The Visionary I Ching — Press Release



New Version of World’s Oldest Book Improves Decision-Making and Timing

Portland, Oregon. January 15, 2013…….The Divination Foundation is announcing the release of a new eBook, The Visionary I Ching: A Book of Changes for Intuitive Decision Making (Visionary Networks Press) by Paul O’Brien, its founder and the original inventor of divination software. The Visionary I Ching is a modernized and beautifully illustrated adaptation of the ancient Taoist divination system known as the I Ching, or Book of Changes. The Visionary I Ching is receiving high praise from luminaries like John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and Paul Wenner, founder of Gardenburger Inc.

The Visionary I Ching: A Book of Changes for Intuitive Decision Making is a system for the cultivation of predictive intelligence, to help leaders and individuals manage accelerating change in an age of anxiety, make strategic professional and relationship decisions, improve timing and reduce stress. O’Brien’s The Visionary I Ching is a masterful adaption complete with an original evocative painting for each of the 64 chapters, or hexagrams. The text upgrades the ancient oracle’s traditional patriarchal and militarist language, while carefully preserving the essence of strategic decision-making wisdom derived more from a Taoist than Confucian perspective.

“This eBook offers the ability to conveniently use the I Ching as a decision-making tool anytime anywhere, and is a tribute to the profound system that has assisted me so well during my career as founder and producer of some of the first multi-media programs — Synchronicity, the Oracle of Changes CD-Rom, a Tarot Magic CD-Rom as well as the production of what became the world’s largest divination and astrology website,” says O’Brien, who sold the internet publishing and ecommerce business under the flagship in 2007.

The I Ching has a 3000-year history with emperors, sages and leaders utilizing the divination system for strategic decision-making, especially in times of great change and uncertainty. Use of the I Ching stimulates the intuition for more skillful and creative decisions. This ancient classic is a sourcebook of practical wisdom that can be used to manage the changes and challenges of these chaotic times, as people look for solutions to confusing problems and dilemmas.

“As a decision-making tool, the I Ching has helped me with that most critical of elements leading to my business success—timing. Making decisions that are premature or too late can make the difference between hitting the mark, or missing the boat in terms of personal and strategic opportunities,” O’Brien explains.

Paul O’Brien’s discovery of the I Ching as a teenager in San Francisco — followed by 40 years of studying the Taoist classic — led to his composing this modern and illustrated version of the I Ching first as software, and now in eBook form to serve as an intuitive decision-making aid that is useful in modern times.

About Paul O’Brien

Paul O’Brien invented divination software with the Synchronicity program in1989 and founded what became the world’s largest astrology and divination website (, and is the author of two books Divination: Sacred Tools for Reading the Mind of God (Visionary Networks Press, 2007), The Visionary I Ching, and is working on a third book, Great Decisions, Perfect Timing. Paul has been the host of Pathways, a radio interview program focused on personal and cultural transformation for 28 years, and is currently authoring the syndicated advice column Paulo’s Perspective. For more information about The Visionary I Ching and other tools for decision-making visit

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