I Ching Oracle, The
A comprehensive and clearly written manual for consulting the I Ching oracle
The I Ching Oracle – A guide through the human maze is designed to help the reader find a way through the complexities and challenges of everyday life.
Timothy and Johanna Dowdle show the reader how to consult the I Ching oracle and receive clear answers to important questions. They explain the methods used for consulting the oracle and how the oracle responds to the reader's questions. The authors also provide a series of examples from their own consultations to illustrate how the I Ching has guided them through many difficult situations. All of the descriptions of the I Ching hexagrams are based on the authors' lives. These autobiographical narratives can help and support everyone who is living through similar experiences.
For those who are familiar with the I Ching and have been consulting the oracle, this book offers new methods for interpreting hexagrams with multiple moving lines and static hexagrams. These methods have proven to give consistently clear and accurate answers to the authors' questions over many years of consultations.
Timothy and Johanna Dowdle are an Anglo-Dutch couple who have lived and worked in many different countries and are currently living in the Netherlands. Over the years the authors have studied and practised the art of divination, using divination as a tool for making important decisions. A red thread running through their lives together has been The I Ching or Book of Changes. Their aim is to share the knowledge and wisdom of the I Ching and make it accessible to everyone.
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The Dowdles, a husband and wife team, debut with an accessible introduction to the mysteries of the ancient Chinese divination tool known as the I Ching. It’s a 4,000-year-old template of 64 hexagrams, each consisting of six solid or broken lines that can be consulted for wisdom and guidance on situations faced in everyday life. To begin, the authors write, one formulates a question (“Should I buy this house?”; “Should I look for a different job?”) before choosing a random selection method—such as tossing coins or sticks—to generate numbers. Following the authors’ instructions on converting the numbers into a hexagram diagram, readers then find the corresponding hexagram in the book that offers solutions to the question. The authors provide straightforward descriptions of all 64 hexagrams, their representations, and modern methods of interpretation. For example, hexagrams describe life paths that can bring one into conflict, achieve peace, or assist in starting a project. Beginners can use the authors’ thorough descriptions as a primer, while experienced users will learn fresh interpretations. It’s a great starting point for anyone interested in dabbling in divination. ~ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY