Books about the I Ching

These books are recommended for additional reading. Most of them have been a source of inspiration for the info on this site. By buying books from these links at Amazon, you're supporting this website.

The Essential I Ching, by Ewald Berkers
The oracle, concise and to the point

The I Ching as available on this website, as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle. In this book, the poetry like texts from the I Ching are explained in a clear, concise, and to the point way. This makes it straightforward to understand what the oracle has to say, and really benefit from its insight.

The I Ching or Book of Changes, by Richard Wilhelm, translated by C.F. Baynes

This is the classic translation of the I Ching, which first brought its ancient wisdom to a western audience - a very readable, inspired translation. It contains, in addition to the I Ching, a detailed discussion of its underlying principles, a collection of ancient commentaries, including one that dates to Confucius, and a fascinating introductory essay by Carl Jung, in which he discusses his famous principle of synchronicity, which he relates to the workings of the I Ching.

The I Ching Workbook, by R.L. Wing

A large format I Ching workbook. It allows you to keep notes related to the lines you receive in consultations. The idea is to keep track of patterns emerging in your life, which can be very helpful. The translation doesn't contain the usual somewhat mysterious poetry, but clearly written prose.

I Ching, by Hilary Barrett
Walking your path, creating your future

Tao Te Ching, by Stephen Mitchell

This is a lyrical and highly readable version of the Tao te Ching, written by a long time student of Zen. Contains a valuable introduction and endnotes. An important book for students of Chinese philosophy, because the principles of Taoism are also the philosophical underpinnings of the I Ching.

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