The I Ching or Book of Changes
By Flat Earth Studio LLC
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Ancient oracle meets modern classic! Explore an interactive English version of "The I Ching or Book of Changes" by Richard Wilhelm, edited by Hellmut Wilhelm, and translated by Cary F. Baynes, using a coin oracle or yarrow stalks, and an integrated journal.
NOTE: The text is only in English.
The I Ching, or Book of Changes, a common source for both Confucianist and Taoist philosophy, is one of the first efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3,000 years, and interest in it has been rapidly spreading in the West.
“Princeton's Bollingen edition—still regarded as the best and most authentic by I Ching aficionados.”
The complete work is available in three books. Book I is included with the I Ching or Book of Changes app. Book I includes Judgments pertaining to the diagrams as a whole, the line texts, and the Great Images.
Book II and III are available for additional in-app purchase.
Book II: The Material
Contains the Shuo Koa and the Ta Chuan from the Ten Wings, plus The Structure of the Hexagrams.
Book III: The Commentaries
Contains passages from the Ten Wings considered commentary to the texts, and On Consulting the Oracle.
Text © 1950, 1967, renewed 1977 by Princeton University Press. Used with permission.
Coins, yarrow stalks, quick and manual input oracle methods
Integrated journal for questions and notes
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Enabled in-app purchase for Book II and III
They did it right ! The original.
Well I was waiting for this, the original translation of R. Wilhelm.
I have carried this book around the world for 25 years for the infinite wisdom it provides to who wants to listen. It is a classic. I do still like to throw the coins myself but what is important is that this is the real thing, the real book. The I Ching book of mutations is a strange world and at the same time familiar. Self knowledge is the ultimate goal here, the work has to do with a careful search for our character, attitudes and motivations in life. A mysterious spiritual book with enough Mystery that can make you wonder why one loves this book so much, it is like life: a miracle. It is an action book that never gets old and to have it in the iPad is a beautiful thing when one knows it is a cultural treasure. Get this study it you will be studying yourself and the workings of the soul of the world and your own.
Thank you for the quality of keeping to the original translation version from Chinese to German by Richard Wilhelm.
Before this iPad version my printed 25 year old book would stay home being too heavy to carry in my travels, now I will go with this magnificent source work everywhere. In my opinion this work the is inexhaustible.
I use this everyday.
This is a really great app. It is a way to cast the Yi Ching, with some other great features. But it also includes a translation of the Yi Ching that is very good. Wilhelm's translation is my favorite. Reading the book feels like sitting with a wise old granddad that instructs you in what to be careful of as you navigate the world. It is exactly the type of wisdom our modern culture has eliminated from our character. The text alone is worth the price of the app. But that it includes statistically accurate casting makes it a really great value. It is easy to use. Really, get this app. Great product.
40 year student of the Wilhelm / Baynes translation
The old worn yellow book has been once around the globe on my back. It has been a constant companion thru love and marriage, loss and regret, births and deaths. It had wisdom to offer whenever I was able to listen. My book is over 40 years old, my yarrow stalks are younger, probably only 30 years old <grin>
Now my life runs on an iPad. Where else can you keep thousands of names and addresses, calendars for several family members a few different businesses, tasks accessible by project and context, instant communication and research? Now I can consult an old Chinese friend and record our conversations..
Here comes the important part, how did Flat Earth do with this application? If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. The attention to detail is amazing. For example, they recognized the different probabilities between coins and stalks, and when throwing the stalks they describe where they are being placed in your fingers.
Yes, to the unfamiliar--it all matters. The better the question; the more present you are as you discern the answer; the more truth comes out.
Are there things that can be improved? Yes. in a perfect world, I would be able to import old journals, consult any translation, look at patterns in receiving certain hexagrams, trigrams, lines, or even asking the same questions. I believe they are adding some of these capabilities in future versions. But don't wait buy it now!
Consider getting the Yi Jing version by the same author. Soon I hope we will be able to bring over the in app purchases of the Princeton Press version. I am quite willing to pay for different translations, but I would actually be even happier if they only had one engine for the casting of the stalks, throwing the coins, and capturing the journal entries.
This is a great program, a wonderful source of wisdom. Buy it right now!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Sep 09, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 8.5 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
- Seller: Flat Earth Studio LLC
- © 2011 Brian Arnold
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- Book III: The Commentaries$4.99
- Book II: The Material$4.99