Kuan Yin, the ancient Chinese goddess of compassion, is the principal goddess in the Eastern firmament. Wherever there are Chinese- or Japanese-speaking people in the world - in homes, restaurants, workplaces, small urban temples and shrines - Kuan Yin's image can be found. The ritual of consulting her has brought solace, hope and insight to countless people and it continues to be an integral part of the lives of tens of millions of people throughout the East today. Stephen Karcher's interpretation of this ancient text presents "The 100 Poems of the Goddess", in an easy-to-use form: simply ask the oracle a question. By opening your heart to the answer, you allow yourself to be "re-arranged" by the symbol or figure Kuan Yin gives you. Then turn to the relevant page for that symbol in the book, where you will find directions to help you focus your energy and choose the right spiritual practice to find an answer.
Stephen Karcher Ph.D has worked with divinatory texts for more than thirty years. He is generally acknowledged to be one of the world's experts on the psychological and spiritual uses of divination and the relation of divination to the arts.