Interviewer: [Leonard Cohen] asked me if I had read The Book Of Changes [aka The I Ching], a Chinese work that took 1,000 years to write.
It’s about the phases of arrangement, holding together, splitting apart and decay all the possible phenomena affecting a given moment of time. The book has been a sort of teacher for me.
Leonard Cohen Wants the Unconditional Leadership of the World by Susan Lumsden (Weekend Magazine: Sept 12, 1970)
The Leonard Cohen Reading List
The I Ching is the latest entry to the Leonard Cohen Reading List, a compilation of books admired by the Canadian singer-songwriter.
All entries in the Leonard Cohen Reading List can be found at
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Oct 23, 2018.