Find I Ching by Blofeld, John at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. I Ching translated by John Blofeld. John Blofeld () was a British writer on Asian religion and philosophy. His version of I Ching, puhblished originally. I Ching the Book of Change: A New Translation of the Ancient Chinese Text with Detailed Instructions for its Practical Use in Divination. John Eaton Calthorpe I.

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This has been one of the standards for many years.


Wilhelm’s version of the I Ching has in turn been translated to many other languages, also English in He claims to have proved the theory by deliberately giving friends the wrong readings.

Ships with Tracking Number! The introduction briefly covers historical allusions in the text. But, I love the IChing! He neither consulted it nor explained how others might. Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Legge had no real interest in the spirit of the book, simply regarding it as fodder for translation. A fair introduction for the beginner, but lacks detail for serious use.

He adds his own commentary based on experience of prediction. The authors are American therapists.

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Anyone read Blofeld’s I-Ching ?

The Great Treatise is not translated. There are eight trigrams, each representing a basic force of nature. Richard Wilhelm Richard Wilhelm was a German sinologist, who translated several of the Chinese classics into German. In his translation he does not depart greatly from Wilhelm, though I am sure he is quite capable of making a few improvements.


The time now is On the one hand Wu talks about oracle-bone characters and having had the good fortune to have attended classes by Prof Dong Zuobin, on the other he holds traditional views on Confucius and Fuxi. Books he… More about John Blofeld.

I Ching Online – English Versions of I Ching, The Book of Change

Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item. Here Richmond has re-interpreted his own approach, expanded it, and tied it closer to the original Chinese imagery.

A Guide to Life’s Turning Pointswhich interprets much of the I Cuing text through the eyes of Buddhism, frequently emphasizing the abnegation of the ego and the virtues of cbing, humility and equanimity – and it does omit a lot of the original imagery; nevertheless, it can be of help in interpreting the Blofeld text and is warmer and more personal in tone. The order is the order in which they came to mind. I don’t think much of them.

Funny coincidence I spot I question about Blofeld’s translation- I wondered if anyone else had heard about it as I rarely hear it mentioned anywhere. Posits twelve life situations — creativity, reason, emotion, awareness, and so on — and interprets each line and hexagram in terms of all twelve. Draws attention to an astonishing parallel between the hexagrams and DNA. Published in in Taiwan by the Institute of Cultural Studies.


Without understanding, even the slightest slip when attempting a paraphrase or commentary can result in a complete misinterpretation becoming vogue, thereby hindering the progress of all who rely on it.

It creates a spirit of enquiry and curiosity that is quite infectious. Essentially for the more experienced practitioner. It is a work reminiscent of Chinv Grant’s books on magick. Also a treatment of the phases of the moon in terms of yin and yang. That said, the book must be praised for putting the possibility of making a personal translation within reach of far more people.

Jung asks I Ching about I Ching I can identify with a lot of blofele she says. This is virtually identical to Wilhelm, save for an interesting new rendering of the fifth line of hexagram The only drawback to this book is its price: Has a tendency to render every situation as make-or-break.

The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet: If you find his language a challenge, add the Ritsema translation to it. It was not my intention to produce a bibliography, so publication details have been omitted, save where this may prove difficult to find out and is worth knowing.

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