Join Vanessa Ainslie and Sharon Arnold for an afternoon of conversation about the history, methods, and tools of divinatory practices! This session will include an overview of what divination is and does, and will demonstrate the various meanings of different archetypal signs and symbols. Sharon will touch on a few methods such as tarot and oracle cards, runes, scrying, pendulums, and more. Vanessa will discuss the clair-senses and how our intuition and powers of observation are as important to the work as the tools themselves. Feel free to bring your own set of cards, runes, or other items.
This class will include:
Overview and application of divinatory history, tools, and techniques
Explore the Clair Senses and Heart Perception
Distinguish between Instinct and Intuition and how trauma limits our ability to tune in
Practice identifying and reading archetypal symbolism while using your intuition
Access to an online learning platform containing class notes and recording of lecture
----- Cost: Sliding Scale $20-$40 We believe this work is important and should be accessible to all. Sliding scale is available with priority given, in order, to BIPOC, those who have limited abilities/disabilities, those who are chronically ill and/or those who are living at or below the poverty line.
Class size: 12-14 Floor cushions and chairs are provided. Please dress comfortably and bring anything you might need to feel comfortable during our time together. This class is held within a loving container of sovereignty, body positivity, compassion and inclusivity. All are welcome. If you feel called please bring a small biodegradable offering (flowers, herbs, chocolate, etc) for our community altar (more about that here https://www.madronahouseapothecary.com/community.html). ----- About your hosts:
Sharon Arnold (she/they) Sharon is a queer independent scholar, writer, and diviner working in arts, activism, and education. Their areas of interest are in semiotics, divination, and connecting to a meaningful ancestral practice in reciprocity and right relationship with the land. Descended from multiple Northern European-American lineages, they identify themselves as a cunning/traditional craftsperson working within syncretic American folk traditions, primarily rooted in the study of Irish traditions and folklore.
Vanessa Ainslie (she/her), LMT, CLC, CST, AWC Owner and founder of Madrona House Apothecary, Vanessa identifies as a healing arts practitioner striving to create an inclusive community based healing arts center. She brings 13 years of practice and offers Trauma Informed Bodywork and Personal Ritual. Vanessa is dedicated to continued self-examination with a sincere desire is to de-center privilege within herself and in the healing arts community. "Learning to name and acknowledge my own lineages has been an important part of my healing process. My practice is rooted in exploring the traditional land based practices of my ancestors so that I may access my own spirituality in right relationship to Spirit and Land. I am a 4th generation immigrant from Greece, both Sephardic Jew (from the Middle East and Mediterranean areas ) and Ashkenazi Jew (from Poland, Russia, Hungary, and Lithuania), German, Blackfoot, and Cherokee. "
---- This class will be held at Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts 1423 34th ave unit c seattle wa 98122 Look for the red cow restaurant and take the concrete stairs to the immediate left. Come up the wood porch to the right and through glass door that says Unit C! Street parking is abundant in the neighborhood.
Accessibility Info: We have an up sloping driveway with 5 concrete stairs that lead to a wood porch with 3 more stairs. Due to the nature of being an Apothecary we are not a scent free environment. We do, however, strive to keep our space free of any synthetic fragrances and APPRECIATE YOUR ABSTAINING FROM WEARING ANY SCENTED BODY PRODUCTS.
*Please note: Due to the increasing demand for our events registrations are non-refundable and are non-transferable to another event. Studio doors lock promptly at the start of all events to protect the privacy + belongings of students, as well as to promote sanctity of space once an event has started.