The lost work of Wallace Andrew Sherrill

A few years ago Frank Coolen told me he had bought a book by W.A. Sherrill which was quite unknown in the world of Yijing students. Indeed, the book is so rare that isn’t even listed in I Ching – An Annotated Bibliography. Naturally I also wanted to have a copy of this curious book, so with a lot of searching on the internet, and by paying way too much money, I was able to obtain this book.

Sherrill is mostly known 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.

Sherrill’s book Heritage of Change – a Background to Chinese Culture and Thinking is written as an introduction in the Yijing and Chinese culture and philosophy from a Westerners point of view. I must confess I have never read it thoroughly. The contents does not really appeal to me, I am not interested in philosophical explanations. But I am sure others will find it a joy to read and many might find the book stuffed with a lot of intriguing concepts and information.

That is why I made a scan of the book. It can be downloaded here:

Heritage of Change (6297 downloads )
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7 Responses to The lost work of Wallace Andrew Sherrill

  1. Pingback: Rare W.A. Sherrill book scanned and available in PDF « My Thoughts on Changes

  2. sergio says:

    Thanks, Harmen. I’ll be reading it.

  3. Ashley Brunner says:

    Hi, Sherrill and Chi were said to write about southern hemisphere adjustments. Was that so

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  5. Paula says:

    What is the book where Sherrill and Chi talk about the southern hemisphere adjustments? Is the Anthology or the Astrology of I Ching?

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