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Yijing Foundations Class 2019

Yijing Foundations Class 2019

Just to let you know…

I’ll be running a live online class this year on the foundations of confident Yijing interpretation.

This will be based on the syllabus of the existing Yijing Foundations Course, with added live video classes, Q&A sessions and a private forum. So this is like the course – all the essentials for good readings and none of the optional extras – plus…

  • full ‘immersion’ in the processes of interpretation with oodles of opportunity to practice (both on the calls and inbetween)
  • my personal help and support all the way
  • the company of a group of fellow-students to learn with (and from!) – learning from experience works best, and being able to learn from other people’s experience too is a great accelerator.

The class will start in September 2019. It’ll be for just 12 people at most, as I’ve found that number works well – enough for a lively group, but few enough that we can get to know one another, with ample time for me to help everyone individually.

I think your course is AWESOME! It contains all the brass tacks needed for better interaction with Yi.Kurt Ritchie

Might you be interested?

If so, please add your name to the advance notice list below! I’ll keep you posted with more details about the course, and let you know as soon as the doors open and you can sign up as one of the 12 participants.

Since taking the course, I pay more attention to every word and spend much more time with the image. I pay attention to the voices of the lines. When I have time, I spend more time on the trigrams too. I think I am more confident commenting on other people’s readings. Usually I have found this hard to do.

I also feel more trust. I feel less likely to ignore the message, if I get the message in the first place that is. It may sound weird but I feel like my awareness has gone through a doorway and suddenly hears things unheard before, and I understand the language more.

Class Outline

Each week, you’ll go through the lesson materials in your own time (they’re available as video, audio and text) and apply what you’re learning to a reading of your own through an assignment/ experiment.

Then at the end of each week, we have a live video meeting for extra practice and Q&A. These live meetings will be every Sunday at 6pm UK time – that’s 10am Pacific, 11am Mountain, 12pm Central and 1pm Eastern (except on October 27th, when it’s an hour later in the US). They’ll last about an hour – a bit longer if people have more questions.

September 15th: Introductions and welcome
Getting used to the forums and video room, connecting with the other students, and ensuring there are no technology barriers in your way.
September 22nd: Essentials to get started
Getting comfortable with the Yijing essentials: keeping a journal, casting a reading, getting a good translation (and working with multiple translations).
September 29th: Finding your question
– because your question is like the door you open to the reading. We’ll cover the process of finding a question, questions that create confusion, and ways to focus, expand or deepen your questioning.
October 6th: Trigrams & recognition
Trigrams – the simple, accessible building-blocks of the Yijing. We’ll practice recognising them in situations and in yourself – because that skill of recognition is the basis for every part of interpretation, including the full readings we’ll be working on later.
October 13th: Connecting with a hexagram
… its words, its component trigrams, its imagery. Practising connecting, interpreting and working with imagery within a single hexagram, with tips for interpretation and dealing with doubts.
October 20th: Primary and relating hexagrams
– this relationship is the framework that sustains the whole reading, so it’s really worth exploring, studying and practising recognising how it works in (lots of) readings. Also, when you’re clear on how a relating hexagram works, that casts a lot of light on unchanging readings. We’ll look at those this week, too.
Integration week
Integration weeks are for catching up, asking questions and practising readings. This one might be useful for looking at some unchanging readings.
November 3rd: Moving lines, line positions and trigrams
Learning to hear the distinctive voice of each line position, and understanding moving lines as a story or as ‘layers’ – and as part of trigrams.
Integration Week
Now the content’s getting more complex, it’ll be useful to have the extra breathing space.
November 17th: Moving lines and Steps of Change
The personal context to help you understand your moving lines; interpreting multiple moving lines; how lines work together.
Another Integration Week
For practice, catch-up or just having a week off…
December 1st: A reading practice
Pulling everything together – opening, connecting with and integrating a reading, giving the Book of Change space to do its thing in your life…
A Final Integration Week
Time to tie loose ends and make plans!

(I know this runs into Thanksgiving Weekend. If there are a lot of people who can’t make it then, we can always continue for another week and finish on the 15th.)

The lesson I loved the most was the one dedicated to multiple moving lines. Before the course, when I got more than one moving line, everything was a mess, I didn’t know where to start. Now however, I enjoy having moving lines, the more there are, the better I can see the situation.

Working with the Yi is a never-ending joy. To understand its signs one must first start learning. I have read several Yijing books and I have no found better explanations for divination with the Yi than in these lessons.Angel Herrero

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