Visual I Ching

[Wind] [Fire] [Fire-Wind] Oliver Perrottet created the Visual I Ching as a new way to work with the traditional I Ching oracle. His deck has two parts. The eight large cards represent the basic trigrams: Heaven, Earth, Fire, Water, Thunder, Wind, Lake and Mountain. Each has a certain color, picture and trigram. (The cards for Wind and Fire are to the left.) The 64 small cards represent all possible combinations. Each blends the color, picture and trigrams of two basic cards. (The card for Fire-Wind is to the right.) Thus, you can learn and absorb the I Ching meanings through visual associations. This set includes the companion book The Visual I Ching: A New Approach to the Ancient Chinese Oracle. In it, Perrottet describes each of the cards and offers many games and exercises. There is also a reference card, layout sheet and notepad.

Number of Cards Size Copyright Book Cover Card Back
64 combination cards/8 basic cards
1 3/4" x 2 1/2" (combination)
2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (basic)
1987 (orig)
1997 (this edition)
[back design]
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Language of Card Titles: no titles

Also Included: instruction book (112 pages), layout sheet, summary card, notepad

Basic Cards:
Heaven, Earth, Fire, Water, Thunder, Wind, Lake, Mountain

Combination Cards:
Creative, Breakthrough, Possession of Great Things, Power of the Strong,
Domination by Weakness, Waiting, Domination by Strength, Peace,
Stepping, Serenity, Opposition, Marrying Girl,
Confidence, Measure, Decrease, Approach,
Community, Revolution, Attachment, Wealth,
Family, After Completion, Beauty, Eclipse,
Innocence, Handing Over, Biting Through, Shock,
Increase, Initial Difficulty, Mouth, Turning Point,
Concession, Predominance, Sacrifice, Duration,
Gentile Penetration, The Well, Renewal, Striving Upwards,
Conflict, Exhaustion, Before Completion, Relief,
Dissolution, Abyss, Youthful Folly, Army,
Retreat, Courtship, Stranger, Power of the Weak,
Gradual Development, Obstacle, Keeping Still, Modesty,
Stagnation, Gathering, Progress, Enthusiasm,
Contemplation, Holding Together, Collapse, Receptive

Suit Names: no suits

Court Cards: no court cards

Links to Other Sites:
Charles Tuttle (Publisher) website


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