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An Academy of Tarot Instruction is Born

In a dynamic urban region like the San Francisco Bay Area that values and encourages exploration in all its forms, it seems odd that while there are many top notch practitioners in a variety of esoteric disciplines, there is very little in the way of training in those disciplines.

In order to address a very real need, Tarot Media Company, partnering with the Mission Alchemy Event Space, has committed itself to offering top-notch classes and events with Tarot and divination themes.

Starting this July we have developed a strong lineup of Tarot classes and workshops that we hope will create a sort of ongoing “Academy of Divinatory Arts.” Anastasia continues to offer her series “Tarot Journeys” and “Getting Real with the Tarot,” and Thalassa has kicked off a monthly series, “Wide Wonderful World of Tarot,” in addition to monthly intensives on a variety of Tarot themed topics.

We also anticipate guest teachers and teleseminars adding to the mix of what’s available over the months to come.

Additionally TMC continues its long-standing collaboration with, and support of, the San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium (SF BATS) which will take place on August 17-18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose. More information can obtained at

In September we will present the first event of its kind, Oracularpalooza, which – conducted by Thalassa – will bring together a wide variety of divinatory tools and systems for an exciting afternoon of exploration, information exchange, learning and fun.

In the Mission Alchemy Event Space we also offer monthly “WooFests,” a new, fun and different sort of divination event, which features a brief talk, social activities, readings, refreshments and shopping. Each month has a different theme: July offers a Woo Beach Party, August is an end-of-summer WooFiesta, September is a WooFest celebration of Harvest, October will feature a Dia de los Muertos WooFiesta and the last WooFest of the Year will be November’s Holiday Celebration and Yuletide Marketplace. Visit for more information on these unique events.

Visit our events page frequently for updates, and watch us grow as a centre of ideas and training!