Understanding the I Ching
The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book of Changes (Bollingen Series (General))
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|Format:||Paperback, 308 pages|
|Other Information: ||2 illus.|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 May 1995|
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The West's foremost translator of the "I Ching", Richard Wilhelm thought deeply about how contemporary readers could benefit from this ancient work and its perennially valid insights into change and chance. For him and for his son, Hellmut Wilhelm, the "Book of Changes" represented not just a mysterious book of oracles or a notable source of the Taoist and Confucian philosophies. In their hands, it emerges, as it did for C.G. Jung, as a vital key to humanity's age-old collective unconscious. Here the observations of the Wilhelms are combined in a volume that will reward specialists and aficionados with its treatment of historical context - and that will serve also as an introduction to the "I Ching" and the meaning of its famous hexagrams.
Table of Contents
Change: Eight Lectures on the I Ching 1Origins 2The Concept of Change 3The Two Fundamental Principles 4The Trigrams and the Hexagrams 5The Hexagrams Ch'ien and K'un 6The Ten Wings 7The Later History of the Book of Changes 8The Oracle Book Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change Opposition and Fellowship The Spirit of Art According to the Book of Changes Constancy in Change Death and Renewal Notes Index
Heraclitus, who held that life was movement and that it developed through the conflict of opposites, also conceived a harmonious world order, the Logos, that shapes this chaos. But to the Chinese, as we shall see, the two principles, movement and the unchanging law governing it, are one: they know neither kernel nor husk-heart and mind function together undivided. -- Hellmut Wilhelm
This volume is a fascinating look at the I Ching and the researchers who study it. Religious Studies Review
|Publisher: ||Princeton University Press|
|Dimensions: ||20.0 x 10.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.34 kg)|