Motherpeace Tarot Women's Retreat in Ireland
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2018
Cost: €475 - includes meals and accommodation (€125 deposit required to secure place)
Venue: Dunderry Park, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
Contact Lucy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: July 31st 2018
The Motherpeace Tarot cards were co-created in the late 1970s as a feminist revisioning of tarot and esoteric science. Designed by Vicki Noble and Karen Vogel, the contemporary Motherpeace images were self-published in 1981 and have attained worldwide distribution since then (printed and distributed by US Games Systems, Inc.). The round feminist cards function as a shared symbolic language among women (and some men) in various countries around the world, regardless of diverse languages, cultures, and borders. Embedded within the symbolic language of Motherpeace are the paradigms of matriarchal and ethnic studies, shamanism, yoga, and paganism, as well as the core principles of western occult and esoteric studies. The Motherpeace images contain, in a fresh stylized form resembling "folk art," reproductions of artifacts, images, and knowledge from the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, history, and art. Besides containing a wealth of information and scholarly research, the Motherpeace cards are congruent with other tarot decks and function as a powerful oracle for use individually or in groups.
This workshop for women is designed for participants to learn the symbols and meanings of the images contained in the tarot cards, and to be able to effectively use them as a feminist divinatory tool—but in a sacred, friendly, and playful format without arcane language or concepts. A seasoned workshop leader Vicki intuitively incorporates ceremony, rituals and chanting, offering embodied experiences alongside the esoteric wisdom of the tarot.
The MIRCI conference on Matricentric Feminism took place in Florence, Italy, the first week in May of this year. After the conference, women from the Maternal Gift Economy & Matriarchal Studies gathered in the countryside to discuss, debate, and share visions for the future of our movement.
The Maternal Gift Economy was the brainchild of Genevieve Vaughan and the Matriarchal Studies Movement was initiated by Heide Goettner-Abendroth. The two movements have worked together for almost two decades to promote the values of ancient and living matriarchal cultures around the world.