The I Ching (or Yi Ching or Book of Changes) is most commonly known as an ancient Chinese method of divination. In the past it was consulted using Yarrow sticks, but a common way to consult the I Ching is to toss three coins, assign a certain value to them, record the value, and repeat a total of six times to create a hexagram. It’s most useful to have a specific, open-ended question in your mind as you consult the I Ching because it does not return yes or no answers.
“I wonder whether, perhaps without realizing it, we seek out the books we need to read. Or whether books themselves, which are intelligent entities, detect their readers and catch their eye. In the end, every book is the I Ching. You pick it up, open it, and there it is, there you are.”Andrés Neuman