Complete idiot's guide to the i ching

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How would you like to have your own psychic hotline, available 24 hours a day? Readers will have just that with The Complete Idiot's Guide® to I-Ching- the 5000 year-old Chinese book of divination and wisdom. This book explains what I-Ching is, why it works and offers a complete explanation of each hexagram. A comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow history of Chinese fortune telling, connections between I-Ching and Feng Shui and 21st Century explorations of the I-Ching are also covered.

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I.INTRODUCING THE I CHING AND ANCIENT CHINA.

1.Ground Zero: Understanding the Basics About the I Ching, Book of Changes.

Take the I Ching Challenge! You Say I Ching, We Say Yijing. Life Is Change: The Fundamental Basis of the Yijing. Fascinating Fibonacci and the Magic of Numbers. The Yijing, Science, and Mathematics ... Oh My!

2.A Short History of the Ancient Chinese.

In the Beginning: The Prehistoric Chinese. The Yangshao Culture. The Longshan Culture. The Xia Dynasty. The Shang Dynasty. The Wicked Zhou Wang. The Virtuous Ji Chang. The Fall of the House of Shang. Sibling Rivalry in the House of Zhou. The Mandate of Heaven.

3.Divination Chinese Style.

In Search of Dragon Bones. The Almighty Turtle! Cast Your Lot. Sortilege Chinese Style.

II.THE HISTORICAL AND MYUTHICAL ORIGINS OF THE YIJING.

4.As the Story Goes: The Historical Origin of the Yijing.

The Sun, the Moon, and the Lizard. The Three Faces of Yi. The King Wen Sequence of Hexagrams. Two Halves of the Whole. The Upper Classic and Lower Classic.

5.Once Upon a Time: The Mythical Origin of the Yijing.

Fuxi? Who's He? The River Map. The Luo River Writing. Knots of Lines. The Bagua Family of Eight Trigrams. Pulling the Luoshu Out of the Hetu Hat.

III.LEARNING TO USE THE YIJING.

6.How to Cast the Yijing.

Cast Your Fate! Ask and You Shall Receive. Holy Stalk!: Casting the Yijing Using Stalks of Yarrow. Holy Coin!: Casting the Yijing Using Three Coins.

7.How to Interpret Your Yijing Reading.

Acting on Change. The Lines They Are a-Changin'. And the Answer Is. The Yijing Predicts the New President of the United States.

IV.THE 64 HEXAGRAMS: A NEW INTERPRETATION FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.

V.UNDERSTANDING THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHINESE COSMOS.

8.The Mystery of Qi. Qi Around the World. The Newly Expanded Western Mind. Making Sense of Qi.
9.Can You Spare Some Change? The Unchanging Truth About Yin and Yang.
The Great Big Bang of Creation. Wuji: The Beginning of All Things. Yang: The Father of Heaven. The Great Ultimate Taiji. Yin and Yang: Face and Vase.

VI.MODERN SCIENCE TO THE ANCIENT ORACLE.

10.Gottfried Leibniz, Binary Numeration, and the Yijing.

The Life of Leibniz. Binary Mathematics 101.The Theology of Binary. The Nature of Numbers. The 64 Hexagrams and the Binary System.

11.Science, Synchronicity, and the Yijing: Understanding a Holistic Universe.

Is It Synchronicity? The World According to Bohm. Wholeness and the Holomovement. The Holographic Brain. Synchronicity and the Yijing.

12.Chaos Theory and the Yijing.

Chaos Defined. What Is Chaos Theory? Chaos Theory's Unassuming Beginning. A Butterfly Flapping Its Wings in Hong Kong Sets Off a Tornado in Texas. The Strangeness of Chaos. Closing In on Chaos.

VII.UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING THE ANCIENT TRADITION OF FENG SHUI.

13.Increasing Your Health, Wealth, and Relationships with Feng Shui.

In the Beginning .... Sunny Side Up, Please: Considering the Lay of the Land. The Form School of Feng Shui. The Business of Burying. Streets, Buildings, Fences, and Shrubbery: Urban Forms. The Compass School of Feng Shui. The First Compass Method. Kanyu See My Compass? Together Is Better.

14.Learning Yigua Feng Shui.

The Legend of Yigua Feng Shui. Determining Your Chinese Solar Birth Year. Every Home Has a Trigram. Changing Trigram