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Synopsis: Based on chance and a willful surrender to fate, Chinese fortune-telling relies on age-old Eastern rituals to open the doors to the future. For centuries, troubled souls sought advice about difficult situations by contacting the gods and goddesses through divination sticks. With Chinese Fortune Sticks, today's truth-seekers can once again consult with the spirit world.
After addressing a question to the heavens, the supplicant places the 64 sticks, each individually numbered, in a sacred container marked with the Chinese character for spiritual blessing, then shakes the cup until a stick falls out. Its number corresponds to a thought-provoking poem whose meaning is applied to the problem at hand. In this way, the gods offer their guidance.
Chinese Fortune Sticks presents this ancient method to Western audiences in an accessible, comprehensive format for the first time. The stylish package includes 64 bamboo divination sticks, a good-luck wooden shaker, and an illustrated book containing newly translated and interpreted divinatory poems, based on all five sets of original texts. Perfect for serious spiritualists and new-age enthusiasts alike, Chinese Fortune Sticks approaches modern-day difficulties with the wisdom of the ancients.
About the Author: ZHAO XIAOMIN is a leading interpreter of China's religious and cultural past. He runs the ICOREC (International Consultancy on Religion, Education and Culture) office in Xian, the ancient imperial capital of China, and has coauthored many books with Martin Palmer. MARTIN PALMER, director of the ICOREC, studied Chinese in Hong Kong and at Cambridge University. He is a world-renowned expert on Chinese religion, philosophy, and culture, and is the author of a number of successful books that have introduced Chinese folk religion and beliefs to new audiences.
Title: Chinese Fortune Sticks (consult the ancient ...
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Barnes & Noble, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1859062067
Book Description Barnes & Noble, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021859062067
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