Synopses & Reviews
has been in continuous use for around 3,000 years. The Chinese Zhou people developed this Book of Changes. The I-Ching is an ancient Chinese oracle, a proven tool of divination that can help readers foresee the future. It is a complete guide to change: understanding it, moving with it, creating it. It describes change that is transformative and seasonal, global and personal, incremental and revolutionary. It tells stories of great historical change, and it sketches tiny vignettes of everyday life—marrying, surviving an illness, repairing a well.
The beautifully designed pages of this book, along with its striking flexibound cover will appeal to the reference and gift markets. This manual includes all 64 hexagrams with key questions delineating the main themes, and step-by-step instructions on how to cast a hexagram, with three coins or with yarrow stalks or beads. The book also offers simple techniques for discovering the personal meaning of the answers you receive and suggests ways to carry your readings into daily life.
This attractive, practical I Ching for divination pays homage to the original text while supporting the modern user with lucid explanations and guidelines for interpreting the oracle.
About the Author
Hilary Barrett is an I Ching diviner with over ten years experience. A lifelong fascination with books led her to study literature at Oxford, and after completing her B.A. and M.Phil. she began to study, consult and learn from the I Ching. In interpreting readings and teaching practical divination skills, she helps people foster an awareness of meaning and connection in their own lives through a relationship with the I Ching. Hilary can be contacted via her website www.IChingReadings.com