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 and Carrie Paris: Tarot and . . . the Jane Austen Oracle/Lenormand

While the tarot (like the cheese) stands alone, different oracles can add commentary that enriches and enlivens your readings. This particular oracle is a two-fer; you can use it as a 52 card deck based on the Gypsy Witch template, or you can separate the first 36 cards and have a complete Lenormand deck. We will address both variants in this workshop.

Heatherleigh Navarre:  Tarot and Reading the Bones

The history of reading bones for divinatory purposes predates tarot by centuries, yet the two modalities blend seamlessly together to create rich readings with profound insights. Bone kits will be available for use, and may be purchased afterward.


Carrie Paris:    The Fool’s Alchemical Journey: Mapping Our Alchemical Gold via the Major Arcana

This workshop places the Major Arcana into the context of the four alchemical processes: Nigredo, Albedo, Rubedo, and finally Alchemical Gold.

Heatherleigh Navarre:   Tarot and Spellwork

Call it a blessing, a prayer, or a spell – when you mount your intentions upon the breath and speak them out loud, you move from the realm of idea into the realm of action, where real change takes place. We’ll explore the ways that tarot can inform and infuse our spellwork to move us forward toward our goals with speed, grace, and centeredness.


Heatherleigh Navarre is a renowned psychic medium, tarot reader and teacher, and meditation coach. She is the owner of Boston Tea Room, Michigan’s largest community of professional tarot readers, psychic mediums, and fortune tellers. The shop is a community gathering place for modern mystics and spiritual seekers from around the country, and has become a Detroit landmark, annually attracting thousands of visitors from around the country.

Her tarot and divination work with clients and students is based on a strong belief that these skills can be developed by anyone, and can be integrated into daily life in a way that significantly improve one’s effectiveness, relationships, and overall happiness.

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.