I Ching – The Oracle of the Cosmic Way
The texts that explain the meanings of the hexagrams describe the particular Cosmic Principles of Harmony associated with them. They set the standard by which we need to examine our ideas and beliefs regarding the subject at hand. Any disharmonious ideas or beliefs then need to be deprogrammed with Cosmic help. By doing so, we become free of the cause of our present misfortune. The I Ching makes the point that disharmonious ideas result in conflict, negative patterns of behavior, illness, and other fates. With every step we undertake to free ourselves from such ideas, we free ourselves from such misfortunes. The book contains· extensive commentaries on the 64 hexagrams· a method to clarify the meaning of the oracle’s message in regard to your subject of inquiry· simple methods to deprogram the causes of fates, negative behaviors, and illnesses.
About the Authors:
Carol K. Anthony and Hanna Moog.// Carol Anthony, b. 1930, began her study of the I Ching in 1971, during a mid-life crisis. The help that she received made her an avid student of the I Ching. After 7 years of keeping notes on her experiences with the oracle, she published these notes in 1979 under the title, ‘A Guide to the I Ching.’ It was followed by ‘The Philosophy of the I Ching’ in 1981, ‘The Other Way,’ in 1990, and ‘Love, An Inner Connection,’ in 1994.// Hanna Moog, b. 1946, has been a translator of English books on the I Ching into German, before she put out a collection of essays under the title ‘Leben mit dem I Ging. Erfahrungen aus Kunst, Therapie, Beruf und Alltag.'(‘Living with the I Ching. Experiences in the Arts, Therapy, and Professional and Everyday Life’; Diederichs, 1996). She also contributed as a translator and commentator to the book ‘I Ging, Das Orakel- und Weisheitsbuch Chinas (‘I Ching, The Oracle and Wisdom Book of China’; Knaur, 1994). Ms. Moog, who has a master s degree in National Economics, and diplomas in French and English, came to the I Ching in 1982 during a personal crisis. Although she had no one to teach her the I Ching, she allowed it to speak to her feelings. ‘I was deeply touched by its answers. I realized that no human being would have been able to characterize, as it did, my desperate situation so perfectly. At the same time, it gave me the deep certainty that there was something good in my life waiting to be discovered…something that meant growth, and a new kind of life; something that would truly fulfill me.’ Consulting the Richard Wilhelm translation of the I Ching daily, she felt that she often only got a glimpse of what it was saying, but she decided to keep her mind open so that a deeper understanding could take place through experience. Her dedication to the I Ching began to open more and more doors to being invited to speak and write about it. In 1985 she became a free lance editor for Eugen Diederichs Verlag, the publishing house that had first published the Wilhelm translation, specializing in editing books and translations on the I Ching, Asian philosophy, and mythology.// Carol Anthony and Hanna Moog began teaching and writing together in 1998. In 2000, they founded The I Ching Institute in Stow, Massachusetts, and have since then continued to give lectures and seminars in both the U.S. and Germany on the I Ching.