Forty-Six Years at the Omega Institute

This summer, Mary K. Greer and I will once again be teaching at the legendary Omega Institute For Holistic Learning, in Rhinebeck, NY. (Yes, for those who know a little about me, this is indeed the town where I live. Omega is no more than six miles from my house, and yet, I always stay on campus when I teach there, it is simply a great place to be.) This will be my 22nd year at Omega, and Mary’s 24th. Together that makes 46 years of Omega experience.

And this year will feature something very special. Usually, Mary and I will teach a weekend class—Friday evening to Sunday afternoon—and then a five day, Monday morning to Friday lunchtime. The topics are different, so that many people who come for the weekend decide to stay for the five day as well. A couple of months ago the programming director for Omega called us with an idea. Why don’t we host a forum of top Tarot teachers, a weekend conference of the best in modern Tarot?

Click here for details!

Mary and I loved the idea and began to brainstorm whom we might invite. After some discussion—there are quite simply so many wonderful teachers and writers—we came up with our A list. And amazingly, every single one of them said yes! Here’s our dream team:

Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone (lovingly dubbed RAWA by Tarotist Ferol Humphrey), the founders of the New York Tarot School. Wald and Ruth Ann are brilliant in their literally encyclopedic knowledge of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, and endlessly inventive in finding new ways to use that knowledge in people’s readings and lives. And they are the creators of the amazing Readers Studio, an annual festival where I have taught three times, and Mary will be teaching for her third time this April. It’s a pleasure to turn the tables and invite them to speak at our event!

Juliet Sharman-Burke, possibly England’s pre-eminent Tarotist. Juliet is the designer of the Mythic Tarot, the New Mythic Tarot, and the Sharman-Caselli Tarot. She is also a wonderful teacher.

Lon Milo Duquette, brilliant magician, Tarotist, expert on Aleister Crowley and the Thoth Tarot, and one of the funniest people in the world. It is always a pleasure to see and teach with Lon, and it will be doubly so at Omega.

Finally, in talking about the wonderful group of teachers who will be at this event, I want to take this chance to say that Mary K. Greer is the Tarotist I most admire in the world. Endlessly inventive, generous of spirit, passionate about Tarot on all levels, and a genuine scholar of Tarot’s convoluted history. I have learned more from her than anyone else. Her Tarot blog is simply indispensable.

And finally, here once again, is the link for the event itself:

Published in: on January 31, 2010 at 5:37 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Thanks for the link Rachel 🙂

  2. Awesome!!!

    I am SO there!!

    Steve Schreiber

  3. I attended the Tarot conference and found it to be an enlightening experience. I have been practicing Tarot by myself for so long that it was just great to be with others in a setting that felt like a community. Thanks Rachel and Mary for helping to put this together.

  4. I am really amazed at the amount of information that is available on this site, Its by far one of the best sites i’ve been to regarding the Western Mystery School Tradition. Thank you for participating in the Illumination of Mankind.

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