…building confidence in your relationship with the I Ching
This is a live online class on the foundations of confident Yijing (=I Ching) interpretation. It’s designed to clear away whatever obstacles stand between you and confidence in your own Yijing readings. If you…
- have trouble applying the imagery to your own situation and question
- worry that your biases may be distorting your interpretation
- are baffled by apparent contradictions between different parts of a reading
…and find yourself giving up on a reading when you wanted and needed its help, then this class is for you.
It’s easy to get lost in a reading but Hilary’s insight can clarify and reveal facets of new interpretation. I liked the interaction of the class and the brainstorming process.
For me I feel I needed the personal interaction with Hilary and the other classmates and I wasn’t disappointed.Tim Swezey
I’ll be guiding you through the syllabus of the existing Yijing Foundations Course. So this is like the course – with 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!).
The class will start in late March 2020. 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.
How can you get to know the oracle?
The Yijing is an astonishingly beautiful work of art and a store of great wisdom, but more importantly, it’s a working oracle. This means that the only way to get to know it is through your own readings. (It’s not so different from getting to know another person: you need to talk with them.)
Sometimes this works beautifully… and sometimes it’s a bit like being parachuted into the middle of a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. There’s too much information: one massive blur of hexagrams, lines and strange imagery. Where are you meant to start? It seems you need to know everything before you can learn anything.
In fact, there are just two things you need: experience getting inside the imagery and recognising how it’s speaking to you, and a working knowledge of a reading’s structure. The Foundations Class walks you through these step by step: first the living experience of imagery, then the structure and syntax of a reading. From the start, you’re guided by what you recognise in your own readings, so you can hear what the oracle’s telling you and develop your natural fluency as a reader.
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.
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