This could be Karcher's masterpiece - a beautiful, liberating, potent and inspiring version of the ancient classic. Working with the original Chinese texts and drawing on the most recent scholarship, Karcher shatters the constricting cage of traditional interpretations to open up the oracle's lost mythic dimension. Even experienced users of the I Ching will be astonished by the extraordinary riches they will find in Total I Ching Dr Roderick Main, Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex
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I Ching is the oldest, most respected divinatory system in the world. There are currently two kinds of translations available, which offer conflicting interpretationsthe Confucian version and an earlier version called Zhouyi. Reconstructed by 20th-century scholars and archaeologists, Zhouyi presents the imaginative world of myth and ritual that is the basis of Eastern thought. Now, for the first time, and after years of research, Stephen Karcher fuses these two traditions using modern scholarship, archaeological and linguistic research, Eastern philosophy and comparative religion, presenting them to the Western reader in a comprehensive, accessible, and vivid new form. Total I Ching
is a complete oracle with instructions for use in all life situations. It is also the first translation to detail the mythology of the divinatory system, the Myths for Change.
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