#LLTRF19: Workshop Hosts & Speakers
Catharine Allan, a clairvoyant medium, spiritual life coach and artist.
I began to self study Astrology in high school and was having strong psychic experiences in my teenage years. Unfortunately I grew up in a family where this was considered crazy, and I didn't say anything to anyone until I moved to Montreal, Canada, and teachers and mentors started to appear in my life. I lived one of those, "when the student is ready the teacher appears" experiences. I began the Tarot when I was 22 and started to read as a profession by 28. I have also had a lot of experience counselling and coaching people. I ran support groups for women, have done healing retreats, and Vipassana meditation retreats, studied and practice sound healing, chakra cleansing, guided meditation, reiki, Bach Flower remedies, gem stone work, and can clear spirits from your aura and from your home if need be. I work with my guides and Arch Angel Michael at all times in the light.
Astrology & Tarot
When we include the astrology of a card, we reveal a deeper aspect to the meaning of the cards. I chose and began my career with the Thoth Tarot deck because it had specific planetary aspects on certain cards. This talk will show you how vast our interpretations can become when the classic meaning of the tarot combines with planetary aspects and offers us more precise prediction powers.
After many a difficult experience with the Tarot personally, Tiffany Crosara dedicated herself to finding a way to work with it that empowered others, she went on to write "The Transformational Truth of Tarot" which won an Award for Best Spiritual Book of 2012, she read professionally full time in top London centres and on TV, winning more and more awards along the way - but she was downhearted. All she saw was a feeding of the addictive, compulsive behaviour with the Tarot - the very thing her soul was standing against.
She knew she had to break free from the companies and set a precedence on her own for working with the Tarot in a non predictive self-reflective manner, so in 2014 she launched the live online group program of "The Transformational Truth of Tarot" - she had no IDEA just HOW transformative it was going to be!
BUT! Because of the misunderstandings, it was so hard to market, she was at her wit's end, when in 2016 The Magician visited her in a dream and gave her the game concept of The Transformational Truth of Tarot.
In September 2018 Tiffany successfully Kickstarted The Transformational Truth of Tarot Game Changer, which has been incredibly well received - so well received that she is now inundated with requests from people to train as Game Guides for her Discovery Days and, for what it's all been for, for people to SEE The Transformational Truth of Tarot!
Start Your Day The 3D Transformational Truth Of Tarot Way!
Over twenty-seven years of Tarot exploration, Tiffany’s practice has developed from something that fuelled daily unconsciousness into a practice that fires up her daily awareness to all time heights.
Tiffany is a great advocate of daily storytelling and has kept a diary for it so long now she can’t even remember when she started! As time moved on this storytelling diary turned into a 3D epic with so many sparkling sides to it that she got sick of scribbling in numerous notebooks and is now making yearly journals designed to house (or should she say temple?) this sacred practice.
Here in this upbeat morning wake up workshop she shares with us this sacred morning practice of hers that she swears by.
Join Tiff first thing on Sunday morning to wake up your world The 3D Transformational Truth of Tarot Way!
This is a 3D workshop which means 3 Decks! Not essential but if you have more than one deck to work with it helps - 3 is the magic number!
Chris-Anne Donnelly, dream builder & brand catcher.
Pull oracle cards and then dig into your metrics. Meditate. Or whatever floats your soul. The important thing is to make working toward your goals fun. And badass. And highly focused on your success!
Intention Setting & Manifestation
Jeanne Fiorini has had a life-long interest in the unknown and the unseen. She studied transpersonal psychology at The Synthesis Center in Massachusetts, earned a BA in Art History, holds a certificate of training in mediation, as has extensive experience with the Tarot and archetypal psychology.
As a Tarot author, reader, and teacher, the personal and professional goals eventually come down to Truth and Authenticity: uncovering it, supporting it, speaking it, living it. All of Jeanne’s work strives to enhance truth and authenticity in service of the expansion of consciousness.
Please visit the TarotWorks website for more information: www.TarotWorks.com
The WHAT and The WHY of Tarot
Contrary to what some of our friends and relatives think, Tarot is not a religion: it's a world view, one of many interpretations of the perennial philosophy "As Above, So Below". The Tarot system is a way to conceptualize how we got onto this planet and what we are doing here.
But what is it we really DO with Tarot? And WHY do we do it? The answers to these questions are as unique as each person who takes the time to learn and work with the Tarot.
In this workshop we'll explore your personal definition of the "WHAT" and the "WHY" of Tarot. You might be surprised at how your conclusions will impact your relationship with the cards!
Tara Greene is a professional Psychic Tarot Reader and Numerologist for 28 years. Tara was born psychic and remembers her past lives. She trained with private Tarot mentors, astrology teachers, shamans and Tibetan Buddhist lamas. Tara has read for 30,000 individuals at corporate events and private readings in Toronto. Tara is a Horoscope writer and creates a monthly live Tarot and Astrology show for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency. She teaches workshops in dreamwork, women’s spirituality, Tarot, and leads ceremonies and rituals in Canada at the world-famous Grail Sping’s Wellness Retreat in Bancroft Ontario and in Sedona Arizona which is her second home. Tarot is completing books on all these subjects.
Tarot-Astro Numerology Soul Path Work
An interactive experiential Tarot- Astrology Numerology soul path work workshop to awaken your spirit. This technique is based on Gestalt therapy technique and dreamwork. A group dynamic where participants embody their Soul/Life path Numerology derived from their birthdate and bringing in their Tarot and Astrology sign archetypes to meditate and interact with.
Mary K. Greer is a scholar, writer, teacher and professional Tarot consultant. With more than forty years experience in Tarot as an author and teacher, she advocates a revolutionary approach to learning and using the cards that emphasizes personal insight and creativity. As an expert Tarot reader, she works as a ‘midwife of the soul’, using techniques that are interactive, transformational and empowering.
Tarot for Yourself
As hard as it is to imagine, Mary K. Greer, in 1984, wrote the first book on reading tarot for yourself! In this workshop you will discover how the evocatively detailed pictures of Tarot can be the most comprehensive system of self-exploration and understanding ever devised. “Know Thyself,” the axiom engraved on the temple of the oracle at Delphi, states the real purpose of all oracles and divinatory tools. Discover how focusing on the self-reflective quality of the symbols of the Tarot provides you with a doorway to accessing personal insight and development. Learn how to turn the problems with reading tarot for yourself into advantages.
Moira Hutchison, Tarot card reader, mindfulness coach, spiritual and metaphysical healer.
Dedicated to helping people all over the world to break free of the invisible barriers that seem to block their ability to live to their fullest potential.
You’ll find that Moira offers a gentle and empathetic way of bringing in meaningful information which has often been called remarkable by those who have worked with her. She shares messages and guidance that provides peace, reassurance and confirmation to those who wish to know what their future may hold. She empowers you by revealing potential future events in a way that allows for whatever change may be desired.
Being able to see the road ahead allows us the opportunity to change our direction. We then become the masters of our future and not simply servants to our own fears.
Letting Go & Finding Your Flow: Develop a Deeper Connection to Your Tarot Guidance
Have you been wondering how to increase your intuitive skills and receive guidance and insights from the Tarot?
Each one of us has our own unique way of receiving messages from our own guides and our Higher Self, these gifts are a wee bit like muscles - they need to be used to get stronger.
Whether you are an experienced reader or you are new to the world of Tarot, you will receive some fun and insightful ideas and techniques in this workshop.
David Lacopo, Meditation & Tarot for personal development, spiritual growth and enlightenment. Founder of the Annual Light & Love Tarot Reading International Festival.
During one of my meditation classes at an elementary school, a first-grade student expressed the following as we were staring at the XIV Temperance card:
- I see something on her forehead;
- It looks like an eye;
- The eye is opening;
- I can see the future.
Many other first-grade students have also shared what they felt, seen, or heard, but as I moved to the second-grade classes, I noticed a great shift with the experiences; The second-grade students seemed to have refrained their senses and creative imagination from taking part in the exercise.
Storytelling with children: Maintaining and expanding a child’s creative imagination
I strongly believe in nurturing a child's creative imagination as life is full of magickal wonders to explore. In this workshop, we will learn a Tarot exercise that stimulates a child's senses and creative imagination.
Lori Lytle is an intuitive and empowering Tarot reader and teacher based in Toronto, Canada. She sees the Tarot as a powerful tool of transformation and personal growth, and her compassionate and insightful approach to the cards helps her clients to connect with their own inner voice, their own Inner Goddess. Lori has been reading Tarot for more than 25 years, and reading and teaching professionally for five years. Lori holds two Masters degrees in Ancient History/Archaeology and Museum Studies, was a fundraising event planner, and lived in Japan for several years, but now her full time focus is on running Inner Goddess Tarot. She runs the Toronto Tarot Circle Meetup group, and also offers Skype and email readings internationally. She blissfully spends a lot of her time in her golden home office with her cat, Willow.
Amulets, Talismans and Tarot
A Tarot reading can be a profound and moving experience, one that inspires and sparks change. However, a reading can also be ephemeral, the insights gained can fade away if we don't take action or find a way to develop and sustain the discoveries that were made.
We can add magic and power to our readings by combining them with a tangible object that embodies our hopes, goals and intentions.
In this workshop, we will talk about how to add lasting impact to a Tarot reading with the use of amulets, talismans and other magical objects and jewelry. You will explore a Tarot spread that enables you or your client to create an intention, affirmation or goal, and methods to seal intentions into a talisman. And you'll take your own charged up talisman home with you.
Rachel Pollack is the author of forty books, including two award-winning novels and a group of books about Tarot sold around the world, including 78 Degrees of Wisdom, often called the "Bible of Tarot readers." She is the creator of The Shining Tribe Tarot, and, with artist Robert Place, The Raziel Tarot.
Exploring Things That Are Usually Hidden From Us
Using the cards to go beyond what we might think of as the normal boundaries of a reading; communicating with the Spriritual Realm to reveal the secrets of What Came Before and What Will Come After, and What is Hidden, and What is Revealed.
Beth Seilonen, art that extends to the depths of humanity and back.
Beth began her tarot journey during her formative years of college when her mother presented her sister with a tarot deck. Intrigued by the images and symbols therein, Beth spent the following decade studying tarot and how the symbols interacted to create a deeper understanding of the self. In 2006, Beth began to paint her own tarot deck, the Theban Tarot, which was followed by one watchful tarot collector, who then prompted her to print her work. In the following years, Beth explored the use of tarot to capture the human experience. Often disguised through humor, the layers to her images offer an unabashed level of honesty for one to meditate upon and develop themselves.
Her mass produced works to date: Tarot Leaves, Dream Ravens, Bleu Cat, Guardian Tarot, and Tarot at the Crossroads (written by Shannon MacLeod).
Art of Actualization
Join tarot illustrator and educator, Beth Seilonen, as she walks us through a session using the tarot to create a three step plan to attain life desires. At the end of the session, you will have a vaulted pop-out card featuring your cards.
This activity will have participants establish a goal, then select three cards to establish steps/objectives/process to work through to best attain their goal and establish a timeline. The cards are inserted into two papers that have been pre-cut and folded into a pop-out card.
Pre-cut card papers will be provided, bring along your favorite standard sized tarot deck and drawing/coloring supplies.
Katrina Wynne holds a MA in Counseling Psychology. She combines 47 years Tarot experience with 30 years of psychotherapeutic training and professional practice to enhance the art of Tarot and oracles with a contemporary approach. Wynne created the Professional Tarot Consulting Certification Course to support Tarot practitioners online around the world who share this vision. Articles, classes, webinars and private sessions are posted on her professional website: www.TarotCounseling.org. Her latest book summarizes many of the elements for combining counseling skills with Tarot: "An Introduction to Transformative Tarot Counseling" (& Kindle on Amazon). Wynne’s articles have been published in The Cartomancer and Tarosophist International magazines and various newsletters. Wynne shares her musings on her weblog: www.MySacredJourney.org. For information on the spiritual side of Tarot, visit her unique website: www.TarotSpirituality.org
Divination as Prayer, Reading as Ritual — the Spiritual Art of Tarot
Engaging in a reading with Tarot cards often takes the form of performing a ritual where the querent anticipates a response from the cards, as if an answer to a prayer.
This may not be the intention of the reading, but a deeper look at this phenomenon invites the following questions:
- Is divining with Tarot cards essentially a form of prayer?
- Is there a spiritual component germane to the design and use of Tarot cards?
- Are Tarot cards ritual tools designed to support spiritual values?
Examining the religious and philosophical roots which lead to the development of Tarot as a deck of 78 cards, combined with the ritualistic nature of interacting with these objects, invites us to consider identifying Tarot as a true spiritual path.