The holistic approach to interpretation presented in this book reveals clear and direct answers to your questions. According to this approach, perceiving the big picture–the hexagrams from a reading and the meaningful pattern that they form called the theme–allows the reader to understand the moving lines and the other texts in context. To facilitate this process, this book includes a dictionary that expands and modernizes the meanings associated with each hexagram. For example, hexagram 59, Dispersion, can also refer to sharing, distributing, marketing, etc., depending on the question asked. 85 real-life readings are analyzed, including some about world events. These readings vividly illustrate the clarity and depth of this approach.
All the readings in this book utilize the moving lines and other texts from the classical translation The I Ching or Book of Changes by Wilhelm/Baynes. The text of that book can be read online at http://www.pantherwebworks.com/I_Ching/.
This practical guide explains with examples the steps for consulting the I Ching and interpreting the result:
- Formulating a key question
- Building the hexagrams obtained in the reading
- Perceiving the patterns that relate to the reading
- Understanding the texts of the hexagrams contextually
- Recognizing the answer
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