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The Embodied Fool


A Tarot Adventure through the Tree of Life




Eva Rider, MA, MFT


Tarot Specialist and Depth Psychotherapist





Dr. Ginger Swanson


Depth Psychologist and Hypnotherapist


Aug. 10 (3pm) through Aug. 12 (1pm), 2018


at Dr. Ginger's Mystical Mountain Retreat home in


Santa Barbara, California



The Embodied Fool

The Embodied Fool is an introductory workshop designed to reveal the wisdom of the Tarot as a guide through life's initiations via meeting and embodying the Fool.


We will explore  Archetypal Images of the Major Arcana through the hermetic Tree of Life by way of the Fool's play and disguises.


We'll search for ourselves in the maze of life and discover ourselves on the stage of life!


We will have fun as we deepen into soul with the guidance of the Fool!

Together we will. . .

  • play with masks and mirrors

  • dance with force and form

  • juggle light and shadow

  • engage in BodySoul® exploration

  • awaken our dream images

  • learn the basics of Tarot Divination

  • give and receive Tarot Readings

Why a Workshop on

"The "Fool's Journey"

through the

"Tree of Life?"

  • The Tree of Life, mapped with Tarot, offers a mandala for the soul’s journey to consciousness.

  • The Fool is a symbol of the journeying spirit in each of us as we undergo initiations that lead us from folly to wisdom.

  • The Fool guides us in meeting and integrating our shadow selves on our journey to wholeness.

  • By engaging the archetypes of the Tarot's Major Arcana as initiatory pathways of the soul, we enter into the magic of this profound system where we gain deeper self-understanding, guidance, and meaning in our lives.

Meet Your Facilitators:

Eva Rider MA, MFT is a Jungian-oriented depth psychotherapist, workshop leader, and teacher. Eva Rider's work and teachings include dreamwork with fairy tale, myth, tarot, music, dance movement, and collage. Ms. Rider is a graduate of the Marion Woodman BodySoul Rhythms® Leadership Training Program. She is also is a certified Hypnotherapist, Movement-Expression®Teacher, SoulCollage® Facilitator, and TRE® practitioner (somatic trauma release). Ms. Rider is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance Board of Directors. She resides in Santa Cruz, California.

Ginger Swanson, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist, certified hypnotherapist, clinical dream tender, and retreat host and facilitator. Dr. Swanson holds a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California, and a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and A.A. degrees in Writing and Directing and Performance Arts.  Dr. Swanson is Certified in Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Clinical Dream Tending.  Dr. Ginger Swanson sees clients for private hypnotherapy sessions across the country (online or in person).  She resides in Santa Barbara, California.




$395 Early Bird Special by July 15, 2018

$450 After July 15, 2018

$150 Registration deposit (non-refundable).

Balance due by July 31, 2018.

Partial student scholarships are available, call for 805.886.4716 info.


Registration includes program and meals.

On-site lodging available at additional cost.

Call soon for best lodging options!

We accept Cash, Checks, VISA, MasterCard and Paypal.

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Thank you to Michael Cheval, Artist.

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