Seeking the Spirit of the Book of Change was the recipient of the bronze medal (Body-Mind-Spirit category) in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards ceremony.
The Yijing 易经 (I Ching) or ‘Book of Change’ is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts and has held a key place in the Daoist tradition for thousands of years. Explaining the ancient Yijing system of prediction based on the Xiang 象 (symbolism) and Shu 数 (numerology) knowledge of Bagua (the eight basic trigrams), which have not previously been written about outside China, this books makes the Yijing accessible to the Western world in a new and fuller way. In the space of just eight days, Master Zhongxian Wu leads the reader toward a deep understanding of the Eight Trigrams of the Yijing and how to apply this knowledge in practical ways in daily life. Master Wu explores the numerology and symbolism of the Yijing and clearly explains how the reader can use the Yijing divination system for themselves. This remarkable book provides a user-friendly eight day program that will be a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in learning more about the Yijing of Chinese philosophy and cuture as a whole, as well as those who wish to learn how to use the Yijing for practical purposes.
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction. The Way of Yi and Tea. The Changes and Myths. Numerology. Symbolism. The Diviniation. Case Analyses. The Hidden Immortal Lineage. The Essence of the Prediction. Afterword. Appendix. Glossary.
“You hold in your hands one of the finest interpretations of the I CHING on the planet. Master Wu artfully presents a clear and insightful interpretation of ageless wisdom for seekers of consciousness in these troubled times. I highly suggest bringing a cup of water to boil, infuse it with your favorite blend of tea, and curl up with this book.
-Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., author of Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water