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

“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.

Faculty:
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!

Prerequisites:
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.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sunday, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10 and 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on the Serpent Path Home: Unveiling Masks and Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”   ∼ CG Jung

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Sundays, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10 and 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.

The Mystic Fool on The Serpent Path Home : Unveiling Masks & Mirrors of the Self in Tarot

“The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is…not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites…a path whose labyrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.”    ∼  CG Jung

 

FREE 50-minute lecture with Eva Rider, M.A., LMFT, provides an introduction to her upcoming 9-session online transformational series starting October 8.

 Why is Tarot relevant?

 The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life viewed through a Jungian lens serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

Exploring and dreaming into the archetypes represented by these “keys” reveals the alchemical processes that are embedded and alive in the Tree of Life and in our lives. When we invite dream, imagination, focus and play, and embodiment of these archetypal images, we are accessing the power of the collective and bringing the energies into matter, thus opening to the Soul’s journey to Self.

Join Eva Rider in a 10-week adventure, traveling with the mystic fool, uncovering the masks and mirrors of the Self on the pathways to home.

Access the Free Intro Lecture at http://www.depthpsychologyalliance.com

Dates:
Free Introductory session Sunday, October 1, 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm (PST); 9 live teaching sessions Sundays, 1:30-3:30 pm (PST), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 12, 19, December 3, 10 and 17, 2017. All classes will be recorded.