Hometown: Lafayette, LA
August 11, 2004
I am interested in the I Ching as a tool for meditation and spiritual self-examination. The Wilhelm-Baynes translation is still my favorite translation. I also like the commentary in Balkin's The Laws of Change.
I am pleased with how our Yi Jing Meetup group is developing. We have a good variety of perspectives and different approaches to the Yi Jing. We share a respect and affection for this great work. At our February Meetup event I expressed a desire to acquire greater fluency with the images and symbols of the Yi Jing, so that the sixty-four hexagrams would at all times be "dancing within my head." The dynamics of this group help me to be more diligent and regular in my study. The influences coming from the other members of the group help me to see aspects of the Yi Jing that I may not have observed or appreciated, had I been left to my own private investigation and interpretation.