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The Philosophy of the I Ching

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The Philosophy of the I Ching


The Philosophy of the I Ching

by Carol K. Anthony

2nd Edition Expanded and Revised


ISBN 0-9603832-2-0

224 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2

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About this book

A companion book to A Guide to the I Ching, this book reveals the philosophy embedded in the Wilhelm/Baynes I Ching. It helps us understand and apply that philosophy to our daily lives. 

It also explains tems, such as “the Sage” — the Cosmic teacher that answers when we consult the I Ching; “the superior man” — “our true self”; and “the inferior man” — “the ego.” 

This book contains the core philosophical concepts that made the I Ching the Number One book in the Chinese Library for over 3000 years. These concepts are the roots of Chinese culture. 

This second edition also contains a new method for clarifying the messages received from the I Ching oracle.

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Some reviews from readers on amazon.com:

Very Beneficial

By Leigh Glanville, U.K.

This is another outstanding achievement along with Ms. Anthony's "A Guide to the I Ching". Carol K. Anthony's work can make a genuine claim to greatness and demonstrates astounding wisdom and insight. These two books provide a bridge between the Wilhelm\Baynes I Ching and the modern world. They also grant us an opportunity to reliably access the hidden world of the Sage. In fact they seem to speak with the authority of the Sage itself. With these three books and a devoted attitude I believe the highest realizations could be experienced. What more do I need to say? 


A Classic

By C.H. on November 4, 2003

One could not recommend this book highly enough. It is meant to be a companion to Wilhelm's "I Ching" and sheds light on the obscure terms that sometimes get in the way for the right internalization of this wonderful book's teachings. It is also an inspiring guide on how to live well, grounded on lofty, yet sensible values. A book you'll turn to many times in your life.


Required Reading for I Ching

By Me Stoner Jeanne on November 26, 2001

I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading this book. Mrs. Anthony has clearly explained the meanings and meaningfulness of the I Ching -- not an easy task! This book should be required reading for anyone attempting to understand the I Ching and anyone on the the path to self-knowledge. This book goes hand-in-hand with Wilhelm's translation of the I Ching and with Carl Jung's works on the subject. There are a lot of mediocre writings on the I Ching but this one far out-classes anything I have read so far. I enthusiastically give it a five-star rating!


A step toward better understanding

By Pamela Bennett on March 12, 2013

While using the I Ching readings, it seemed that when I travelled or wanted a few days to allow understanding to sink in, this volume speaks volumes about the underlying premise that is reflected through the hexagrams which compose the I CHING itself. The author has a way of explaining things in a detailed but , somehow, open way, that reading any part of the book, reminds one about one's life work, self-development, in a supportive and encouraging way, consistently. Can't say enough good about this author!