Book Lecture & Healing with Karyn Crisis, Author of Italy's Witches & Medicine Women
12:00 PM12:00

Book Lecture & Healing with Karyn Crisis, Author of Italy's Witches & Medicine Women

12pm-2pm in the Empress garden behind Empress Vintage, 1757 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley, CA.  Bring layers, we will be outside for the lecture.  Karyn will be be demonstrating removal of the malocchio, which she learned in Italy.  To find out more about what this means, follow your curiosity and come to this event!

Karyn Crisis trained as a platform Medium under an NSAC certified Spiritualist Minister, and she has become sought-after around the world for classes, workshops, private readings and public demonstrations. Her work has taken a turn towards historical recovery focused on reclaiming Ancient Divine Feminine Wisdom received through the Old Ways. Specifically, she was guided to stay in Italy among locals, streghe, healers and herbalists.She walked on the stones of 2,000 year old goddess temples, took mysterious cures, traveled the mountains and into the labyrinthine medieval villages of Italy's witches.  She has published a book telling their stories and revealing connection to a pre-pagan feminine shamanism. You can read about the book, "Italy's Witches and Medicine Women Vol 1" available at Empress Vintage.


Lecture open to all.  This is a free event.  For questions, email

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The Tarot Woman ♥ Lightning In A Bottle 2017
to May 28

The Tarot Woman ♥ Lightning In A Bottle 2017

Join The Tarot Woman in The Cauldron, an esoteric arts classroom space.
Thursday from 1-2pm The Magic of Tarot ~ An Introduction
In this workshop, we will explore the magic of Tarot. An introductory workshop, we will start with the Journey of The Fool, the first card in the deck. Through the Fool’s journey all discoveries are made. From how to clear your deck from previous readings, to the Major and Minor Arcana to working with your intuition, this workshop will get you on the path to reading cards with confidence!

Sunday 5:30-6:30pm
Tarot Secrets ~ The Major Arcana and Its Meanings
We see the imagery of Tarot in film and popular culture. What does it really mean? Here we will explore the Major Arcana of the Tarot and its powerful archetypes, including The High Priestess, The Empress and Death. The Tarot acts as a map for our life journey. It is in these reflections that we receive divine guidance through the cards.

Plus, Tarot readings by The Tarot Woman in the Folk Arts Hub, on Friday and Saturday from 3:30-5pm.

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+ Alcatraz Tarot Salon- The Hierophant +
7:00 PM19:00

+ Alcatraz Tarot Salon- The Hierophant +

+ Alcatraz Tarot Salon- The Hierophant + Located at Alchemy Collective Cafe & Empress Vintage

June's tarot salon, June 22nd 7-9pm, will focus on the 5th Major Arcana- The Hierophant. A very complicated card, often only narrowly referenced in it's most negative potential, the Hierophant is the bridge, the window in the wall- or one who stands at the gate, charging for entry.

The most progressive Hierophant manifests as one who acts as a guide and liaison between worlds, one who carries and passes on the traditions of their people. They devote themselves to a path as a healer, a therapist, a spiritual mentor, etc, so they can assist in massive, mysterious questions and struggles of life.

The corrupt Hierophant is a ruthless, diabolical figure indeed. They manifest as those who abuse authority, exploit vulnerability and confusion to attain power and profit over those in need. The corrupt Hierophant maintains rigid, archaic paradigms that vilify and promote fear and hatred of anything outside of fundamentalist, state/church-controlled narratives. They claim they have the only "true" gateway to The Divine, and therefore are the only one with answers. They make a point to discredit, and at worst, eliminate those who challenge this status.

In this salon, we will deeply analyze and workshop controlled binary narratives, stagnant paradigms in society and self, traditions worth protecting, and how to elevate this force into courage, open-mindedness, and the ability to find the connection between seemingly opposing ideals. Will close with guided meditation by @_bone.head_ at @empress_vintage. Bring your cards, a notebook, and anything relevant to the Hierophant for the altar!


(Art from- Mary El Tarot, Aquarian Tarot, Shadowscapes Tarot, Wildwood Tarot, Dreamtimes Tarot, and the Royal Thai Tarot)

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Summer Solstice Ritual in The Empress Garden
7:00 PM19:00

Summer Solstice Ritual in The Empress Garden

Summer Solstice and Full Moon Ceremony
Monday June 20th 7:00 p.m at Empress Vintage 1757 Alcatraz Ave.
Come join us for a summer solstice and full moon celebration at Empress Garden in Berkeley. Its highly unusual and auspicious to have the full strawberry moon and summer solstice reside on the same day! 

The summer solstice is one of the most powerful days to celebrate and honor your solar power and the light within you. Coupling the summer solstice ritual with the magic of the full moon will bring a higher state of intention, drive and fire to this moon and day. We will set our intentions through the magic of the Tarot, do a manifestation ritual, meditate on the light both lunar and solar and do a releasing ritual. We will be having a fire so if you have a sensitivity to smoke please note these will be the conditions of the ritual. 

$10-$20 sliding scale

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7:30 PM19:30



**Psychic Development & the Astral Plane
CLASS 6:15-7:30 pm $20

**Full Moon Ceremony RITUAL in the Empress Garden
7:45-9:00 pm $10-$20 sliding scale

How do we become sacred keepers of wisdom and inner knowing? In this class we will introduce methodologies on how to expand vision, intuition and psychic ability. We will work with somatic and visual approaches to understand the 3 main clairs (clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience) that will help activate a relationship with signs, symbols and inner guidance. Students will be lead on a guided meditation to the Akashic records, a concept adopted from the sanskrit word akasha which translates to "sky", "space", "luminous". 

"In theosophy the Akashic records are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions believed by theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane." 

This meditation allows people to access answers, visions and symbols in regard to specific questions they feel called to seek guidance to. 

The class will culminate in a Full Moon ritual and celebration in the Empress garden where we will call in the four directions, release emotions that are no longer serving us to the great fire cauldron and will culminate with community oracle readings.

Sign up with or call 510-542-6196
Feel free to arrive without sign up as well.


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