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The sixty-four I Ching hexagrams arranged in a grid and in a circle.

Welcome to Contemplating the I Ching, a site for information, reviews, resources, and news about the Chinese Book of Changes.

The I Ching (ee-jing, also written Yijing), 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.

Visit our News page for I Ching-related news, reviews, and arts. If you’re new to the I Ching, visit our FAQ page for general questions, and our Basics page for how to use the I Ching. Our resources page has intriguing I Ching hexagram charts and diagrams for your use.