It’s that time of year again and I am so excited about visiting Tarot Tribe friends and gatherings on the East Coast this Spring.
My first stop is in Boston where I am a paper presenter and panelist at the PCA/ACA conference on April 11th. My topic is Beyond Soothsaying: Expanding Community Definitions of Tarot Work. Emily Auger and associates have created a cultural standard by raising Tarot awareness to the academic level. With several Tarot panels, including Tarot and Health and Tarot in the Community, recognized contributors in Tarot literature include Arthur Rosengarten (Tarot and Psychology), Inna Semetsky (Re-Symbolization of the Self, see book review in my previous blog post), and Robert Place (Alchemical Tarot, Tarot: History), among others. Enrique Enriquez is scheduled to present Tarology 101.
Next on the 2012 Tarot Tour is a stop in Washington, D.C. to attend Geraldine Amaral’s “Psychic Tarot” workshop at the Arlington Metaphysical Chapel. Geraldine graced us with her fabulous book Tarot Celebrations with co-author, Nancy Brady Cunningham, and continues to push the envelop of Tarot influence in the community with such daring feats as bringing Tarot reading to the White House last Halloween. The Obama’s did not receive a reading, but graciously posed for the photo.
On a personal note, I am proud and moved to be visiting the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institute, bringing an offering from Oregon to honor our native ancestors.
Traveling to New York state, I take a short detour to visit artists extraordinaire, Carol Herzer and Dirk Gillabel of Soul Guidance to view, and of course purchase, several of their amazing, visionary decks. Their cosmic decks resonate beautifully with the Awakening Universal Purpose initiation and ritual that I facilitate.
Last, but by far not least, my Tarot Tour culminates in a visit to New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Reader’s Studio 2012 with the Amberstones (April 26-29). RS12 cerebrates it’s 10th year with the masculine trio of James Wanless, James Wells, and Shawn Nacol. The usual learning, sharing, and revelry will ensue. Yes, I’ve created a top secret costume which I’m certain Paul Nagy will photograph for posterity, HaHa.