In this Introduction to Palmistry workshop, you will learn the basics of palm reading, and a number of techniques to help you trust your intuition and flex your seeing abilities. We will briefly cover the origins of palmistry and how the persecution of Roma, also known by the racial slur "Gypsies," has shaped the culture's practice of and relationship to fortune telling. There are many ways to approach palmistry, and many books on the subject.
Instructor Jezmina Von Thiele will teach you her perspective on the practice passed down from her grandmother, who in turn learned it from her grandparents, and so on. Some Romani spiritual beliefs and customs are kept private within the community, whereas others are given permission to share with others. Jezmina will be sharing with us the treasures that her grandma told her she can with an open heart.
You will be emailed a PDF of notes after the class, so note taking during class is encouraged if you find it helpful, but it’s not necessary.
Jezmina Von Thiele (she/they) is a mixed Romani-Sinti fortune teller, healer, writer, performer, educator, and activist. She reads tarot, palms, and tea leaves in her grandmother's Sinti-Romani tradition. The women on Jezmina's Sinti side of the family have been fortune tellers, healers, and dancers for many generations. (Roma are also known by the slur, "Gypsy," but it is not the preferred term, and it is requested that non-Roma do not use it.)
Tuesday, August 15 at 6pm.
$44 per person.
This class will take place in the Deadwick's Common Room. It begins at 6pm, and runs approximately an hour and a half. Please enter through the front of Deadwick's upon arrival, at 19 Sheafe St. and allow time for parking.
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