27 January 2017

The Taoist I Ching - Thomas Cleary

I have a moment to blog about another of my favourite books. Actually I don't use the I Ching as an oracle or guide at all. I think I got about half way through the hexagrams text. The joy is the introduction to this book, where Cleary elucidates Complete Reality Taoism so succinctly, beautifully and deeply, that alone it is the best 'quick guide' to our approach to Taoism I could recommend. He quotes Liu I Ming, whose I Ching commentary is found in this book and generously explains many Taoist alchemical terms. As with every Cleary translation I have so far encountered, I highly recommend this book to anyone. 

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