The I Ching or Book of Changes

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Hellmut Wilhelm
Princeton University Press, Jan 2, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 808 pages

The I Ching, or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.

 

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An ancient Chinese manual for divination, the I-Ching (Yijing 易經) has long been the source of much interest both inside and outside of China. This version, the translation by Richard Wilhelm (the eminent German sinologist), is still one of the best around. Read full review

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Written before WWII so references to societies - Europe and China - are interesting. This is basically a cook book but the amplifications are very interesting psychologically. A discussion of how the way applies to artists is very interesting. Read full review

Contents

KunThe Receptive
ChunDifficulty at the Beginning
MêngYouthful Folly
Hsü Waiting Nourishment
SungConflict
ShihThe Army
PiHolding Together Union
Hsiao ChuThe Taming Power of the Small
Lü Treading Conduct
TaiPeace
PiStandstill Stagnation
Tung JênFellowship with
Ta YuPosession in Great Measure
ChienModesty
YüEnthusiasm
SuiFollowing
KuWork on What Has Been Spoiled Decay
LinApproach
KuanContemplation View
Shih HoBiting Through
PiGrace
PoSplitting Apart
FuReturn The Turning Point
Wu Wang Innocence The Unexpected
Ta ChuThe Taming Power of the Great
IThe Corners of the Mouth
Ta KuoPreponderance of the Great
KanThe Abysmal Water
LiThe Clinging Fire
PART II
HsienInfluence Wooing
HêngDuration
TunRetreat
Ta ChuangThe Power of the Great
ChinProgress
Ming IDarkening of the Light
Chia JênThe Family The Clan
Kuei Opposition
ChienObstruction
Hsieh Deliverance
SunDecrease
TingThe Caldron
ChênThe Arousing Shock Thunder
KênKeeping Still Mountain
ChienDevelopment Gradual Progress
Kuei MeiThe Marrying Maiden
FêngAbundance Fullness
Lü The Wanderer
SunThe Gentle Penetrating Wind
TuiThe Joyous Lake
HuanDispersion Dissolution
ChiehLimitation
Hsiao KuoPreponderance of the Small
Chi ChiAfter Completion
Wei ChiBefore Completion
THE MATERIAL
Introduction
Shuo KoaDiscussion of the Trigrams Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
The Great Treatise Great Commentary PART I
On the Composition and the Use of the Book of Changes
B Detailed Discussion III On the Words Attached to the Hexagrams and the Lines
The Deeper Implications of the Book of Changes
Tao in Its Relation to the Light Power and to the Dark Power
Tao as Applied to the Book of Changes
The Effects of the Book of Changes on
On the Use of the Appended Explanations
On the Oracle
The Fourfold Use of the Book of Changes
On the Yarrow Stalks and the Hexagrams and Lines
Summary
PART II
History of Civilization
On the Structure of the Hexagrams
On the Nature of the Trigrams V Explanation of Certain Lines
On the Nature of the Book of Changes in General
The Relation of Certain Hexagrams to Character Formation
The Lines
Chung FuInner Truth
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