Where the wild things are…

Categories: Uncategorized
Comments: No Comments
Published on: March 16, 2012

Well, talk about serendipity… I just found out, in a bit of news about a Maurice Sendak’s exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia that the museum houses a copy of the Yijing circa 900AD. That’s late Tang Dynasty! Pre-Zhuxi, pre-Cheng Yi, pre-Shao Yong, pre-Zhou Dunyi, pre-The biggest names in Neo-Confucianism, and it is sitting some 45 miles from home. I wonder if I could convince anybody there to make a copy or allow me to do so, white gloves and all.

‘Sendak in Spring’ weekend a raucous time for kids of all ages | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com

Even in this hushed, climate-controlled space patrolled by docents and curators, home to incredibly rare books including a copy of the I Ching from about 900 A.D., Sendak’s characters reign, stomping by on walls, through pages and into hearts.

Share in top social networks!

Rare W.A. Sherrill book scanned and available in PDF

Categories: Uncategorized
Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: March 7, 2012

A good friend, Harmen Mesker, has taken the trouble to scan a very rare book by W.A. Sherrill, Heritage of Change – a Background to Chinese culture and Thinking, and is available in his site.

Thanks Harmen!

The lost work of Wallace Andrew Sherrill

Sherrill is mostly know by his co-authorship with W.K. Chu. They wrote An Anthology of I Ching, which gives some divination techniques that are (sometimes loosely) associated with the Yijing,  and The Astrology of I Ching, which is their adaptation of Heluo Lishu, a kind of numerological system that calculates birth and life hexagrams. They were both good friends with Nan Huaijin 南懷瑾, a well-known Buddhist teacher.

Share in top social networks!
page 1 of 1

March 2012
« Feb   May »
Networked Blogs

Welcome , today is Saturday, December 20, 2014