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The Book of Changes

Lecturer
Shantena Augusto Sabbadini
Focus

The Book of Changes. Divination, Synchronicity and the Play of Archetypes.

The I Ching is a formidable psychological system that endeavours to organize the play of archetypes… into a certain pattern, so that a reading becomes possible. (C.G. Jung)

The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is an ancient Chinese oracle, rooted in a shamanic tradition almost four thousand years old. A map of the cosmos and a book of wisdom, its images do not cease to fascinate and puzzle us. They reflect an organic perception of reality in which any detail of a given situation is a key to an understanding of the quality of the moment, of the pattern of the archetypal energies involved – a sort of mirroring Jung has called “synchronicity”.