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Margaret Pearson: The Original I Ching

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since I met Margaret and ran a webinar with her back in 2005. And late last year, it finally became available. It’s a neat little hardback with the characters for ‘yin’, ‘zhouyi’ and ‘woman’ on the front and a hexagram reference chart inside the back cover. The […]

I Ching journal software

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Why would you use software with the Yijing at all? To my mind, there’s not a huge lot of point in using a computer to cast a reading. My button-clicking mindset is all about hurrying and getting through things quickly, which is really not a good fit for divination. Picking up the beads to run through […]

Stephen Karcher: I Ching, the Symbolic Life

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Stephen Karcher’s latest book, I Ching – the Symbolic Life – is a self-published work. The advantage of this: he’s been able to create and illustrate the book he wanted, in colour, with no corners cut. The disadvantage: the price is a little scary. I ordered my copy from the US, which turned out to […]

Total Yijing software for Vista

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Good news! The Total Yijing software is (finally) available in a Vista-compatible form. I’ve downloaded, installed and upgraded and it’s running smoothly. I wouldn’t necessarily suggest buying this one if what you most want is somewhere to store readings and keep a searchable journal. It’s easy enough to use and has some nice features (like […]

Book review: Jessica Morrell, Writer’s I Ching

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Jessica Morrell is the author of several books on writing, and here she’s branched out to create an I Ching for writers, specifically applying its imagery to their concerns. The book’s first few short chapters are introductory material. In a nutshell, this contains much insight into divination, interspersed with the occasional factual muddle (like the […]

EclecticEnergies YiJing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Ewald Berkers’ YiJing translation is available for download in pdf format. It’s worth having. I’d recommend you buy your own copy. ~~~ Now that’s a review in Ewald-style: succinct, straightforward, conveying the main point with enviable clarity. But since I’m naturally a wordier animal than he is, I’ll write a little more… The book begins […]

The Chameleon Book

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

When did you last encounter a Yijing translation where the introduction engendered such curiosity that you were itching to read it through? Quite. I’m sure this isn’t supposed to happen, but with the Chameleon Book, Freeman Crouch’s translation, I find it does. He reads the Yijing as a historical document, but goes beyond the relatively-familiar […]