MAGIC SUITS YOU
with S. Rune Emerson
Saturday • July 29
3.00p ~ 5.00p
FEE : $20 ~ $40 (sliding scale)
Learn how to work magic using only your favorite deck of cards! Join S. Rune Emerson, author of Nothing But a Pack of Cards, in learning how to speak the language of your own deck to cast spells, create remedies, and learn deeper secrets about the magic around all of us.
Encoded in each card of a cartomancy deck, we can find symbols, ingredients, and ritual actions which can cause the purpose and meaning of the card to come to life. Bring your favorite divination deck, be it tarot, oracle, or even something from a game.
S. Rune Emerson has had a love affair with cartomancy since the late 80's, and it has been one of the major influences in his life and his witchcraft. As the founder of the Risting Tradition of American Witchcraft, he sees magic as an objective part of reality, and he views the Tarot as an example of "Art reflecting Life in exactly the right way."
His approach to cartomancy treats each deck of cards as a grimoire which teaches unique mysteries about the world, as well as magical operations for all kinds of practical purposes. Nothing But a Pack of Cards, which focuses upon the magical practices implicit in the Rider Waite Smith tarot system, is his first published work.