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Layered complexity unnecessarily obfuscates
on 16 March 2009
Rarely have I been so disappointed with a tome, and not once with a previous version of Ching. This book is not for a beginner- the printing errors make it difficult to follow the early (and only) example and impossible to construct a basic hexagram using even the simplest method. To attempt a reading you will need to generate the hexagram from other sources and refer back to this once you know which hexagram numbers to read up.
The links with the seasons are missing, or wrong. The 'Matrix for a Reading' is something I haven't seen before, offering an extensive and more elaborate ritual which will be very handy if you are charging for your services and wish to impress. The layout is sufficiently similar to a tarot reading that your client will not feel at all short-changed.
This is not a book I will keep.