Australian Academy of Feng Shui

I Ching

Summer School Course (Course 2): I Ching – Chinese Astrological Divination – see below

Course 1:I Ching – Theory & Philosophy of the ancient book of wisdom
Melbourne
Not currently scheduled

This one day course explores the wisdom, dynamics and interpretation of the theoretical and philosophical version of the I Ching based upon the many versions of the book. The I Ching has been used for centuries by the Chinese as the foundation of their knowledge and philosophy.

The foundations of the I Ching called the trigrams will constructed and explored.
The trigrams are also the underlying energies upon which Flying Star Feng Shui is based.Trigram analysis will include interpreting current and upcoming time eras also called the time ‘ages’ of Feng Shui. The themes of the current age of 8 will be specifically examined looking forward to the upcoming Age of 9

The I Ching is also used as an Oracle, a resource of wisdom, that can be consulted to ask any question or engage in a theme that requires, insight or answers relevant to an area of concern

Topics include
·        Origins & Theory
·        Trigram construction and interpretation
·        Hexagram construction and meanings
·        Trigram and Hexagram placement on the Lo Pan
·        Consulting the I Ching for answers to questions
·        Examples and discussion

Recommended book upon which this course will be based:
Wilhelm, Richard. (1989) I Ching or Book of Changes. Arkana. England

Details

Not currently sceduled

Cost $180
Venue: Sandybeach Community Centre
Cnr Beach Rd & Sims St, Sandringham
Melbourne, Victoria
No prerequisite

 

Course 2: I Ching – Chinese Astrological Divination

Melbourne

Special Summer School Program 

January 19 & 20, 2013

The I Ching is an Oracle, a resource of wisdom that can be consulted to ask any question or engage in a theme that requires, insight or answers relevant to an area of concern

This system of I Ching Divination that will be taught is also called the ”King Wens Oracle” System or ”3 Coin Method”. It contrasts with the more traditional use of the I Ching, called the Scholar’s method, which casts an I Ching hexagram and the interpretation read directly from a text.

This Divination method is unique, in that it translates the 6 lines of a Hexagram into the five elements of Chinese Philosophy, and is then interpreted according to the configuration of elements that are revealed.  Also considered is the strength and the meaning of the element in relationship to the self, the theme in question, and time of asking the question.

Much additional information can also be illuminated surrounding the circumstances and situation of the question and person’s life as a person’s Four Pillars of Destiny Chinese Astrology can be woven into the information.  What are the underlying rhythms, processes and changes that are giving rise to the theme in question? This often is illuminated by the divinatory reading.

For example a health question may be asked, but the I Ching may also answer what is the underlying condition or challenge that gives rise to health problem. What also may be the appropriate way to deal with this may also be answered?

The I Ching can answer personal questions or questions relating to external social, political, economic circumstances

The extensive theoretical background to the I Ching including the 5 elements in this course also deepens the understanding of Feng Shui, Four Pillars of Destiny Chinese Astrology and Traditional Chinese Medicine

The course will include:
·        I Ching Theory
·        Philosophy of Divination
·        Trigram Interpretation
·        Hexagram Construction & Analysis
·        Examples and discussion

Course Dates and Details:
January 19 & 20, 2013

Venue:
Melbourne: Sandybeach Community Center
Cnr Sims St and Beach Road Sandringham
(public transport friendly location)

Cost $ 380

A comprehensive manual will be provided                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please confirm your place by Friday January 11, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ($50 Deposit)

Prerequisites:
Chinese Astrology, Four Pillars of Destiny, Parts 1-2,
and/or
Knowledge of 5 element theory and 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches

Some examples of questions and themes that consulting the I Ching can illuminate:
·        Confirmation of Life Path and goals
·        Guidance for career choices
·        Assessment of business, financial and/ or investment prospects
·        Assessment of potential business partners
·        Questions asked responsibly about any relationship
·        Marriage potential and timing
·        Prospects in a Legal situation
·        Travelling and timing of journeys
·        Buying/ selling a house
·        Finding Lost items, including pets
·        Illuminate Health concerns and treatments
·        Children – inquiry into gender of unborn children
·        Prospects for children in exams and career choices

·        Checking the Feng Shui or enenrgy dynamics of a house and any possible disharmonies inside a home, that may have been overlooked                                               Personal questions are more commonly asked, however questions may be asked responsibly on behalf of another person

·        Questions can be made about non-personal circumstances such as election outcomes, global situations, fortune of people in the public eye

The I Ching is a highly insightful and deep reference for inquiry and investigation into pertinent life themes

Previous students are welcome to attend again at half price as a review