This is my own book, designed to work well as a beginner’s I Ching – to be approachable and understandable without fuss – but without ‘simplifying’ away the essential nature of the oracle itself. I included an unusually complete introduction to describe the whole process of divination, including tips for interpreting your reading (where most books stop with casting instructions).
In the translation, I’ve included the text of the oracles and lines – the Zhouyi, that is – and also the three of the ten Wings that I’ve found to be most helpful in divination: the Image, the Sequence of hexagrams, and the Contrasts between paired hexagrams.
The commentary on each text is brief and clear, and designed to make it easier to connect with, understand and use your reading. It’s all based on experience: my own, and that of I Ching Community members and all the people I’ve read for over the years.
In addition to the commentary, I also included ‘key questions’ for each hexagram: since divination with the Yijing is an ongoing conversation, I’ve found it helps to consider some questions the Oracle might be asking you with its response.
(Obviously I can’t very well write an impartial review of whether all this is actually useful! But you can find other people’s comments on Amazon, and submit your own.)