DATE: April 28, 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT / 12:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
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This fantastic tool allows one to tap into their subconscious, and to access information that would otherwise be hidden. Come join Bill Duvendack to learn about the tarot from a professional reader with 25 years’ experience.
The Tarot's use in modern society is becoming more and more mainstream, and along with that comes questions. What, exactly, is it? Is there any structure to it? How can we use it to improve our relationship to the world around us? In this workshop, we will look at a brief history of the tarot, as well as how it has evolved through the centuries. We will also take an in-depth look at the cards and show how they relate to not only the Western Esoteric Tradition, but also regular playing cards and psychology.
If you have a tarot deck, it would be wise to have it at the ready while listening to the workshop.
Rev Bill Duvendack is a lifelong practitioner and student of the western mysteries, as well as being an internationally known astrologer; specifically, an esoteric astrologer, presenter, psychic, teacher, clairvoyant, and author. With 12 years of teaching experience, Bill brings practical applications of metaphysical teachings center stage.
He is an ordained independent Spiritualist minister who can provide ceremonies of any faith and type in accord with one’s beliefs. He has performed everything from weddings and handfastings to baby naming and blessing ceremonies, as well as remembrance services. He is ordained through Circle of Light Independent Spiritualist Church, and has sat on the church board in various capacities over the last ten years. He is also a legally certified medium. He is also initiated in the Golden Dawn tradition, the Deboran tradition of witchcraft, and is an ordained priest and bishop in the EGNU. He is also the high priest of the Temple of Ascending Flame.
When it comes to astrology, he is a lifetime member and President of the Astrological Association of St Louis, where he lectures frequently. He has also written articles for many local papers, and has a monthly blog and free electronic newsletter on his website. He also writes monthly horoscopes for the metaphysical resource center Pathways, where he teaches classes on astrology and the western esoteric tradition, meets with clients, and gives divination readings. His monthly Sun sign horoscopes are also available on his website and the Pathways website.
He has presented in many different venues, ranging from public libraries, high schools, and colleges, to private groups and gatherings such as the Pagan Picnic in St Louis, Pagan Pride, Pantheacon, Babalon Rising, the SIDHE Festival, the Left Hand Path Consortium, and the Paracon. He has made many media appearances on Fox television, NBC, and the CW; interviews with local papers, and has been interviewed by the NY Times and RTE 1 radio from Dublin, Ireland, in addition to local radio station KMOX.
Regarding the Western Esoteric Mystery Tradition, he has been working with that system for 30 years, and has much experience with its teachings. He is an internationally published author of five books written about different aspects of the western tradition: Vocal Magick and Spirit Relations were published through Immanion Press, In the Shadow of the Watchtower, Enochian Grimoire Volume 1, was released through Sirius Limited Esoterica, The Metaphysics of Magick was self-published, and Awakening Lucifer, co-written with Asenath Mason, was published through Become a Living God. He also has over a dozen essays published in various anthologies from a variety of publishers, and a lot of his magical writings have been translated into six different languages.
His skills and experiences include, but are not limited to, ceremonial magick and many of its more specialized branches, such as Enochian; shamanism, paganism of all types, familiarity with the Afro-Caribbean diasporic traditions, divination, evocations, invocations, Theosophy, working with semi-precious stones, ghost hunting and paranormal investigations, past life regressions, and exorcisms. He is a member of the Fellowship of Isis as well as BOTA, and was founder of the now dormant coven ‘Luna’s Veiled Wisdom’, as well as a co-founder of the dormant magical lodge ‘Sanctum Sub Rosa’, which was aligned with the Congregational Illuminism current. His experience also includes being familiar with and working with, Hinduism, in particular mantras and pujas, familiarity with Tantra, and Buddhism.
Mundanely, he has a bachelor’s degree in media communications, with an emphasis in photojournalism, with minors in religious studies and computer applications.