In this workshop led by Jezmina Von Thiele, we explore the archetype of the Romani witch Choxani, delving into the realms of Shadow Work using tarot as a helpful tool.
The Choxani is a Romani folkloric witch who, like many other witches in folklore, is elemental, fierce, lives deep in the woods, and can be both helpful and fearsome. In many stories, the Choxani punishes Roma for straying from the culture. In a contemporary setting, she can be seen as a figure who lets you know when you’re not acting right for the good of the self and the community.
In this workshop, we will explore the archetype of the witch in folklore, and how connecting with the shadow witch can be empowering, healing, and ego-shattering. We will also look at the contemporary intersectional feminist figure of the witch among Romani activists and artists. We will use journaling, ritual, tarot spreads, and spell writing as a way to dig deep into honoring the scary parts of ourselves, and heal and empower whatever comes up for transformation.
This class is for you if:
You are a beginner or seasoned practitioner looking for new wisdom.
You are ready to begin or continue your shadow work.
Folklore interests and inspires you.
Make sure to bring the following items to class:
A tarot deck, a journal and something to write with.
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.)
Monday, August 14 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.
Journey through the Tarot with Jezmina! Take all of Jezmina's tarot classes (Beginner Tarot, Advanced Tarot, Dream Work and Tarot, Ancestor Work and Tarot, Shadow Work and Tarot) for $200. Please see separate listing, Journey Through the Tarot, for reservations.
SHADOW WORK AND TAROT WITH JEZMINA DEADWICK listed in:
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