By John Minford
A landmark new translation of the traditional chinese language oracle and ebook of knowledge, in a beautiful Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Pose a question, then toss 3 cash (or forged your yarrow stalks) to entry the universal knowledge of the I Ching.
The I Ching, or Book of Change, has been consulted throughout the a long time, in either China and the West, for solutions to basic questions about the area and our position in it. The oldest extant e-book of divination, it dates again 3 thousand years to historic shamanistic practices regarding the ritual education of the shoulder bones of oxen. From this early type of verbal exchange with the opposite global, it has develop into the chinese language non secular publication par excellence. a power on such cultural icons as Bob Dylan, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Philip okay. Dick, and Philip Pullman, the I Ching is grew to become to via thousands world wide for insights on non secular progress, enterprise, drugs, genetics, video game idea, strategic considering, and management, and naturally for the window it opens on China.
This new translation, over a decade within the making, is expert via the newest archaeological discoveries and contours a gorgeously rendered codex of divination signs—the I Ching’s sixty-four Tarot-like hexagrams. It captures the majesty and secret of this mythical paintings and charts an illuminating route to self-knowledge.