*** Due to illness and death, the events of this weekend are postponed. I’ll work with those who have signed up for the workshop to find a new date.**
The weekend of November 17th and 18th, Rachel Pollack will be here in Western Mass presenting at the Massachusetts Tarot Society on Saturday (details are here) and doing a retreat day with me. I’m very excited! Here is the information about the retreat.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOVEMBER 12th
A Day in the Tarot With Rachel Pollack & Carolyn Cushing
Speak the things that must be spoken. Leave nothing out.
These words, woven from the poems of the Speakers of Stones and Fire in the Shining Tribe deck, define what we do as Tarot readers. We speak what we see in the cards, we tell the stories they reveal to us—stories of our (and querents’) lives, stories of imagination, stories of the Tarot’s wisdom and its deep traditions. Today we will explore how the cards reveal their stories and inspire our own. We will begin by examining the Tarot as shape shifters, exploring the many forms the cards can take, with such starting points as the Fool’s Journey, the Tree of Life (as in the famous ten points of Kabbalah, but as a living flowering tree as well), and Circles that guide us to integrate all parts of ourselves to step toward Wholeness. We will seek the life energy within these forms, the energy that enables us to speak and be heard.
We will each use the cards to discover our own path and intention for the day within these various possibilities. Using the cards we will also explore the secret history of the Emperor (part of a series Rachel is doing to discover the lives and hidden tales of the Major Arcana). We will seek out the Tarot’s mysteries and travel to its hidden worlds to ask the essential questions that “must be spoken.” “Who am I? What is my purpose?”
Come join us for a thrilling event.
Date and Time: Sunday, November 18 from 10am to 4:30pm
Location: Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton, MA (perhaps you’ll even have time to listen a little to the Sanctuary’s wonderful wild stories)
Cost: $95 also includes a lunch made from local ingredients (vegan and gluten-free friendly
To register: Sending a check is preferred. Make it out to Carolyn Cushing and mail to 143 Main St., Easthampton, MA 01027. Pay pal payment possible by sending fee to carolyn [at] artofchangetarot [dot] com.
For more information / Questions: Call Carolyn at 413-529-9759 or e-mail her at carolyn [at] artofchangetarot [dot] com.
What to Bring: A Tarot deck. A notebook. Hiking shoes if you want to add a walk around Arcadia into your day.
Payment Policies: Payment must be received to secure your spot and spots are limited. If you have to withdraw before October 17th and you send this in writing via e-mail to Carolyn, your payment will be returned. Requests for refunds made between October 18th and November 11th, will be refunded by 50%. After November 11th, a refund will not be possible. PayPal refunds will not include the PayPal fee.
Rachel Pollack is the author of 34 books, including 78 Degrees of Wisdom, described around the world as “the Bible of Tarot readers.” She is also an award-winning novelist, a poet, and a visual artist, creator of The Shining Tribe Tarot.
Carolyn Cushing is a Tarot consultant, poet, and teacher. In addition to working one-on-one with seekers, she has recently led meditation sessions at The Tarot School’s Readers Studio; served on the facilitation team of the Spiritual Life Center’s Pathways Program, taught and facilitated Tarot classes and groups at Groundings in Western Massachusetts; and been a guest teacher on the Gaian Tarot Circle. She is a co-founder of the Massachusetts Tarot Society.