Ta Chuan: The Great Treatise
At the heart of the I Ching is China’s fundamental spiritual text, Ta Chuan, “The Great Treatise.” Originating in the Warring States period in China (c. 500-221 BCE) as a series of oral instruction on how to use the I Ching for personal divination, in time, it became incorporated into the I Ching. But when read as a separate book something special occurs. We can see how it changed Chinese civilization by giving people an inner life or way, created out of the myths and symbols of an old culture that was falling apart. It turned what was an Imperial court oracle into a spiritual way that everyone can use. Ta Chuan explains each part of the oracle and tells you how to use it to effect a profound transformation in your life.
Intelligently illustrated to bring out the authentic meaning and spirit of the text, this lyrical and scrupulously faithful Taoist translation and commentary will become the standard work of reference for years to come.
The I Ching Plain and Simple
An introductory guide to the 3000 year old oracle “I Ching”. This book shows you how to “recognize and resolve anxieties, fears and desires; plan effective strategies to deal with problem situations; make clearer and more informed decisions and connect with your creative imagination an use hidden abilities. The wook will give you everything you need to make confident and sound decisions every day. It helps you to work with the changes in your life, letting you participate in change instead of being its victim.
Total I Ching: Myths for Change
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.
I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change
Your life will never be the same again! The I Ching can entirely change the way you see things, helping you recognize and resolve anxieties and fears, fulfill your every desire; and release hidden energies. Developed over 3,000 years ago in China, it was originally intended only for rulers, but now can help anyone. Inspired by Carl Jung’s insights into the psyche, and researched for more than 50 years through the aid of the Eranos Foundation of Switzerland, this fully revised edition offers much more than just a new translation. It presents the oracular core of the I Ching as a psychological tool and a way of connecting with the creative imagination. The original imagery is retained in its entirety, so all the symbols can interact with your mind just as dream images do. Consult it for any question that concerns you, and it will become an active sourcebook for the care of the soul.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Divination
In this wide-ranging, authoritative and accessible guide, Karcher has compiled a unique historical and cultural record of humanity’s preoccupation with divining the future. He provides practical guidance on various divinatory methods and reveals many secrets previously unavailable to the public. Color illustrations throughout.
I Ching: The Symbolic Life
I Ching or the Classic of Change is the world’s oldest and most sophisticated system of wisdom divination, source of the east’s philosophy and culture. It focuses on the part you play in change and transformation. When we experience ourselves as a victim of the changes in our world, we feel isolated and angry. When we become a part of the dialogue Change represents, we feel connected to the creative energy that shapes the world we live in. I Ching: The Symbolic Life gives you direct access to this dialogue through the myth and ritual world Change uses to model the Symbolic Life. Developed through years of scholarship and research and grounded in practical use, it can make Change a part of your daily life. It explains and presents the age-old symbols of I Ching in a step by step way that lets you use the images directly and intuitively. You do not really learn something, you experience something that is capable of working a profound transformation of your thought.
The Kuan Yin Oracle
Kuan Yin, the Compassionate One or literally “the one who sees and hears the cries of the world,” is the principal goddess in the eastern firmament. She is centuries older than the Christian Virgin Mary, but connected with her in that in most illustrations she holds a rosary, suggesting purification of the cycle of birth and death, and a willow branch, a symbol of Buddhist virtues. Kuan Yin’s image can be found wherever there are Chinese or Japanese speaking people in the world—in homes, restaurants, workplaces, small urban temples, Buddhist, Taoist, and Shinto shrines—and the ritual of consulting her has brought solace, hope, and insight to countless people. It continues to be an integral part of the lives of tens of millions of people throughout the East today. Stephen Karcher’s interpretation of this ancient text presents The 100 Poems of the Goddess, as relevant today as they were 1,000 years ago, leading the reader to answers to specific questions about family, professional success, travel, health, and love.
Symbols of Love
The I Ching is the oldest and most respected oracle book or divinatory system in the world. In Symbols of Love, author Stephen Karcher has selected parts of the I Ching hexagrams which specifically apply to relationships, and he provides simple instructions on how to consult this ancient oracle and interpret its answers to learn the ways in which you can most successfully interact with friends, family, and partners.