Ching Consultation with Dennis Merritt, Jungian analyst and ecopsychologist, using the I Ching in the psychoanalytic setting since 1983.
The I Ching, a compendium of Chinese wisdom, can be an invaluable guide for life's most difficult problems. One can address a question to the book and by a process Carl Jung called "synchronicity" get a meaningful answer. Important questions about career, jobs, business decisions, relationships, or personal and spiritual development get answered with the wisdom of Chinese sages (see Use of the I Ching in the Analytic Setting and paragraph 4 in the Introduction to my web site www.EcoJung.com)
I do an intensive three-hour I Ching consultation using the yarrow stalk method. The first hour is spent exploring the issue and examining relevant dreams to determine if it is appropriate to put a question to the I Ching and how to frame the question. In the second hour I teach the individual how to use the ancient yarrow stalk method of generating the hexagram answers. The third hour is spent reading and interpreting the answers in three different translations.* I work the answers much as I work with dreams.
The consultation can be done by phone if you can not come to the office. Ideally you would know how to do the yarrow stalk method, otherwise the simpler and faster coin method could be employed for phone consultations. Preferably you would have the three translations I work with.* The cost is $240 for a 3 hour consultation by phone or in person payable in advance by VISA or Master Card. Contact me by telephone or e-mail to set up a date and time.
* Carol K. Anthony. 1988. A Guide to the I Ching. 3rd
edition. Anthony Publishing Co.: Stow, Massachusetts.
Richard Wilhelm (Translator). 1967. The I Ching or Book of Changes.
English translation by Cary Baynes. Princeton University Press:
R. L. Wing. 1979. The I Ching
Workbook. Doubleday and Co.: Garden City, New York.
Telephone: Madison: (608)
255-9330 ext. 5