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The Practice of the I Ching

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March 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm CET

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The Practice of the I Ching

with Shantena Sabbadini and Cruz Mañas Sabbadini

Saturday March 27
10:00am PDT  | 1:00pm EDT  | 5:00pm GMT  |  6:00pm CET

Online Pari Dialogue

The practice of the I Ching oracle is a form of introspection bridging different dimensions, unconscious and conscious, imaginal and rational, heart and mind. The wild images from a shamanic tradition three thousand years old are framed in the rigorous system of yin and yang. And the intuitive practice of ‘rolling the words in one’s heart’ is grounded in the exact discipline of handling the forty-nine yarrow stalks or the three coins and reading one’s answer in the book.

In this webinar we will explore the practice of consultation in detail, answering, as far as possible, all the questions concerning this mysterious activity, from the appropriate formulation of the question to the specific function of the various sections of a hexagram in the answer.

The webinar is addressed both to newcomers and to ‘old I Ching hands.’ Our main reference will be the Eranos I Ching, translated by Rudolf Ritsema and Shantena Sabbadini, but you are welcome to keep at hand your favourite I Ching and to compare passages. Often the ancient Chinese of the I Chingallows for multiple meanings.

On Saturday March 27, Shantena and Cruz will open our monthly Community Call with a presentation and followed by discussion and Q&A.


Join our Zoom meeting via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82002877500

If you would like to participate, have any questions or need any help just contact Eleanor Peat: eleanor@paricenter.com

Shantena Sabbadini graduated from the University of Milan in 1968 and was awarded his PhD in physics from the University of California in 1976. In Milan he researched the foundations of quantum physics, laying the base for what is currently known as the decoherence interpretation of quantum physics. At the University of California, he contributed to the theoretical work behind the first identification of a black hole, the X-ray source Cygnus X-1. In the 1990s he was scientific consultant for the Eranos Foundation, an East-West research center founded under the auspices of C.G. Jung in the 1930s. In that context he produced various translations and commentaries of Chinese classics in Italian and English, including the Yijing and the trilogy of Daoist classics, the Laozi, the Zhuangzi and the Liezi. From 2002 onwards he collaborated with F. David Peat running the Pari Center for New Learning and in 2017 he succeeded his friend and colleague as director of the center.

Shantena leads workshops and courses on the philosophical implications of quantum physics, on Daoism, and on using the Yijing as a tool for introspection. His most recent book in English, Pilgrimages to Emptiness: Rethinking Reality through Quantum Physics, was published by Pari Publishing in 2017.

Cruz Mañas Sabbadini, is a clinical psychologist. She researched mental illness and gave treatment in jails. She works as a psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation and gives I Ching  seminars with Shantena Sabbadini. She founded El Cortijo de Gaia, a deep psychology center in Lanjaron (Granada). She is author of the book Simplicidad Consciente and of a number of poetry books, among which Todo lo Sabe la TierraMar de FondoNoveno PlanetaLa Zarza Incandescente.


March 27, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CET