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. Results 1 – 30 of I Ching: Book of Changes by John Blofeld and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Unfortunately, due to its comprehensive nature, much of the information is merely a brief overview; it is more a survey of what is known about the I Ching than a definitive text. Faithful to its most ancient sources, and translated directly from the ancient Chinese, it is as pure and simple as a Zen garden, using the jihn imagery of the original Chinese; however, it still has many unobtrusive footnotes with helpful suggestions and background from the author.

Funny coincidence I spot I question about Blofeld’s translation- I chint if anyone else had heard about it as I rarely hear it mentioned anywhere. Read more Read less.

There once was a great white-bearded master who appeared at the boundary of the Central Territory on his journey west. 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. Book of Changes by John BlofeldCjing. English Translations Here are three English translations that are well known and respected also by scholars.


Summarizes popular topics of inquiry such as the basis of the King Wen sequence and classification of the hexagrams. It is almost too much material to absorb the first time through. Show More Show Less. Read chint that mention ching book wilhelm baynes version of the i ching john blofeld blofeld version blofeld translation oracle hexagram imagery edition english guide philosophy background helpful language meaning. I really like the introductory chapters which are quite philosophical and relate a lot to Zen thinking.

Read it Forward Read it first. His academic studies were again interrupted, this time by World War II.

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His ashes occupy a place of honor in a Chinese Guan Yin temple he had helped build in Aug 01, Pages Buy. The I Chingprobably the oldest book in existence, provides a system of knowledge that makes it possible to analyze the patterns of changes in life governed by the Immutable Law of Change. King Wu attended to the sacrifice and the Great Master shouldered the white banner from which the head of Shang king Zhou was suspended and the red pennant with the heads of his two consorts.

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Often has a fantasy comic-book sound to it. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Plume April 23, Language: In the beginnings of his travels and studies, he was not very familiar with the native languages, and held a skeptical position against the shamanistic elements of those religions.


I’ve been amazed at how often the simple ancient imagery oxcarts, sacrificial bowls, arrows, etc. Blofeld mentored Red Pine in his translation work. Do not deliberately hold to a specific goal. One is also supposed to get ideas from the quaint woodcut images that accompany the text.

I have six different translations of the I Ching. Does contain hexagram names and English trigram names; but there is no index. Get to Know Us. Yin and yang are also the building blocks of the 64 hexagrams of the book, in what could very well be described as sort of a binary system: Oriented toward fortune-telling; an example is learning that an old man is going to die in five days.

Cover in very good condition with nornal shelf and use wear. The next five are a little left-of-center for me; but of course others may have different reactions. Like Wilhelm’s version, it’s a substantial and learned work, including many explanations and elaborations on how the Chinese classic should be understood.

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