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Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration February 2019 in San Jose, CA. More information can be found about the conference at www.pantheacon.com

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Divination [clear filter]
Friday, February 15
 

1:30pm

Tarot, Divination, & Ethics
What are the ethical issues around being a responsible reader or seer? Facilitated discussion will be informed by participant engagement. Possible topics: what to speak and when to stay silent; 'the future' and notions of fixed destiny; divination & cultural appropriation; free will and dependence on visionary powers; wielding one's power responsibly; divination & capitalism; human future(s) in western vs indigenous worldviews. Envisioning a lively discussion exploring diverse perspectives.

Speakers
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Laura Perlin

Laura Perlin is a Tarot card reader, holistic health practitioner, and ritualist. She works especially with crossroads navigation, chronic & mysterious challenges, and ancestral lineage repair. Her approach to healing work is rooted in anti-oppression practice & animist sensibilities... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Santa Clara

3:30pm

Making Friends with the Scary Tarot Cards
Death! The Devil! The Tower! The Swords! These are the cards that everyone dreads seeing in a reading, but are they always a dire warning of doom, misery, and destruction? Tarot scholars and authors Mary K. Greer, Judika Illes and Madame Pamita discuss the history, mystery and meaning of the dark and brooding cards of the tarot. With this panel discussion, you'll gain some interesting perspectives and expand your own relationship with these cards for a richer and more nuanced reading of their energies.

Speakers
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Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a Tarot Reader, Rootworker, Teacher, Author, and a Maker of Magic, Music, and Mischief.  She is the host of a popular YouTube Channel \"Hoodoo How To with Madame Pamita\", the \"Magic and the Law of Attraction\" podcast and is the author of \"Madame Pamita\'s Magical... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Fir
 
Saturday, February 16
 

11:00am

Tarot: A Spread For Walking In Beauty
Inspired by the Navajo tradition of walking in beauty, this spread may seem at first like putting a positive spin on every card, or just cheering when you get the "good" cards. Instead, it calls on us to look deeply into the beauty of all experience, whether joyous or painful.

Speakers
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Rachel Pollack

Rachel Pollack is the author of 34 books of fiction and non-fiction, including three award winners. Her book 78 Degrees of Wisdom, continuously in print since 1980 (and recently #4 on Amazon's tarot best seller list) is described around the world as "the Bible of tarot readers." Rachel... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

11:00am

Zoroaster's Telescope
Created in the late 1700s by André-Robert Andrea de Nerciat, Zoroaster's Telescope is a divinatory system blending influences from the zodiac, the 28 Mansions of the Moon, numerology as well as a variety of Angelic beings. Tokens are drawn and arranged on the Great Mirror, a figure from sacred geometry. After a brief history and summary of the tile set and diagrams, we will conduct a series of divinations based on audience questions.

Speakers
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Calyxa Omphalos

Calyxa Omphalos created the Elemental Hexagons deck close to 30 years ago out of a long time interest in art, science, and the Tarot. Through connections to an alchemical community, Calyxa expanded the deck and made it available to all at the beginning of 2008. She has been a follower... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santa Clara

1:30pm

Apres Le Deluge - Tarot as Reclamation
In troubled times we turn to divination for guidance and direction. In fact, the Tarot was born of troubled times as a way to help negotiate them. Blending the old, the new, and our own unique perspectives we will look at Tarot as a personal - and perhaps political - reclamation tool. All levels of interest and enthusiasm are invited.

Speakers
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Thalassa

Thalassa has been working with the Tarot, divination and the arts magickal for nearly 50 years. She is the producer of the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium (SF BATS), founder of Daughters of Divination, and publisher of The Flying Squirrel (an admittedly intermittent publication... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey

3:30pm

Tarot Reading Circle
This is a participatory experience in which you will give and receive insights from Tarot cards whether you've ever read a Tarot card before or not. No matter your expertise, you will learn new skills and deepen your divinatory and intuitive awareness. Each person will receive several messages from the heart regarding a personal issue. Suitable for everyone. Doors close 15 minutes in.

Speakers
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Mary Greer

Mary K. Greer specializes in using Tarot and Lenormand cards for guidance, personal insight and transformation. With 50 years experience in Tarot, she is the author of eleven books including Tarot for Your Self, Who Are You in the Tarot, and the biography, Women of the Golden Dawn... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Oak
 
Sunday, February 17
 

9:00am

Palmistry Tarot Mashup! How to Read the Hands in the Tarot
Hands tell a story. Like a secret language revealing your inner thoughts and messages, the position of the hands and fingers can tell us what someone else is thinking and feeling. In this fun, interactive workshop, tarot author Madame Pamita and palmistry scholar Jim Barker look at the positions of the hands in the Rider-Waite-Smith deck and decipher the secret signals they're sending us and gain a deeper understanding of palmistry, tarot and human nature. BYO RWS deck or you can use one of ours.

Speakers
avatar for Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita

Madame Pamita is a Tarot Reader, Rootworker, Teacher, Author, and a Maker of Magic, Music, and Mischief.  She is the host of a popular YouTube Channel \"Hoodoo How To with Madame Pamita\", the \"Magic and the Law of Attraction\" podcast and is the author of \"Madame Pamita\'s Magical... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Santa Clara

11:00am

Oracle Deck CoCreation: In Color
Using a rainbow of colors, create a card or two in the first half of the session. Cards get photographed as completed, then we'll do divinations with our new deck. Each artist will leave with the card(s) they have created. The images will be made into a deck available from a print-on-demand site about two weeks after PCon.

Speakers
CO

Calyxa Omphalos

Calyxa Omphalos created the Elemental Hexagons deck close to 30 years ago out of a long time interest in art, science, and the Tarot. Through connections to an alchemical community, Calyxa expanded the deck and made it available to all at the beginning of 2008. She has been a follower... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Carlos

11:00am

The Life and Work of Pamela Colman Smith
Pixie Smith (1878-1951), the artist of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck, produced far more than that. I am one of the authors of the "Untold Story" depicting her life and works, recently published by U.S.Games. Through a slide presentation I show the exciting discoveries we made in our research over the past several years. We'll also discuss the current controversies regarding her race and sexual orientation.

Speakers
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Mary Greer

Mary K. Greer specializes in using Tarot and Lenormand cards for guidance, personal insight and transformation. With 50 years experience in Tarot, she is the author of eleven books including Tarot for Your Self, Who Are You in the Tarot, and the biography, Women of the Golden Dawn... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Carmel/ Monterey

1:30pm

Tarot As Spritual Psychology
Rache Pollack's book, 78 Degrees Of Wisdom, first published in 1980 and in print ever since, is described around the world as "the Bible of Tarot readers." In honor of the third edition, due out next year, Rachel will talk about what moved her to write the book, and its blend of psychology, spiritual and mythic symbolism, and esoteric traditions.

Speakers
RP

Rachel Pollack

Rachel Pollack is the author of 34 books of fiction and non-fiction, including three award winners. Her book 78 Degrees of Wisdom, continuously in print since 1980 (and recently #4 on Amazon's tarot best seller list) is described around the world as "the Bible of tarot readers." Rachel... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Carmel/ Monterey