence on such cultural icons as Bob Dylan, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Philip K. Dick, and Philip Pullman, the I Ching is turned to by millions around the world for insights on spiritual growth, business, medicine, genetics, game theory, strategic thinking, and leadership, and of course for the window it opens on China.
This new translation, over a decade in the making, is informed by the latest archaeological discoveries and features a gorgeously rendered codex of divination signs—the I Ching’s sixty-four Tarot-like hexagrams. It captures the majesty and mystery of this legendary work and charts an illuminating path to self-knowledge.
From the Hardcover edition.
The I Ching's purpose is universal: to provide good counsel to its users in making decisions during times of change. Since its origins about 3,000 years ago, it has become a compendium of wisdom used by people of many cultures and eras.
This groundbreaking new translation by Dr. Margaret Pearson is based on the text created during the first centuries of the Zhou Dynasty, study of documents showing how it was used in the dynasty, and on current archaeological research findings. Her translation removes centuries of encrusted inaccuracies to better reveal the I Ching's core truths for today's readers.
Whether you are interested in trying this millennia-tested method of making wise choices or in understanding the worldview of the early Chinese, this edition is essential reading.
The I Ching is nothing less than an explanation of the laws of change in the world and how human beings can learn to live in harmony with them. Balkin presents it as a work of practical philosophy and ethics, concerned with helping people to cultivate their characters, achieve emotional balance, and maintain personal integrity in the face of adversity and ever-changing circumstances. He shows how the I Ching's divinatory system helps the reader discover the book's underlying philosophy through applying its insights to everyday problems.
The Laws of Change: I Ching and the Philosophy of Life offers the most detailed commentaries available in English on the I Ching's ethical and philosophical teachings, a comprehensive survey of different methods of consulting the I Ching, and an excellent history of the I Ching's transformation from a Bronze Age diviner's manual to a beloved book of wisdom that lies at the very heart of Chinese culture. This is an indispensable work for anyone who wants to understand the I Ching and its history.
• More than 64,000 copies sold of the first edition
• The first English translation from within the tradition by a Chinese Taoist Master
• Includes translations of the Ten Wings--the commentaries by Confucius essential to the I Ching’s insights
Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Ching has been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching’s insights.
This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.
William Gladstone initially approached Dr. Zhi Gang Sha with some skepticism and disbelief. William believed that there was more to life than the material world, but he knew that the world has many dishonest and self-deceiving mystics. So he decided to explore.
William, having studied medical anthropology at Harvard University, had met and worked with some of the greatest spiritual leaders on the planet. He was excited to explore Dr. Sha and his healing practices.
William spent weeks with Dr. Sha watching him at work, talking to his students, and observing his healings. He interviewed him at length, asking for specifics and addressing difficult questions. He delved into the science behind Dr. Sha’s work and explored the underlying concepts beneath these “miracle” healings.
What William learned amazed him and opened his mind to possibilities he never expected.
Dr. Zhi Gang Sha is a medical doctor trained in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, as well as ancient Chinese sacred energy and spiritual healing. Over the last decade, he has healed hundreds of thousands of individuals with thousands documented and available for viewing on YouTube. How does he do it? Is it the placebo effect or something much more profound?
Dr. and Master Sha: Miracle Soul Healer documents the remarkable journey of a world renowned spiritual teacher and master healer who has not only demonstrated the ability to heal but also to teach people to heal themselves.
Written for skeptics as well as believers, Dr. and Master Sha: Miracle Soul Healer explores the results and methodology of Dr. Sha’s unique life journey and his stated life mission to serve humanity and the Divine and create a healthier and happier world.
This book explores the ultimate mystery of how faith, science, and healing can change your life.
Utilizing the knowledge gained from many years of using the I Ching in her practice, psychotherapist Sarah Dening provides, with this translation, a valuable resource not only for help with life's extraordinary passages but something that should be consulted daily as one would a trusted friend. Dening details how to use and read the I Ching's hexagrams and gives insight on how to relate the ancient wisdom of the I Ching's hexagrams to the trials and tribulations of everyday modern life. The Everyday I Ching fills the long-standing need for a clear, focused rendering of the I Ching-one which makes its timeless wisdom accessible to everyone.
The method of divining the 64 prophetic hexagrams, and the way to interpret their meaning correctly, is clearly explained, and—to give extra assistance—each hexagram is divided into 20 different categories of concern, ranging from love and marriage, to your best bets in business, and how to take care of your health. Thus, your fortune can be infallibly revealed in a way that has been followed throughout the East for more than 2000 years.
Fascinating, intriguing, and entertaining—this is a book you really can't afford to be without.
Throughout history, there have been countless cases of “miracle” healings, unexplainable by modern science. Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha has personally healed thousands of patients, usually in front of dozens of witnesses. Hundreds of videos of these healings can be seen on YouTube. But how can these healings be explained?
Soul Mind Body Science System is the first book to explore the scientific explanations for why soul healing miracles are genuine. Written with Dr. Rulin Xiu, an expert on string theory and quantum physics who trained at The University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Sha shares, for the first time, the scientific theories that explain why all actions on Earth are guided by the reality of the soul.
In Soul Mind Body Science System, the complex and fascinating relationships present between matter, density, information, soul, and consciousness are thoroughly examined. Written for armchair and professional scientists alike, this book makes a significant contribution to the ongoing debate about the true nature of reality.
As the lines between “science” and “spirit” blur, this investigation becomes ever more important. The groundbreaking Soul Mind Body Science System is for all readers who have contemplated the fundamental scientific laws of the universe and sought answers beyond those offered by popular science and mainstream faith.
I try to use as simple as possible English language to help readers to get quick answers of their questions in mind. So other than explanation of the theme of each hexagram, there are 18 brief answers to most popular questions: conflict, deal, family, fortune, job hunting, lost stuff, marriage/relationship, missing person, new career, etc.
In this book, it also tells the reader it is time to wait, to retreat or to go ahead. Sometimes we just have to do nothing and patiently wait for the situation to turn around. It is all about the timing, good or bad.
If you don't use I-Ching for divination, it is also a good book to see so many scenarios in our daily life. It is amazing to see how the combination of 8 natural elements, Ying, Yang, wind, fire, water, thunder, lake and mountain can interpret the realistic 384 scenarios of humanity life. Relax and enjoy the book.
Keywords: Chinese wisdom, I-Ching, Book of Change, Divination Book, Ying and Yang, Answers to life questions, Study of Chinese culture, Chinese culture, Tai-Ji
The age-old Chinese discipline of I Ching, based on the casting of coins, is an accurate system of understanding the present and predicting the future.
This book brings to you the basic principles of I Ching, along with the techniques of calculation that help to accurately predict and prepare oneself for the future.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
It is a "complete" book in that it gives the reader a brief history of Ti, describes several methods of arriving at the right "key," and finally, uses the "key" to unlock Yi's answers to questions involving the future. The instructions are clearly written, easy to understand, and the methods of finding answers are both novel and entertaining. The Ti fortunes answer both specific and general questions, always giving a clue as to when one's pattern of luck will change. The "key" that provides the answers is the listing on the front and back inside covers. When the reader has reached the correct combination, he need only check this listing to find the appropriate page number of his fortune. Whether the reader is a dyed-in-the wool mystic, or skeptic, this book is sure to provide endless hours of entertainment and amusement.
Although the main focus of the following chapters regards teaching how to look at our chakras to improve our wealth, many other topics will be shown in relation with this, so that the reader may see how other elements interact with out spiritual perspective towards life, namely, health, happiness and love.
The flying star combinations make it possible to respond to-or prepare for-these changing energy "situations." These methods produce impressive and rapid results and can both shorten periods of bad luck while initiating or prolonging periods of good fortune. These concepts have previously been available only from a few untranslated or highly technical sources.
Author Stephen Skinner has an international reputation as a populizer of feng shui concepts for Western readers. In Flying Star Feng Shui he introduces one of the most effective and popular aspects of feng shui practice today.
Yet, if we are to rely with absolute certainty on the I Ching for guidance to our most vital questions, we need answers that are clear and straightforward, leaving no room for confusion or misunderstanding. Wu Wei has guided thousands of people in the use of this great book and knows precisely what you need so you can put your trust in its prophetic guidance. Wu Wei's insightful interpretations of the I Ching's sixty-four hexagrams provide perfectly clear, unambiguous direction while remaining completely true to the ancient writings.
You will know exactly what action to take to avoid misfortune and achieve success. The I Ching: The Book of Answers contains everything you need to know about the I Ching and how to use it.
The I Ching can be extremely complex, filled with poetry and philosophy. In I Ching, Plain & Simple, Kim Farnell has made the divination system as modern, straightforward, and user-friendly as possible—pick it up and put it to use quickly and easily, without any fuss or confusion. It is the ultimate guide to the I Ching.
Follow the simple directions to determine which of the 64 natal hexagrams you were born under. Discover your innate traits, talents, and possibilities. All you need to know is the date and year of your birth, or anyone elses, and with The Tao of Birth Days you can:Better understand your weaknesses and strengthsDetermine the signs for family, friends, co-workers, and loversLearn which signs you are most compatible with and whyPractice techniques to maximize your own potentialAnd to get along better with signs that challenge youAs author and I Ching Master, Denny Sargent writes in the introduction, "No quality in and of itself is bad or good, and also no hexagram is completely bad or good as a natal hexagram. Use it; do not let is use you."
In The Tao of Birth Days, you'll find examples, meditations, visualizations, and instructions—all designed to help you discover and live up to your true potential.
The writings of the ancient Chinese Taoist masters tell us that when the mind, heart, and body are in tune with the harmonics of nature, a new inner peace emerges. This peace can be achieved through Taoist meditation, which is revealed in this fascinating book.
Author Michael Saso provides a concise introduction to the history of and many sources from which Taoism is drawn. he outlines the essential Taoist texts, the Ching, the Tao-te Ching and the Chuang-tzu, as well as the different forms of Taoist and Tibetan Tantric meditation. he then offers an engaging translation of the Gold Pavilion classic, a Taoist meditation first practiced by a great forth-century mystic, Lady Wei Huacun, founder of a special kind of Taoism called the Highest Pure School. This important text teaches how to find Tao, "the Way," within by emptying the mind and heart of all desires and concepts.
Combining discussions of Chinese philosophy, history and healing arts, The Golden Pavilion reveals a way to find inner peace and harmony in a world with little time for quiet contemplation.
Nylan begins by tracing the formation of the Five Classics canon in the pre-Han and Han periods, 206 B.C.–A.D. 220, revising standard views on the topic. She assesses the impact on this canon of the invention of a rival corpus, the Four Books, in the twelfth century. She then analyzes each of the Five Classics, discussing when they were written, how they were transmitted and edited in later periods, and what political, historical, and ethical themes were associated with them through the ages. Finally she deliberates on the intertwined fates of Confucius and the Five Classics over the course of the twentieth century and shows how the contents of the Five Classics are relevant to much newer concerns.
My calendar is based on the 64 hexagrams, with the kicker being, the calendar serves as a window into the future and the past, but more importantly, the present scheme of things. The calendar can be used to gain insight into the scheme of past and future events, that way you can self check its accuracy as it might reflect parallels to its references in your life.
My main passionate observance with this calendar, one knows when to fast. Also, as stated with hexagram 36, one should fast for three days, and play close attention to three days before, and three days after peak-ness, start fast at peak-ness. I usually take raw, fresh fruit juice for three days after peak-ness or starting on the day of hexagram 36. In any event, I think that a person needs to fast at least once a week, juice fast, that is. And I will not question why my calendar says four times a year. In all cases, ask your doctor first before applying this method. It is very enlightening to know when to fast, and also knowing when to abstain from a full load of activities, settle back and absorb change. I usually take a vacation from my full load of activities for about three to seven days. This helps me to somewhat purge some, if not all, poisonous thoughts and other health impediments from my system, and this slowing process also helps to keep me out of harm's way as well, because as I do know, given the nature of hexagram thirty-six and the time factor, it does mean Injury in some retrospect. Knowing that, I know not to take any undue chances. Again, this is all due to a general tendency that my calendar presents. Now about hexagram 63, I would like to impart upon you that hexagram 63 as indicated in the I Ching itself, is not necessarily an ending, in a sense it's the advent of a better foot hole as one climes the mountain of substantiality, so to speak. That's today, Oct. 2, 2014 (63)
Once again, try this, look up some great person's birthday and you will be a surprise. A hint..., the greatest person you might know, be it a political leader, or that of your religious leader.
• Provides many new patterns and diagrams for visualizing the layout of the 64 hexagrams.
• Includes advanced teachings on the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the core hexagrams.
• Written by Taoist Master Alfred Huang, author of The Complete I Ching.
The Numerology of the I Ching is the first book to bring the complete Taoist teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching to a Western audience, and it is a natural complement to Alfred Huang's heralded Complete I Ching. It examines not only the classic circular arrangement of the eight trigrams but also the hidden numerology in this arrangement and its relationship to tai chi and the Chinese elements. Huang explains the binary code underlying the I Ching, the symbolism behind the square diagram of all 64 hexagrams, and Fu Xi's unique circular layout of the 64 hexagrams, completely unknown in the West. Entire chapters are devoted to such vital material as the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the core hexagrams--all barely hinted at in previous versions of the I Ching. With appendices listing additional symbolism for each hexagram, formulas for easily memorizing the Chinese names of the sixty-four hexagrams, and much more, The Numerology of the I Ching is a must for serious I Ching students.
Like people of the West, Eastern people have a zodiac. Unlike that of the West, however, the Eastern system has a cycle of twelve years instead of months. Each year of the cycle has its own particular animal symbol whose roots of meaning, origin, and influence stretch back to ancient India and China.
One of the traditional Japanese stories pertaining to this zodiacal system and how it started runs as follows. On a certain New Year's Day, ages ago, Buddha called all the animals of the world to him. He promised that those who came to pay him homage would receive a gift for their fealty. As a mark of honor, they would be given a year which would thereafter be named for them. Of all the animals in the world, only these twelve came, and they came in this order: the rat and the ox, the tiger and the rabbit, the dragon, the snake, and the horse, the sheep and the monkey, the rooster, the dog, and the boar.
Living in harmony with the ways of the Universe allows you to naturally express your authentic self. In this practical and insightful work, Wu Wei shows how you can live in harmony with the universal laws embodied in the I Ching so that your life will be filled with long-lasting good fortune and happiness.
Step by step, I Ching Life illustrates how to apply the profound and ancient wisdom of the I Ching to all areas of your life today--including business, relationships, health, wealth, children, work, recovery, and your personal goals--to enable you to achieve sublime success in all you do. You will discover how to flow with changing events so that anger, frustration, and despair disappear from your life.
"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