Join us November 17 to 19, 2017 in Kingston Ontario
Take the Time to Listen. To Your Soul, Your Heart, Your Intuition.
Hi, I am Marilyn Shannon of kingstonpsychic.com In 2014 we held our first magical Tarot Lenormand weekend in Kingston. People came to unwind, learn, meet people and be. The people who attended that conference with our special guest Mary K. Greer have been after me to do it again. So here we go! Contact me anytime with questions at our official email for the conference at firstname.lastname@example.org
We gather in Kingston Ontario Canada November 17 to 19 2017 right where Lake Ontario empties into the St Lawrence River. The picture at the top of the page is the sun rising over Wolfe Island and Lake Ontario. That is exactly where you will be for this gathering of being.
We will work with the energy of the new moon in Scorpio as we let go, unleash our creative side and listen deeply. We will work with artists Joanna Powell Colbert creatrix of the Gaian Tarot and Pentimento Tarot and Carrie Paris creatrix of the Magpie Oracle, Relative Tarot and the Sirens' Song Lenormand.
We are creating time and space for you to chat and share with other mysitical, magical and intuitive people just like you. Joanna Powell Colbert wants to introduce you to her concept of Heart Based Tarot in alignment with nature while being creative.
Carrie Paris has created her own techniques and tricks which she will share with you. Let her special ways enchant you and your intuition. Enchanted, you and your intuition will no doubt create your own special tricks and techniques to unleash your own special powers. Let's see what Woo Woo really means this weekend!
And we have more....let me tell you about Kingstontlc'17 November 17 to 19 2017
Two days of inspired sharing and intuitive listening and learning.
Using Tarot and Lenormand decks you will be guided by our two guest presenters who are artists, writers, teachers, intuitive, empathic dynamic women. What will they help you create, see and be?
Joanna Powell Colbert: Saturday November 18th 2017
The Sacred Wheel: Tarot, Nature, & Art The Wheel of Life, often depicted as a quartered circle, is a profound symbol of wholeness. It is embedded in the tarot deck in the Wheel of Fortune card, as well as in the structure of the deck itself. The four elements and directions are represented by the four suits, with the Major Arcana representing the suit of Spirit, in the center of the Wheel.
The Wheel of Life appears in the cycle of the seasons, the lunar round, the zodiac wheel, the ceremonial circle, and the hiker’s compass. It has been used as a map of the whole and fragmented parts of the psyche, a metaphor for the stages of life, and a blueprint for bringing us into personal and planetary wholeness.
In this workshop, we will learn how to make the Wheel of Life come alive for us through tarot exercises and spreads, somatic explorations, and suggestions for nature “wisdom wander” walks. We’ll take a look at the ways the awareness of the Sacred Wheel can deepen our divinatory practices. We’ll bring our insights into manifestation through the creation of an elemental necklace that we can wear home, imbued with the energy of the conference. Listen in while Joanna and Marilyn chat about these workshops: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7j5xC43PCI&t=2s
Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot and the Pentimento Tarot, has been an artist, teacher, and convener of circles for over thirty years. She was named by SageWoman magazine as one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality movement. Joanna teaches workshops and e-courses on earth-centered spirituality, seasonal contemplative practices, creativity as a devotional path, the Sacred Feminine, and using tarot as a tool for inner guidance and self-exploration. Visit her online at www.GaianSoul.com
The Wheel of Fortune cards from the Gaian Tarot and the Pentimento Tarot created by Joanna Powell Colbert
This is your opportunity to work with the artist who created these masterful images for her Tarot decks. Learn from Joanna how the elements, nature and life all helped her create these decks. Let her show you how this opened her up intuitively and helped her develop her Heart Based Tarot. Maybe you will find your own heart based way of working intuitively with tarot or other tools.
Reasons not to join us for the weekend? Maybe you are like me and are not an artist. The thought of creating a necklace seems impossible and overwhelming especially as every one else will be those artsy crafty types! Right? Well maybe not.
When I surrender to the magic of being with others who love to work intuitively something happens and believe it or not even I can create something magical. Imagine making your necklace filled with wonder at all that is possible. Letting your hands and mind just create without the back story.
Joanna Powell Colbert will take all day Saturday to show us her way. Then you can craft that into your own way of being. New tools to try as you evolve.
Carrie Paris on Sunday November 19th...ready for awe?
Legacy Codes, Imprints and Unseen Inherited Agendas: Calculating our Soul's Purpose with the Relative Tarot’s, Birth, Annual and Court Cards.
I’m of the belief that the soul enters the world with a pre-coded plan that yearns to be expressed through the human experience. However it’s easy to stray from this plan and as a result we are prevented from fully engaging with our authentic nature.
This workshop will realign and activate the soul’s code through a specific group of cards known as the Significator, Birth and Annual cards. These terms describe a set of cards assigned to us at birth and make up what many call a Tarot Blueprint, which reveals much about an individual’s legacy and purpose in life.
We will learn to calculate and draw-up a Tarot Blueprint and in the process recognize, mediate and conclude relationships with ancient inheritances that obstruct us from our purpose.
Supporting this workshop will be the Relative Tarot, a deck specifically designed for helping people know how to finish the sentence: I came here to _____________.
The aim of this workshop is to present a three-layered blueprint that unlocks the unique signature existing in our personal design:
The Birth Cards serve as springboards for knowing the soul’s unique code
The Annual Cards offer a yearly theme and specific resources for aligning with our goals
The Significator, found in the Court Cards, puts us in touch with what might be ruling us
The Relative Tarot deck will be given to all who attend the conference and lends itself to all levels of learning.
Casting Shiny Objects for a Bright Future: An Introduction to Lenormand and Charm Casting with the Magpie Oracle.
Reading Lenormand cards is quickly gaining popularity in the Canada and the U.S. and many from the tarot community are finding this system to be a refreshing break from familiar ground. Both systems use a deck of cards for guidance, however that’s where their similarities end. This second workshop will introduce diviners to spreads that steer clear from tarot knowledge yet remain rooted in intuition. We will begin with Lenormand basics that cover a 3 and 5 card spread. From there we will build our way into a Lenormand 3x3 or Square of 9 spread, but with a new twist that incorporates charm casting with the Magpie Oracle Lenormand kit. This workshop invites and encourages all levels of learning. All attendees will receive the Sirens’ Song Lenormand deck.
Carrie Paris was in the first class to receive a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK, is creator of the Magpie Oracle casting kits, the Relative Tarot and numerous Lenormand decks. Carrie considers herself a global citizen and can be found presenting her work and art both online and around the world. Find her at carrieparis.com
We are excited that Carrie Parris is going to introduce us to her new Relative Tarot, a deck specifically designed to help you understand your Birth Cards and dig into Ancestor relationships. Listen in as Carrie and Marilyn chat about the Sunday morning workshop and how we will use Tarot to discover our soul's purpose. www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb_mXyJgn8M
The new moon in Scorpio will be helping us with our understanding of our ancestors. It is the perfect time for these workshops in Kingston.
Carrie also has a very lively and creative way for working with the Lenormand cards. What could be more fun on a Sunday afternoon than casting charms, learning new things and divining? And in case you missed it: Yes, each participant will receive both Carrie Paris' new Relative Tarot and the Sirens' Song Lenormand. Why shouldn't I attend? I don't know enough about Tarot and Lenormand. In truth, none of us do! Even people who have studied for over 40 years are still learning. These workshops will help you grow intuitively from where you are today. Each person will take home something different. And that truly is the magic of learning from an intuitive base.
Join us in Kingston Ontario November 17 to 19th 2017. You are invited!
What are we really trying to create here?
We are gathering in November! What was I thinking? The planning for the 2017 conference started in November a year earlier. As I looked around and saw the bare bones of the trees, the structures of our life without the fancy colours of spring and summer I realized that gathering under the new moon in Scorpio on a vast body of water is perfect.
Here is what I have asked our speakers to keep in mind. Here is our promise to you.
People will feel well looked after. We will provide a rich experience
There will be time for people to chat, share and talk in the evenings. Friendships were created at the last conference
People will feel that they learned something
There is a chance to feel renewed as they head home
On Friday night, kick back, share stories, meet our speakers, giggle a little or a lot, chat with the moon...sounds about right!
This is is exactly what you will see from our hotel. All of our sessions will be at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge in downtown Kingston. It is the same hotel that we used in 2104.
We start things off on Friday night very gently. At the last conference some people found this to be their favourite part of the whole weekend.
You are welcome to arrive any time that works for you. You will be able to register for the conference at 4 pm. We will be providing light refreshments. You can bring any special beverage you might like to sip on.
This is a time to chat, read for each other, meet Joanna and Carrie. Some people may be offering readings for a fee. Marilyn will have a few crystal balls on hand should you want to try to scry for each other. There was so much laughter at the last Friday night gathering.
People arrived tired from their work week and frazzled from travel. The unwinding started as soon as they walked into the room. Some of you may wish to go out for a supper and you only have to ask if anyone is interested to find company. Kingston has wonderful restaurants.
Gail Wood author of The Shamanic Witch and Sisters of the Dark Moon will lead us in ceremony to honour the dark moon on Friday evening. As luck would have it (if you believe in luck) Friday November 17th is void of moon, the period before the new moon appears. We will be influenced all weekend by the new moon in Scorpio. It seems only right that we welcome her to our conference. Gail tells me that after the ceremony we should consume ale and sweets! We will provide the sweets. You are welcome to bring your own 'ale'. You can find out more about Gail, seen here holding Jack at rowdygoddess.com
Time to walk in the winter gardens on the shores of Lake Ontario, time to be, time for community, time to learn.
In front of the hotel is a compass in the pavement. Another wheel of time. Once again we will have our opening and closing ceremonies outdoors on the compass rose weather permitting.
Shelley Carter will do the ceremonies again this year. We were so moved by her words in 2014.
Here is what Shelley had to say about her experience at the 2014 conference with guest speaker Mary K. Greer.
The Kingston Tarot Conference, created and hosted by Marilyn Shannon, is one of those events that make you feel fantastic about being a member of this wonderful tarot community! Marilyn is warm and welcoming and her events feel a bit like you’ve been invited into her living room. The gatherings are intimate enough to say hello to everyone, but large enough to meet new people and expand your tarot connections.
The conference itself is well-organized, professional and well thought out. In attendance also are high quality vendors with unique products.
Marilyn carefully selects speakers who are the very best from the larger tarot community. They are well-established tarot experts who bring additional areas of interest and expertise that expand our skills, and open doors to related areas such as Lenormand, art, spirituality and corresponding divination tools.
Last time, the amazing Mary Greer presented on Tarot and Lenormand reading. Mary has been a major force in bringing tarot into popular usage. She is part historian, part sage, part tarot goddess and a brilliant speaker!
This year, Carrie Paris and Joanna Powell Colbert are the speakers. What an incredible line-up! Both are extraordinary artists, deck creators, and seriously wonderful women. Both are highly respected in the international tarot community and bring unique ways to explore and work with the tarot. I’m going, I wouldn’t miss it! Shelley Carter, Co-ordinator of the Elora Tarot
Are you in? There is more to share with you but by now you may be wondering if you can even afford all this?
Yes, yes you can.
We make it easy for you to sign up and be with us.
The whole weekend prices out to about $500 per person. So we sharpened our pencils and are offering all of this for $375.
Friday November 17, 2017 Reception with light refreshments Friday night Dark Moon Ceremony with Gail Wood We will have a swag bag for you too! Read for others, get a reading, try out the visiting Crystal Balls, make new friends Spend time with people who get this stuff!
Saturday November 18, 2017 Opening Ceremony with Shelley Carter Two Workshops with Joanna Powell Colbert You will go home with the necklace you created Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks Hot buffet lunch A day to connect with Tarot, Spirit, Enchantment and your Tribe
Sunday November 19, 2017 Two Workshops with Carrie Paris Morning refreshment break Hot Buffet Lunch You will go home with Carrie Parris's decks: Relative Tarot and Sirens' Song Lenormand Closing Ceremony with Shelley Carter Memories and Dreams to guide you for a long time; Connections with people from many different places and walks of life All of this for $375! We have created a payment plan to make it easy for you to sign up. Here are the links:
Only 100 seats available and we are 90% sold out. Registration is open until November 12th.
Two ways to Register and Pay for the Conference
3. As of November 15th we are sold out. If you are still trying to send your payment: Send PayPal payment or an email money transfer to: email@example.com If your plans change we will deduct a $50 handling fee and refund the rest. There are no refunds after October 1st 2017. You are sending your money to Marilyn Shannon of kingstonpsychic.com just in case you are like me and like to know who is receiving it and looking after it.
If you need to make other payment arrangements give me a call at 613-549-2438 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work out a plan. There is always a way to make things work.
Also ask to join us on our Facebook page Kingston Tarot Lenormand Conference. Its where you will see who is coming and what we are planning. Or you may wish to find a roommate. It helps to start the connections before we arrive doesn't it?
Next Step: Book your room today. Then you can sit back and relax that everything is taken care of for the conference.
We are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water's Edge at 7 Earl St, Kingston Ontario. Our last conference was held here.
This Inn is right on Lake Ontario, has outdoor walking paths, an indoor salt water pool (bring your suit) and a very generous hot breakfast for everyone staying here. All rooms have a kitchen with a full fridge and stove.
The special room rate for us this weekend is $159 plus tax. Parking is $13 per night.
Wait there is more! Yes we have more to share with you.
Saturday night is an open night. Sometimes people are just too tired to go out Saturday night, so they surrender to quiet time. Others go out in small groups.
And then there is the rest of us. We will be reserving tables at the Kingston Brewing Company for whoever wants to join us there Saturday night. This is a pay for your own dinner evening.
Watch for an email after you register from us. We will be asking you about dietary restrictions and if you would like to add your name to the Saturday night Party Dinner. www.kingstonbrewing.ca/
Shopping? Why yes there will be marvelous vendors on site in the ballroom on Saturday and Sunday.
Let me tell you about them. Purple Door Books and Gifts wowed us last time. Linda Scallion returns with crystals, books, pendulum, decks and...
Let Linda Scallion know if there is something you would like her to bring especially for you to buy at the conference. You can find out more about this wonderful treasure at: purpledoorbooks.com
Shelley Carter of Elora, Ontario will be here offering the artist designed unique Elora Tarot and jewelry and tarot treasures too. Meet Shelley at shelleycarter.ca
Inner Goddess Tarot: Lori Lytle of Toronto offers amongst other lovely things: hand-painted sterling silver Tarot, Goddess and Celestial Jewelry - miniature works of art and magic.Find out more about Lori Lytle at innergoddesstarot.com
Vendors attend all the sessions too. Here is what Lori had to say about our 2014 conference:
I left the "Unmask Your Intuitive Side" symposium floating on a Tarot cloud, and two years later I still remember and appreciate the profound effect it had on me personally, and as a Tarot professional. The weekend was really a blessing.
It gave me the chance to connect with my cards, to soak in the energy of other Tarot enthusiasts, and to learn from world-renowned Tarot guru and personal hero, Mary K. Greer.
I am so grateful to Marilyn Shannon for creating that beautiful event, and can't wait to participate in the next one! Lori Lytle - Inner Goddess Tarot - innergoddesstarot.com
Judy is delighted to join us with her Tempting Trove of Tarot Treasures! Like her powerful goddess bracelets, each one infused with the unique medicine/energy of a different goddess. pendants, necklaces and lots of other little delights.
Kelli Rain, the Founder and Designer behind Holistic Rain, will be at the conference with her handmade raw crystal and gemstone jewellery and meditation tools. Holistic Rain is a lifestyle brand focused on creating tools, services, and local events that help to heal, from the inside out. The Holistic Rain Community is on a mission to spread the message of mindfulness, compassion, peace, and living a holistic lifestyle. www.holisticrain.com
Sunflower Soaps Hi, I’m Mary Alps, and I am a local artisan in Perth Road Village, north of Kingston. I make hand-crafted soap, semi-precious gemstone jewelry, and sterling silver jewelry. I am also a Tarot reader and a Reiki Master.
I started making my own soaps and bath products in 2001, after experiencing the all-natural hand-made soaps my sister-in-law made and sold at her local farmer’s market on the west coast. I was hooked, and couldn’t go back to commercially made products after that, so I learned how to make them using the old-fashioned cold process method, like my grandmother used to make for her family.
Sunflower Soaps are crafted using skin-nourishing oils and butters, herbs and clays, and they are fragranced with pure essential oils. They are completely natural, earth friendly, and rich in natural glycerine. There are no artificial ingredients, colourants, preservatives or synthetic fragrances, and the only animals they’re tested on are men!
Kate Stockman Designs creates Art that Honors Nature and the Self
Kate’s TouchStones Anecdotal Art (Each piece tells a story; perhaps it touches your story.) assemblage jewelry incorporates sterling, semi-precious stones, handmade lampwork glass beads, and bits and pieces of Nature in one-of-a-kind designs. Each necklace comes with a story card.
Her “Happy Mirthday” Greeting Cards include original digital collages printed on 5 x 7 notecards (blank inside for your message). The reverse has a playful “I Spy” invitation with a list of all the images in the collages. The cards are paired with vellum envelopes. Sets include “She Rises”, “The Wheel of the Year”, and “Four Seasons +1”.s
Local Artist and Hawaiian Energy Healer Susan Lisa Brecht will be offering jewelry infused with her powerful Hawaiian healing energy. Susan will once again offer us Hawaiian Energy Healing just before lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Susan Lisa of www.alohahealing.ca is pleased to be giving a 'Group Hawaiian Energy Session' at the Kingston Tarot Lenormand Conference November 17 to 19, 2017. Hawaiian Energy Sessions are a simple, safe effective way of transmitting energy from Source. This Healing Session will help to remove the energetic blocks from your body and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Susan Lisa uses many symbols which are drawn in the air and then channeled into the body's main energy centres with the "HaBreath" using hand movements. This then stimulates the body's natural healing process. It is an ancient science of healing and spiritual development.
A testimonial about Hawaiian Energy Healing
Here is what Teresa Buckiewicz of Montreal said about the last conference and Susan's Hawaiian Energy Healing (formerly Huna) sessions:
The Tarot Conference held at the Water's Edge Marriott Hotel in autumn 2014 was a wonderful experience for me. The event was well planned, all the activities ran smoothly from one to another.
The weekend had a timeless quality. The main conference room was spacious and the seating comfortable. The meals were delicious and nutritious.
The main speaker Mary Greer was awesome! I still reference the hand-outs I received from her.
There were also other neat activities such as an evening ghost tour and a Huna mini-workshop.The vendors had everything a tarot lover would want. I'm particularly fond of the Visconti Hermit necklace I purchased.
It was fun meeting people with similar esoteric interests to mine and I made many new friends. I'm a single working mom, so my day to day life is hectic. I came home happy, relaxed and refreshed. It was a fantastic weekend.
And one final testimonial, in case you still have doubts, from Freda Crake of Bellevile Ontario and owner of tarotbyfreya.com
The Program, “Tarot, Lenormand, Crystal Balls, Oh My!”, put together by Marilyn Shannon was a delight in every sense. It was staged at the lovely “Residence Inn by Marriott” located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Kingston.
It featured special guest Mary K. Greer, a world-renowned scholar, writer, teacher and professional reader of the Tarot and Lenormand cards. Her presentations were incredible and I learned a new skill in reading the Lenormand Deck of cards that I could only learn from a professional like Mary.
She led us through a reading that had assisted her to make a very difficult decision and it was amazing. With the skills I acquired from Mary I can now read the Lenormand Cards! How great is that?
Marilyn also arranged a lovely lunch in the Hotel and a roaring good time in the evening at a local restaurant in downtown Kingston.
She brought in “The Purple Books and Gifts” owner with a ton of books. I came home with quite a few titles from the marvelous selection.
In addition we had Tarot and Crystal Ball readings in the evenings and a lovely opening and closing ceremony by the water. Shelley Carter, tarot reader and creator of the “Elora Tarot” skillfully invited in and thanked the six directions for being with us and guiding us throughout the days as we experienced this amazing program.
The Tarot, Lenormand, Crystal Balls, Oh My! was a huge success as indicated by the overwhelming applause and feedback from the amazing folks who attended.
I would highly recommend attending the next program Marilyn Shannon is creating! You will be amazed at what you learn, experience, and come home with. You will also meet a great group of people, buy some amazing books, and enjoy some tasty yummies. I highly recommend Marilyn’s capability to create Magic!