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The Wisdom of I Ching

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    Xuesong Yu (Author)

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Have you heard of I Ching? Do you want to learn I Ching systematically? What you need to do is read this book!

I Ching, also known as Book of Changes, is believed to be one of the world’:s oldest books. Three thousand years ago, I Ching had spread among the ancient Chinese.

Unlike the other books, I Ching is a book providing method of predicting the future. Because of this, it is full of mystery in people’:s eyes. But at the same time, few people know I Ching well, because it was written in Classical Chinese, which is different from any modern spoken form of Chinese. On this account, Xuesong Yu, who is an independent scholar of China, wrote this book, in order to let more people learn I Ching well.


Chapter 1 introduces the basic theory of I Ching, including Yin and Yang and the Taiji Symbol.

Chapter 2 introduces the definitions of the Four Phases and the Eight Trigrams. Besides, you will be able to learn about the two types of Arrangement of the Eight Trigrams and the relationship between the Eight Trigrams and the Five Elements.

Chapter 3 shows how the Sixty-four Hexagrams are formed. In this chapter you can find some important definitions about hexagrams, such as the Changing Hexagram, the Opposite Hexagram, the Inverse Hexagram and the Mutual Hexagram.

Chapter 4 is a very important chapter of this book. This chapter offers detailed explanations of four hexagrams, in order to show the philosophical meanings of hexagrams.

Chapter 5 describes the steps on how to predict the future with I Ching. You will be able to learn two different predicting methods: Yarrow stalk method and coins method. At the end of this chapter, you will also learn the philosophy of I Ching prediction.

Appendix 1 is the reference talbe of 64 Hexagrams, which can help you find a hexagram quickly.

Appendix 2 is the full text of I Ching (translated by Xuesong Yu).



----- Contents -----

- Preface
- About the Author
- Chapter 1: The Wisdom of Yin and Yang
--- Yin and Yang: The Code of the Universe
--- The Relationship between Yin and Yang
--- The Mysterious Taiji Symbol
- Chapter 2: The Wisdom of the Eight Trigrams
--- The Four Phases
--- The Eight Trigrams
--- Two Types of Arrangement of the Eight Trigrams
--- The Eight Trigrams and the Five Elements
- Chapter 3: The Wisdom of Hexagrams
--- The Sixty-four Hexagrams
--- The Changing Hexagram
--- The Opposite Hexagram
--- The Inverse Hexagram
--- The Mutual Hexagram
- Chapter 4: Detailed Explanations of Several Hexagrams
--- Hexagram 03: A Hard Beginning
--- Hexagram 28: Overloading
--- Hexagram 40: Solution
--- Hexagram 44: Unexpected Encounter
--- Overview of the Sixty-four Hexagrams
- Chapter 5: The Wisdom of I Ching Prediction
--- The Original Predicting Method: Yarrow Stalk Method
--- The Improved Predicting method: Coins Method
--- What Can We Learn From I Ching Prediction
- Appendix 1: Reference Table of 64 Hexagrams
- Appendix 2: Full Text of I Ching (Translated by Xuesong Yu)
--- Hexagram 01: Creativity and Leadership
--- Hexagram 02: Receptivity and Execution
--- Hexagram 03: A Hard Beginning
--- Hexagram 04: Enlightenment
--- Hexagram 05: Patient Anticipation
--- Hexagram 06: Lawsuit and Argument
--- Hexagram 07: Army
--- Hexagram 08: Attach Oneself to the Leader
--- Hexagram 09: A Small Amount of Resources
--- Hexagram 10: Step With Good Manners
--- Hexagram 11: Prosperity
--- Hexagram 12: Stagnation
--- Hexagram 13: Fellows
--- Hexagram 14: Promising
--- Hexagram 15: Modesty
--- ... ...
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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Xuesong Yu (Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (22 Oct. 2014)
  • English
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