Four thousand years seems like a healthy amount of time to test the workability of a system; and that is about the age of the Ten Thousand Years Book. Dr. Edgar Sung took it upon himself to translate and edit this book from the Chinese Culture, an arduous project and one which will benefit those who do not read Chinese. He did this all for his students, though he was convinced to create enough books so that others can benefit from the book as well. This book is referred to as a 'calendar,' but it is not what Westerners think of as calendar of course. Within this book are all the charts: the notes, at it were, with which to create an understanding of the music of an individual's place in the great astrological orchestra of heaven and earth. I wax ecstatic! It includes the Heavenly Stems, the Earthly Branches, The Five Rats Progression Table, 24 seasons, and more, so that it is easy to do different calculations such as Nine Star Chi and Purple Star Divination, Flying Purple Star and Four Pillars. Large format, 303 pp.
"Dr. Edgar Sung edits and translates the Classic Chinese Almanac each year to benefit students internationally. His hard work should not go unrecognized. Now, he has translated and edited the Ten Thousand Years Book, including detailed explanations of the mysterious changes of Heavenly Stems, Earthly Branches, Years, Months, Days, and Hours, 24 Seasons (Joints and Chi), Double Year, Double Month, Double Day. It is all recorded in detail. The author clearly presents how the year is divided in terms of the Four Seasons, the beginning of one Joint and one Chi, including the minutes and seconds, all accurately calculated and recorded. This allows the reader to use the Ten Thousand Years Book to do different calculations in order to accurately determine and predict each person's characteristics." - Master Thomas Lin Yun