Workshops and Presenters



Meet Jane Austen! Well, almost. You’ll be “meeting” the Jane Austen Oracle, which premieres at the 2020 Southeastern Conclave. The estimable Carrie Paris and I (Diane Wilkes) created an oracle based on the works of Jane Austen. Interestingly enough, Mademoiselle Lenormand and Jane Austen walked the earth at (some of) the same time.

This limited edition of the oracle is both deluxe. Only 50 copies will be made of this version.

We look forward to introducing “her” to you.


Diane Wilkes:  Tarot and Astrology

Many have tried to offer information on a nexus of tarot and astrology, but it can be a challenging “mixed” marriage. However, this class offers a way that allows each discipline to maintain its cellular integrity while combining the wisdom of each.

Ellen Lorenzi-Prince:  Tarot and Trance

Carrie Paris:  Learn to Make & Utilize Casting Kits for Accurate Divining

The ancient art of casting and creating your own casting kit are two of the oldest skills a diviner has at their disposal. This course unites the two practices and provides an experienced platform for communicating between the seen and unseen. Here you will learn to create your own contemporary version of a diviner’s casting basket with items you already own or set out to find and combine them with tarot, Lenormand or oracle cards. Eventually the items you select will give a clear voice to your divination and work as your personal ally that delivers messages from between worlds.

This class is for all levels of learning. You will receive a handout that helps you get started on finding items for your personal collection oracle.


Heatherleigh Navarre:   Tarot and Writing

Carrie Paris: The Tarot and . . .Jane Austen and Mediumship

During the time Jane Austen was writing her novels, the Victorians would gather every October to play Halloween parlor games which were rooted in ancient divination practices. This fun workshop features a few divination techniques that helped Victorians communicate with the Otherside by incorporating tarot with a printable divination map featuring imagery from the Jane Austen Oracle. The map, which hosts a number of recognizable characters, will help us navigate voices from the Afterlife found in the Court Cards. All levels welcome.

PDF of Jane Austin printable handout will be sent upon registration.


Ellen Lorenzi-Prince is an author, artist, Tarot reader, and dedicated priestess of Hekate living in the Pacific Northwest. She has created the Tarot of the Crone, the Minoan Tarot, the Dark Goddess Tarot, and the She Who Watches Oracle, along with illustrating and writing the book Goddess from A to Z. 

Carrie Paris was in the first class to receive a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK. She has indie-authored numerous Magpie Oracle casting kits, the Relative Tarot, the Legendary Lenormand, Sirens’ Song Lenormand and co-created the award-winning Lenormand Revolution deck. You can purchase Carrie’s creations here.

Carrie has also taught and co-authored a series of popular online courses that explore mediumship and ancestral communication through casting, Carrie considers herself a global citizen and enjoys teaching her craft in many countries and online from her home in northern California. 

Diane Wilkes has been reading cards for others for over 50 years, starting at the age of 11. She partnered with Arnell Ando on a limited-edition Majors Only Tarot deck, the Storyteller Tarot, writing the companion book. She took over Michele’s Tarot Page, renamed Tarot Passages, a foundational and popular website devoted to Tarot. Soon thereafter, she created the Jane Austen Tarot, published by Lo Scarabeo. In addition to teaching tarot and conducting tarot workshops for many years, Diane organized and operated a tarot conference on the east coast for the last eight years. She also maintains an active tarot and astrology practice. Her most recent publication is the Jane Austen Oracle, a collaboration with Carrie Paris.

Additionally, Diane is a Certified Tarot Grand Master.