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A great tool for self development
on 12 August 2013
My first I Ching translation was the Richard Wilhelm version, which I have used on and off for over 30 years. I have also readd and used other versions from time to time until I found Carol Anthony's wonderful new take on the I Ching. I have been using this version of the I Ching fsince it was published, on a regular basis. It does have a very different approach to the text, than other translations, so if you want the traditional translation and a conservative commentary on this classic this is not the book for you.
Carol Anthony's approach brings a new vision not only of the I Ching but of the way we can use this wonderful text, not so much as a fortune telling, future peeking Oracle, but as a powerful tool for personal growth and self transformation. Sure this approach requires a leap of faith and a bit of adjusting to some of the concepts, some that may seem too esoteric in the beginning, but a bit of perseverance and withholding of our beliefs, long enough to deeply consider some of the ideas put forth in this book, will reveal an amazing new vision of the world, and the Universe at large.
For me it has been an invaluable tool, at a personal level but also in my work as a personal coach, often I consult the I Ching in preparation of a session with a client and I have been very surprised at the accuracy and finesse of the answers I have received, often providing me with a greater and more accurate vision and understanding of the problem at hand.
This is not a book for every one perhaps, but it is certainly a book to learn from and has helped me liberate my self from many distorted ideas and beliefs that had kept me disconnected with myself and the greater Whole.