FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Total I Ching: Myths for ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by owlsmart_usa
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Pages are clean and free of writing and or highlighting. Cover edges show some wear from reading and storage.
Trade in your item
Get a £0.58
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Total I Ching: Myths for Change Paperback – 7 May 2009

14 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£10.99
£4.51 £4.51
£10.99 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Total I Ching: Myths for Change + I Ching: Walking Your Path, Creating Your Future
Price For Both: £20.98

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £0.58
Trade in Total I Ching: Myths for Change for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £0.58, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; Reprint edition (7 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074993980X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749939809
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

Review

This could be Karcher's masterpiece - a beautiful, liberating, potent and inspiring version of the ancient classic. Working with the original Chinese texts and drawing on the most recent scholarship, Karcher shatters the constricting cage of traditional interpretations to open up the oracle's lost mythic dimension. Even experienced users of the I Ching will be astonished by the extraordinary riches they will find in Total I Ching (Dr Roderick Main, Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex)

Book Description

* This revolutionary new approach to the world's oldest wisdom tradition, the I CHING, is considered to be the definitive book on the subject.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 May 2003
Format: Paperback
What follows is an unapologetic rave... This book is simply brilliant. I've spent thirty years exploring the I Ching and used more than ten different editions. In 2002, I attended a lecture by Dr. Karcher at the Jung Institute during which he discussed this upcoming translation. Dr. Karcher's impressive credentials included supervision of the first complete English translation of the I Ching on behalf of the Eranos Foundation in Switzerland. At his lecture, Dr. Karcher said that, with his next book, he hoped to make the I Ching less opaque to modern readers without diluting its power. For many months, I have patiently awaited its publication. I am happy to report that the finished book, Total I Ching, exceeds my expectations. Having shared it with many friends, we all agree that the Total I Ching is the most user-friendly and profound translation of the I Ching ever published in the West. There is no question that it will appeal to both novices and experts. My highest recommendation.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Storey VINE VOICE on 12 July 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the best book on the I Ching I have ever encountered, a genuine masterpiece by a true scholar. The introductory chapters opened my eyes to the wondrous mathematical architecture of the I Ching, and to the relationship between hexagrams. To find that there are 'hidden possibilities' and a 'mirror world' contained in each reading was a revelation to me. The treatment of the hexagrams themselves is second to none, rich in detail and redolent with historical, linguistic and mystical understanding of the symbols used by the text. I have used the I Ching for many years and accumulated several translations over that time, but I am awestruck by this contribution. As the title suggests, it does offer everything one might need, including excellent explanations of divination methods and the questioning and interpreting process.
On a personal note, the extra detail in the text has produced some uncanny references to time frames and even dates for my questions. I was thinking of taking a certain course, but perhaps waiting until my daughter had finished university before embarking on the expense. The I Ching urged me to make a move, and to my surprise the changing line suggested, literally, that to wait 3 years was a trap! I looked back on a previously important question and found the advice that to finish in the 8th month would be a mistake. Again this was an astonishingly accurate remark, as I knew from hindsight. Most recently, I decided to consult the I Ching on something of great importance to me. The answer likened my situation to King Wu who, it said, had taken an event on 20 June 1070 as a mandate for change, which had persuaded him to make a divination. The astonishing thing was that it was 20 June 2003 when I had decided to do the same thing!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wolfgranny on 16 April 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Yes, I really rate Stephen Karcher. He has clearly dedicated his life to this work and it shows. He is steeped in Chinese alchemy, and his writings on the Trigrams are second to none, being written from three viewpoints that could be seen as "Head, body and heart/soul".
He is familiar with the Tradition, yet does not hesitate in translating the Work in ways that enhance our understanding and make the Book of Changes relevant both to our everyday lives and our spiritual understanding. Perhaps not a book for anyone totally new to the I Ching...perhaps start off with his "How to read the I Ching" which is better for novices.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 April 2006
Format: Paperback
I've been an amateur student of the I-Ching for 25 years and have read and used many translations and interpretations. This is quite simply the best. Karcher combines academic scholarship with accessible, user-friendly interpretations of each hexagram. Whether your main interest in the I-Ching is psychological analysis, prediction, self-awareness, or an historical perspective on the I-Ching's symbolism, this book is brilliant. If you have puzzled over other, less insightful interpretations, then try this - you'll return to it again and again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Peter FYFE on 21 May 2004
Format: Paperback
Stephen Karcher's approach to translating and presenting the famed Chinese oracle "I Ching" appears to take on board Jung's famous invocation to "dream the myth onward". The result is a paradoxical conjoining of the ancient and the modern. For each hexagram, Karcher takes us on a penetrating exploration of its deepest roots in Chinese history and mythology, slowly unfolding each little symbol's big picture, and revealing the archetypal material the hexagram might encourage us to consider in context. The result is deeply psychological and gives the modern occidental reader unique access to the ancient oriental wisdom implicated in the oracle's poetry. If you use an oracle to divine, explore, and contemplate rather than to "tell fortunes", then I expect you'll come to marvel again and again at Karcher's wondrous work with this most intriguing old book, as I have.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. R. H. Sheffield on 20 April 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In this translation Stephen Karcher brings to bear 30 years of studying the Yijing. He has carefully removed the later moralistic Confucian accretions to reveal the brilliance of the earlier work. For each hexagram he gives the myths and stories which underpin it and which the original authors would have assumed that the reader would have known. These bring clarity to otherwise obscure passages. He publishes articles which further elucidate this book and his approach on the web.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback