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. Dear Friends, I picked up a bargain price copy of John Blofeld’s I-Ching last week . I really like the introductory chapters which are quite.

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He lived for some time in Pekingand traveled through Asia TibetMongoliaChinaIndiaand Burma to visit the places where those religions lived within their practitioners. These have the same source, but different names. These two English translations are commercially available; and even though they are ostensibly about the same subject, they are completely different books. Associates each trigram with a family member, body part, season, direction, motion, color, and number.

One of my early influences. There are many English translations of the book.

The books take a completely different approach to consulting the oracle as well. The word ching is best translated as classic. Let me know what you think about Walker’s trans. Sign up here to be notified when this is next available! The Sawyer version seems to be more of a literal translation, and includes the oracle, blofelr associated verse, and excerpts from several commentaries.

Sorry this comes so lbofeld but I just today dropped in on the forum. This one has tales, overlapping the former. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Good in Good dust jacket Edition: Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. The most prominent version, and still in print, is the translation into German by Richard Wilhelm inwith a foreword by the psychoanalyst C. But the wisdom that it imparts is the foundation of blkfeld of Eastern thought City Lights Bookstore Published: Chaos and darkness whilst heaven creates.


Results 1 to 4 of 4. So why nohn a person want to look at a little paragraph or two like this, when the intricate microcosm of the Chiing Ching is 1, years older?

Plus, it is complete and affordable. His versions with their learned comments were soon published also in English, as well as many other languages. Very easy and enjoyable to read.

John Blofeld

I admit, I bought this mainly out of curiosity. But as his studies dove deeper into the complex symbolism of Asian thought, he developed a broader view, and became himself a deeply spiritual man. The Book of Changes Blofeld, John trans. The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts.

Describes an unconventional way of using the yarrow stalks: The book is dedicated to Osho, and quotes him several times, fwiw.

I Ching by Blofeld, John

The Book of Change; 8. A few years before that, inThomas McClatchie had published a translation that has not stood the test of time equally well. Its 64 chapters have mainly been used for divination since that distant origin, and it still is. Free online reading with the old Tarot deck of divination cards.

When they are arranged one above the other, the meaning of that hexagram starts to emerge as if by itself. It’s sort of an honorary title for a book, signifying that cing belongs to the all-time Chinese cultural treasures. A very eloquent summary of the deepest Taoist concepts: Nothing should be begun; helpers should be found.


Others consider it u late ideologically-motivated forgery. A word-for-word interlinear translation for digging deeper into the text; in the same vein as his I Ching translation. If you have an interest in Taoism, you probably have at least one Tao Te Chingand there is a good chance that it is this one, maybe even on your coffee table.

Numerous case histories are included as examples. A difficult beginning means that success is there for the taking. Especially the ones about fox fairies. It’s great for its simplicity.

Funny coincidence I spot I question about Hlofeld translation- I wondered if anyone else had heard about it as I rarely hear it mentioned anywhere. In addition to fiction, I’ve written books about Taoism as well as other East Asian traditions.

It is not nearly as readable as Graham, and leaves chign chapter 7, Yang Chu separately published as Garden of Pleasure. But, I have only experiment with that only 5 times. Used book b,ofeld good condition. It is useful to establish local leaders.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The time now is A brief introduction, then advice in place of a translation. In addition to solid and once-broken lines, a third, twice-broken line, is added, so that in combination they represent heaven, earth, and man.