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Understanding the I Ching : The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book of Changes - Hellmut Wilhelm

Understanding the I Ching

The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book of Changes

By: Hellmut Wilhelm, Richard Wilhelm, Cary F. Baynes (Translator), Irene Eber (Translator)


Published: 4th June 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.

"This volume is a fascinating look at the I Ching and the researchers who study it."--Religious Studies Review

Change: Eight Lectures on the I Ching
Prefacep. 3
Originsp. 8
The Concept of Changep. 20
The Two Fundamental Principlesp. 33
The Trigrams and the Hexagramsp. 47
The Hexagrams Ch'ien and K'unp. 63
The Ten Wingsp. 83
The Later History of the Book of Changesp. 101
The Oracle Bookp. 120
Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change
Introductionp. 139
Opposition and Fellowshipp. 154
The Spirit of Art According to the Book of Changesp. 194
Constancy in Changep. 236
Death and Renewalp. 286
Notesp. 317
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9780691001715
ISBN-10: 0691001715
Series: Bollingen Series (General)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4th June 1995
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34