Who’s Who At The Readers Studio Part 4

Thank you to each of you that have shared your personal information with us! The Readers Studio is a wonderful event, filled with people and things to do. It gives us a marvelous “heads up” to know what our fellow Tarotists are interested in and/or working on. This is the final segment on submissions. Many thanks to Paul Nagy and Courtney Weber for sharing their information!

Paul Nagy has been attending Reader’s Studio’s regularity since 2007. I have been reading tarot for more than 40 years, though formally (I studied) only since 1978. I am a mystic and esotericist. The proper term is theosophist, a sort of philosophical mystic. This means I believe the purpose of life is to know oneself as God knows and the “esoteric”, means that our simple awareness is the proof and entry to divine presence.

I bring my theosophical learning to pushing the envelope in Tarot studies. Some of my on-going projects can be found atwww.tarothermeneutics.com

Currently I facilitate a free Tuesday evening teleconference about Jodorowsky’s Way of the Tarot, a general study of the Marseille tradition. The sessions are collegial and conversational and open to drop-ins.

At RS you’ll know me as I tend to take many photos during the event. In this photo from RS09 Mary Greer is taking my picture as I take hers.

Courtney Weber is a Priestess, writer, Tarot Advisor, performer and activist originally from Portland, OR. She received ordination as a Priestess of Pan from Rev. Cyn DeFay of the Cluan-Feart Mystery School in 2005 and a Third Degree Initiation as a Priestess of Brid from Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone in 2009. She is the HPS of Novices of the Old Ways, a Progressive Wiccan and Pagan group based in New York City and Portland, Oregon. Courtney is a Masters of Divinity Candidate at Union Theological Seminary. She is the producer and designer of “Tarot of the Boroughs,” a contemporary, Urban Tarot deck set in New York City with photography by George Courtney.

Since beginning the study of Tarot at the age of 15, Courtney has gained a national clientel base and is a highly popular Tarot consultant at corporate, community and underground arts events in the Northeast Region including Harvest Gathering, Pagan Odyssey, New York Pagan Pride Day, the Tahuti Lodge of New York City, the Pagan Center of New York, Brid’s Closet and Delmarva Pagan Pride. For two years, Courtney wrote (under the pen-name of Sister Mary Manhattan) the weekly cult-favorite astrologyexplained.blogspot.com and astrology columns on Oomph.net and Bakespace.com. Courtney has been a recurring guest on Beyond the Worlds Tarot podcast and featured on Second Sight Paranormal podcast as a consultant on Witchcraft. As a Progressive Wiccan, her practice focuses heavily on trance possession, social justice, the evolution of American Witchcraft and ministerial training for Wiccans and Pagans. Stalk her daily habits atagirlcalledwoo.blogspot.com, Twitter @cocotarot or BUY TAROT DECK at http://www.tarotoftheboroughs.com.

Note: Photo by Rebekah Carmichael.

These are the links to previous submissions. Enjoy!


© April 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

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