Daodejing, the Classic of the Way and its Power, and its older brother Yijing, the Classic of Change, are the two poles of the living shamanic religious tradition born in Ancient China. Together they articulate a Way or Dao that might best be seen as the ongoing process of the Real.
It is through this doubling of the tradition that we can constellate a helping spirit that lets us become who we are meant to be, completing the Way of Heaven through the Earth that we walk on.
Each of the 81 chapters of this book contains a new and vivid translation of one of the 81 koans of the Daodejing framed by one of the hexagrams or trigrams of the Yijing, the Classic of Change. The hexagram or trigram gives us a frame or landscape on which and through which the spirit of the koan can be realized. Together they can help us to bring Heaven and Earth together, completing the workings of the world we live in, the ongoing process of the Real.