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Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon – Introducing Karen Campbell

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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 Karen Campbell, one of the Conversation Leaders for this event.

As a teenager, Karen began using Tarot in 1961. She describes it as a “teen age rebellion” type of thing. She got serious in the early 80’s and took classes from Christine Payne Towler and then began reading for others. She was a reader at Womyn Spirit Continuum, has participated in the “Pathways to Transformation” in Yachats for the past 17 years and last year had a tent at the Shrewsbury Faire. Since retiring from her work as a prison guard at the Oregon State Penitentiary in 2010, she has increased her involvement in fairs and events.

Karen is a SoulCollage® facilitator, a Reiki and Alchemical Healing® practitioner, and offers workshops in Journal reading and writing. She is ordained with the Church of Universal Love and performs special ceremonies. She describes her work with Tarot cards as Spirit Guided Counseling.

Karen Campbell — Whispered Healings

 www.brokenwingcounseling.com

The subject that Karen will be bringing for discussion is the use of Tarot and Journal writing to further your personal and professional goals. She will use her own goal of having peaceful personal relationships as a kick starter to the exploration. Journaling with the Tarot can take many creative and purposeful paths. It is hoped that you will bring innovative techniques to share and Karen will too.

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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon – Introducing Jadzia DeForest

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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 Jadzia DeForest, one of the Conversation Leaders for this event.

Jadzia DeForest is a Tarot reader, instructor, and author residing is Portland, Oregon. Her approach to Tarot is practical and positive; working with divination as a tool for self discovery. Jadzia is co-author to both the Tarot Learning Cards and Astrology Learning Cards decks, published through her and her husband’s company Devera Publishing & Distribution. She is also the director of a group of dedicated Cartomancy enthusiasts who are putting on the Northwest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) in Portland in March of 2015.

 At the Northwest Astrology and Tarot Salon, Jadzia will be leading a conversation on Tarot in our modern world. How do you see the traditional meanings in the Tarot carry forward to our high-tech, fast-paced society? With her, you’ll explore this question and more. The conversation will revolve around modern imagery decks, how as a reader you may apply updated card meanings, and what does the modern Tarot look like in a world that doesn’t have Pages or Knights.

 You can find Jadzia online at several locations. Learn about her publications at www.DeveraPublishing.com. For readings, classes, and workshops she’s at www.TarotByJadzia.com. Northwest Tarot Symposium information is at www.NWTarotSymposium.com and on Facebook.

(c) 2000 – 2014 Bonnie Cehovet

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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Tarot

 

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Networking & Tarot Conferences


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It is amazing to me how things have changed over the years that I have been connected to the Tarot world through the Internet (way back to 1997). As the Internet expanded, and we all got to know each other better, Tarot gatherings (under many different names) started popping up. They allowed us to meet each other in person, and to share out wisdom through conferences and classes. Many new friendships were forged, and many projects born. Whether you call them conferences, seminars, or by some other name, they are worthwhile venues. They are also expensive. What I would suggest is that at some point in time each year, we each take a look at the conferences/seminars being offered, and decide if we can afford to go, and, if so,  which ones we want to attend.

Just how do we do that … decide which ones we want to attend? I would look at the following:

1. Where is  the venue? East coast … west coast … middle america. Where is it most convenient to travel to.

2. Who are the presenters? Are they offering something of value that you want to learn?

3. Is there going to be a marketplace, where books and decks are being offered for sale? If you are an artist or an author, how much would it cost you to present your product?

4. Is there a discount for accomodations in connection with the conference/seminar? Are there reasonably priced accomodations nearby?

5. When is the event taking place? Does it fit into your schedule.

There are three events that I am going to talk about in this blog. There are many more, but these are the ones t hat I know about. The first one is the Reader’s Studio, founded by Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone of The Tarot School. It takes place in April, in New York City. I have attended several times, and was always happy that I did. More information on The Reader’s Studio can be found here. They SOLD OUT for 2014! How amazing is that!

A unique venue is being offered for the first time in November of this year. Founder Toni Gilbert is hosting the Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon iat Brietenbush  Hotsprings, Detroit, OR. Conversation Leaders for 2014 include Toni Gilbert, Paul Nagy, Isha Lerner, Christine Payne-Towler, Jadzia DeForest, Robert Volkmann, Mary Jo Wevers, Alan Stein, and Cynthia Giles. There is an open group page on Facebook where everyone is free to ask questions and comment.

Another unique venue, the Northwest Tarot Symposium, is being offered for the first time  in March of 2015, in Portland,OR. Hosted by Jadzia and Jay DeForest, founders of Devera Publishing, the symposium will focus on Tarot, Lenormand, Oracle, and Cartomancy. More information can be found here.

I do not often make major errors … but in this blog, I did. If you are reading this now, you are reading corrected copy. The initial blog presented three Tarot venues, not four. And the venue that was unintentionally left out has been a MAJOR presence on the west coast for twenty-three years. My apologies to Thalassa, and the Daughters of Divination, for neglecting to present their information! Great effort goes into this symposium every year, and they certainly deserve recognition. And as readers of this column, you deserve to know about them!  Hosted by Thalassa and the DoD, BATS (the Bay Area Tarot Symposium), it will be taking place in August of this year in San Jose, CA. There is always mischief and mayhem at BATS … check it out! They can also be found on Facebook.

These are just four of many venues being offered to network and share Tarot, astrology, and other oracle wisdom. They are a wonderful way to meet people, network, and ck up some valuable tips!

Note: The Emperor is from the Magdalene Legacy Tarot, Casey DuHamel and Deborah L. Shutek-Jackson, Grail Quest Press, 2014.

(c) 2000 – 2014 Bonnie Cehovet

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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in non-Tarot divination, Tarot

 

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Northwest Astrology & Tarot – Introducing Isha Lerner

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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 Isha Lerner, one of the Conversation Leaders for this event.

Isha Lerner is an international astrologer, owner of The Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company, and has co-authored the best-selling Inner Child Cards: A Fairy Tale Tarot (published 1993 by Bear and Company) which illustrates the transformative relationship between fairy tales and human development. She is also co-author of The Triple Goddess Tarot, The Power of Flowers book/deck set and The Tarot of the Four Elements.

A long-time writer for numerous periodicals, including Welcome to Planet Earth, Healing Currents, Planet Lightworker and Children of the New Earth, she has also been a guest columnist for several newspapers and journals. You can listen to her latest interview on New Dimension’s Radio with Justine Willis-Toms on the topic of Fairy Tales as the Liberators of the Soul:

http://www.newdimensions.org/about-new-dimensions/

She was a member of the Findhorn Community in northern Scotland from 1976 to 1981 where she was privileged to live and work within the magical gardens and experience within community framework co-creative principles between nature and humanity.
Her work has grown out of the powerful impact of those early years of personal growth and the experiences of global connectedness they brought her.

She lives in Eugene, Oregon where she has raised three daughters: Gabriella, Katya and Sophia, and has one precious granddaughter and a grandson on the way!

The topic that Isha will be covering is Your Cosmic DNA – Astrology: The Code of Karma, Destiny, and Self-Realization.

You can find out more about Isha below:

www.ishalerner.com
New and Full Moon Reports: http://www.ishalerner.com/page_37926/Chinese%20New%20Year%20of%20the%20Horse%20Sourcing%20Individu
Publications: http://www.ishalerner.com/tarot
Power of Flower Essence Company: http://www.ishalerner.com/home/is2/cpage_9/flower_essences.html

(c) 2000 – 2014 Bonnie Cehovet

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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Tarot

 

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Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon – Introducing Christine Payne-Towler

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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 Christine Payne-Towler, one of the Conversation Leaders for this event.

As a Conversation Leader, Christine will be focusing on Ancient Astrology. Here is a taste of what to expect from Christine!

“All of the Oracles of Western culture rest in the matrix of astrology one way or another. Sometimes they borrow the basic ingredients of the astrological cosmos (planets, signs, seasons or elements), Sometimes they borrow the format of astrology (tabulating their results in house-wheel type charts, or analyzing them according to astrological categories).

Sometimes they are tied up with the letters of the Magical Alphabet, which is inherently astrological as well. Astrology also provides the “container” and motive power for the alchemical Great Work, whether that is conceived as being spagyric, psychological, or spiritual in scope. Therefore it helps Tarot people to have some exposure to the basic aspects of the astrological world-view held by the people among whom Tarot first appeared. Putting these two symbol-sets together has the power to super-charge your readings and Tarot meditations.

Christine will use her own pack made with Michael Dowers, the Tarot of the Holy Light, as well as others that have appeared across the history of Tarot, to illustrate the magical and astral assumptions that govern the progression of the Trumps and the personalities of the minor cards. Those who have their charts with them will be able to see how different decks and systems illustrate their private psyche, and why they might consider choosing their deck based on what it has to say about their chart.

Several decks will be aid out in a Zodiacal manner, so that we can all see what happens when we play with the correspondences that represent different historical stages of Tarot’s development. We will also be able to see how our own charts “pencil out” according to the different systems. What fun!
You can see more of Christine’s work on her site, http://www.tarotarkletters.com/.

(c) 2000 – 2014 Bonnie Cehovet

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Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Tarot

 

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Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon – Introducing Alan/Adom Stein

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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 Mr. Alan Stein, one of the roving Conversation Leaders for this event. Mr. Stein is currently using his spiritual name, Adom. It is under this name that he will be attending the Salon.

As a roving conversation leader, Adom brings a well rounded understanding and appreciation to this incredible new shifting times toward evolutionary spiritual growth and integration. He is kind hearted, easy to talk to, and dedicated to your personal spiritual evolution with his intuition and background.

He is the sole proprietor of a new age bookstore for 27 years called Star Gate Awareness Resources in Eugene OR. This keeps him in current time with these amazing breakthroughs happening on the planet. This fits in well with the intention of the Salon – to bring about open conversations on personal development and self-empowerment. Adom will be bringing books and decks to the Salon!

Adom is currently writing a book in which he speaks of the essence of the original Traditional Hopi Prophecy message and teachings, and the need to return to balance by becoming One Hearted. The book is entitled ” Hopi Prophecy Now – The Mystery Egg “.

Direct quote from Adom: “You are guaranteed to have engaging deep conversation and reflection or double your karma back!”

You can see more about the work Alan/Adom is doing on his store’s site – http://www.stargateeugene.com/.

(c) March 2014 Bonnie Cehovet

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Posted by on March 12, 2014 in Tarot

 

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Northwest Astrology and Tarot Salon March Update

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This year we are going to experience a very special event – Toni Gilbert’s Northwest Astrology & Tarot Salon. Time to start making plans to attend! Find out more about the event here. It takes place on November 10th through the 13th, at Breitenbush Hot Springs, high in the Cascade mountains of Oregon.

This event reminds me of Tarot, Art, and Music salons of the not so distant past, where the wealthy gathered to discuss their latest interests. The Salon, according to hostess Toni Gilbert, is a gathering of people to “partly amuse each other, and partly increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation”. There will be conversation on Astrology and Tarot, study and practice with the Tarot cards and with astrological charts.
One or two discussion circles a day will stimulate the intellect, and the rest of the time participants can take care of the body by taking a hike, soaking in hot tubs, enjoying the sauna, or getting a massage. Because of this salon, the participants at Breitenbush can now also get a Tarot or astrology session with some of this generation’s finest spiritual leaders … a balm for the soul.

Everyone benefits from this type of gathering. This interactive event isn’t just for the masters of esoteric studies. You’ll learn from many teachers in an atmosphere of fun. Some teach with higher learning and experience under their belts, some teach by experimentation, and some teach by being the beginner. Bring your mother, your daughter, or your boss. Anyone can join in and glean what they might need and may be searching for Come with an inquisitive mind and by the end of the salon, you will have learned something you can take home and use. An overall healing magic comes with this experience in the deep forests of Breitenbush … you will remember this feeling for a lifetime!

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Groups will meet in Toni’s cabin, as well as at some of the beautiful spaces at Breitenbush. Conversation Leaders include Toni Gilbert, James Wanless, Isha Lerner, Christine Payne-Towler, Robert Volkman, Paul Nagy, Mary Jo Wevers, Alan Stein, and Arwen Lynch Poe.

Sharing a little secret … personal readings with the well-known intuitives known at the salon as “Conversation Leaders” will be available! A unique chance to deepen your understanding of specific areas with leaders in their field! Shhhhhh!

To find out more information, go to Toni’s site, and click on Workshops. If you would like to attend, print out the application, fill it in, and send it to Toni (the address is on the form). This is an “insurance form”, in that it will reserve a place for you when open registration starts in June.

We hope that you will all join us on this exotic and lovely adventure!

(c) 2000 – 2014 Bonnie Cehovet & Toni Gilbert
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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in Tarot

 

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