Can any of you suggest an I Ching book that is insightful enough to allow the reader to understand how the commentary on the hexagrams flows out without getting to bogged down in Chinese. I have the Master Ni edition which is more like an encyclopedia and I have tried Karcher, but still find him a bit too “foreign”. Maybe I am asking too much for it to be well delivered to a westerner. I have found Michael’s brief expositions on the I Ching as it relates to Kan and Li and inner work fascinating and helpful. Anyway, Any ideas? baba
If you are wanting to understand the applications of I Ching symbology to alchemy, the following resources start at the most simple and end with the most difficult:
1) Cultivating Stillness by Eva Wong
2) Harmonizing Yin and Yang by Eva Wond
3) The Numerology of the I Ching by Alfred Huang
4) The Taoist I Ching by Thomas Cleary
5) The Secret of Everlasting Life by Richard Bertschinger
Remember that these symbols just help the monkey-mind appreciate and enable the process of alchemy. Only feed the mind enough that it will allow your alchemy; don’t allow the mind to take over and make it all intellectual.