7th – 8th October 2022
Pre Conference Dinner 6th October
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Since the attribution of the Tarot Trumps to the paths of the Qabalistic Tree of Life, the synergy of these two systems has been part of the foundation of the Western Mystery Tradition. Exploring this synergy through using the Tree of Life as the basis for a Tarot spread gives a unique and wide-ranging reading method. The Tree of Life can also be used as the basis for divination for a group of people through a game David co-created in the 1980s which will be demonstrated.
Rashunda Tramble – Tarot, mindfulness and falling in love with your practice.
Think back to when you first held a tarot deck. The excitement, wonder and curiosity. As the years went on, you started reading not just for yourself, but for others and maybe even professionally, but did your passion for tarot ever die? After decades of practicing the art of tarot, Rashunda found herself falling out of love with tarot. But the Buddhist practice of mindfulness brought her back to tarot. In a very personal presentation, Tramble, a practicing Buddhist, will share her mindfulness-based tarot exercises and spreads that helped her fall in love with tarot again.
Liz Dean – Tarot by Numbers
Each number on a tarot card has a meaning, a particular magical energy. Interpret this number, and a card’s message unlocks. In this interactive class you’ll not only learn the art of number interpretation but discover how numbers as symbols become portals to intuitive knowing. Using techniques such as card-counting, linking majors to minors through number, and using your TarotScope, will reveal which cards will influence the years ahead
Following from the mysterious Moon ruler of secrets and the night, this session will look at many myths, traditions and associations attributed to The Sun, ruler of the day. We will look at solar magic – its colours, plants, gems and metals and find ways of bringing the solar energy encapsulated in this card into our daily lives.
Callie L French – The Sun Also Sets
Hemingway wrote a sombre, detached, ironic story of a generation filled with insecurities that were co-dependent, often using destructive sex to fill voids, The Sun Also Rises. Almost 100 years later Tarot readers are still asking/asked the eternal question: “Are they coming back? Do they love me?, Am I On the Right Path?” Instead of a rising Sun, where it’s “Always a Day Away!” this session looks at what your Sun-Sign is setting on, with an upbeat, interactive and sincere perspective, The Sun Also Sets. Beginning with your own Sun sign we explore the ways the Sun progresses through life; from birth through middle age and onto the golden years. Every major event in life has a ‘Setting Point’: (marriage, parenting, promotion, separation, retirement, death), which Callie calls the Cosmic Flow of Life, is explored in this class through a multitude of linked spreads. Ernest would be most amused, to be sure.
Nigel Jackson – Vestiges of Traditional Science – Tarot Symbolism, Tradition & Metaphysics
Respected tarot-artist and writer, Nigel Jackson, will focus on the classical Tarot as a repository that preserves the traditional knowledge underlying medieval European, Middle Eastern, and Asian prototypes of the tarot, tracing their roots into the depths of prehistory. Nigel will consider Tarot as a microcosm of the universe, exploring how these signs and archetypes still support contemporary use and realisation through imagination and meditation.
Sophie McKay-Knight – Sun Stories
Looking at depictions of the Sun card through drawing and stories. Sophie will lead us through drawing exercises (no experience necessary) and will explore how we experience the Sun card visually, as well as what might happen if we combined the Sun with another tarot card to make a new energy.
Susyn Blair-Hunt – Using The Sun Card to Predict Timing
This workshop will focus on answering the question we’re so often asked, “When?” will something happen or change. Using the Sun card as a significator it will help to identify a general time frame of when an event will take place. Learning how to read the cards from a timing standpoint can bring more clarity and accuracy to our readings.
Betty Jane Ware – Tarot Labyrinth Meditation
Betty Jane guides us on a meditative journey with the cards, together we explore the power of the suits, elements, and major arcana.
Chris Butler – The Solar Well-being Map
Using the cards for understanding our place in the Universe with a spread inspired by the symbolic map of the Solar System depicted on the Sun card from Ciro Marchetti’s Gilded Tarot. It also draws inspiration from my own Sun card from the Healing Light Tarot, where the Sun is shown as Divine Mother and the planets orbit around her. The idea is to draw eleven cards, lay them out as a symbolic solar system and use this as a metaphor for our own life circumstances.
This year The Atlantis Bookshop celebrates 100 years, Join us Friday evening as Geraldine shares the history of London’s most iconic bookshop