Your Subconscious is Your Muse: Helping Inspiration to the Surface with Guest Speaker, Sam Guay, Author of the Blood Moon Tarot
A Young Mystics Online Course
Join Light Grey Art Lab instructors Lindsay Nohl & Jenny Wells and guest speaker Sam Guay, artist and author of the Blood Moon Tarot, for a workshop on tapping into your subconscious to find access to the well of inspiration, themes, and new content through dream interpretation, meditation / altered states / and freewriting among other methods.
Your Subconscious is Your Muse
The dark waters of our subconscious are full of strange creatures. In this workshop, we will dive in and explore the depths of what our subconscious can offer us in terms of idea generation, methods for harnessing personal mythology, and themes that are intrinsically tied to our own secret depths. We will be discussing different ways to utilize the subconscious via a few easy-to-use methods including dream interpretation, meditation / altered states access, and freewriting, among others! Guest Speaker Sam Guay will be discussing their own experience with using some of these subconscious-accessing techniques for their own work on the Blood Moon Tarot, as well as sharing some behind-the-scenes process for creating the mythology behind their new Tarot Deck and other works.
Themes covered in this class include:
• Why the subconscious might be the most potent place for creative inspiration and how to readily access it to inspire our creative projects and get to know ourselves a bit better.
• Sam Guay will be discussing how the subconscious has fueled their work in the Blood Moon Tarot and sharing personal methods for interpreting the themes that rose to the surface
• Participants will learn three methods for accessing the subconscious including methods for capturing dreams and interpreting them, accessing simple altered states (meditative or lucid dreaming), and skills for free-writing analysis.
• Sam will also be sharing several related spreads that you can do at home to further your practice in the subconscious and Tarot!
Sam Guay Sam Guay is a New England based artist creating paintings that explore their inner worlds. Often these worlds are woven with magic and tell stories of empowerment through our relationship with nature, transformation, and owning one's darkness. Sam’s intention with their work, whether it be a single painting, a story, or a large project, is to invite quiet conversations with those private worlds where we can find ourselves most readily and connect more meaningfully to the world around us. Sam’s paintings have been featured in various publications and they have worked with clients such as ImagineFX, Llewellyn, Spectrum, and Magic the Gathering.
This online course is one in a series that has been developed for those looking for an in-depth study of symbolism, mythology, folklore, esoterica, and the natural sciences in a friendly, curious environment! This course is part of the Young Mystics series of online workshops for individuals interested in learning more about metaphysical, esoteric, symbolic, and natural themes!
Preparing For The Class:
The day of the course, you will receive an email with a link to the class. Please watch for the email and instructions. The class is hosted live and participants will have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A segment.
We will be sharing resources during the workshop, so you may want to have your notebook and pencil handy.
If you have access to a Tarot deck, you can have it handy, as we will be discussing Tarot spreads during this lecture.
About Young Mystics:
Light Grey Art Lab's Young Mystics meet-ups allow curious minds to explore metaphysical and mystical concepts with an enthusiastic and encouraging community of individuals with backgrounds in art, symbolism, philosophy, Tarot, and other esoteric interests. Classes are on a variety of rotating subjects! Everyone is welcome.
Lindsay Nohl has been teaching/lecturing on Tarot for over 8 years and is a student of metaphysics, philosophy, and esoteric literature. She has been an instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design since 2004.
Jenny Wells has been reading tarot / hosting Tarot events for the past 8 years and will be assisting with our interactive portions of the workshop.
They have been working together at Light Grey Art Lab and have published the Light Grey Tarot, Cosmos Tarot & Oracle Deck, been lecturers together at a variety of Tarot meetups, and more :)
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