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Beginners’ I Ching course, part 2

Beginners’ I Ching course, part 2

If you’re new to the I Ching, this episode and the one before it will make the readings in Clarity’s podcast much easier to follow. Here’s the audio version of the beginners’ course, part 2. (You can find the written and illustrated version of the course at https://www.onlineclarity.co.uk/learn/beginners/ .) Beginners’ I Ching course, part 2 Show Podcast… Continue Reading

Beginners’ I Ching course, part 1

Beginners’ I Ching course, part 1

If you’re new to the I Ching, this episode and the one that follows will make the readings in Clarity’s podcast much easier to follow. Here’s the audio version of the beginners’ course, part 1. (You can find the written and illustrated version of the course at https://www.onlineclarity.co.uk/learn/beginners/ .) Beginners’ I Ching course, part 1… Continue Reading

Coming soon

Coming soon

Next month, I’m restarting the Clarity podcast. Formerly ‘Living Change’, now just the ‘I Ching with Clarity podcast’, it’ll have a new episode each month, and every episode will discuss a real-life reading. (Actually the next couple of episodes will come sooner than that and won’t be readings: I’m going to add the free beginners’… Continue Reading

For the first time

For the first time

I was lucky enough to play in a good youth orchestra with a conductor who had plenty to teach us. One of many things he said that stuck with me was that, when playing something familiar, you should imagine someone in the audience who’s hearing this music for the first time. Play for them. I… Continue Reading

Fording the river: Hexagram 11, line 2

Fording the river: Hexagram 11, line 2

The second line of Hexagram 11 generates some of the most strangely varied translations. Here are two from the same book – John Minford’s I Ching, which contains two incarnations of the Yi, as ‘Book of Wisdom’ and ‘Bronze Age Oracle’: ‘Embrace the wilderness, ford the river. Do not forsake those far away. Friends depart.… Continue Reading

The moon almost full

The moon almost full

Some of the Yi’s most interesting phrases come in threes. The advice not to chase what’s lost, for instance, or ‘not robbers, marital allies’. This is another of those: ‘the moon is almost full’. ‘Already rained, already come to rest.Honour the power it carries.The wife’s constancy brings danger,The moon is almost full.Noble one sets out… Continue Reading

Not interpreting the I Ching

Not interpreting the I Ching

This is a challenge I set for Change Circle members in the first week of our Imagery Class: to find a way to respond to a reading without interpreting it. The idea is to create a space where we can interact with all the layers and facets of the Yi’s imagery from the ‘inside’. Instead… Continue Reading

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