Book of Changes Series of Workshops 2023 onwards

Book of Changes Series of Workshops

Monthly via Zoom

The Hexagram that corresponds to this coming Water Pig month of November 2023 is Number 23 Bo, Mountain over Earth, sometimes called The Splitting or the Peeling.


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All lines but the 6th one are yin (that is broken) and even that solitary yang line at the top is on its way out, that being the way that Hexagrams develop organically. Soon there will be no leader, no authority.

You can see from a glance that the Hexagram is top heavy. The top three lines form the Trigram Mountain which needs a foundation. It must fall over. The text says that too much has been peeled away from it. Cutting has progressed from external detail to the irreplaceable. There is no structure.

The lines are generally reckoned to apply chronologically from the 1st Line at the bottom to the powers-that-be at the top. These authorities are visibly out of touch. Indeed the 6th line is usually about spirituality or beliefs. In this case it is as if the leaders are too wrapped up in ideology to consider the people in their charge.

It is only by approaching these leaders by way of connections in high places – we might call this diplomacy – that there is any chance of the leadership thinking again.

Reading the Month from its Hexagram – has been in use a long time. And what we’re doing is building a Yi series around it. We’re going to examine all sixty four Hexagrams. This will take around seven years to complete.

Initially you can join us for a year, that is for twelve sessions. Having committed to a year, you can join, leave and rejoin as suits you or stay with us throughout.

The Format:  Sessions will be in two parts, the first will be Richard talking to camera with students present and recording if they wish but muted and off camera so that we can publish the recording on the YouTube Channel, then after a short break we will have a Q & A in our usual format and of course we won’t publish this part.

Here’s the plan: on the 1st Wednesday of each (Chinese solar) Month we will examine thoroughly the Hexagram of that particular month. We started on Wednesday October 11th with the Hexagram relating to the Water Dog. Each month I’ll aim at an exhaustive examination of the Hexagram plus some speculation as to what the ensuing days may feature. It’ll be educational (including for me) engaging and hopefully enriching. Join us.

The 1st Wednesday of each month for approximately one hour.

Please note that numbers will be strictly limited.

Cost for 12 sessions is £400.00

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Please note that there will be breaks between terms.

Richard Ashworth is one of the most respected Western Feng Shui Masters.  A good taster of his approach may be found on Audible .You can also see him at work on tv’s Housebusters .  Most Thursdays and Fridays he is to be found teaching both feng shui and ba zi  one-to-one online (times by mutual arrangement) with students from Seattle to Belgium.

Richard has worked from Lebanon to Bermuda, in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and with stars such as Naomie Harris, Kelly Hoppen and Gillian Anderson. Unusually for a Western Master, he has addressed the Grand Masters at the International Feng Shui Conference in Singapore.

Every month we send (at a modest fee) retainer clients a more comprehensive monthly bulletin than this one, covering in detail right places to be (and when) as well as the most helpful days Animal by Animal and much more from the Chinese calendar.
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Richard Ashworth is a superb teacher, he has developed a number of courses which, with some hard work, can lead to mastery of the foundations of classical Chinese metaphysics, and an in depth understanding and proficiency in these astonishing and complex arts.
In person I find Richard to be warm, generous, engaging and entertaining, with a wonderful wit – sessions are always enjoyable, inspirational and enriching. His practice is idiosyncratic and imaginative, very much rooted in de rigour metaphysics and weaving in a host of life experience, poetic thinking, the art of divination and various other spiritual practices and methods.
Unlike some teachers I have encountered in these arts he is uninterested in display of knowledge and prowess, but entirely devoted to equipping and enabling those who study with him to flourish in their own right.
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