Cross - spirituality/religion + Birds - communication + Snake - transformation.
So, spiritual talk brings transformation. That was pretty spot on!
These workshops covered what she calls multi-dimensional readings, which look at not just the personal, but also familial, social and karmic levels. We also explored the symbolism of the Rider Waite Smith deck, its history, how it connects with kabbalistic ideas, numerology, the Golden Dawn, astrology and more. It was an amazingly fun roller coaster ride, with some powerful spreads and readings to boot.
Another high point of the Conference, for me, was meeting Lisa Frideborg-Lloyd, of Tarotize, Tarotized Quotes, Love Dove Tarot, and Seer Pathways. I used to be friends with Lisa on Facebook before she got annoyed with the platform and left, and we both quite regularly read each other's blogs. So, it was wonderful to finally meet Lisa, who is a beautiful soul, and all the more delightful as it was a complete surprise :D
|Tiffany Crossara (right)|
On Saturday morning we started off with Tiffany Crossara embodying the Fool, and encouraging us to do the same, tapping into our intuition, and mingling with everyone. She brought a great sense of fun and liveliness to the proceedings, and definitely got our energy flowing for the day.
Over the lunch break, Alfred Douglas gave a talk, which I didn't attend, but which many said was very good. Caitlin Matthews also showed slides of the soon-to-be-released "Steampunk: Gods of the Machine" Tarot, which you will certainly see featured here after it comes out ;)
After lunch, Cilla Conway took us to meet our shadow self. This was an incredibly powerful workshop, where we looked at all the "dark" cards of the deck, as well as trying to explore the shadow side of normally "benign" cards. For me, this really highlighted the difference between shadow aspects and reversals, and I hope to do a few posts on the subject over the coming weeks. I'll admit I got rather emotional during some of the readings and the visualisation, so I completely forgot to take any pictures of Cilla *doh*
Finally, a last workshop with Rachel Pollack, looking at the four books she has had published in the last year, and what we can learn from them in terms of wisdom readings, oracles, spreads, and the importance of kabbalistic imagery in the RWS, as well as seeing our regular decks with new eyes.
Altogether, this was an amazing experience, and I am so grateful that I was able to attend.