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易社與宗旨

西周易社有限公司1997年由邱繼宗創立。創立的目的是從理想出發、「推廣易用」,使這種宇宙本生的智慧用於今天的生活上,而不是把《周易》作為古玩或化石般欣賞。所謂「推廣易用」,意思是把《周易》的古哲學,活用於今日世事人事的變化中,例如應用在經濟、投資、政治、管理等各種領域的策略上,從而摒棄傳統易學中人性天命的道德桎梏。我們願意助人跨過學易的重重障礙,解決人生歷程上的種種疑難,達到普及《周易》的目標。

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邱繼宗與易同行 

創辦人邱繼宗鑽研《周易》凡二十年,在實踐中深感傳統的漢易和宋易並不適合、亦不足以應付今日的世事變化,且不忍見《周易》精髓經漢宋兩代折騰而幾遭埋沒,遂把《周易》哲理中的元素「循環與相對」重新整理,加以理論化,以推行「易以致用」的理想。邱氏早年從事金融業期間,對投資及政治環境的理解每有獨到之處,此實有賴其專業知識運用得宜之外,同時實踐《周易》「循環與相對」的理論,方能致之。

邱氏早年於本港某大華資銀行從事銀行零售業務。八十年度初期,適逢黃金外匯極度波動,他先後加入某德資銀行、某華資銀行,歷任首席黃金交易員、首席外匯交易員等職,負責同業外匯/黃金買賣,為銀行提供利潤貢獻。八十年代後期,邱氏移居加拿大,在多倫多某銀行工作,負責監控企業客資金出入的程序,確保運作無誤。

從事銀行及金融業二十多年之後,邱氏於九十年代初期加入本港一家電訊產品集團,擔任營運經理一職,職責廣及財務、人事、存貨、出入口、銷售支援、客服務等營運和管理工作。期間,邱氏並參與籌備集團上市的工作,集團終於在一九九四年成功在本港上市。

至一九九七年,邱氏決定以其在二十多年來研究《周易》的心得,付諸實踐,創立「西周易社有限公司」,提供易理諮詢服務。另方面,為了推廣「易以致用」的理念、把《周易》哲理融入現代實務(如易投資學、易管理學等),邱氏設立了本網站www.17ing.com,以《周易》哲理貫通世事人事,分類行文,亦莊亦諧、宜今宜古。與此同時,邱氏設計了【易經入門】及【易經進階】等易學課程,深受學員歡迎。

邱氏近年的文章創作不少,例如曾在《捌周刊》專欄以《周易》哲理評論當時的財經形勢,又提出投資策略建議,深入淺出,文風一時無兩。另一方面,他以卜筮和義理的分析方法,免費為讀者解答各種疑難,深受歡迎。他又時在《信報財經月陛n、《Benchmark》、《SUN時代創富Magazine》等撰文,評論財經。

邱氏對《周易》智慧的探求和研究,未嘗一刻間斷。他把研究發現所得,輯而為文,將會陸續公開;其中一篇【從顧頡剛反對觀象制器說到觀象制器內容古於周易】,已在極具學術地位的山東大學中國周易學會論文集《周易研究季刊》總第40期中發表。 另外,邱氏于2007年著作並出版了第一本書《賣卜者言》、亦于2011年出版了該系列的第二《鳳凰毛》。(按:《鳳凰毛》乃電子書,在ipad 及iphone平台上發售)

邱氏又曾接受《香港經濟日報》、《經濟一週》、《快周刋》、《讀者文摘》、及新加坡《早報》訪問。

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我們的社徽是一個立體太極圖,叫做「龍旋太極」。

傳統的太極圖無疑是偉大的,它表達了陰陽哲學中的「對立」和「循環」;黑和白代表對立,白中有黑、黑中有白則代表循環。不過,它還是有瑕疵的,就是除「對立」之外,在表達「相對性」時明顯有所不足。我們認為,「循環」與「相對」才是宇宙天則、是易的元素。「相對」包含「對立」的意思;而「對立」卻不能涵蓋「相對」。充斥宇宙間著的「循環」與「相對」,精確地該稱為「循環性」和「相對性」

大多數時間「循環」與「相對」都必須相提並論。當思考和觀察事物的循環軌跡時,倘忽略了相對性,於捕捉機微的時空上,便會出現偏差。平面的太極圖顯然缺少了「相對」這重要的元素。同一道理,「歷史永遠在重複」這句說話也是缺少了「相對」一環,其概念是粗糙的。循環的「往」和「復」未必能在同一平面上啣接,反而較多時間像一個龍捲風或水平的螺旋圈形狀;雖有循環的連貫性,但卻發生在立體的空間中

傳統的太極圖只能代表陰陽轉化的循環性和對立性,但涵蓋兩個宇宙元素的「循環」與「相對」,只有立體的龍旋太極」才能盡意。我們沿用太極圖的含義,加上了「循環在立體空間」這個概念來表達「相對性」,發明了它。它就是我們的社徽。  

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The Company Profile & Objective

The I Ching Advisory Consultants Limited was founded by Mr. Spencer Yau in 1997.  The purpose of this establishment is to have the “I”, that is, the wisdom of the universe, promoted and applied to our daily lives and not to have it treated as curios or fossils.  Application of the “I” means the making use of the ancient philosophy of I Ching in solving the problems nowadays and in formulating strategies in the fields of economics, investments, politics, management, etc.  In doing so, we strive to break up the traditional binding “I” ideas like destiny and ethical obstacles.  We are more than willing to help people jump over the hurdles in the course of learning I Ching and to assist them resolve various problems in their lives, while fulfilling our target of promoting the use of I Ching.   

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The Founder and His Way through I Ching….

Through studying Zhou I (I Ching stream from the Zhou dynasty) for 20 years, Spencer Yau finds that the conventional Han I and Song I (I Ching streams from the Han and Song dynasties respectively) are inadaptable to and inadequate for modern life changes.  Moreover, he does not want to see the diminution of the spirit of the orthodox Zhou I since Han and Song dynasties and decides to formulate the ideas of the two essential elements of I Ching, viz. Cyclicity and Relativity, into theories, aiming at promoting his ideal of “ I Ching for practical use”.

In his early years when Spencer was engaged in the finance business, he did put into practice the Cyclicity and Relativity theorems, and together with his own expertise in the field, he had been able to achieve outstanding performance in investment and warrant uniqueness in analysing political forum.

Spencer started his career in retail banking with a local leading Chinese bank.  When gold and foreign exchange business boomed in the early eighties, Spencer took the chance to join a German bank and a local bank as Chief Gold Dealer and Chief FX Dealer accountable to guaranteed profit contribution.

Spencer migrated to Canada in the late eighties and worked in a local bank in Toronto, responsible for procedural controlling of the inward and outward remittances of corporate clients.

After working in the banking and financial business for over two decades, Spencer further developed his career with a more comprehensive perspective.  He joined a local telecommunication company in the early nineties as Operation Manager.  Apart from taking charge of operational and management aspects, he participated in the preparation work leading to listing of the company that was successfully listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange eventually. 

It was not until 1997 that Spencer decided to put into practice his findings in I Ching and set up the I Ching Advisory Consultants Limited where divination advice service is provided.  On the other hand, in order to promote his ideal of ‘I Ching for practical use’ as ‘I-Investment’ and ‘I-Management’, Spencer maintains this website www.17ing.com where the various articles both serious and casual are written in applying his I Ching theorems to daily lives.  He also designs and teaches in classes of ‘Introduction to I Ching’ and ‘Intermediate I Ching’, which are well received.

Spencer writes frequently in these years.  For instance, he has been a column writer for the former 8 Magazine.  He applied the Zhou I philosophy to commenting on the then economic trends.  In so doing, he toned down the intricacy of the philosophic notions for easy reading, and made proposals of investment strategies.  His writing style was absolutely unprecedented.  On the other hand, he provided free divination and advice service to his then readers, which was rather popular at that time.  At present, he writes financial commentaries for Hong Kong Economical Journal Monthly, Benchmark, Sun Times Magazine, etc from time to time.

Spencer has spared no efforts in exploring and researching into the wisdom of Zhou I. His findings will be publicized in due course.  One of the paper “ From the Conception of Gu Jiegang’s Opposition to Creating Things by Viewing the Images to the Proposals of the Contents of Creating Things by Viewing the Images Being Put forward Earlier Than in Zhou Yi” was published in the most reputable journal of The University of Shandong ‘Studies of Zhou Yi’, Issue No. 40 in 1999.

Spencer was also interviewed by Economic Digest, Reader’s Digest and Express Weekly.

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                                                               The Logo

Our logo is a dimensional Tai Chi diagram named Dragon-Tornado Tai Chi.

Undoubtedly, the traditional Tai Chi diagram is great. It represents the meaning of Yin Yang where black and white represents Contrariety whereas white in black and black in white represents Cyclicity.  Yet it is not without defects.  We believe that it is Relativity and Cyclicity, instead of Contrariety and Cyclicity, which are the 2 elements of the universe.  Relativity includes Contrariety but Contrariety cannot fully express Relativity.  The Tai Chi diagram is far from comprehensive in the sense that it conveys the idea of Contrariety only but not Relativity.

Most of the time, Cyclicity and Relativity are not to be used separately.  In tracking the cycle of the occurrence of certain events, we should not ignore the element of Relativity, or else it would be dimensionally inaccurate.   A plane Tai Chi diagram is obviously in lack of this important element Relativity.  For the same reason, in saying that history always repeats itself , we also lack the consideration of Relativity.  The goand returnelements in a cycle track may not be on the same plane, but may act more like a hurricane or a level helix. Though the cycle track has cyclical continuation, it happens in dimensional course. 

The traditional Tai Chi diagram can only express the Cyclicity and  Contrariety in the bilateral shift of Yin Yang.  Only the dimensional Dragon-Tornado Tai Chi diagram can include both Cyclicity and Relativity.  It is made on the basis of the traditional Tai Chi diagram with the addition of the concept of Cycle in Dimensionto express Relativity.  It is how our logo derives.    

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