Liz will be offering a workshop called Talking Symbols: Powerful ways to revitalize your connection with your cards.
We may know a lot about symbols – the meaning of the High Priestess’s pillars, the the Fool’s dog, the World’s dancer. Yet, does the weight of our accumulated knowledge (or fear that we don’t know enough) disrupt our natural, intuitive response to the cards before us? When we respond to our cards in the present moment, without the weight of our knowledge or fear, we become empowered, and our readings become truly insightful and alive.
You’ll discover how to:
- Sense the personal symbols that speak to you
- Activate the symbols you are drawn to in a reading
- Trust your intuitive responses more deeply
- Take greater risks in card interpretation
The impetus for this workshop comes from my experience co-creating and writing HBO’s Game of Thrones Tarot, a process that taught me just how the ‘knowledge reflex’ can keep us in the past, in our archives, rather than in the present moment. And from this, I devised ‘I.I.F.’ – ‘instant intuitive focus’ – a technique you can apply to any spread to be in the ‘now’, freeing up your creativity and powering up your intuition. Group exercises and readings help you identify the symbols that are talking to you, activate these symbols, work with them as living energies, and open the doorways to your higher self, and to other levels and forms of consciousness.
Throughout the workshop, we’ll also go behind the scenes of the Game of Thrones Tarot. Along with a group interpretation of a selection of cards, you’ll also get to see why some Game of Thrones ideas were discarded (as knowledge got in the way) while other alignments between card, character and plot worked perfectly.
This workshop is for experienced readers, for those of you who are starting out on your tarot journey, and for those hoping to create their own decks, now or in the future.
Juliet will be offering a workshop on Why Does the Nearly 600-Year-Old Tarot Continue to Hold Its Fascination?
This seminar will examine the archetypes contained in the so-called Seven Archetypal Stories to track the way they link to the images on the Major Arcana. We will do this by deepening an understanding of the myths and symbols contained in the images, as the more we understand about what underpins each card, the better equipped we are to understand them when they appear in a reading.
Many women often walk in the wilderness when it comes to the menopause, as the subject is still taboo and misunderstood. Very little education is available for women to prepare for this powerful stage of their life. With this workshop, we will explore how the Tarot can be used as a healing tool during the three phases of the menopause.
Oephebia will be offering a workshop on Tarot and Healing the Crone (Tarot and the Menopause, with an emphasis on healing mind, body and spirit to reclaim our body, mind and soul).
If you are a man, do not think this workshop is not for you. On the contrary, it will help you to understand your partner and female friends, clients or family members and what is taking place on many levels with them.
We will talk about the Crone, its historical importance and its place in our modern society. We will explore many of the hidden symptoms of the menopause and how to spot them when doing a tarot reading for yourself or for clients.
You will practice specifically designed spreads to pinpoint menopausal
symptoms within your body, but also your mind and of course your spiritual side. Practical solutions with the Tarot and other natural therapies will be suggested for you to embrace one of the most powerful time in a woman’s life.
This workshop requires a good working knowledge of the Tarot. If not, hopefully you will deepen your understanding of the cards. If you are still in the Maiden or Mother stage as a woman, you can still learn more about the Crone.
Alison will be offering a workshop on the Tarot Court Cards.
The Tarot’s court cards are the one area of the deck where beginner and experienced readers can struggle to find useful interpretations when the cards arise in a reading. In my workshop this year at TABI’s Tarot Conference we will work with the court cards OUTSIDE of the confines of the Tarot deck and then use those new insights to help you work with them more comfortably INSIDE your Tarot readings.
James will be offering a workshop for those attending dinner on the Friday night before the conference.
An intuitive insight into reading images, including those of the tarot – that is, a selection of comparable images and themes based on traditional tarot decks.
There will be an introduction to set the objectives and participants will work ‘hands-on’, in groups with either their cards or his own deck, The Darkwater Tarot (see the review on the TABI Blog by Treewitch aka Margo Benson).