World of Change: Food for Thought

Gives descriptions of the basic myths and perspectives that underlie the Classic of Change.

A World of Change

World of Change is from the Introduction to Total I Ching. It gives you a complete description of the myth-world that gave birth to Change as a way or spiritual practice that can be a very real help in times of crisis.


Ceremonial Sites

Ceremonial Sites describes the places where prayers were offered to feed the spirits and transform the awareness of the participants in the ritual.

Guishen: the Souls and Spirits

Guishen: the Souls and Spirits describesthe types of souls and spirits that populate the world of Change: Shen, bright spirits that vivify and inspire; Gui, ghosts who live in the tomb and the earth; and Zhong, Ancestors that ensure a flow of blessings from the invisible world.

Landmarks of Change

Landmarks of Change describes the symbolic world from which Change grew, the sacred world of the Numinous Turtle and the Axis Mundi where the dead receive the great offerings.

Secret Sickness Pathways

Secret Sickness Pathways describes the Pairs that create the hidden paths that rouse animal powers of the psyche and link personal distress with cultural disorders.

Short History of Change

Short History of Change traces the history of the tradition of Change from pre-history through the Bronze Age, the Warring States period, the Han Dynasty and the rise of Confucianism to its present evolution in the west.

Stories of the Time

Stories of the Time shows how we “tell” time and how divination tells us into a story of the time that connects outer and inner experience, giving the unknown spirit a voice.

Technicians of the Sacred

Technicians of the Sacred is a brief look at the kinds of Spirit-intermediaries who handled communication with the ghosts and spirits in the traditional world.

Ding as the Symbol of Change

Ding as the Symbol of Change shows how the Change speaks of itself through the image of the vessel as a symbol of the sacred meal, high culture and the process of divination.

Philosophy of Change

Philosophy of Change shows the spiritual and social importance of using Change seen through a set of premises taken from the Dazhuan or Great Treatise.

The Realizing Person

The Realizing Person describes the person who uses Change to act in accord with the Way and accumulate power and virtue. The Realizing Person is the ideal user of the oracle, the part of us that it speaks to.

Translating Change

Translating Change gives you the philosophy, techniques and goals of the way I have worked with the texts and tradition of Change.