We can connect with you wherever you may be in the world. Energy knows no barriers.
Some of us will be at the conference in Kingston. You might join us from your own home or maybe you will check in to some fancy hotel or Air B&B. Maybe you will check in with a couple of your divining friends and make it a weekend get away conference close to home?
We look forward to joining you wherever you might be!
Welcoming the World to Join Us on Zoom!
Hello I am Marilyn Shannon. Do I look a little surprised in the photo? Well, truly I am surprised. Surprised to be doing another conference. Surprised at the state of the world we live in. And surprised to be offering an in person conference and an online conference! Perhaps flabbergasted may be the appropriate word!
And delighted! This is the fourth major conference that I have organized. The best part of doing this has been to create a community of readers, seers, diviners and empathic souls gathering to share and support each other. Over the past year with the pandemic changing our lives this community has stayed in touch on Zoom. I would have shrivelled up I think if not for the ability to stay in touch somehow.
Physical borders may have been closed. That has not stopped us from getting together in the past year! As the conference dates of November 11 to 13 2022 creep ever closer it has become apparent that this conference called Magic, Divination and Me needs to be made available in more than one way. So, we are throwing open the virtual doors. Some of us will gather in person in Kingston Ontario. If you cannot join us in Kingston we have added an online option.
If you are unable to attend in person please join us online. We are working with our audio-visual partners here in Kingston to connect with you virtually so that you feel as if you are at the conference in real time. For the first time ever, this means there will be recordings of the sessions available for all registrants. Now, that is a real bonus isn't it?
We are developing the online experience for you as we go along, so register soon to get updates. Join the Kingston Tarot Lenormand Facebook page to attend Zoom classes that will fill you in on everything you need to prepare for the conference. There are recordings of these sessions available on Facebook too. Almost all the Conference Zoom sessions through the year on Facebook are free.
Need to know more: Scroll down for information on the speakers, listed in the order that they are presenting. Click the taps above to see the agenda. Click the in person Conference tab to see lots of pictures, meet our vendors and even more details.
We invite you to join us for the Magic. Come, meet our Speakers. They have so much to share with you.
Exploring Keys to Unlock the Houses in Lenormand with Rebecca Walker Pickering on Friday afternoon
Let’s begin our time together focusing on the KEY Lenormand card; one of the more positive cards in the deck. It supports us as the recipients by revealing knowledge and secrets. What insights can the KEY provide for you during this workshop? The KEY can also highlight upcoming events and help make significant decisions when used in combinations with other Lenormand cards. For example, when KEY and HOUSE appear together, it could indicate a significant family matter or literally a key to a new residence. We will examine ways the KEY and other cards can help guide your day and enhance a reading when used together with other cards, charms and crystals. By looking at the Lenormand cards’ symbols on their own and in a variety of spreads and combinations, you will be led to working with Lenormand Houses in the Grand Tableau. Lots of playing with cards with like-minded folk; what could be better?
Please bring a Lenormand deck, a notebook, writing equipment, scissors and potential questions to ask the cards.
Rebecca (Becki) Walker Pickering is a retired teacher of 33 years. Since retiring, Rebecca continues to plan and deliver lessons within a more spiritual framework. Her energy work originally led to 3 rd Degree Reiki and working with crystals. After attending the Kingston Conference in 2017, she expanded her offerings to include Lenormand and Tarot Card readings, charm casting and a variety of workshops. Rebecca is proud of her own published Lenormand Deck, MAJESTIC, which features Canadiana facts and consolidation suggestions for each card. She welcomes opportunities to share these energy modalities to help guide others on their journey by setting and striving to attain goals they require to reach their own North Star.
@northstarheartwork to learn more about some of the services Rebecca offers
As Above, So Below Create Your Own Magical Talisman with the Cards as your Guide With Lori Lytle Saturday Morning
Tarot is a spiritual practice, but it has a physical aspect. We work with the cards themselves; we hold them in our hands, we shuffle and lay them out, and yet they carry the intangible energy of the archetypes, the divine, and our own higher selves. It is a powerful thing to combine intention, spirit and magic into a physical form. If we can create a vivid feeling and image of what we desire on the energetic level, and then lock that image into a tangible object, we create a magical tool, a touchstone that will keep us on track to manifesting our dreams. This is what a talisman is.
In this workshop, we will: *Talk talismans. What they are, how they work, and how they have been used from ancient times until today *Work with specialized Tarot practices and spreads to tap into our source energy and gain laser sharp clarity on what we want to manifest in our lives *Dive deep into meditation, visualization, affirmation and ritual to create, consecrate and activate our own magical talisman, a piece specially selected for this event *Learn how to continue to work with our talisman going forward *Reach our goal or make our dream a reality with the support of our talisman and our cards
As part of your conference package you will receive a cleared talisman, a blank slate ready for your magical work. It has been specially chosen for this event, taking into consideration the intention of this gathering, the season, and other energies at play. You will consecrate it during the workshop, and then take it home with you so that you can continue to work with it long after the conference has ended.
Lori Lytle provides mystical yet practical guidance with Tarot as Inner Goddess Tarot in Toronto. She is a solitary witch, a priestess, a diviner, an ordained minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry, and an introverted empath. She has been a featured presenter at international Tarot conferences including the Northwest Tarot Symposium in Portland, the Light & Love Tarot Reading Festival in Montreal, and the World Divination Association’s first virtual online conference. She was one of the instructors for Ethony’s popular online Tarot Summer School in 2020. Her current work focuses on creating magical talismans with the support of the Tarot, as well as Tarot practices that are designed specifically to feed the sensitive introvert soul. Lori holds two Masters degrees, one in Ancient History/Archaeology and the other in Museum Studies. She taught English in Japan for several years, and planned fundraising and educational events for not for profit cultural organizations. Now, she divides her time between reading and teaching Tarot, and performing hundreds of happy and inclusive wedding ceremonies. She blissfully spends a lot of her time in her golden home office with her cat, Willow. Find out more about Lori and read her blog at innergoddesstarot.com. You can visit Lori at www.innergoddesstarot.com
Snail Mail alert! Don't feel left out. You will receive a package in the mail (make sure you provide the right mailing address when you register) This snail mail package will delight you. It will be full of magic and treasures. First, the talisman that Lori mentions will be included. Then we have the three cards that you receive for the conference when you register. Marilyn does a short reading with them and posts the reading on our conference Facebook page. And we have some very necessary things that you might like to include in the portable altar that you are going to make as part of Andrew's workshop Saturday afternoon. All mailed to you ahead of time. Plus a few other items to complete your Swag bag!
Identity Magic - The Art of Becoming! With Andrew McGregor on Saturday Afternoon
Magic is often looked at as a way to make something happen in the world. A tool to get us the better job, to meet the right person, or make money come from out of the air. This approach is rooted in the idea that if we change the world we will get what we want. Don’t get me wrong that is a wonderful way to go when it is possible. However, often we need to make some kind of shift ourselves to capture that blessing. It might be easy to bring more business but do you have the capacity to handle it well? A new love might be called to knock on our door but can we break our bad habit around communication? Often we don’t even really know what we want - why not work on ourselves to bring that knowing to consciousness?
All of this falls into what I call identity magic. The art of working magic on ourselves to become the person who has what we want, can handle what we desire, and knows who they are and is clear and articulate about it. Any area of our life can be subject to working on ourselves. In working to grow my business I realized my ability to work with and understand the numbers behind the movement of money was a big problem. Once I realized this I created a series of work to create a new identity where I was competent in the language of accounting. It’s still not my favourite but it is easy and the rewards have become obvious.
Though theoretically we could do this work using any tools I prefer to work with cards, sigils, words, and self portraits. You don’t need to be an artist to make this work. Just willing to draw lines on a paper. Together we’ll explore how to bring about the identity work required to manifest your dreams and desires. We’ll use the cards, a spread I’ll share, some art supplies, and each others support to work some profound and powerful magic.
In this workshop we will:
Explore how to find identities that will empower us
Learn how to turn our card readings into pathways for that manifestation
Create a ceremony based on our work
Make your own personal portable altar to anchor this work in our lives.
Please bring art supplies, a deck you love, notebook, and if you have it an incomplete or damaged deck of cards that could be donated to the crafting table.
Andrew McGregor is the creator of many tarot and oracle decks as well as books on the art of divination and magic. Andrew reads and teaches tarot out of his store The Hermit’s Lamp as well as online, and around the world. His work resides in the place where divination, spirit, magic and science are all one thing. His latest deck comes out of his 18 year journey with the orisha. His much acclaimed podcast explores all of these things with mystics, diviners, and witches from around the globe. All of his work can be found through thehermitslamp.com
How will I do all this on Zoom? We plan on making good use of the Breakout Room feature on Zoom. When we work in groups at our table, you will have a table too in your small group in the breakout room. This feature will help you get to know a few people really well. Just like attending in person.
Shadows & Storytelling: Unlocking Sensuality & the Sacred Imagination to Invoke Your Most Magical Self with Sasha Graham
Shadows & Storytelling: Unlocking Sensuality & the Sacred Imagination to Invoke Your Most Magical Self with Sasha Graham
Stuck in a card rut with your cards? Want to nurture excitement and inspiration in your tarot practice? Ever feel like there is more magic to life and you want to activate it? Dive deep into the recess of untended possibility and creativity in this inspired workshop with Sasha Graham.
Shadow work describes the qualities, desires and behaviors we fail to recognize but that thrive deep within us. Storytelling is what we do when reading cards for ourselves and others. We can harness sensuality in our tarot practice to unlock the gates of our sacred imagination. Doing so, we learn to step hand in hand with our authentic, High Priestess self. This creates a life bubbling with enchantment and dripping with magic. In this workshop you will enjoy: Partner Readings Guided Meditations Writing Prompts Shoulder Shares Somatic Tarot of the Body Exercises
You will need: Your Favorite Tarot Deck (Dark Wood Tarot by Sasha Graham & Abigail Larson is useful but not required) Notebook, Writing Materials & Curious Mind
Sasha Graham teaches and lectures around the world. Her work has been translated into Chinese, Italian, Russian, French, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese. She is the author of Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, 365 Tarot Spells, Llewellyn’s Complete Book of the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, and the Magic of Tarot. She served as editor and writer of Lo Scarabeo’s Tarot Fundamentals, Tarot Experience, and Tarot Compendium & Tarot Original 1909 series. Sasha is a contributing author of Llewellyn’s Magical Almanac, 2020, 2022, Witches’ Datebook 2022, and Llewellyn’s Witches’ Calendar, 2021, 2023. Her tarot decks include Tarot of Haunted House, Dark Wood Tarot and the forthcoming Tarot of the Witch's Garden. Unlock more magic at sashagraham.com
Saturday Night Crystal Ball Magic with Marilyn Shannon
Marilyn loves to work with crystals and crystal spheres. We will be lighting up our meeting room with oh let's say 500 or so little flameless tea lights.
We will turn the lights way down low.
We may chant a little bit.
Very little is known about what is going to happen on this Saturday night around 9 pm. You may be too tired to join us. And that is just fine. You may want to be in your pajamas. That is okay too.
Come settle in with your crystal or crystals and let's see where magic will take us. This isn't so much a class as an experience. We will see won't we? www.kingstonpsychic.com is where you can find out more about Marilyn Shannon
Honestly, We Are Looking For The Best Virtual Experience For You: New Virtual-Hybrid Options Appear Daily. Stay Tuned As We Learn More
More on how this Virtual thing will work for you. As mentioned creating and feeling like part of this community is a very important part of why Marilyn convenes these conferences. Here is her vision of how that will work on a virtual platform.
Friday night social hour and opening ceremony will be live. You will be able to join a group in a breakout room before the opening ceremonies. You will be able to see and feel the opening ceremonies too.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday workshops-feel like you are right in the room
Saturday Night Crystal Ball journey is going to be virtual too! This will be a quiet intimate candle lit experience (I hope)
Sunday join us for closing ceremonies
Sunday Ask Me sessions allows you to connect with one speaker to ask questions that still linger and you want more details. I often end up back at home wishing I had asked a few questions. This is your chance.
All sessions recorded with links to the recorded sessions sent to you after the conference.
How do you want your conference to go for you? Join from home or office on your own? Get together with a few divining friends at home, in a hotel near you (no quarantine)? Make it the best it can be for you! And you will be joining people around the world who are attending. Wonderful isn't it?
All of this virtually-online. We are planning to make it as interactive as possible. More details as they develop. Ready to join us?
Yes! I'm ready to attend Virtually! Sign me up!
Full registration is $247 + $32.11 HST (Our Canadian VAT) = $279.11 If you must cancel we will refund your money less a $50 handling fee up to September 30th. After that there will be no refunds.
Payment is via PayPal and includes our Canadian HST or VAT tax. Fee is $247 plus 13% HST of $32.11 for a total of $$279.11 You may pay the full registration fee or we have some payment plan options for you too. Check it out! If PayPal does not work for you contact me for credit card payment or I can send you an invoice through Square or send an e-transfer. We will make it work for you.
Includes Virtual attendance to all events, swag bag, and recordings of the conference. Also included for free is the opportunity to join our Facebook group and to attend workshops all year long on Zoom.
Fine print: We need you to register early to get the goodies in the snail mail. Please register by October 1st 2022. You may register later but we cannot guarantee that your snail mail treasure gifts will arrive on time. Refunds will be given until September 13 with no questions asked minus a $50 administration fee.