The San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium, october 3th-4th 2009

The “San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium”

produced by Thalassa in association with the Daughters of Divination

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the Rider-Waite-Smith (RWS) deck, one of the most popular and influential Tarot decks in the World, we embark on our biggest and brightest BATS yet:

The Two-Day RWS BATStravaganza!

San Francisco, 3-4 ottobre 2009

Per celebrare il centenario del mazzo di Tarocchi Rider-Waite-Smith (1909) la San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium (SF BATS) organizza una manifestazione con interventi dei più grandi esperti degli Stati Uniti, fra i quali Rachel Pollack e Arnell Ando.


Saturday, October 3, 2009
10:00 to 5:00
First Unitarian Universalist Centre, San Francisco
A full day of the usual BATS fun and frolic with an emphasis on the Rider Waite Smith (RWS) Tarot, featuring readings in the Pagan Science Reading Room, the legendary Tarot Bazaar – featuring Tarot Garden (purveyor of all good things Tarot), Magical Realist Press/Baba Prague, and the Millard Fillmore Memorial Spiritualist Temple Garage Sale (the retail arm of the DoD) Plus! the Raffle of Fabulous Prizes <tm>.
Speakers to include:
Mary Greer, the High Priestess of Tarot (Tarot for Yourself, 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card, and many more)
Rachel Pollack, Tarot’s Grand Doyenne (78 Degrees of Wisdom, the Shining Tribe Tarot, Tarot Wisdom, and more)
Pamela Eakins (Tarot of the Spirit)
Arnell Ando, renowned Tarot artist and creatrix of the Transformational Tarot
Joseph Martin, creator of the Quest Tarot
Holly Voley (RWS expert) Holly’s Ride-Waite Tarot Page
Art Rosengarten (Tarot & Psychology, the Tarot of the Nine paths)
Cynthia Giles (Tarot: History, Mystery & Lore and others)
Kooch Daniels (Tarot D’Amour, Matrix Meditations)
Teressena Bakens (co-creator, The Fifth Tarot)
Ellen Lorenzi-Prince (Tarot of the Crone)
Carole Pierce
Many more to be announced.

Saturday Night! 6:00 to 8:30
The “BATS in the Belfry” Cocktail Party!
First Unitarian Universalist Centre
A chance to schmooze and socialise with fellow Tarot enthusiasts and BATSmaniacs. Entertainment provided by the metaphysically oriented interactive theatre troupe LILAC – Explorers of the Antique Unseen (with special guest appearances by Mr Waite and Miss Pixie Smith)

Sunday, October 4, 2009
10:30 to 4:30
Poolside Pavillion, Cathedral Hill Hotel
A day of lectures, panels and presentations with a more scholarly bent examining this remarkable deck, featuring some of the most luminous experts on the topic and a lively panel discussion. A not-to-be-missed experience.
Speakers to include:
Mary Greer, Holly Voley, Carole Pierce, more to be announced

Each day $85.00/advance, $95.00/ door
DOD Members: $75.00/advance, $85.00/door
Cocktail party $25.00
Internet special
Both days plus Cocktail party $185.00 in advance (a $10.00 savings)
DOD $160.00
It’s here! At last! Register using PayPal
(see the Registration page)
OR! feel free to do things the old-fashioned way
Make cheques payable to T. Porter and mail to P.O.Box 471221 San Francisco, CA 94147-1221
It’s a BATS! all levels of experience and enthusiasm welcome!

Established by Thalassa in 1991, SF BATS is the oldest continuously produced Tarot event in the world. This beloved gathering of Tarot enthusiasts has showcased some of the best and brightest readers, authors, artists and teachers in the field. Numerous books and decks have been developed and published from connexions formed by this amazing gathering of energy, talent and interest.

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