Translated by the eminent Taoist Master Alfred Huang, The Complete I Ching has been praised by scholars and new students of the I Ching since its first edition. A native Chinese speaker, Master Huang first translated the original ideograms of the I Ching into contemporary Chinese and then into English, bringing forth the intuitive meanings embodied in the images of the I Ching and imbuing his translation with an accuracy and authenticity not possible in other English translations. However, what makes his translation truly definitive is his return to prominence of the Ten Wings, the commentaries by Confucius that are essential to the I Ching’s insights. 

This 10th anniversary edition offers a thorough introduction to the history of the I Ching, how to use it, and several new divination methods; in-depth and easy-to-reference translations of each hexagram name, description, and pictogram; and discussions of the interrelations between the hexagrams and the spiritual meaning of their sequence.

 

As Confucius states in The Great Treatise, divination is not the highest use of the I Ching. It can and should be used as a living reference for the highest moral and ethical standards for any individual in virtually any given circumstance.

After writing The Complete I Ching, Taoist Master Alfred Huang, encouraged by friends and family to further expound on the subtleties of the sacred text, decided to take a fresh approach. Considering the tremendous differences between life today and life three thousand years ago, the author began to discover new ways to present the ancient wisdom to modern readers. Now, in Understanding the I Ching, he offers a detailed commentary of the sixty-four hexagrams and their characters, including a detailed examination of the nature and principles of the first two gua—heaven and earth—as well as interpretations of the first hexagram and the guiding principles represented by its four characters.

With an in-depth analysis and study of the two different schools of interpretation, the construction of the hexagrams, and the placement and significance of the hexagram’s host, this scholarly yet easy-to-understand book provides exceptional insight for those who have studied the I Ching and seek a deeper understanding of its subtleties and profundity.

 

The Numerology of the I Ching is the first book to bring the complete Taoist teachings on form, structure, and symbol in the I Ching to a Western audience, and it is a natural complement to Alfred Huang's heralded The Complete I Ching. It examines not only the classic circular arrangement of the eight trigrams but also the hidden numerology in this arrangement and its relationship to tai chi and the Chinese elements. Huang explains the binary code underlying the I Ching, the symbolism behind the square diagram of all 64 hexagrams, and Fu Xi's unique circular layout of the 64 hexagrams, completely unknown in the West. Entire chapters are devoted to such vital material as the hosts of the hexagrams, the mutual hexagrams, and the core hexagrams--all barely hinted at in previous versions of the I Ching. With appendices listing additional symbolism for each hexagram, formulas for easily memorizing the Chinese names of the sixty-four hexagrams, and much more, The Numerology of the I Ching is a must for serious I Ching students.

 
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In this book, how to become spiritually prosperous and prosperously spiritual are wholly revealed. The six stages of this process are fully explained. Holding the attributes of both strength and humility, a dragon can transform his present situation, as well as his future, with ease. There is no talk of the final days or the end of time, only good wishes, solemn warnings, and unswerving hope.

Dragon Flying in the Sky is no longer in print, but a limited number of signed copies are available for $50 each + $10 shipping and handling. Send check or money order to: Seeking Harmony LLC, 31 Mecklenberg, Irvine, CA 92620, USA.

 

A person is a whole system. This whole system functions not just on the physical level but also on the mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Any human being is internally coordinative and externally interactive.

Health is much more than just the absence of illness. I care for a person's total well-being, which manifests itself in a lifestyle characterized by happiness, freedom from stress and pain, and the enjoyment of life's fullness.

Creating a Better Future is a slim booklet by Master Alfred that was published on Maui in 1996. It can be downloaded free of charge from this site.