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The Embodied Fool: A Tarot Adventure Through the Tree of Life

Eva Rider

August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Santa Barbara, CA, United States

“If the Fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.”
~ William Blake

The Embodied Fool introductory workshop invites participants into and exploration of the wisdom of Tarot for guidance and Divination into an archetypal understanding of life’s initiations. We will explore and enter into the archetypal images of the Major Arcana and the pathways of the hermetic Tree of Life through a Fool’s play and disguises.

Together we will. . .
– Play with masks and mirrors
– Dance with force and form
– Juggle light and shadow
– Engage in BodySoul movement
– Awaken our dream images with SoulCollage®
– Learn tarot divination

The Embodied Fool is an introductory workshop designed to reveal the wisdom of the Tarot as a guide through life’s initiations via meeting and embodying the Fool. We’ll search for ourselves in the maze of life and discover ourselves on the stage of life! We will have fun as we deepen into soul with the guidance of the Fool!

Why a Workshop on the “Fool’s Journey” through the Tree of Life?
The Tree of Life, mapped with Tarot, offers a mandala for the soul’s journey to consciousness. The Fool is a symbol of the journeying spirit in each of us as we undergo initiations that lead us from folly to wisdom. The Fool is a guide through the passages of life’s initiations and encounters with shadow. By engaging the archetypes of the Tarot’s Major Arcana as initiatory pathways of the soul, we enter into the magic of this profound system where we gain deeper self-understanding, guidance, and meaning in our lives.

Tarot expert, Eva Rider, MA, MFT and Ginger Swanson, Ph.D, Depth Psychologist and Hypnotherapist, will be your guides throughout this unique three-day indoor and outdoor adventure on a private, beautiful, and sacred 18-acre estate in Santa Barbara, California. We’ll search for ourselves in the maze of life and find ourselves on the stage of life!

Must be able to hike short distances and have some familiarity with Depth Psychology and Dreamwork, a Fool’s curiosity about Tarot, the Tree of Life and how to navigate life’s passages with deepened meaning.

Dates: August 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Led by

Eva Rider

$395 early bird special by July 1, 2018; $450 after July 1, 2018; $150 registration deposit (non-refundable); balance due by July 31, 2018

Registration includes program and meals (accommodations extra). We accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard and PayPal. Onsite lodging available separately. Call soon for best options or visit the website at http://www.gingerswanson.com/the-embodied-fool-a-tarot-adventure

Accommodations are available separately at Ginger’s 18 acre mystical Dream Retreat. Contact Ginger at DrGingerSwanson@gmail.com or call 805-886-4716 for more information.

For More Information and To Register:
Contact Ginger Swanson at DrGingerSwanson@gmail.com or call 805-886-4716 or Eva Rider at evarider@reclaimingsoul.com or call 831-427-9108.


August 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
August 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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Eva Rider


Private Estate-Santa Barbara, CA
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