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SOURCE: The Slocum Group
Entertaining new take on the old I Ching takes a lighter approach to enlightenment
Wyomissing, PA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
It makes a nice little gift for people trying to find their way, but The Bit Ching Book of Change from Peripate Press is also a handy guide for anyone resolving to make serious changes in 2013 – especially those not inclined to take themselves too seriously.
The Bit Ching offers a fresh take on the venerable I Ching: or Book of Changes, the 5000-year old cornerstone of Eastern philosophy. The original oracle is the common root for Taoism and Confucianism and a valued guide for followers of Buddhism. The new paperback reconstructs much of the old wisdom into an entertaining, easy-to-read handbook for building a career, reputation or relationship, and overcoming the obstacles that often stand in the way.
“The I Ching and the Bit Ching are both about keeping things balanced and in perspective,” says co-author Russ Slocum. “The I Ching might instruct the reader how to use awareness, adaptability, perseverance or restraint to deal with bloodthirsty warlords. The Bit Ching shows how you can use those same principles to deal with today’s idiots, manipulators and confusion.”
Mimicking the style of classic parables, the 64 one-page stories in The Bit Ching are based on the experiences of co-author Jim Gentile, a well-known leader in the Pennsylvania construction industry who has also achieved success as a musician, inventor, entrepreneur, and nearly everything else he has undertaken. The Bit Ching may not be a humor book in the broad sense, but there is an element of humor in many of the stories.
The paperback is available through Amazon, barnesandnoble.com, and several other online retailers. It is also available as a Kindle eBook.
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