This is Part 2 of Who’s Who At The Readers Studio. Barbara and Caitlin will both be presenting (I am looking forward to hearing what each of these ladies has to say!), and Emily is a very gracious and exciting in her own right, with three very exciting, mind-bending decks to her credit!
Emily Carding lives in Cornwall with her amazing husband, ethereal daughter and the glorious Albus Dumbledog. Here she has created various offerings, such as The Transparent Tarot, the Transparent Oracle, and The Tarot of the Sidhe for Schiffer Books. She has also contributed book covers, articles and artwork for several works from Avalonia Books. To date these titles include Towards a Wiccan Circle (Cover), Both Sides of Heaven, (Cover and article- “The Salvation of the Sidhe”, From a Drop of Water (Article- “Nimue: The Archetypal Priestess”), and Hekate Her Sacred Fires (Cover, Article- “Painting Hekate” and internal illustrations)
Emily speaks at specialist tarot events around the world and also works as a storyteller, the perfect combination of her experience in Theatre and knowledge of folklore, myth and magick!
New releases over the next few months include ‘The Norse Gods’ from Avalonia Books, (fully illustrated by Emily), ‘VS’ from Avalonia Books, (Cover and articles by Emily) and the much anticipated book and deck set of ‘Tarot of the Sidhe’ from Schiffer Books! There is also another surprise Tarot release around the corner…
She has also recently created banners for both Three Wishes Faery Fest and Sir Lanval, a new film from Chagford Filmmaking group, the latter which can be seen on display as part of an art and props exhibition in the Flavel!
She is currently working on lots. You’ll just have to wait and see 🙂
Caitlín Matthews is a respected teacher of the ancestral and shamanic traditions of Britain and Ireland. As a recognized wisdom-keeper and elder, she teaches these traditions, re-awakening memory of ancestral wisdom for faith groups, cultural institutions and communities of the Celtic diaspora worldwide. She is the author of over 60 books and is the originator of three tarots: The Arthurian Tarot, The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot and The Celtic Wisdom Tarot, as well as many divination systems including The Celtic Book of the Dead and Celtic Wisdom Sticks: An Ogam Oracle. Her Celtic Wisdom Oracle: Oracle Cards for Ancestral Wisdom and Guidance comes out in March 2011.
With John Matthews she is the author of the Storyworld series of storytelling cards which enable families and communities to share inspiration and imagination. She also specializes in teaching traditional European spirit-consultation oracles where the diviner draws directly upon the spirits of nature or on the ancestral spirits for answers. She is a co-founder of the Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies, dedicated to the sacred and ancestral arts that are held in oral memory and practice. Caitlín lives in Oxford where she has had a shamanic healing practice for over 20 years. www.hallowquest.org.uk
Caitlín says, ‘I am very much looking forward to this event. The energy and inspiration that abounds in the US for tarot is unequalled anywhere in the world. How we open the windows of tarot and how we walk through them seems very important to me at this time.
Our sense of tarot community is enhanced when we share our ideas and projects: there is no diminishment of any individual when we come together because our collective wisdom returns us to our tarot tribe. This is a safe space and opportunity for many to discuss, swap ideas and encourage fresh growth in our tarot lives. When we return home – however uncaring our family or collective may be of tarot – we feel the glow of reconnection with the source of inspiration.
The kindness, friendship, patience and generosity with which we practise brings vital attributes to the world of divination, dispelling the false notion surrounding our craft. If you are “just a beginner” or someone who’s “had a pack for a long time,” or someone who “doesn’t do tarot properly” then you will enjoy the Readers Studio 2011 – what you understand about your pack is more interesting than what you don’t know.
Your imagination has no bridle, unless you let others rein you in. Stretch and return to your own beautiful shape as you join us for a grand get-together! Who knows what we’ll shuffle into life?’
My USA Amazon blog: http://www.amazon.com/Caitlin-Matthews/e/B000APC1TS/ref=sr_tc_2_0
My UK Amazon page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B000APC1TS
I WRITE BOOKS FOR YOU!
Barbara Moore Tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s life for over twenty years. Right from the start, tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, history, mystery, and magic, as well as its eminently practical applications. In addition to providing professional readings, Barbara consults for both Llewellyn Worldwide and Lo Scarabeo and is one of the founders of the Minnesota Area Tarot Symposium.
Barbara enjoys giving a voice to tarot cards not only by doing readings but also by writing the books that accompany decks. She has had the good fortune to write books and booklets for several decks, including A Guide to Mystic Faerie Tarot, The Gilded Tarot Companion, The Enchanted Oracle, The Mystic Dreamer Tarot, The Vampires of the Eternal Night Tarot, The Witchy Tarot, The Dream Enchantress Tarot, Tarot of the Sweet Twilight, and Shadowscapes Tarot, Pagan Cats Tarot, The Pagan Magical Kit, and The Book Shadows Tarot, volumes 1 and 2. In the fall of 2010, her new edition of Llewellyn’s Tarot for Beginners was released.
A Hermit at heart, Barbara has been getting out and about more, speaking at conferences, such as MATS, TABI, and Readers Studio, as well as appearing on Beyond Worlds. When not exercising her newfound social skills, she is busy playing with her cards, writing Llewellyn’s tarot blog, designing an exciting new tarot deck, and working on a novel that may very well include fortune telling.
You can contact Barbara through her website: www.practicaltarotreadings.com
Note: Barbara asked me to let people know that she can be found on Face Book, and to not be shy about friending her. She also encourages people to come up and introduce themselves at the Readers Studio.
Part 1 Of Who’s Who At The Readers Studio can be seen here – https://bonniecehovet.wordpress.com/2010/10/19/whos-who-at-the-readers-studio-part-1/ .
© October 2010 Bonnie Cehovet