Divining Freedom: Queer Reconceptions of the Tarot Deck - Reading of the Sacred Text Annual Lecture

Wednesday, March 22nd 2023, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/divining-freedom-queer-reconceptions-of-the-tarotdeck- tickets-559060193087, Online Event, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709

Divining Freedom: Queer Reconceptions of the Tarot Deck
with Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis
Online: Wednesday March 22nd at 6 pm (Pacific time)

Tarot decks can be seen as a mirror, reflecting back insights about ourselves and even glimpses of the future. The illustrations and interpretations of traditional cards, however, are rooted in a white, patriarchal, heteronormative mindset; for those who do not fit this mold, this can obscure their meaning and limit their liberative potential.

Enter: queer artists who have re-envisioned these decks, with new, enlivening meanings and beautifully illustrated images that reflect a queer sensibility and a drive towards justice. How does “queering” the tarot help point our way to greater freedom and deeper spiritual insight?

Rev. Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis is an assistant professor and director of the Social Transformation program at United Theological Seminary. He earned his PhD from the GTU and a DMin from San Francisco Theological Seminary. 
The Reading of the Sacred Texts Lecture is co-hosted by the GTU Library and GTUx. https://gtu.edu/library  https://gtux.gtu.edu
Past Lectures in this series available here: https://www.gtu.edu/library/news-events/reading-sacred-texts

This event is online only