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Review: Stephen Field, The Duke of Zhou Changes

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

I’m really the wrong person to review this book: it’s a scholarly work, and I’m not remotely qualified to write a scholarly review. So here is a diviner’s take, instead. It comes as a sort of ‘whinge sandwich': appreciation beginning and end, nitpicking in the middle. (Don’t take too much notice of the filling; it’s a […]

Lars Bo Christensen, Book of Changes

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Here’s a new I Ching worth getting: Lars Bo Christensen’s Book of Changes, available (in the US and UK) for Kindle and now also on paper. His aim is to create a coherent, usable and authentic translation of the Zhouyi core text. That’s interesting in itself, as ‘usable’ and ‘authentic’ are usually separated. Another recent I Ching, John […]

Rethinking the Well

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Lars Bo Christensen has brought out a very interesting new translation of the Zhouyi: Book of Changes – the original core of  the I Ching. I should post a full review one of these days (short version: yes, definitely buy it), but for now I just wanted to share something that’s made me think again about […]

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

======================== Update! There’s now software available here at Clarity to keep a complete journal – not only of Yijing readings, but also of dreams, synchronicities and more. Created by Justin Farrell, it’s the successor to his I Ching Journal reviewed below. It’s called the Resonance Journal. ========================   Why would you use software with the Yijing […]

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

================================= Update! ‘Total Yijing’ is no longer available – but if you’re looking for I Ching journal software try the Resonance Journal =================================   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 […]