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The sixty-four I Ching hexagrams arranged in grid and a circle by philosopher Shao Yong.


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The I Ching (ee-jing, also written Yijing, also referred to as the Chou-I or Zhouyi), one of China’s most oldest and most revered books, has fascinated people for almost three thousand years. With origins in the ancient Zhou dynasty court, it is now used around the world for fortunetelling, philosophy, contemplation, study, illumination, and as an important source of literature and history. It is composed of sixty-four hexagrams, each having a short illuminating text for interpretation.

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