The Magician's I Ching has been written to address two goals: first, to serve as a "practical" I Ching, organized in such a way as to be easily used by those interested in the I Ching's actual use as divination. Second, to have a particular emphasis on its use for the modern western magical practitioner; this emphasis is framed in such a way as to not be restrictive to the book's utility. The book is at once accessible and of interest to beginners, to those whose interest in the I Ching primarily relates to its connection to Magick, and to advanced students of the I Ching who are not specifically magical practitioners. Included in the book is a new interpretation of the complete core text of the I Ching, organized in the traditional "King Wen" sequence, with the original text adapted to a straightforward language and English terminology oriented toward facilitating the practical user. The chapters of the core text include western elemental descriptions, Confucian Commentaries distilled to their essence and expressed in plain language, and instructions on how the hexagram relates to the "Great Work" (of esoteric self-transformation). Beyond the core text, there is also significant material for the advanced practitioner: secret techniques of I Ching work, the significance of opposition, nuclear hexagrams, the mathematics of the I Ching, and the importance of line positions. There is information on the history of the I Ching and philosophical concepts in I Ching history that are rarely mentioned in western books on the subject. Also featured are entirely new methods of casting the I Ching, as well as the historical "Plum Blossom" numerological method (the I Ching "horoscope" of dates and times). Western esoteric practitioners will also find particular use in advanced material on the relationships between the I Ching and the western concepts of the elements, the I Ching and the western Qabalah, historical notes on Aleister Crowley's relationship with the I Ching, and an appendix with practical instructions on how to integrate the I Ching into one's daily magical/mystical practice.
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|Size: ||1.9 MB|
|Publisher: ||Aeon Books|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781904658672 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|