Due to a pretty hefty rent hike, The Esoterico Collective is about to become a free spirit starting in May! We’ll continue to host monthly open houses and offer workshops, talks, and classes in spaces around the city, Pop-Up Shop style. The final workshops in our space, Honing Body Intuition by iele paloumpis and Skeleton Key to the Tarot by Bobby Abate happened over the last week and were a great success! Check our Facebook page to keep up to date! http://facebook.com/esotericobrooklyn Host an Open House or Workshop! Our open houses will continue every month at various locations! If have a space or know of one that would be into hosting an Esoterico Collective event please let us know! In the meantime, you can book private readings or sessions with any of members by sending us an email request! We’ll keep you posted about our next events!
THE SKELETON KEY TO THE TAROT A 4-Week Workshop examining the underlying structure of the Tarot. With BOBBY ABATE Wednesdays 7:30-10 pm March 11 – April 2, 2015 $100 I’m offering a 4-week workshop that looks at the skeleton behind most modern tarot decks, many of which are derived from same system as the world’s most famous pack, The Rider Waite. For nearly 15 years I had a tarot deck gathering dust on my shelf. I was totally frustrated by the so-called Little White Book that came with the cards. Struggling to remember 78 cryptic catch phrases like, “couple, inauguration” or “maturity, research,” felt more like cramming for the SAT’s than developing a new spiritual skill. Instead, I started looking at the structure behind by the cards: What do all the 2’s have in common? What is the narrative behind the Major Arcana? What meanings do all the Kings share? Understanding the underpinning of the tarot helps wipe away a lot of the guess work that comes with interpreting the cards and leaves lots of comfy wiggle room for your intuition and psychic powers. Each of the workshop’s four sessions will be a laid back, fun and conversational look at the framework behind part of the tarot pack. We’ll also do practice readings as we drink wine (or tea!) I’ll be offering just enough information to get you to the next level of your tarot practice and feel even more confident doing readings. Required Materials: We’ll be using the ubiquitous Rider Waite tarot deck as the main deck for the workshop and looking at other decks as we go. You’re also encouraged to bring your other decks for discussion and show & tell! The Rider Tarot Deck by Arthur Edward Waite et al. Link: http://amzn.com/091386613X Suggested Reading: Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot by Rachel Pollack Link: http://amzn.com/1578634083 Payment: I accept PAYPAL to firstname.lastname@example.org or Venmo. $100
This Sunday, join Lilith on a sensorial journey of the tarot based on the work of Antonin Artaud, Bertolt Brecht, Edgar Allan Poe, and Carl Jung! Offered Collective Member LILITH DORSEY Sunday, Feb. 8, 1-4 PM 67 West St. Suite 402 / 4th Fl Limited Space Please RSVP Workshop Fee: $20 In a melding of part ritual and part performance, participants will be invited to experience the tarot through sound, sight, taste, and sacred shock in this exciting workshop. “Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”- Brecht. The divine dance of the Tarot is art, mirror, hammer and so much more…. It can be spiritual tools with which we shape ourselves and the world. This class is suitable for beginners and experts alike as we will journey down Tarot’s path by eating, listening, smelling and meditating our way through the major arcana. PAYPAL in advance to guarantee your spot: email@example.com LILITH DORSEY M.A., hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo. Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly , filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation, author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism andThe African-American Ritual Cookbook, and choreographer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show. Lilith has been reading Tarot and Palms for over two decades, and specializes in all types of psychic consultation. She also believes good ritual should be fun and innovative, and to that end she led the first ever Voodoo Zombie Silent Rave Ritual in 2013, complete with confused Thriller flash mob.