I Ching for Teens: Take Charge of Your Destiny with the Ancient Chinese Oracle

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By Julie Tallard Johnson

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Julie Tallard Johnson

Julie Tallard Johnson
Julie Tallard Johnson is a licensed psychotherapist and creative writing teacher who works primarily with young adults. She is the author of many books for teens including Teen Psychic, The Thundering Years, I Ching for Teens and Making Friends, Falling in Love, which was recognized by the More...



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.

"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