The UK Tarot Conference THE ORIGINAL, THE BIGGEST & THE BEST TAROT CONFERENCE IN THE UK!
13th 14th October 2017 @ Thistle City Barbican Hotel, London
Delighted to announce our 2017 Key Speaker from the USA is Sasha Graham, we also welcome Carrie Paris, Steven Bright, Kirsten Buchholzer, Chloe McCracken , Andrea Aste, Tero Hynynen, opening ceremony Wicca Meier-Spring
Opening Ceremony with Wicca Meier Spring
Sasha Graham Friday – Tarot and Your Shadow Self – Sasha Graham guides us on how to use tarot to unlock and explore the Shadow Self. The Shadow is the place of repressed desire, unruly emotion, and greedy behavior. The Shadow is also a wellspring of untapped creativity, freedom and unbridled expression. Greeting the Shadow invokes massive life changes. Bring a notebook, tarot deck and curiosity as we embark on guided meditations, exercises and tarot spreads embracing your deepest fear and ardent desires.
(Saturday) Tarot, Romance and Your Highest Self – Sasha dipped into the dark side in Friday’s Shadow Self masterclass. Jump to the other side of the spectrum today. Get creative with Tarot and examine how our sensual, romantic selves connect us to our highest self. Using myth, fairy tale and Tarot, we rediscover the roles we play. We redefine these roles so we walk out of the room in touch with our highest selves. Bring an open heart as we unleash the very best part of ourselves.
Carrie Paris—Mediumship & Tarot: Divining with the Unseen – A number of tarot diviners have had their readings interrupted by unseen visitors from the Other Side. For some this can be a terrifying experience, while others view it as their introduction to mediumistic work. In this gathering we will explore the ins and outs of navigating disembodied visitors with a practice known as psychometry— a technique that leads itself to reading tarot as it divines the energetic imprint from an image or object.
Backing our work will be a variety of antique photographs that we will overlay with the new Relative Tarot deck and the latest Magpie Oracle: The Seer Charms Kit, both of which were specifically designed to pinpoint and give voice to the unseen. We will take a good portion of class time to interact with the realm of spirit through charm casting, tarot and psychometry. Supporting the journey will be rare, historical images of mediums at work, their stories, tools, and fascinating talent for delivering messages from the departed. By the end of this class you will understand how to recognize, illuminate and deliver messages from the realm of spirit using old tools with a new twist. Casting kits and Relative Tarot decks will be offered for use.
Steven Bright – The Celtic Cross through different Eyes For many readers, the Celtic Cross can often become the ‘elephant in the room’ – dismissed as either too intimidating to approach or too inflexible to be of any use. Temperance is about the beauty of combination. She combines two different, seemingly opposite, forces and finds a gentle and inspiring place somewhere between. Within the Celtic Cross, there are many pairs waiting to be found, which can break down this overwhelming and sometimes stuffy spread for the modern tarot reader. This interactive workshop will highlight the pairs I look for and will endeavour to help practitioners discover relevant meaning hidden within each of them. With examples from my own practice and specially-designed ‘Tarot Thoughts’ videos, I will guide you through the Celtic Cross. The aim of this session is to help people fall in love with this spread, find personal patterns of their own within it, and discover a way of using it that works for them.
Kirsten Buchholzer – Temperance: From Despair to Paradise – Learn how to increase your intuition with the aid of Temperance. Focussing on the beauty of the Thoth and Waite Smith decks, connecting with the energy of the artists Lady Frieda Harris and Pamela Colman-Smith, and looking at the cards position in the Tree of Life, Kirsten Buchholzer shows how to welcome the Forces of Balance into our world.
Andre Aste – Tarot as Story Telling Machine – Over time the Tarot has evolved, changing its patterns, imagery and symbols and in turn so has the interpretation of the cards, becoming deeper and deeper. Tarot has seduced artists, writers and thinkers, the psychologist C.G. Young utilized Tarot to access the deepest and secret corners of our psyche via free association techniques, seeing in the symbols of the cards archetypical meanings and references. Italo Calvino, a famous Italian writer, used tarot as a story telling machine to write The Castle of Crossed Destinies. This is the powerful magic of Tarot: the ability of telling different stories; whenever we use it for answering a consultant’s question, for ours curiosity, for having inspiration or new ideas, we are using tarot as a story telling machine. In the workshop we will: Enter and understand the allegoric mind of the Middle Ages and Renaissance period that produced the Tarots, discovering how each card is a universe of symbols, images, colours and each containing their own meanings steeped in historical and cultural references.
-Tarot as a powerful Story Telling Machine: From Young and Calvino to The Book of Shadows. The Lost Code of the Tarot. Techniques and ideas for reading Tarot as a combinatory game of meanings, symbols and images.
-Discover an individual path from the traditional meanings to a more personal, emotional and intuitive reading.
-Traditionally the deck of Tarot is seen as The Fool’s journey. Following Calvino’s hints, let’s deconstructing the conventional order of the cards to let them tell their stories.
-Techniques to free the imagination: creative exercises and free association techniques, to learn how to give symbols and images new ideas and meanings, in order to learn to see the tarot with new eyes.
Chloe McCracken – Angels of the Tarot: Temperance and beyond – Which angel is on the Temperance card, and how might that affect your interpretation when it comes up in a reading? And which other angels are on the other cards? In this workshop, we’ll explore the angels depicted in the tarot, and use some specially created tarot spreads to look at the angelic energies at play in your life right now.
Joanne Watkins (Australia) Lunch Time Table Top Tarot Session – The Mindset, understanding Interpretation. The concept of Energy and how it works , the power of words, Masculine and Feminine Energy, and using different tarot spreads to gain answers
Tero Hynynen: Lunch Time Table Top Tarot Session – A Tarot Spread is a tool which helps the reader to access the information in the reading more easily; a framework which holds the reading together. Tero (The Arcanum UK) will give you new tools to use the cards for problem solving, introspection, and personal growth. Tero will introduce you to personally created unpublished spreads which he has been using for many years.
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Deposits and payments are non refundable but if you are unable to make the 2017 conference the deposit will be transferred to 2018. (after that null and void)
Cancellations received in writing or by e mail no later than 25th August 2017: full refund of any conference fees paid less 25% administration charge. Cancellations received after 25th August 2017: No refund possible. No Exceptions
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