T. Korpi

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (107 of 111)
Location: Bemidji, MN
Birthday: 15 May
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,487,833 - Total Helpful Votes: 107 of 111
The I Ching Workbook by Wing
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I use the workbook nearly every day and am constantly fascinated.
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… Read more
Pattern Cutting Made Easy by Gillian Holman
Pattern Cutting Made Easy by Gillian Holman
48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars easy pattern cutting, 24 May 2004
Just like the title says. I bought this along with a complicated text book for pattern making and have actually found this to be very handy. I'd really recommend it for a beginner to pattern cutting (as I was).
You'll be able to make yourself a skirt pattern in minutes, a basic trouser block, blouses-- all very simple and make it easy to grasp the concept of pattern cutting. There are a minimum of explanations, only the letter-by-letter measurements to draw.
If you're looking for anything very fancy you won't find it here, but for basic beginning pattern cutting this is perfect.
Guide To The I Ching by Carol K. Anthony
Guide To The I Ching by Carol K. Anthony
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
While I've only been studying the I Ching seriously for about a year, it's been a fairly dedicated relationship. I delved into this, along with the Wilhelm translation, after several years with the Tao te Ching and a year with the R.L. Wing translation of the I Ching and several journals, thinking I'd step things up a bit.
Well, it could be any number of things, but I found myself in a real depression after not very long. The Wilhelm translation is very poetic and indirect and Carol Anthony's Guide is very direct. At first this is a relief, but soon I found myself confused and depressed, criticised into a spiritual corner that became a vicious circle as I tried to seek guidance and,… Read more

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