The 5,000-year-old Chinese book of wisdom, presented in a unique work-book format designed to help truth-seekers find new meaning and enlightenment in its ancient lore.
If you are new to the subject I'd also recommend The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff for an effortless and amusing introduction to Taoism.
R.L. Wing's translation is modern and accessible, but still quite poetic. The "classic" Wilhelm translation is really difficult to understand and so many other translations/permutations that I've seen are so gimmicky as to be a bit... undignified. Wing's presentation of the text seems to demonstrate respect for the original essays and cultivates a wider understanding of what you're reading in each hexagram and even how that can be applied in other aspects of Taoist practice.
The workbook format really encourages you to keep track of your journey with the I Ching and, after a time, adds a whole new dimension to your study. If you're a beginner it's definitely the best way to start, but it's never too late!
It's quite different to the I Ching as presented by Wilhelm or as philosophised about by Carol Anthony, but I'd recommend it to anyone.
A must have!
Although it is ancient, it's messages are totally relevent to life today & this book gives clear explanations and is not cluttered with mumbo jumbo.
Because of this I've found it far better than other I Ching books I've tried to use. It is simple enough for a complete beginner to use within minutes, yet I have spent many, many hours using it over the years & it only gets more exciting & fascinating.I truly couldn't function without it any more! So glad it's still in print.
It has already made an impact in my life. Read more