Shenshu oracle soon in print!
Before end of 2018 I will have the Shenshu available as a printed book.
The size is A5 horizontal (21 x 15 x 2 cm.) and it will have ± 220 pages.
In the back for every verse a short commentary/explanation.
Here in the website I will post every backgroud story I discover. In the book at every verse which has a story, there will be the website-address for it.
There are many verses which are based on stories, paintings, poems or on historic happenings.
In the image: the qin player Yu Boja with his friend Zhong Ziqi, who could 'hear the sound'.
Or Liu An, a Han dynasty prince, who was "author-editor of the Huainanzi", a "bumbling rebel who took his life to avoid arrest", and a successful Daoist adept who transformed into a xian and "rose into the air to escape prosecution for trumped-up charges of treason and flew to eternal life".
The utopia-myth Tao Yuan, with the Peach-blossom land of bliss nobody could ever find again.
A famous battle with an unexpected victory thanks to the East wind and a disastrous end for the much bigger army.
Love and marriage and how fate plays a part.
Tigers and dragons and the turtle Ao.
A famous opera which made its way into a movie, and t
Riders on horseback and cities famous for their flowers.
Huang Feng, the Chinese Phoenix, which rather resembles Roc.