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Title QuotedI ching : or book of changes / the Richard Wilhelm transl. ; rendered into English by Cary F. Baynes ; foreword by C.G. Jung
Date (Year/Month/Day)1959/03/03
Imprint[New York] : Pantheon Books. [1950]
QuotationA most significant event. After much thought, prayer, and debate, consulted the I Ching as, I think a valid experiment. Not a question of sorti-legium [divination], but a consultation in the same spirit as that of Jung in the preface. To learn something of my own deeper moral self and to see more clearly, perhaps, into my most hidden motives and problems. Much as one might take a Rorshach test, for instance. That was the spirit of the experiment.
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 266
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