Starter Qi Men Dun Jia Zoom Day

Starter Qi Men Dun Jia Zoom Day

with Richard Ashworth:

Hand drafting and basic interpretation.

Qi Men Dun Jia, the cutting edge of Chinese Metaphysics, is readily available as software at some cost. Which may be why it’s not so easy to find simple step-by-step instructions for drawing up a QMDJ Pan. These things were not however meant, I think to be hurried.

In my quarter century of ba zi practice I have avoided software for drafting.

For two reasons:

  1. The universe is always talking to us if we are prepared to pay attention: in a sudden draft, a half-heard word, a flicker of sunlight, the way a character sounds or is written, an insect moving on glass. All this can be lost in the hurry of technology. Often how we get to a conclusion is as important as that conclusion; rapid take-away results tend to deprive the diviner of so much. The process of feng shui, ba zi and indeed Qi Men Dun Jia is often as important as the outcome.
  2. 2. Once our practice becomes dependent on software we are at the mercy of the provider who may raise its price or restrict its scope as they see fit. Once we can hand draft we are no longer dependent.

Sometimes described as “to ba zi (that is Four Pillars) as 3D chess is to checkers,” a Qi Men Dun Jia Pan is not actually that hard to draw up. And it can be informative in a thousand ways: in pinpoint timing and date selection, outlining probable impact before we make a decision, solving otherwise stuck dilemmas, selecting time and place, locating lost objects, forecasting and manifesting.

And actually it’s not that hard. It just demands a bit of focus.

I have been learning QMDJ for several years in exactly the way I learned Classical feng shui and ba zi, by attending classes and studying the material of many masters. Although most will tell you the opposite, I continue to think that the best way. It’s also what so many of those Masters did themselves.

You’ll need some basic Classical ba zi and feng shui knowledge but it’s not rocket science. Join us.

We will be holding this course via Zoom on Saturday March 16th 2024 starting at 3pm GMT and finishing at approx. 9pm GMT (with breaks).

The cost is.

Early Bird: £400 to be paid by March 1st 2024

Full price: £500

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