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Who are the ancestors, and how do the dead and the living affect each other? How can tarot be used as a tool for ancestral reclamation, mending family relationships, and feeding mutually supportive ancestral connection?

Workshop will explore ancestors of blood, of spiritual lineage and vocation, and of place. Teachings will model an emphasis on ritual safety. Workshop will be a mixture of ritual, facilitated discussion, & lecture, with a lot of experiential exploration of the methodologies offered, and spaciousness for the group to evolve the format that is most useful. Open to all levels of interest & experience.

Bring a notebook and tarot deck if you have one, and whatever ritual tools you're called to bring.

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: 10:00am-12:30 and 6:30-9:00pm

Cost: $80, or $120 to attend both days

scholarships available

Laura Perlin (she/her/hers) is a tarot reader and ritualist working with personal & collective healing and self-actualization. She works especially with pathfinding, crossroads navigation, and problems of a mysterious nature rooted in the spirit world. Her approach to healing work is anchored in anti-oppression practice and animist sensibilities, and centers the ritual healing modalities into which she's been initiated by the spirits and her mentors in Sakha Republic (far north east Siberia, Russian Federation).

Laura's family migrated to the US from the Soviet Union as settler/refugees, and she grew up on Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been reading cards and practicing her familial lineage traditions since childhood. Laura is of Ashkenazi & Mizrahi Jewish, Sakha, Roma, and Karelian ancestry. She shares her time between San Francisco and her ancestral lands of Sakha Republic. Her work is a reflection of her life as a boundary walker: navigating multi-national, multi-cultural experience as a multi-racial person working across mundane and spirit worlds. Laura sees private clients for healing and self-development work and teaches internationally. She is currently working on an English translation of a book on traditional Sakha shamanism, and plans to lead pilgrimages to sacred indigenous sites in Sakha Republic in 2020. Connect at