The Readers Studio was great! I learned some new techniques which will deepen my reading skills. But the most wonderful thing was meeting so many people who love tarot:
Men, women, young, old, professional readers, amateur readers, those who have been reading for 30 years and those who just started a few months ago.
Those who have written the definitive books on tarot, like the legendary Mary Greer and Rachel Pollack, along with other notable tarot authors like Geraldine Amaral, Corrine Kenner, Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone.
Those who have created amazing tarot decks, like James Wanless (Voyager Tarot), Ciro Marchetti (Gilded Tarot), Emily Carding (Transparent Tarot), Robert Place (Alchemical Tarot), Joanna Powell Colbert (Gaian Tarot), Ellen Lorenzi-Prince (Tarot of the Crone), Sage Holloway and Katherine Skaggs (Mythical Goddess Tarot).
Those who must struggle against negative judgments by family and friends because of their interest in tarot and those who are exuberant gypsies in their celebration of all things tarot!
Dreamers, artists, bellydancers, wiccans and goddess worshippers! And yes, a few blowhards and attention seekers too.
RS09 had them all!
[RS09 poster by Ciro Marchetti]