Interpreting the Book of Changes in 2020

Interpreting the Book of Changes in 2020.

If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults.” Confucius.

A one-day on-line workshop; 10a.m.- 5p.m. BST, Wednesday June 17th.
Early Bird: extended til June 1st :£125,  Full Price: £175

The universe is always addressing us: in a snatch of song, an allusive comment half-heard or the flutter of a bird; in images, in sounds, in subtle feelings and indeed in Hexagrams we may cast from the Book of Changes. It’s not such a bad idea to have read a couple of books and know how to unfold a newspaper to see where it all fits in of course but it’s all out there if we’re paying attention. This workshop is about drawing every ounce of meaning from the Hexagrams and lines of the Book of Changes.

The Workshop will be interactive and experiential as well as educational.
Each student is to share a Hexagram they have cast and the question they have posed. I will coach anyone who doesn’t know how to do this during the week before the workshop. No previous knowledge of Chinese or other metaphysics, the esoteric or the world of woo-woo required.

The Book of Changes commonly known as the Yi, consists essentially of sixty four images or guas. Each represents an aspect of the human experience, opening with Qian, The Creative and concluding (or not) with Wei Ji or Not Yet Complete. Casting – whether by yarrow stalks, dice, coins or some other means – identifies a Hexagram in answer to an enquiry. Sometimes answers hint at the future, often at the past. Some say that the Yi represents the thrust of the universe; spirit, higher mind or tao; others that we’re simply informing ourselves of what we already know. Either way Chinese emperors, generals, politicians and businesspeople have been using the Yi as adviser and reference for over 3000 years. And it seems to have been working for them.

The workshop will be interactive, informative and experiential. It may even get personal – strict confidentiality is a condition of admission. We will start with some background and some history and get clear as to the shape and structure of the Yi. Then we will examine each of the castings brought by the participants. And take it from there.

We’ll examine the Hexagrams in the usual ways – lines, elements, family relationships, traditional interpretation and so on – but we’ll also give ourselves permission to break all the rules and strip the Hexagrams back to their ancient simplicity, back to the Shang & Zhou Diviners of antiquity, before Confucius or anyone else fixed their meanings and see what the Yi is saying to us now.

To enrol email: sheilaashworthfengshui@gmail.com

Richard Ashworth is one of the most respected Western Masters. He pioneered feng shui surveys at a distance on My Spirit Radio in the early noughties though he is probably best known for introducing classical feng shui to a mass audience on Channel 5’s Housebusters as well as for his book the Feng Shui Diaries which chronicles a year of his work including a trip to Wuhan. His Audible ‘Imperial Feng Shui, The Real Thing’ (currently) free  is a pretty good introduction.  He has been featured in the Sunday Times and on Big Brother’s Little Brother as well addressing the GrandMasters at the IFSC in Singapore. He studies the Yi daily.

There are limited spaces on his one-to-one Online Ba zi and Feng Shui Professional Courses, more details are at: https://imperialfengshui.info/courses/

To enrol email: sheilaashworthfengshui@gmail.com

Richard Ashworth©
www.imperialfengshui.info

There are limited spaces on his one-to-one Online Ba zi and Feng Shui Professional Courses, more details are at: https://imperialfengshui.info/courses/

To enrol email: sheilaashworthfengshui@gmail.com

Richard Ashworth©
www.imperialfengshui.info

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