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Tarot: Fact and Fiction

Most people who are familiar with the work of Arthur Edward Waite know him as the designer of the iconic Waite-Smith tarot cards. However, he was also Victorian England's greatest occult detective, building the better part of his controversial career on exposing fraud and faulty research the the field of mystical thought.

Stuart Südekum’s “Tarot: Fact and Fiction” will, over the course of a single evening, familiarize the audience with Waite's expert mythbusting work in the field of cartomantic divination, and clarify some of the most common misconceptions about Tarot cards.

Mr. Südekum will also transparently present the pros and cons of some of the most influential texts on the Tarot, and explain how we can use Waite's critical picture of the occult community of his time to build a stronger foundation for esoteric forms of spirituality today.

No prior knowledge of mythology, meditation, or the occult is required.

$30 entry or $25 with RSVP


Stuart Südekum is a writer and educator currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of Feast of Fools, an educational event series on the art and science of mysticism. He has spoken at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA) and written for Heathen Harvest, a periodical described as "one of the leading online magazines for post-industrial music."