The I Ching step by step by Harmen Mesker (editor of Wilhelm's I Ching translation from 2016) unveils the principles of this ancient Chinese oracle book and teaches you how to interpret the book's advice and apply it to your life.
You will learn the most important concepts discussed in the I Ching, and step by step you will be taught how to analyze the answer of the I Ching into meaningful and practical information for you. The meaning of the hexagrams and their structure are discussed, as well as common terms from the text.
In addition, insight is provided into the background of the book and the Chinese philosophy that underlies it. 'The I Ching step by step' is an indispensable publication for anyone who wants to understand the I Ching in all its facets and apply it in daily life.
The I Ching, the Book of Changes, is one of the oldest books from China. In this book you will find the core of Chinese thinking: the functioning of yin and yang, expressed in mystical words and symbolic signs. The I Ching contains a closed system, in which all changes and situations in the universe are described in sixty-four chapters.
As a result, the I Ching allows you to become aware of the changes taking place in your environment and within yourself. The I Ching teaches you how to deal with this and how to respond to those changes. The I Ching shows you the world as a dynamic whole in which everything is closely connected, nothing happens without reason, and in which you can choose and adjust your life path.
The Book of Changes has been a source of advice and inspiration for important decisions for centuries. You can read the I Ching as an ordinary book and let the deep wisdom work on you, but it is most often used as an oracle book: you can ask questions and you will receive answers in symbolic concepts.