February represents one of the bigger conventions I visit yearly. In two weeks, I’ll be heading to San Jose for the last time. After many years, PantheaCon is ending this year. It’s a bittersweet feeling, knowing that next year my President’s Day weekend will open up for other gatherings or events. As always I submitted a few courses and this year I am happy to report that I am in the main program.
You can find me teaching two classes on Friday, February 14:
Journaling the Tarot @ 1:30pm in San Jose/Santa Clara
Learn how your favorite deck can be a trusted friend to tell your secrets. Journaling the Tarot takes participants on a tour of how to create, maintain, and use various types of tarot journals. Jaymi gives you the knowledge to create a small journal. She’ll also walk you through several exercises to get your words flowing. Bring your imagination, your favorite colored pens, and an illustrated tarot deck.
Divination of the Cities with Diana Rajchel @ 7pm in San Jose/Santa Clara
Jaymi Elford, author of Tarot Inspired Life, and Diana Rajchel, author of Urban Magick: a Guide for the City Witch, present a fun workshop on divining your city. We’ll discuss the basics of divination, how to communicate with your city, and help you create a divination deck of your own as you learn how to communicate with where you live.
I’m excited for both these events. Last week I spent two days pulling the materials together for attendees to create and sew their own 10 page single-stitch signature journal for Journaling the Tarot. This small booklet will be used for the exercises in class. Since the class is in the first time slot of the convention, there’s an extra bonus for the booklets being used for keeping notes during the rest of the convention. I made 51 booklets and handouts. Come and and play with your tarot deck and favorite pens.
Diana Rajchel is someone who I met and friended at PantheaCon. A fellow Llewelyn author, we met a few years ago while having good discussions in the Divination Suite. Her book, Urban Magick, comes out this March and I am excited for it! She blends a unique view of the city as an entity where you and it can work magic together. Her book is filled with great information like city planning, spells, and how you can help the place you live in grow and be better. I highly recommend picking it up when it comes out. She asked me to co-teach this class and we’re going to help you create your own divination deck which will allow you to communicate with where you live and work magic together.
In addition to these two classes I’ll be available for tarot readings by appointment. I’ll also be around for good pagan discussions and hang-outs where ever you may be. I do plan on attending many classes in the main program and in the Llewellyn Worldwide suite, so feel free to contact me if you want to chat or hang.
Who else is going to PantheaCon? What programming items are you excited for?