In November of this year the inaugural Northwest Astrology and Tarot Salon will be held at the Breitenbush Conference Center, near Detroit, OR. (More information about the Salon can be found here – nwsalon.com) I would like to introduce you to Cynthia Giles, one of the Conversation Leaders for this event.
Cynthia Giles is the author of The Tarot: History, Mystery, and Lore, as well as The Tarot: Methods, Mastery, and More and The Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg. Other life highlights include a Ph.D. in archetypal studies—and three memorable summers as the very first Tarot reader at Scarborough Renaissance Faire. She supported herself and two sons for several years with a full-time Tarot practice, teaching dozens of classes and working with numerous private clients.
There followed a parenthesis of two decades (!) during which Cynthia became an improbable expert on data warehousing strategy, corporate communications, and marketing. She applied these skills as a consultant to several large companies (among them, Southwest Airlines, La Quinta, Pepsico), and as a freelance resource, working with small businesses and independent professionals. In 2007 she retired from corporate life and returned to writing. Since then, Cynthia has written for several different academic publications, including Chadwyck-Healy’s Literature Online series (LION), Gale/Cengage’s Literature Criticism series, the St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, the KnowledgeNotes and LitFinders series, and the compendium volumes Literature of War and Literature of Protest. She also pursues research into the relationship between Tarot, mathematics and contemporary science.
Cynthia is currently working on a new Tarot book that will present her reading methodology, Four-Dimensional Tarot. 4-D incorporates an extra space-time structure that significantly expands the information contained in a reading, and encourages new ways of interacting with the cards. Cynthia will be discussing 4-D and its integration of astrological principles at the Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon in November.
Read an excerpt from The Tarot: Methods, Mastery, and More on Cynthia’s website, The Fool and the Moon.
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