Aum Shanti Bookshop will host a Tarot Master Class on Saturday, July 22 from 1-4pm. The panel features Rachel Pollack, Robert Place and Sasha Graham, and is geared for all levels of tarot experience.
Rachel Grace Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. She holds an honours degree in English from New York University, a Masters in English from Claremont Graduate School and has taught English at New York State University. Rachel is considered one of the World’s foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the Tarot. She is also a poet, an award-winning novelist, and a Tarot card and comic book artist. She has published 12 books on the Tarot, including 78 Degrees of Wisdom (Thorsons, 1998), considered a modern classic and the Bible of Tarot reading. Its marriage of common sense, wide-ranging knowledge, and esoteric awareness have inspired many tens of thousands of readers worldwide to a deeper knowledge of the Tarot.
Robert M Place is designer of The Alchemical Tarot, The Alchemical Tarot Renewed, The Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, The Facsimile Italian Renaissance Woodcut Tarocchi, The Tarot of the Saints, The Buddha Tarot, The Vampire Tarot, The Angels Tarot, and the Marziano Tarot. He is the author of the books that accompany most of these decks. He has also authored The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination, which Booklist has said, “may be the best book ever written on that deck of cards decorated with mysterious images called the tarot.” He is the author of Astrology and Divination, Magic and Alchemy, and Shamanism, written for the Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena series, and the author of Alchemy and the Tarot.
Sasha and her work have been featured in documentaries and media outlets such as Sirius XM Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily News and was the first tarot reader to ever be featured in the cover ofCrain’s New York Business. Sasha is a She Knows expert and contributor. Sasha appeared as a regular guest on the WPIX Channel 11 Morning News, reading tarot on pop culture topics and celebrities and wrote a weekly Tarot column for Marie Claire. Sasha is the author of Llewellyn’s “Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spreads, 365 Tarot Spells and served as editor and contributing writer of Lo Scarabeo’s Tarot Fundamentals, Tarot Experience and Tarot Compendium. She is currently working on Llewellyn’s Complete Guide to the Rider Waite Smith Tarot, hitting shelves in 2018. She is creating her first tarot deck with Marvel and Disney artist Mirco Pierfederici, The Haunted House Tarot. It will be released by Lo Scarabeo in 2018.
To book your space at the Tarot Master Class call 212-260-2866. The class fee is $50. Also book a one-on-one tarot reading with Rachel, Robert, or Sasha for $75 (half-hour) or $150 (one hour).