All workshops are to be paid on the day. Any Workshop fees are paid directly to the presenter; while some may have alternate payment options, cash is recommended (ATM located across the street at the variety store).
The Art Of Cup Tossing
With Amy Taylor
11:00 am, Gallery Level – $30/person (45 – 60 min.) includes materials where required
Amy has been teaching Tasseomancy (Cup Tossing, or Tea Leaf Reading) for 19 years and about tea for 12+ years. Amy also has been featured, interviewed and quoted in many articles, blog posts, other media, and social outlets as an authority on Tasseomancy. However, she feels that she is always learning more.
Tea is steeped in superstition and reading fortunes with it hearkens back to days of the old divinatory art forms of the Shamans; interpreting symbols and formations made by random objects. Tasseomancy, also known as “Cup Tossing”, is the Art and Practice of divination by the interpretation of symbolic patterns made by tea leaves in a cup. Join Amy Taylor (Owner of TAoTaT’s Mystic Tearoom) as she talks about the intricate history, origins and how this form of divination came to be the Art it is today. You will also learn the basics of how to do this art yourself! This is an interactive workshop open to all ages.
Creating a Jack Ball
With Cat Thagard
12:15 pm, Gallery Level – $15/person (45 – 60 min.) includes materials where required
Cat Thagard is the founder and CEO of Cat & Monkey Events as well as the founder and resident Witch of Niagara Witches and Pagans. A lover of people, nature, spirit and a patron of the arts, a Reiki Master, dancer, Drummer, artist, teacher and self-esteem and positivity coach. She encourages everyone to be free and creative in everything they do and to be true to the real YOU!
This workshop will teach you how to create their own Jack Ball for divination. A Jack Ball is a small round ball containing a core of items that are wrapped in red string with enough string left so that it can be held with the ball suspended. Used much like a pendulum to ascertain “Yes” or “No” answers. The divination tool received the name because of their similar appearance to the red ball used in the game of jacks. Jack Balls can also be used like other divination tools during paranormal communication and investigation.
Investigating The Paranormal
with Seika Groves
4:30 pm, Gallery Level – $10/person (45 – 60 min.) includes materials where required
SEIKA GROVES – Your Hostess Who Talks To Ghostess … well, something like that, aka Missus Mooney, the Mistress of Macabre is a Paranormal Investigator (Host of The Paranormal Podcast) and an award-winning Psychic Medium, who also holds degrees in Cultural Anthropology & Battlefield Archaeology. As a historical expert of the Victorian Macabre and operator of Halfpenny Dreadfuls, her insight is valued by many media outlets (History, OLN, Space, Discovery T&E, A&E, CTV, CHCH, etc..) Her new book The Dead Do Speak will be available this fall.
Have you ever wondered what it was like to see, hear or even speak with the dead? This workshop is designed to offer information and practical tips on Paranormal Investigation and how spirit energy communicates with the living. Whether you are just curious, or you have an interest in tapping into the beyond Seika will cover some of the most common topics: types of energy encountered, ghost hunting tools and equipment, using your own psychic or mediumship, as well as what to expect during an investigation. This workshop is designed to offer insight to anyone with an interest from beginners to those who may have tried their hand at investigating. No experience required.
Learn To Use A Pendulum
with Rev. Terrie Brookins
3:15 pm, Gallery Level – $10/person (45 – 60 min.) Use your own Pendulum or purchase one on-site
REVEREND TERRIE BROOKINS is a Priestess in her local Pagan community, a Rootworker, Conjure Woman, Singer, Writer, Djembe Drummer, and a New Orleans native. In addition to being a Second Degree Correllian Priestess, she is licensed by the Province of Ontario to perform marriages and ordained by the Universal Life Church. Visit Terrie’s website
Magic is easy. Belief is hard. But it doesn’t have to be! Learn to use your pendulum, with or without a mat/guide, letting your intuition guide you! We will discuss history, types, mats, and how to practice. You will receive a large spill proof mat and you will make a small customized mat in class. Please bring Pendulum, Pen, and Paper with you!