The I Ching or The Book of Changes

Psychological Perspectives

In this column, I decided to introduce an ancient Chinese text to emphasize a couple of psychological points -- that the human psyche (our psychology) is present in most of what we do and express and to indicate how unconscious (unaware) we are of these processes. The latter point is important because it indicates the need for each of us to develop our consciousness (awareness) as much as possible.

The I Ching is a book of 64 hexagrams, or descriptions, that comment on life. For millennia, emperors and historic leaders, confronted with major decisions or dilemmas regarding the governance of a...


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