I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change -- The First Complete Translation with Concordance Paperback – Oct 1 2002
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About the Author
Stephen Karcher PhD is an internationally known writer, lecturer, translator and consulting diviner with over thirty years' experience working with the I Ching. Rudolf Ritsema is an orientalist and President of the Eranos Foundation, famed for its seminars on Jungian psychology.
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Though the text is scholarly in presentation, one can use it with little understanding or need to go into the limitless depths of mathematics or mystical underpinnings. One can simply throw the coins (though to be sure, the yarrow stalks are the preferred method with an entirely different mathematical system) and read the first image to establish a relationship with oracle.
The downside of the book is that it is time consuming to move into the language as Karcher attempts to write in English as one would write in pictographs, with words as metaphor. Though it can be trying, still there is much to be gleaned by this manner of exploration and i recommend this translation for the serious minded, but it is the system (Ba Gua) that students of the I Ching are studying, the words are but translations of the images whether in ancient Chinese or in modern English.