After comparing at least seven or more 'guides to the i ching' over a period of 10+ years, I have found this to be the best. While other books tend to look at other beings in a negative light when translating some of the i ching hexagrams, this book cautions the reader to look at their own inferior qualities.
Other books seem to have explanations that will make the student feel better, this book has translations that are less pleasing, but perhaps more honest. I look at this translation as an introduction to physics of the spirit.
Ms. Anthony has obviously used the I Ching in her life and in this book shares its' usefulness, and her love for, and insight into, the meanings. Also,she uses the Wilhelm/Baynes translation with which so many of us are familiar and writes this as a "guide" to the use of that. Her paraphrases are exquisite in their ability to simplify for us, the more literate translations.