Playing Card Divination – CANCELLED – Will be rescheduled

Playing cards pre-date the colloquial tarot as a sophisticated divination tool, starting as early 868 C.E. in China, and proceeding through Egypt, India, and continental Europe. With the advent of the printing press and later engraving, spanning from Italy in the 1300s into France, Germany, and the U.K., and later what would become the United States, playing cards have served as an accessible, cost-effective, symbolic, and traditional form of divination for centuries across cultures. They have also served as a folk form of magical resistance to oppression by the Catholic Church and other religious/state institutions.

This workshop will offer a brief introduction to using playing cards as both a divinational tool/magical object, as well as some light guidance in how to use the cards as part of spell work, particularly in the American hoodoo tradition of magic.

Notes on Hoodoo: Hoodoo (also know as conjure, root work, tricking, etc) is a distinctly American folk magic tradition, born out of resistance to oppression and bondage. It is often associated with use by Afro-Americans, but truly was/is a working class magic for people of many racial and ethnic identities, historically and contemporarily. It is a co-mingling of African magical and cultural practices alongside Catholic and Protestant Christianities, Native American herbal lore, European folk customs, as well as Jewish, Asian, and Spiritualist folklore and beliefs. It became an integral part of American cultural fabric beginning in slavery, and proceeding through the U.S. Civil Way, emancipation, mass urbanization, and movement of settler-colonialism Westward along Turtle Island/North America. It is a vibrant cultural and magical tradition, especially in the American South and Appalachia.

Teacher(s): Avery Grace

Zoom Link: TBA

The event is finished.


Mar 21 2021


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 21 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
4 replies
    • roneill
      roneill says:

      Apologies for the inconvenience! There’s been a miscommunication on our end, we’re trying to sort it out. This class will be rescheduled.

    • roneill
      roneill says:

      So sorry Heather. There’s been a miscommunication on our end, we’re trying to sort it out. This class will be rescheduled. Apologies for the inconvenience!


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