The Writer s I Ching

writers we face dozens of decisions every day, both on the page and in lives. At times, the questions seem unending: What is the theme of ... The Writer's I Ching creates the bridge that provides the single answer when you most need it.

Author: Jessica Morrell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762434114

Category: Self-Help

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The writing life is solitary and challenging, and it takes far more than creativity to become a commercial success. The Writer's I Ching uses the ancient Chinese divination system to provide writers with help mastering the business of writing and choosing the most propitious times to take action. Because writing educators created the book, it also teaches the storyteller and non-fiction craft with lessons suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals. This unique presentation of the I Ching features a complete deck of 64 cards bound into the book itself. The writer poses a question about how to proceed on a specific fiction or non-fiction project, negotiation, or business matter. He draws an I Ching card and turns to the proper page for the interpretation of that card. Many cases of writer's block have been cured and flashes of insight gained through this simple technique. The I Ching dates back to before Christ and counts among its devotees Confucius, Albert Einstein, and Bob Dylan.

The I Ching for Writers

In addition to this oracular system of advice, the book includes inspirational quotations, writing prompts, solutions to common writing problems, and a wonderful exploration of the creative process.

Author: Sarah Jane Sloane

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577319191

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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The ancient oracle system of the I Ching has guided wisdom seekers for over 5,000 years. Now those seeking insights and motivation can take advantage of these ancient predictions, recast by writing professor Sarah Jane Sloane into suggestions for contemporary writers. Each of the I Ching’s sixty-four hexagrams, interpreted by Sloane from years of study and comparisons of over fifty translations, offers directions and comments about what the future will hold for the writer. In addition to this oracular system of advice, the book includes inspirational quotations, writing prompts, solutions to common writing problems, and a wonderful exploration of the creative process.

I Ching for Beginners

Recasts the oracle's ancient ideas into everyday terms that make it fast and easy to apply its enduring wisdom to contemporary life, featuring a summary, study questions, keywords, and an explanation of how each message relates to ...

Author: Mark McElroy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738707440

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 292

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Recasts the oracle's ancient ideas into everyday terms that make it fast and easy to apply its enduring wisdom to contemporary life, featuring a summary, study questions, keywords, and an explanation of how each message relates to relationships, love, work, and projects. Original.

The Writer s I Ching

Because writing educators created the book, it also teaches the storyteller and non-fiction craft with lessons suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals.This unique presentation of the I Ching features a complete deck of 64 ...

Author: Jessica Morrell

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 0762425474

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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The writing life is solitary and challenging, and it takes far more than creativity to become a commercial success. The Writer's I Ching uses the ancient Chinese divination system to provide writers with help mastering the business of writing and choosing the most propitious times to take action. Because writing educators created the book, it also teaches the storyteller and non-fiction craft with lessons suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals.This unique presentation of the I Ching features a complete deck of 64 cards bound into the book itself. The writer poses a question about how to proceed on a specific fiction or non-fiction project, negotiation, or business matter. He draws an I Ching card and turns to the proper page for the interpretation of that card. Many cases of writer's block have been cured and flashes of insight gained through this simple technique. The I Ching dates back to before Christ and counts among its devotees Confucius, Albert Einstein, and Bob Dylan.

A Woman s I Ching

Finally, a feminist interpretation of the popular ancient text for divining the character of events. Stein'¬?s version reclaims the feminine, or yin, content of the ancient work and removes all oppressive language and imagery.

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 9780307783752

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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Finally, a feminist interpretation of the popular ancient text for divining the character of events. Stein'¬?s version reclaims the feminine, or yin, content of the ancient work and removes all oppressive language and imagery. Her interpretation envisions a healing world in which women can explore different roles free from the shadow of patriarchy.

The I Ching

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.

Author: Wu Wei

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780943015651

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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This revised and expanded edition of Wu Wei's well-loved version of the I Ching is unparalleled in its clarity, making this the easiest-to-grasp I Ching ever published. The I Ching is a book of answers that miraculously guides us to success in every possible situation. 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.

I Ching for Teens

The only comprehensive guide to the I Ching especially for teens. • The first translation of the I Ching that speaks directly to teens, the fastest growing segment of the book-buying public. • Includes down-to-earth descriptions of the ...

Author: Julie Tallard Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775482

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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The only comprehensive guide to the I Ching especially for teens. • The first translation of the I Ching that speaks directly to teens, the fastest growing segment of the book-buying public. • Includes down-to-earth descriptions of the original hexagrams and practical examples of how they can be applied to the teen experience. What shall I do with my life? Are my friends really friends? Whether used as a meaningful tool for self-discovery or as a fun game with friends, the I Ching for Teens can help teens answer the questions that are important to them. They can use this hip, down-to-earth translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics--from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding a direction for the future. The I Ching has been used for centuries as a means to divine the future, understand the present, and discover personal truth. With its ancient roots and widespread popularity, the I Ching has gone through many interpretations to keep its wisdom accessible and alive. Now, for the first time, Julie Tallard Johnson offers a fresh translation of this ancient text developed especially for teens. Johnson provides guidance in the voice of a wise older sibling while retaining the authority and integrity of the original text. Each hexagram features stories, descriptions, quotes, and advice tailored to reflect and respect the unique nature of the teen experience. Teens will have a blast with the book's fun, contemporary style while developing their ability to seek truth, formulate meaningful questions, and find answers from within.

I Ching

The ancient text has provided inspiration to countless spiritual seekers of many persuasions. One of the few divination manuals to survive into modern times, I Ching is of enormous significance to the history of religions and philosophy.

Author: James Legge

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486832586

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 480

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I Ching was among "the five classics" edited by Confucius, and the philosopher is reputed to have wished for fifty more years of life to study it. The Book of Changes, as it is known in the Western world, dates back to before 1,000 B.C. and ranks among the most important works in the history of Chinese culture. The ancient text has provided inspiration to countless spiritual seekers of many persuasions. One of the few divination manuals to survive into modern times, I Ching is of enormous significance to the history of religions and philosophy. Its profound influence extends to the worlds of business, psychoanalysis, literature, and art. This volume is the standard English translation by the great Sinologist James Legge, prepared for the series Sacred Books of the East. It contains the basic text attributed to King Wan and his son, the Duke of Chou, Appendixes usually ascribed to Confucius, an informative Preface by Legge, and extensive footnotes.

I Ching Wisdom

This sequel to the popular I Ching Wisdom Volume One contains more of Wu Wei's profound sayings drawn from the I Ching's deepest wisdom.

Author: Wu Wei

Publisher: I Ching Wisdom

ISBN: 0943015464

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 173

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This sequel to the popular I Ching Wisdom Volume One contains more of Wu Wei's profound sayings drawn from the I Ching's deepest wisdom. I Ching Wisdom Volume Two also contains more of Wu Wei's delightful Chinese ink drawings done in the Zen style and profound sayings drawn from the I Ching's deepest wisdom. Wu Wei has added his enlightened comments to these sayings to help us apply the practical, timeless wisdom of the I Ching to our lives. The I Ching's insights, says Wu Wei, help us steer a safer, clearer course through the uncharted journey of our lives, teach us to recognize and avoid the pitfalls that beset the path of the unenlightened, and show us how to "soar to the heights of success and good fortune."

I Ching Readings

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Author: Wu Wei

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780943015712

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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An indispensable companion to the classic Chinese book of wisdom known as the I Ching. I Ching Readings is the only book ever published that shares the real-life stories of people who have consulted the I Ching-their questions, the answers they received, and the events that followed. Wu Wei's informative stories show how the I Ching unerringly guides people to great success-and how misinterpreted guidance can lead lives off track. In this unique work, you will also learn how to understand and interpret answers you receive from the I Ching and, just as importantly, how to phrase your questions to obtain the best possible answers. "It is a great comfort," says Wu Wei, "to know that no matter how monumental our problem, there is a solution to it that will put us in a better situation than we were before the problem arose."

I Ching

a hexagram is acquired and how the I Ching is consulted " ( p . 237 ) . From the nineteen cases of consulting the / Ching described in the Tso Chuan and the four cases described in the Kuo Yu the author attempts to reconstruct the ...

Author: Edward A. Hacker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415939690

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

The I Ching Book of Changes

This is because it was mainly Confucian ideology that produced the axial transformation of the preaxial Zhouyi to the postaxial I Ching. Although, contrary to myth, Confucius himself had nothing to do with the writing or editing of the ...

Author: Geoffrey Redmond

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472505941

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The I Ching has influenced thinkers and artists throughout the history of Chinese philosophy. This new, accessible translation of the entire early text brings to life the hidden meanings and importance of China's oldest classical texts. Complemented throughout by insightful commentaries, the I Ching: A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text simplifies the unique system of hexagrams lying at the centre of the text and introduces the cultural significance of key themes including yin and yang, gender and ethics. As well as depicting all possible ethical situations, this new translation shows how the hexagram figures can represent social relationships and how the order of lines can be seen as a natural metaphor for higher or lower social rank. Introduced by Hon Tze-Ki, an esteemed scholar of the text, this up-to-date translation uncovers and explains both the philosophical and political interpretations of the text. For a better understanding of the philosophical and cosmological underpinning the history of Chinese philosophy, the I Ching is an invaluable starting point.

The Living I Ching

From the author of 365 Tao and a leading authority on Taoist practice and philosophy comes a completely innovative translation of the classic text of Eastern wisdom, the I Ching.

Author: Ming-Dao Deng

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062309280

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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From the author of 365 Tao and a leading authority on Taoist practice and philosophy comes a completely innovative translation of the classic text of Eastern wisdom, the I Ching. The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is an ancient manual for divining the future. Its basic text is traditionally attributed to the Chinese King Wen, the Duke of Zhou, and the philosopher Confucius. By tossing coins, rolling dice, using a computer, or, more traditionally, counting yarrow stalks, one can create a seemingly random combination of heads or tails, odd or even, yin or yang, to construct six lines (for example, solid for odd numbers or broken for even numbers). These six lines make up a hexagram that provides advice, predictions, and answers to questions on topics from love and career to family and finance. While known mostly as a tool of divination, the I Ching is also a repository of centuries of wisdom. Most of the existing translations offer either dense, scholarly commentary or little more than fortune-cookie platitudes, but in The Living I Ching Deng Ming-Dao takes a more holistic approach. His new translation recovers the true wisdom and philosophy of this ancient classic, so that the I Ching becomes more than just a book of fortune-telling -- it becomes a manual for living.

The Everyday I Ching

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.

Author: Sarah Dening

Publisher: St. Martin's Essentials

ISBN: 9781466833913

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Consulted by millions, the I Ching is one of the oldest and most widely used divination systems ever devised. Since ancient times it has provided its readers with insight into their own lives and guidance for the future. All too often, however, the available translations have blurred the basic message of the I Ching's hexagrams and obscured their relevance. 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 Occult I Ching

The first writings that were recorded tended to be either divination or laws: Fu Xi writing the I Ching with the knowledge from the unicorn, Moses recording the Torah from the angels, and the Emerald Tablet of Hermes are all examples of ...

Author: Maja D’Aoust

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620559055

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 448

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An illustrated guide to the occult history, serpent magic, and practical application of the I Ching • Reveals how the sacred language of the original eight trigrams of the I Ching was discovered by a wisdom serpent known as Fu Xi • Explores how the I Ching formed the basis of the earliest Taoist philosophies, its complex correlation with human DNA, and its relationship with artificial intelligence • Provides new contemporary analysis of each of the 64 hexagrams, their changing lines, and archetypes of the I Ching • Includes original artwork highlighting the serpent magic within the system and tools to help you interpret the I Ching based on your own individual experience One of the oldest books in the world, the I Ching has been used in China for millennia to open a dialogue with divinity, gain insight and wisdom, and pull aside the curtain of reality to reveal the light of the heavens. Yet, despite its popularity over thousands of years, few understand its mysterious origins, symbolism, or occult connections. In this illustrated guide, Maja D’Aoust applies her significant experience as a professional practitioner and scholar of the I Ching to provide a history of the oracle, explain the mechanisms at work behind it, and offer a new experiential approach to its interpretation. The author begins by examining the discovery of the I Ching by the first mythical emperor of China, Fu Xi, a divine being with the body of a serpent. She reveals how Fu Xi’s eight original trigrams, also called the Ba Gua, provided a sacred language of symbols that allowed for communication between the diviner and the spirit world. Using the I Ching’s principles of cosmology as a basis, the shamans of ancient China developed the earliest Taoist philosophies of nature, medicine, martial arts, and mathematics as well as ecstatic practices, war strategies, birth and death rituals, agricultural systems, and alchemical studies. D’Aoust further shows how the I Ching relates to the mathematical sequences of biology and human DNA, examining the correlation between the serpent’s tail and the double helix. She reveals how the ways the oracle connects with your own inner knowing parallel the ways in which DNA repairs itself. Providing a new analysis of each of the 64 hexagrams and their changing lines and archetypes, the author explores each hexagram’s meanings in depth, alongside original artwork highlighting the serpent magic within the system and tools to help you interpret the I Ching based on your own individual experience. Revealing how the oracle holds complex networks of meaning that language alone fails to capture, D’Aoust offers a new understanding of the Book of Changes and its many hidden lessons.

The I Ching Handbook

... Dave Bene For more information on research on the I Ching by the author , go to : artazzen.com/iching The I Ching ... Library of Congress Cataloging - in - Publication Data Secter , Mondo , 1941[ I Ching clarified ] The I Ching ...

Author: Mondo Secter

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556434154

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The I Ching Handbook introduces readers to the ancient Chinese text and instructs them in using it as a tool for strategizing and decision-making. Mondo Secter’s innovative approach to interpreting the hexagram meanings is accessible to both beginners and advanced users. The book also explores the process of divination through casting. Black-and-white illustrations and charts are provided.

I Ching

Among the writers and researchers credited in the bibliography, I especially want to express thanks to RichardKunst, Edward Shaugh- nessy,andStevenMarshallfortheirtremendouscontributions. They are indeed inspirers as well as informants ...

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Publisher: Brazos Media

ISBN: 9780975964002

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The I Ching (Yijing) is an important text in the canon of world literature. It is also a divination tool familiar to millions of modern users. Books on the I Ching tend to approach it exclusively as one or the other: literary text or oracle. This annotated translation is designed to reconcile a century of provocative new scholarship with the function of divination for the modern reader. The most exciting new scholarship illuminates the epic tale of wise King Wen, valorous King Wu, and the rise of the Zhou dynasty. The emergence of this wonderful story explains countless cryptic allusions in the I Ching. It also provides an elegant way to recover the divinatory function for the modern reader, and suggests how it may have functioned for the original diviners. In this view, to make a divination is to read the moment against the dynasty change narrative -- truly to "consult King Wen."

Sung Dynasty Uses of the I Ching

When Su does address the issue of appropriate goals for the individual who chooses to respond to things through writing, he speaks of the need to express one's understanding of the thing at hand. This is a simple formulation of that ...

Author: Kidder Smith Jr.

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400860968

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The I Ching, or Book of Changes, has been one of the two or three most influential books in the Chinese canon. It has been used by people on all levels of society, both as a method of divination and as a source of essential ideas about the nature of heaven, earth, and humankind. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Sung dynasty literati turned to it for guidance in their fundamental reworking of the classical traditions. This book explores how four leading thinkers--Su Shih, Shao Yung, Ch'eng I, and Chu Hsi--applied the I Ching to these projects. These four men used the Book of Changes in strikingly different ways. Yet each claimed to find in it a sure foundation for human values. Their work established not only new meanings for the text but also new models for governance and moral philosophy that would be debated throughout the next thousand years of Chinese intellectual history. By focusing on their uses of the I Ching, this study casts a unique light on the complex continuity-within-change and rich diversity of Sung culture. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Unearthing the Changes

This book details the discovery and significance of the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi, the Wangjiatai Gui cang, and the Fuyang Zhou Yi, including full translations of the texts and additional evidence that constructs a new narrative of the Yi ...

Author: Edward L. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231161848

Category: History

Page: 400

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In recent years, three ancient manuscripts relating to the Yi jing (I Ching), or Classic of Changes, have been discovered. The earliest—the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi—dates to about 300 B.C.E. and shows evidence of the text’s original circulation. The Gui cang, or Returning to Be Treasured, reflects another ancient Chinese divination tradition based on hexagrams similar to those of the Yi jing. In 1993, two manuscripts found in a third-century B.C.E. tomb at Wangjiatai contained almost exact parallels to the Gui cang’s early quotations, supplying new information on the performance of early Chinese divination. Finally, the Fuyang Zhou Yi was excavated from the tomb of Xia Hou Zao, lord of Ruyin, who died in 165 B.C.E. Each line of this classic is followed by one or more generic prognostications similar to phrases found in the Yi jing, indicating exciting new ways in which the text was produced and used in the interpretation of divinations. This book details the discovery and significance of the Shanghai Museum Zhou Yi, the Wangjiatai Gui cang, and the Fuyang Zhou Yi, including full translations of the texts and additional evidence that constructs a new narrative of the Yi jing’s writing and transmission in the first millennium B.C.E.

Researches on the I CHING

text of the Book of Changes (P'i Hsi-jui assumes that this author is Confucius, but we cannot agree with him) lived in the period when the technique of writing was considerably less developed than under Yang Hsiung and he (the author) ...

Author: Iulian Konstantinovich Shchutskii

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400886548

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 324

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A noted Russian sinologue, Iulian Shchutskii tried to find out how the I China was put together and what the terms meant when they were written. Accordingly, he goes back to the original text, studies the structure of its language, and examines its concepts in terms of its own images and ideas rather than through the preconceived constructs with which most Western scholars approach the book. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.