About this Course
Fool's Aventure: Tarot as a Door to the Otherworlds
A Year of Aventure
(Aventure: The Medieval Art of Connecting to the Otherworld)
Late Spring 2016
Tarot! New beginnings! Experimenting and having fun! Though we'll focus on the Fool card (oh, new projects, and trust!), we'll be using the whole deck eventually. We'll practice readings, both simple and complex; we'll meditate on the cards, we'll work with the places the Tarot takes us.
Bring a deck, any deck, that you like.
This class is appropriate for you if
- You are new to Tarot, and would like some help getting used to it
- You've been working with the Tarot for a while, and you want to take the relationship to a whole new level
- You'd like to work with the Tarot as a magical tool. (There are no prerequisites for this class; you don't need to be a practicing witch. If you are, I work in the Reclaiming/Feri tradition, though if you have been practicing in a different tradition you will fit in just fine.)
- You've been working in the Year of Aventure, and want to continue with the structure.
- You want to deepen your spiritual practice, and would like some guidance and a community.
- You sense large changes coming this year, and want to negotiate them with ceremony and ritual
The Year of Aventure: Our walk through the wheel of the year (and you can start at any time) continues! We notice Aventures, we take them when appropriate, and all the while we practice some of the more advanced exercises of the Craft.
An Aventure, in the medieval sense, isn’t something you can go looking for. It’s not the same thing as an “adventure,” though that is what the word became, later. An Aventure appears from out of another world. An Aventure comes by, and if you notice it, you can take it, and then it will change your life. And though a large Aventure inevitably requires courage and energy, it will be, at the least, an interesting opportunity to grow and change. (For more on the concept of Aventure, click here.) In this class, we focus on the element of Time, and its connection to Aventure.
This session of the wheel runs from May 1, 2016, to June 5, 2016, including weekly online classes that you may work through on your own time, and an individual session with me that you will schedule at your own convenience, as well as access to the Facebook page for the course, where you will be able to interact with fellow students at both beginning and advanced levels.
For six weeks of instruction, including downloadable meditation/trance exercises, written instruction, homework, engagement with me within the online course structure and through private email when appropriate, and a private session with me, the cost is $75. Click here to sign up for the class. If you have not taken a class in ruzuku before, you will need to register; this will not cost you anything. I do hold a percentage of my openings at sliding scale; if that is appropriate for you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be several classes, throughout the year, including Elements, the Iron Pentacle, the Pearl Pentacle, the Element of Time, and the Fool's Journey (a Tarot class), among other classes, as they occur to me. (If you would rather take the Elements class now, and start your journey from there, click here to be taken to the link for that class.) You will be able to take all sessions, or as few, as you choose.
About Your Guide
Anne Brannen has been a lifelong devotee of Aventure, long before she knew the name for it. A flyer fell out of a gym locker she opened, and led her to classes that changed her life. A chance conversation sent her to a program that gave her new skills and a new business. An unexpected offer came in the mail right after she said she intended to change her life, and she resigned a tenured position as a professor (a job she loved) in order to start a new life. If you’re interested in learning how to live by Aventure, she’s been there, she loves it, and she can help. She has a doctorate in medieval literature and taught as a professor for more than 20 years, she’s worked for more than 30 years in the Reclaiming branch of the Feri tradition, she’s certified as a Professional Coach, and she writes.