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The 5,000-year-old Chinese book of wisdom, presented in a unique work-book format designed to help truth-seekers find new meaning and enlightenment in its ancient lore. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Finding your Tao

This is a wonderful book for those not interested in deciphering the English translation, which can be most difficult. It is straight forward, with all the information needed for imediate use. It stirs your imagination to desire the highest ideals, and gives information on exacting those ideals or actions. Years ago I studied an english version of the I Ching, but never understood it as clearly as I do now, and therefore only applied it to problems. After reading the brief but concise info on how and why this book is used, I am applying it to all aspectds of life, living, my enviornment, and more; with ease and awe!


This book is indeed a Workbook for using the I Ching. There are so many books about the hexagrams, but not many go into enough detail as to how to really USE them from a practical perspective, and leave the reader to figure it out for him or herself. R.L. Wing's interpretations of each hexagram are more detailed than one usually finds. As the other reviews indicate, Wing keeps a impartial distance, however, and that requires the user to read between the lines to apply them to their own circumstances. For each hexagram, he gives several paragraphs where one gives an interpretation if you're asking on a personal matter, another if the question has to do with career, another if your question is about family relationships, etc. For myself, I used it heavily when I found myself in a new job or with new acquaintances and found it to be extremely useful in navigating the political ups and downs and figuring out who to trust. I spent a while asking deeper and deeper questions into each area and it helped me to transform my professional relationships and find a more meaningful career. Thanks, R.L. Wing!

The Oracle is a living thing

I first encountered this R.L. Wing's version of the I Ching many years ago,and it remains to this day the best and most understandable I have ever seen. This book has a personality - I don't know of any other way to describe it. It has an astonishing ability to answer even the most direct and pointed questions with a relevant response and sound advice. If you have ever had the slightest curiosity about the I Ching or the Tao, you must have this book. I've replaced my copy of this book 3 times now, having worn out the previous ones. Be prepared - you don't read this book, you converse with it.

Perseverance Furthers

In 1985 I bought my first copy of this book. For the next 15 years I consulted it, sometimes regularly, sometimes sporadically, for insight and advice. First I separated yarrow stalks. Then I tossed coins. Later I wrote a computer program and clicked my mouse. I was often enlightened, occasionally baffled, but never misguided.Today I bought my second copy of this book. My original copy has yellowed with age. The covers have been secured with Scotch brand Magic Tape for several years now. The right-hand pages are filled with numbers, notations, and check marks. The pages of the Hexagram Journal are almost full. When my new copy arrives, my old copy will take its honored place on the bookshelf in my meditation corner, next to my even more yellowed but equally revered copy of the Wilhelm/Baynes translation. My new copy will take its upstart place on my desk, where I will consult it on an as needed basis. The forms change. The source remains.Buy this book. Read it. Study it. Use it. Absorb it. Then throw it away. By then you'll know.

Wonderfully accurate!

This book is amazing. I recommend it as a beginner's I Ching. But as you learn from the book and grow you will find that its the only I Ching book you will ever need. The simple explanations are very profound, when you are ready to discover the profound.
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