The Yijing / I Ching (易經 / 周易) has been studied over at-least two millennia and remains today a cryptic text of un-certain origins. Despite being an enigmatic text, it has attracted countless people throughout time across the world to investigate it for a variety of reasons. People are encouraged to study the Yijing / I Ching as a form of Divination for:-
- Self-Cultivation – to develop positive attitudes when confronted with difficult situations. Constancy and calm in the face of adversity
- Self-Knowledge – to learn to notice and be confident with our inherent wisdom
The London Yijing (I Ching) Society has been set-up following a discussion amongst a few friends who have studied the text over decades. It is to be a place for anyone interested in the subject and want to share their ideas and experience. The society aims to inspire people to use the text wisely and effectively or at the very least encourage a serious approach.
Historically the Yijing / I Ching has been studied and used by people from a wide-range of backgrounds and in the same way the Society will receive diverse members from all walks-of-life. We will hold meetings in Central London over tea and biscuits and if enough people are inclined we may even partake in one of London’s cosy public-houses.
I have potentially found a venue (62 – 64 Gower St. WC1E 6ED) for our first meeting and have pencilled the 21st of May for now.
At our first meeting I would like to introduce myself and the aims of the Society after which we could have a discussion of our interests in the Yijing and what members would like to gain from the Society and how this can be achieved.
It would also be useful if you could introduce yourself via a Meetup message (http://www.meetup.com/London-Yijing-I-Ching-Society) or email before the meeting and express your interest in the Yijing which will enable me to include your ideas, topics and suggestions and help build our discussion. Please email your suggestions and enquiries or otherwise subscribe to our Meetup account in order to participate in our meetings. Email us at londonyijingsociety@gmail.
We could also have a discussion if you subscribe to our mailing-list. In order to subscribe please send a blank message to londonyijingsociety-subscr
Finally it would be great if people could bring biscuits, cakes or tea or any tidbits to share with others.
I look forward to meeting you all!
London Yijing Society