The book of changes

also called: Yi Jing/King/ or Yijing or I Ging/Ching

The Yì Jīng (also known as the I Ching, Yi King and I Ging) the “Book of Changes” or more accurately “Classic of Change”, is the oldest of the Chinese classic texts. The book is also known as Zhou Yi, the “Changes of Zhou”, in ancient Chinese literature which indicates the book was based on work from Zhou Dynasty. The Yi Jing is based on an ancient system of cosmology and philosophy which is at the heart of Chinese cultural beliefs. This philosophy is centred around the ideas of balance through opposites, and acceptance of change. In Asia, the Yi Jing is the most popular form of prediction, and it is becoming increasingly popular throughout the rest of the world … (full text on Serena’s Guide).

Some links concerning the book of changes. The I Ching: on AFPC; on amazon; on Free I Ching Reading; on I Ching bookmarks; on Search Forecast; on The Yijing / I Ching oracle; on geocities; on wikipedia; on about.com alternative religions; on Zhou-Yi’s wensite; on dmoz; on The Essentials of the Yi Jing.

The I Ching on the Net: … These pages provide links to I Ching resources on the Internet, and include a brief introduction to the I Ching and to my own translation, Rediscovering the I Ching, with my versions of hexagram 1 Strong Action, and hexagram 21 Biting Through … (full text).

The introductions to the I Ching by Richard Wilhelm and C.J. Jung have been specifically edited for this web page, in HTML format, by Dan Baruth. He also incorporated the text of the original I Ching into an interactive computer program, the preface to which is presented as well. For the admirers of ancient Chinese wisdom, the Tao te king by Laotse – in English and German – was added. Furthermore, you are invited to visit the recommended sites … (full text);

Other links: Open Directory Project; Centre International de Recherches et Études Transdisciplinaires; Elites’ work versus people’s work;

Quelques liens en français:


Une méthode directive de la naissance et de la disparition des choses : Le livre des Mutations (Yijing): A l’inverse de l’Occident où ce qui fait problème est le changement, la croissance et le dépérissement, sur lesquels n’a aucune prise la philosophie de l’être, constitutive du socratisme occidental excluant tout « tiers » entre « être » et « ne pas être », dans la riche culture chinoise tout au contraire, le paradigme philosophique par excellence est celui du changement… Loin d’être un temps linéaire et progressiste, le devenir dans la pensée chinoise évoque un temps où les moments sont gros de tous les « retours ». (Consulter l’article);

Wang Dongliang. ‘Les signes et les mutations: Une approche nouvelle du Yi King histoire, pratique et texte.’ Paris: L’Asiathèque, 1995. 336 pp. Paperback 188 F. ISBN 2-901795-99-4;

Voir aussi: chez le Livre des Mutations; chez wikipedia français; chez les classiques des sciences sociales; chez Zhou Yi Europe; chez Oracles YiKing; chez Chine Informations; chez la documentation française; chez Le mémoire de la Mue.

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