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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I couldn’t help noticing she has ripped off a few of Stan Boardman’s ideas word-for-word. This couldn’t be more misguided. Probably not that many, but more so with a German edit made in It is particularly helpful for maintaining detachment when other people show their inferior natures.
This copy of I Ching: It’s very clear and straightforward. Good in Good dust jacket.
This makes it less attractive to beginners, though for the more experienced student this book provides an extremely useful comparison text.
The illustrations are the main point of this book. A great pity, especially as the Taoist work is an alchemical text and the Buddhist work is by a follower of the Pure Land school, both highly significant outlooks. Tai Chi is on a sand-dune with Twiggy eyelashes. He gives as one of the divinatory meanings of the first place: The Chinese characters of the Zhouyi are handwritten, with pinyin transliterations next to them, and translation underneath, and not a bad one either.
An excellent work reflecting a modern Chinese approach. How to do a reading of the Tarot divination cards from what their images chiny. Set up a giveaway.
Makes everything sound fixed, has none of the finesse I associate with the Book of Changes. Again, reviewed last issue. The impression that it is bloffeld by some sort of ‘master’ is a superficial veneer. It thus suffers unduly from its brevity. After years of traveling through Asia and experiencing the spiritual culture of China and the Taoist eremites, he became a pupil of the Buddhist master Hsu Yun.
Despite the trashy title, the overall judgments are quite well written and the old Chinese illustrations charming. The dj has light wear. Henry Wei’s translation was in part urged by Blofeld’s comments, and Wei in turn criticises both Wilhelm and Blofeld.
Disappointing; they feel rushed as a job lot. Out-of-print, but turns up secondhand occasionally. The fault I detect in many of the lbofeld versions is that they hand out an immature view, often a view that hasn’t even been digested at all, simply regurgitated without engaging the brain.
This depth is not so apparent when the comments are read in isolation. His interpretations of difficult situations veer towards looking on the black side.
The introduction briefly covers historical allusions in the text. A great deal of information relating to numerological methods. Aug 01, Pages Buy.
Write a customer review. It says ‘Do not…’ a lot, and ‘your ego…’ as if the author’s wasn’t obvious. Penguin Books; Reprint edition August 1, Language: An excellent choice for those who want to put their copy of I Ching into use. Her books contain some excellent diagrams and evaluations of them, such as the Yellow River Map, the World of Senses and World of Thought arrangements, together with tables of trigram attributes and other data.
An excellent compendium of personal researches. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. First published inthis was the only English translation widely available until Wilhelm-Baynes appeared in In his translation he does not depart greatly from Wilhelm, though I am sure he is quite capable of making a few improvements.
The Book of Change Blofeld, John transl. Read it Forward Read it first. Its 64 chapters have mainly been used for divination since that distant origin, and it still is. The word chou means circle or something revolving, as well as universal. She crystallises ideas in a way that feels very up-to-the-minute.