Tuesday 27 September 2011

Mark Ryan | Melbourne Session

Mark Ryan will be in Melbourne, Australia on 25 October - and you can come along and spend an evening with him and The Wildwood Tarot.

Organised in conjunction with The Tarot Guild of Australia, Mark will be talking about The Wildwood - and pretty much anything else you want to ask him!

Mark will have copies of The Wildwood Tarot for sale and to sign.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Mark Ryan | John Matthews | Watkins Bookshop Session

With the stealthy arrival of darker evenings and mornings, why not treat yourself to a reviving Wildwood Tarot session at Watkins Bookshop at 19-21 Cecil Court, London?

Mark Ryan and John Matthews, creators of The Wildwood Tarot, are making a one-off appearance at Watkins Bookshop in London on 11 October. 

From 1pm to 5pm they will take turns to give personal readings with their tarot. This is a unique opportunity since neither Mark nor John give regular readings anywhere in the world. So come along and be part of a once in a lifetime event! 

At 5.30pm Mark and John will give a free introductory talk WELCOME TO THE WILDWOOD, revealing some of the ideas and concepts in the Tarot. They will then be available to sign copies of the deck which can be purchased from Watkins.

To book a reading slot with either Mark or John (approx 30 minutes for £35), please contact  web@watkinsbooks.com

Monday 12 September 2011

Mark Ryan | Choosing Oracles

Mark Ryan

The art of choosing, studying and applying any type of oracle for meditation or Counseling is a very personal and individual experience. 

Our relationship with the images in the tarot for example is a complex and mysterious interaction of the human psyche and the archetypal images that speak to the subconscious. The images of the Major Arcana of the Tarot reflect either profound states of the human condition or  types of universal personality traits found within all humanity. It is how we relate to and perceive these images and our emotional responses to them that is one of the keyelements present in the process of divination.

Monday 5 September 2011

John Matthews | Creating a Tarot

John Matthews

A lot of people have asked me what goes into the creation of a tarot. Having done four decks now and worked on three oracles – I thought it was maybe time to give you all a creator’s eye view. 

First of all the situation differs a lot depending on what skills you have and who you are working with. If for example you are an artist then the only person you have to work with is yourself – and then the process is somewhat different. But if, as in my case, any drawing you do looks like a drunken doodle, then you need an artist. I've been very lucky to work with some of the best tarot artists in the world – namely Wil Kinghan, Will Worthington, Miranda Gray and Giovanni Casselli.