The 7th Annual Northwest Tarot Symposium is coming…
This symposium is focused on Cartomancy, the art of reading cards for divination, including Tarot, Oracle, and Lenormand. We look forward to having students, readers, and deck creators join us for a weekend of vending, workshops, signings, networking, and fun!
Here are a couple of announcements, and we’ll be updating the rest of the website soon.
First, the 2021 Northwest Tarot Symposium (NWTS) will be held later in the year, October 1-4, 2021.
We have been considering changing the date of the event to the Autumn for a while, and for a variety of reasons, the upcoming year seems like the best time to do it.
1. It allows people more time to recover energetically and financially from the COVID-19 repercussions that many are facing.
2. October is generally a nicer time of year to visit Portland without threats of snow, wind, rain, and the cold & flu season.
3. It takes NWTS to a different part of the year than being so close in date to other major US Tarot events.
Second, as NWTS continues to grow in size and popularity, we are welcoming some new members to our production team.
Michelle Welch, Roger Welch, and Erica Watters of SoulTopia. They will be working closely with Jadzia and Jay DeForest, and the rest of the team, in producing NWTS 2021. You can see more out out NWTS Team here.
See below for this year’s information about the symposium. If you’d like to stay in touch, please sign up for our newsletter.
You can also join our Facebook group: Northwest Tarot Symposium Facebook Group.
Lisa De St. Croix , our 2021 featured artist, is the creator of the Tarot de St. Croix, the Invoking the Goddess Oracle deck, and de St. Croix Lenormand. Her “Magician” card will be on the cover of the collectible program and NWTS 2021 merchandise. You can see her decks here.
2021 Keynote Presenter: Caitlín Matthews
Caitlín Matthews (pronounced kash-leen) is the author of many books, including Diary of a Soul Doctor, and The Lost Book of the Grail. She has created several Tarot and Oracle decks, including Complete Arthurian Tarot, The Da Vinci Enigma Tarot, and Ancestral Oracle of the Celts. Her two handbooks on divination Untold Tarot: The Lost Art of Reading Ancient Tarots, and the Complete Lenormand Oracle Handbook, are used worldwide. Caitlín is a member of the World Divination Association, The Tarot Association of the British Isles, and of the Tarot Guild of Australia, and speaks at Tarot Conferences all over the world. As founder of The Foundation for Inspirational and Oracular Studies, dedicated to the unwritten sacred arts, she teaches internationally on a wide variety of esoteric and spiritual subjects. See Visit www.HallowQuest.org.uk for more information about her work.