The Book of Changes
The Book of Changes or I Ching as it is more commonly known, is one of the most ancient philosophical systems available today. Its origin and tradition go back nearly 5,000 years to the great sage Fu Shi. It was he who first expressed the fundamental principals of life and universal energy by means... read more of the special 'energy language' of linear hexagrams. It is fascinating and enlightening to learn how these simple lines can represent all the phenomena of the universe and human affairs. This majestic volume will help any beginner to understand the principles of I CHING and to use it for personal problem solving and divination. For those already well-versed in its philosophy it will enrich their appreciation and enlarge their knowledge of its roots. This book is actually 3 volumes in one. The 'Natural Truth' section introduces the forces and cycles that govern the universe and influence all life such as the Yin/Yang theory. 'The Natural Path' contains 2 treatises by Confucius on how to effectively live in harmony with these cycles and the third part contains the 64 hexagrams which will give insight into specific events and situations to which this vast body of knowledge can be applied.