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19 people found this helpful
on 2 October 2002
Yes - I think I would like to recommend Mr. Huang's book to anyone with an honest interest in the I Ching.
Having lived with the Wilhelm/Baynes translation of the I Ching for about 20 years, reading Master Huang's "The Complete I Ching" was like a fresh breeze from the sea. Going one step further and reading his "The Numerology of the I Ching", has deepened and broadened my understanding of the I Ching in a wonderful way. Mr. Huang is obviously a man who knows what he is taking about, having the I Ching in his marrow. His book is simple and explicit in explaining the experience and knowledge of generations of Taoist studies in China. As a reader I'm relieved from all western dry scholarship and (most common) romantic New Age superstitiousness. This is a book aimed for understanding, not believing.
As an amateur student I'm far from grasping the bones and marrow of the I Ching, but with this book I feel that I have an excellent tool for my research that hopefully will last many years to come. So far, the chapters on The Hosts of the Gua, The Mysteries of the Mutual Gua and The Hidden Message of the Core Gua, has been the most rewarding for me to read, but of course there is much more that needs time to sink in. It's not an easy book...