I Ching Inspired Eco-Theology.





          


The I Ching is one of the oldest books in the world. It sits alongside other books in our world cannon such as The Bible, The Koran, and Tao Te Ching. Being the quintessential study of yin and yang, The Book of Changes, as it is also known, is one of our species earliest attempts at trying to ‘pen’ our response to the phenomenology of the life surrounding us, moving through us, and yet strangely, of our very own awareness witnessing these phenomena: a comprehensive insight of the human mind as it witnesses itself a part of nature. Truly, a dynamic book.


Long reallocated to a simple obsession with ‘telling your future,’ I Ching has continued to find infinite practical uses in the realms of business, arts, spiritual endeavor, and even medicine. It is most difficult to bring I Ching into conversation without the conversation exploding into any number of arenas life has to offer - simultaneously.  


Undoubtedly, the relation between our species and its parent, Nature, is at a turning point in its development. Collectively, we are in need of an initiation to further our more mature consciousness, no different than a young boy finds his initiation into Manhood. Much of our mind has become spoiled in the quest to ‘perfect’ our practices of Economy, but in so doing we have jeopardized the very relationships which nourish us most intimately. "The Book of Gardens," serves as a point of grace, of equillibrium - of Stasis - to assist us with the ever fine decisions which fill our lives by the plenitudes of Beauty.




Private Viewing of "The Book of Gardens" may be booked via email.

Complementary Jasmine Tea will be served.


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“The Book of Gardens” is an examination of I Ching through the lens of Eco-Theology: nature poetry to stir the timeless virtues expounded by some of our species first thinkers. Fusing literary and visual art, “The Book of Gardens” intercepts the distracted and too common, spoiled, expressions of our minds - “the human mind” - that we may take a Second Look, freshen the perspective of ourselves inside a world of vast beauty, and truly come to know the commonalities - the simple dignities - spread before us with complete, personal, and celebratory abundance.







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