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March 22nd: ‘Connecting with Imagery’ Workshop

March 22nd: ‘Connecting with Imagery’ Workshop

Consulting the I Ching? You will need…

  1. to know what you’re asking
  2. a sense of how the parts of a reading fit together, and
  3. to be able to get inside the oracle’s imagery.

If you’re missing any of these, you’ll tend to get stuck and frustrated at some point – but anyone who’s missing #3, the ability to relate to the imagery from the inside, is barely going to be able to get started.

(‘Kings? Birds? Wells? Offerings? What have they got to do with anything?’)

I say ‘ability’, but really this is more of a habit – steps you learn to follow without thinking as you engage with a reading. It’s just a matter of knowing the steps and having them become second nature.

And so, last June, I ran an online ‘Connecting with Imagery’ workshop, which was startlingly popular. And in the run-up to the Yijing Foundations Class (starting March 29th!) I’ve decided to re-run it, but with new examples. Here are the details:


Online, in a ‘Zoom’ video chat room which is brilliantly easy to use. Or in other words, at your computer or phone, wherever there’s an internet connection.


Part illustrated talk, part interpretation practice, part discussion and Q&A, about…

  • all the different ways Yi answers you in images
  • why you need to get ‘inside’ the imagery, and
  • how you can do that.


22nd March, 6pm UK time, which is…

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Opening soon for readings

Opening soon for readings

I’ll be opening for readings very shortly. To make sure you’re notified when I open and have a chance to book a slot, please sign up on the readings page for ‘Ways of Opening’, a pdf guide to finding your question. (And have a look through it – I hope you’ll find it helpful!) I’m… Continue Reading

Yijing Foundations Class (starting this Sunday)

Yijing Foundations Class (starting this Sunday)

Starting on Sunday, September 15th, a small group of like-minded students will embark on a 12 week journey from ‘The Yijing is fascinating, but I’m not really confident with it…’ to a fluent, dependable, individual relationship with Yi as guide and companion. (Might you be one of them?) This is the Yijing Foundations Class, and… Continue Reading

Forum Remodelling Coming Soon

Refurbishing? Remodelling? The I Ching Community will be migrating, fairly soon, to some new forum software. I don’t want to say, ‘We’re moving,’ because at the end of the process the forums will still be accessible at the same address as before. But they’ll look somewhat different and work somewhat differently, so there’ll be a… Continue Reading

‘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: How the parts of a reading work together. 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… Continue Reading

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

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