I Ching for Teens

Take Charge of Your Destiny with the Ancient Chinese Oracle
By (author) Julie Tallard Johnson

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I Ching for Teens
Take Charge of Your Destiny with the Ancient Chinese Oracle
By (author) Julie Tallard Johnson

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Pages : 232

Book Size : 8 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9780892818600

Imprint : Bindu Books

On Sale Date : November 01, 2001

Format : Paperback Book

Whether used as a meaningful tool for self-discovery or as a fun game with friends, the I Ching for Teens can help answer the questions that are important to you. This fresh new translation of the ancient text helps you gain insight into topics from getting along with parents and friends to finding direction for the future.
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About I Ching for Teens


The only comprehensive guide to the I Ching especially for teens.


• The first translation of the I Ching that speaks directly to teens, the fastest growing segment of the book-buying public.


• Includes down-to-earth descriptions of the original hexagrams and practical examples of how they can be applied to the teen experience.


What shall I do with my life? Are my friends really friends? Whether used as a meaningful tool for self-discovery or as a fun game with friends, the I Ching for Teens can help teens answer the questions that are important to them. They can use this hip, down-to-earth translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics--from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding a direction for the future.

The I Ching has been used for centuries as a means to divine the future, understand the present, and discover personal truth. With its ancient roots and widespread popularity, the I Ching has gone through many interpretations to keep its wisdom accessible and alive. Now, for the first time, Julie Tallard Johnson offers a fresh translation of this ancient text developed especially for teens.

Johnson provides guidance in the voice of a wise older sibling while retaining the authority and integrity of the original text. Each hexagram features stories, descriptions, quotes, and advice tailored to reflect and respect the unique nature of the teen experience. Teens will have a blast with the book's fun, contemporary style while developing their ability to seek truth, formulate meaningful questions, and find answers from within.

Table of Contents

Table of content


Introduction

The Hexagrams


1. Initiation
2. Mother Earth
3. Difficulty at First
4. Youthful Energy
5. Waiting Time
6. Crossroads
7. Spiritual Warriors
8. The Sacred Dance of Love
9. Starting Small
10. Caution
11. Peace of Mid
12. Boredom
13. Lovers, Friends, and Like-minded People
14. Inheritance
15. Being Grounded
16. Intensity
17. Getting What You Want
18. Mend What is Broken
19. Something Approaches
20. You Really are What You Think
21. Removing Obstacles
22. Beauty and the Beast
23. Falling Apart Without Losing It
24. A Turning Point
25. Truth
26. Practice Under Fire
27. Food for the Soul
28. Extraordinary Times
29. Living the Tao
30. Flaming Rainbow
31. Attraction
32. The Web of Life
33. Backing Off
34. Authentic Power
35. Improvement
36. A Time of Darkness
37. The Family and the Gang
38. Misunderstandings
39. Between a Rock and a Hard Place
40. Freedom
41. Disappointment
42. Opportunity
43. Breakthrough
44. Encounters
45. Gathering Together
46. Becoming
47. Exhaustion
48. Well-being
49. Coming-of-Age
50. The Cauldron
51. The Thunderers
52. Being Still
53. What's the Rush?
54. Being Undermined
55. Abundance
56. The Traveler
57. Running a Marathon
58. The Art of Happiness
59. Forgiveness
60. Reasonable Limits
61. Trusting Your Intuition
62. Small Steps
63. Fulfillment
64. Change is the Rule of Life

Bibliography for Further Exploration into the I Ching

Trigrams Chart: Identifying Your Hexagram

Author Bio
Julie Tallard Johnson, a psychotherapist who works primarily with young adults, has been consulting the I Ching since the age of sixteen. Her other books for teens include The Thundering Years: Rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens; Celebrate You: Building Your Self-Esteem; and Making Friends, Falling in Love, which was recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the best books for teens. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin, with her partner and their daughter.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"How fortunate young people today are for Julie Tallard Johnson's work I Ching for Teens--they can begin a whole lifetime of learning the secrets of this marvelous work."
Stuart Alve Olson, author of T'ai Chi According to the I Ching

"[Teens] can use this hip yet grounded translation to gain insight into a wide range of topics, from getting along with parents, friends, and romantic interests to finding direction for the future."

The New Times, February 2002

"Johnson does a first-rate job of providing a deeply intuitive yet fresh approach for young people."
Alaska Wellness, July/August 2002

"Accessible to teens and adult beginners who do not want to tackle one of the many more scholarly sources."
Dotsy Harland, Voice of Youth Advocates, September 2002
Back Cover

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TEENS / PHILOSOPHY

• INTENSITY • GETTING WHAT YOU WANT • BOREDOM • LOVERS, FRIENDS & LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE • FOOD FOR THE SOUL •

“The ancient Chinese sage Confucius said, upon first reading the I Ching, he regretted not having another fifty years of life to devote himself to the study of it. How fortunate young people today are for Julie Tallard Johnson’s work I Ching for Teens--they can begin a whole lifetime of learning the secrets of this marvelous work.”
--Stuart Alve Olson, author of T’ai Chi According to the I Ching

What college should I go to? Are my friends really friends? Will I ever get what I really want? Whether a meaningful tool for self-discovery or a fun way to spend time with friends, I Ching for Teens can help you answer the questions that are important to you. Using this up-to-date and down-to-earth translation of the ancient Chinese oracle that has been guiding people for more than 2,000 years, you will gain insight into a wide range of topics--from getting along with friends, parents, and romantic relationships to finding a direction for the future.

The I Ching can be used to divine the future, understand the present, and discover your own personal truth. With its ancient roots and widespread popularity, the I Ching has gone through many interpretations to keep its wisdom accessible and alive. This book, however, is the first translation and interpretation of this ancient text especially for teens.

The author provides guidance in the voice of a wise older sibling or a friend--someone who really understands the triumphs and turmoil of being a teenager--while retaining the insights, authority, and integrity of the original I Ching text. Each hexagram features stories, descriptions, quotes, and advice tailored to reflect and respect the unique nature of the teen experience. Whether you want to know the answers to the big concerns in your life, or the small ones, you will have a great time with this book as you develop your ability to seek truth and find answers from within.

JULIE TALLARD JOHNSON, a psychotherapist who works primarily with young adults, has been consulting the I Ching since the age of sixteen. Her other books for teens include The Thundering Years: Rituals and Sacred Wisdom for Teens; Celebrate You: Building Your Self-Esteem; and Making Friends, Falling in Love, which was recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the best books for teens. She lives in Spring Green, Wisconsin, with her partner and their daughter.

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