Many call this the most complete and user-friendly version there is of the Chinese divination classic. Master Huang, a Taoist master, first translated the ancient ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching’s insights. This edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence. It’s a lovely book and the gateway to a lifetime of study.
576pp, 225 x 156 mm, Paperback, 2010