The Yi Jing or I Ching is an Ancient Chinese text which has been consulted as an oracle for almost 3000 years. While many consider it a foundational text for the Confucian and Daoist philosophical traditions, in the West it is mainly known as a divinatory tool. Yarrow Stalks or coins are used to create hexagrams which can be looked up in the text to provide answers and clarity. For the last 25 years, the I Ching has been a constant companion to our guest, the one and only Dan Lowe!
Dan Lowe is involved in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. His love of the I Ching has been a lifelong passion, and consulting it has been instrumental for him. If you have any questions about the I Ching or Wilhelm Reich definitely reach out to Dan on Twitter.
BEHOLD! THE I CHING HEXAGRAMS WHICH CAN BE FORMED FROM COMBINING 2 OF THE 8 TRIGRAMS
- The I Ching or Book of Changes – Richard Wilhelm’s I Ching translation is in my opinion the absolute best translation in English and a great place to start
- This is an online version of Part of the above book which deals with the Hexagrams themselves. I’d still recommend grabbing the book though
- Yi Jing Dao – THIS IS IT! You will not find a better resource for the I Ching online. The creator of KAOS magazine and artist Joel Biroco has been an absolute champion of the I Ching and this site has so many directions to go. Spend some time clicking around, it’s all here!
- Joel Biroco has a free eBook called The Mandate of Heaven that deals with the Yi Jing. I’d probably want to be a bit more familiar with the Yi Jing before tackling this one, but it is awesome that Joel put it out for free
- The Eight Houses
- The Yijing: A Guide by Joseph A. Adler – Another good place to start, more introductory than functional
- Zhouyi: A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes by Richard Rutt
- The I Ching: A Biography by Richard J Smith
- Nigel Richmond and the I Ching – This is the translator that Dan also uses
- Yi Jing – Oracle of the Moon
- Casting I Ching Hexagrams
- Understanding the I Ching: The Wilhelm Lectures on the Book of Changes – The Translator gives some personal insight into the I Ching
- Trigrams of Han: Inner Structures of the I Ching by Steve Moore – This is a more complex book than what a beginner should read, but Steve knows what he is talking about
- Classical Chinese Combinatorics: Derivation of the Book of Changes Hexagram Sequence by Richard S. Cook
- Heaven, Earth and Man in the Book of Changes by Hellmut Wilhelm – Richard’s son wrote this one!
- Secrets of the I Ching – A full documentary that is well worth a view!
- Terrence McKenna on the I Ching
- Oracle Bones
- I Ching Online Reading – I don’t much like the translation that gets used on this website, but if you want to see how Yarrow Stalks are used to get the lines of the Hexagram, this is quite helpful
- Baguazhang – A Martial art derived from the 8 Trigrams or Bagua
Thanks to Dan Lowe for suggesting some amazing links for this one!
2 thoughts on “The I Ching with Dan Lowe”
Wondering what you and Dan think of the Brian Walker translation of the I Ching.
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I haven’t checked it out, but Joel Biroco on his blog gives it a somewhat positive review. 😊