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‘Connecting with Imagery’: a free workshop

‘Connecting with Imagery’: a free workshop

For a really good understanding of your own Yijing readings, I think there are basically two things you need to know:

  1. How the parts of a reading work together.
  2. How to connect with its imagery.

(Click here to skip this blog post and just register for the workshop.)

The first of those can get a little ‘techie’, but all you really need to know to get started is

  • the moving line(s) take(s) precedence, and
  • the relating hexagram is part of the reading now (and often describes what this is all about for you).

Once you’re casting your own readings, having your own conversations with Yi, you’ll rapidly develop your own sense of how it speaks to you…

provided you can connect with its imagery.

If that’s a problem for you – if you find yourself looking at a reading and just not seeing what horses (or sacred vessels, or crossing rivers) have to do with relationships (or career moves, or awkward conversations) – then no amount of structural know-how is going to help.

At this moment of ‘Huh?’ and ‘Whut?’ and ‘Does not compute’, you don’t need more rules or formulas – you mostly just need to be able to engage your imagination. There are simple ways of doing that.

(Also a smidgen of background knowledge helps, as imagination-food. There are simple ways to find that, too.)

So… I’m running a modest online workshop on Sunday 23rd, when I’ll show you some simple ways of connecting with the imagery, understanding your reading from the inside, and seeing how it applies to your question.

A free sample of the Paired Hexagrams course

I’ve had some questions about the Paired Hexagrams Course. Rather than just talking about it, I thought it would be better to show you some of it – so here’s the introductory lesson. It simply runs through the three kinds of pair, so you can see clearly what they are and how they differ. Then… Continue Reading

Opening for readings (and some changes)

Opening for readings (and some changes)

Update:  Since this post was published, I’ve filled all the available places for readings now and ‘closed’ again. If you’re interested in a reading in future, please be sure to get yourself on the list for ‘Ways of Opening’: that way I’ll be sure to email you when I next open. (Normally, I only notify the… Continue Reading

New Resonance Journal, now with password and printing

New Resonance Journal, now with password and printing

I’m very, very pleased to announce the birth of The Resonance Journal, version 2.0!     With this version, you can: Print your entries …which also means you can use your computer’s ‘print to pdf’ driver to share individual entries. Protect your journal with a password And adjust the size and font of all the text… Continue Reading

Plans, intentions, and a gift

Plans, intentions, and a gift

Plans for Clarity in 2017… I don’t have my calendar filled in with a Grand Plan for the Year, because you know how those turn out. (I’m learning that they turn into colour-coded confetti by about mid-February.) But I have some plans for the first few months, and it occurred to me you might be… Continue Reading

Resonance Journal update!

Version 1.5 of the Resonance Journal is ready! This version includes Volume 1 of Bradford Hatcher’s Yijing – the full translation with commentary – as a built-in translation to explore via the hexagram browser and select there for use with your reading entries.  If you already have the Resonance Journal installed, you must use the updater program to… Continue Reading

Yi as inspiration

Yi tends to shape people’s thinking, and when it gets hold of an artist or writer the consequences can be thoroughly interesting… I mentioned Will Buckingham’s Sixty-Four Chance Pieces once before, but I’ll happily jump on this opportunity to recommend them again. These are 64 short stories, one inspired by each hexagram, drawing on real knowledge of… Continue Reading

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