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Tarot Canada Spring Spirit Workshop Festival

Saturday, April 7, 2001
Stittsville Legion, Stittsville, Ontario

Just the candle

Our first Spring Spirit Workshop Festival was just excellent. We had a diverse and high quality group of speakers - everyone was just incredible. Cudos, praise and thanks.

Cheryl - Head Honcho, Fearless Leader and Grand Poobah - doing her imitation of the Master of Ceremonies

Door Prizes

Josephine Mori and Jill Stockwell,co-authors of the Tarot of the Sepiroth, graciously donated a deck, postcards and other promotional materials, as a door prize and giveaways for our event. Mel McCallum won the deck. Tremendous synchronicity was present in this. Mel had been over to visit and has been shopping for her first deck, her eye was caught by the Tarot of the Sephiroth on my table. She opened it up and started looking through the beautiful images stopping at the Death card (Mel is a Scorpio). She looked at me and said "Where can I buy this?". I told her to wait and see if she won it at our event - and then she did. Much thanks to these wonderful ladies for this great gift and congratulations to the happy owner.

Tarot of the Sephiroth

Lise, Rachelle, Mel, Judy and Atham

Brent Bradley donated a framed glass etching of three kittens drinking from a bowl of milk. Kristen won this. Another amazing little synchronicity - Kristen is waiting for her cats to clear quarantine so they can come into Canada. One of the cats in the picture looked like one of hers. Sweet!


Random AXess: The Bradley Project

Sahara Software donated the software "New Age Pro" for a giveaway at our event as well as some other promotional materials. Mavis was the winner of this program. It couldn't have gone to a more perfect place. This is a total business in a package. Definitely a wonderful prize and worth owning. Congratulations Mavis!

These software products are amongst the best in their respective categories on the Internet today and if you ordered before May 15, 2001 and quoted "Tarot Canada" special promotion #TC1235 you would have received discounts ranging from 34-46% on all of their products.

Thank you Samer Saab, Vice President of Marketing for Sahara Software for your great support of Tarot Canada.

Sahara Software "New Age Pro"

Santa Monica Press is donating a copy of Nancy Shavick's "Tarot Universe" for our event. Much thanks to Jeffrey for his generous support of Tarot Canada. Nancy Shavick is my absolute favourite author on Tarot. This book would be a wonderful addition to anyone's collection. Unfortunately it did not arrive in time for the giveaway so when it arrives it is being sent to Katie who travelled from Toronto to join us for the day. Nancy won the glass Dolphin figurine and Doug won the Suncatcher. We also drew for the centrepieces on the tables.

Nancy Shavick's "Tarot Universe"

Chapter One, "Tarot Universe" by Nancy Shavick

10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

David Gilbert, the Regional Co-Ordinator and Medical Liaison for Synergy Group of Canada Inc. and his lovely lady, Joy, gave us an outstanding presentation. Thorough, informative, well researched, impressive and encouraging. Synergy, a non-medical research group dedicated to finding answers to the CNS Disorders of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, ADHD, Panic - Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Tourette's Syndrome, Autism and the disorders of Fibromyalgia - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The results are quite amazing.

The Synergy Group of Canada Inc. is a research partner and consultant to the largest university research consortia ever to utilize a nutrient protocol for CNS research purposes. Seven universities are currently studying the effects of EMPower. If you or anyone in your family is struggling with any of these illness, this really is a message of hope.


Truehope - The Synergy Group of Canada Inc.

"...A mineral-vitamin blend
can heal manic depression
and possibly other mental illnesses"
...Article on Truehope
by Mike Byfield, The Report Magazine, December 18, 2000

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"Introduction to Bellydancing - Middle Eastern Art" by Kristen Camp

Kristen opened this workshop with a beautiful performance to the tune of "Sister Awake" by the Tea Party. This is a long song and perfectly suited for the dance - it was an impeccable performance.

Kristen in Performance

In this workshop, we discovered the origins of bellydancing and it's surprising uses. We covered the basic dance moves in this ancient artform, how they originated and how they are used. We learned a short history on the dance, straightened out the general misconceptions about bellydancing (and bellydancers) and found out how bellydancing can be used as a regular form of exercise.

We also covered bellydancing as a meditation technique and how to use bellydancing to find better health - mental, physical and psychological! We had a great response from the men in the audience!

Kristen relaxing after her dance and giving her talk

Bellydancing: Middle Eastern Art

Kristen Camp

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Atham-Z prepared a workshop for us called:

1. Definition of a Psychic.
2. Psychic Message from God or the Devil?
3. Are you Psychic?
4. How to Develop Your Psychic Skills.
5. Tools for Psychic Focus.
6. Gaining Confidence.
7. Psychic White Noise.
8. Your Reading Versus what the Client Wants to Hear.
9. What NOT to try Psychically.
10. How to Handle a Skeptic.
11. Reading with Integrity and Ethics.
12. Frequency of Readings.
13. Charging for Readings.
14. Identifying Soulmates in Readings.
15. Reading for Yourself?
16. Cures for Reader's Block.
17. Questions.

The highlight of this workshop was "The ESP Test" and "Identifying Soulmates in Readings". Everyone quite enjoyed it and was published In the July-September issue of "Future Endeavours". Atham shared some excellent information with us and we had a great discussion.

Atham-Z's booklet "How to Develop Your Psychic Skills - for the Novice and the Professional" is now available by clicking here.


Atham-Z is a knowledgeable, highly skilled, internationally respected technical reader with 35 years experience. She also publishes the "Psychic News", a successful e-zine which has our highest recommendation.

The ESP Test (c) Atham-Z 2001

Atham-Z, The Psychic Grab Bag

Atham and Judy - enjoying the day!


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Rosemary Tayler, Ottawa School of Homeopathy, gave us a workshop on "Homeopathy: Medicine for the Mind, Body and Spirit". She talked about the History of Homepathy and the theory behind it - "Like cures like". We also had a nice interjection of discussion on the Bach Flower Remedies.

The Ottawa School of Homepathy has been offering courses since 1992 to educate and train people in the use of Classical Homeopathy for chronic and acute ailments. Each homeopathic remedy sends a unique electromagnetic message to the body to bring change and balance, much like the remote control sends a message to the TV to change the channel.

Homeopathy: Medicine for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Kristen, Karyn and Doug - she had our attention!

Cathy, Karyn, Mavis, Doug

The Ottawa School of Homeopathy

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Merwyn McCulloch, Kinesitherapist and Member of the Canadian Federation of Kinesitherapist/Orthotherapy, really unwound us. Kinesitherapy is taught at the Academy of Massage and Orthotherapy in the Province of Quebec. The school has been graduating massage practioners for 24 years.

Kinesitherapy is a holistic study, believing that good health is to live in balance: mind, body and spirit. Relaxation, physical activity and diet all contribute to a healthy body. If one part of the body is injured or stressed, the whole body is affected - other muscles, nerves and systems.

Merwyn gave us a workshop on massage and its benefits, both physically and mentally. She led us through an interactive massage, working with partners. This concentrated on the back, over clothing - a major area of tension and strain for many of us. She also showed us some techniques with lotion for our hands and feet. This was a throughly relaxing and quite humourous portion of the day. A very nice way to close out the day.

Cathy giving Mavis a massage during Merwyn's presentation - Mavis will you quit looking around!!Cheryl doing the same thing - I definitely need instruction!

Merwyn's interest and belief in the power of massage to promote healing comes from her 20 years in work in fitness and sports. Merwyn has coached several sports including swimming, gymnastics and golf.

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