Radiant Jane Retreats Presents
IN TUSCANY, ITALY — THE BIRTHPLACE OF TAROT!
OCTOBER 23-29, 2022
Featuring the esteemed and beloved teacher Carrie Paris.
Some of the oldest surviving tarot cards are from 15th century Italy. Most notably is the Visconti-Sforza, a beautiful deck said to be painted with precious metals for the purpose of illuminating higher awareness in whoever views it.
During our retreat, Carrie will take you through step-by-step techniques for uncovering, retaining and accurately reading the hidden symbolism embedded ancient and modern tarot decks.
Once each card is understood with Carrie’s guidance, you will then discover four hidden paths that exist within the first 22 cards known as the Major Arcana. This is followed by understanding the deeper symbolism housed in the Minor Arcana and finally you will learn the meaning of self-mastery through divining with the 16 Royal Court Cards. To maintain a deep connection with your tarot retreat experience, each topic will be assigned a unique casting talisman given to you as part of the retreat’s keepsake kit. In the same manner that precious metals were applied to the Visconti-Sforza deck, each item from your kit will represent, support and illuminate higher awareness. Your kit will also include a replica of Italy’s oldest tarot cards and a customized silk scarf that serves as both reading and casting cloth for your new talismans. All items and more will come nested in a travel friendly tin.
We’re going to Bella Italia! To Tuscany. The land of olive groves and vineyards. Tuscany embraces its visitors like long-lost friends. You’re invited to sit at the table like family, while you are nourished mind, body and soul. Prepare for enchanted moments in the autumn warmth of October. Tuscany is a place that once visited, engages the heart, and calls it back again and again. Enjoy the bella luna and enlightenment under the waning moon! Fattoria Del Colle is our retreat location. You’ll appreciate the gorgeous regional food from the in-house chef of an award winning restaurant, local wine and warm hospitality. It is a tranquil oasis that lies in an untouched corner of the countryside, in the south of Chianti. The estate is a small hamlet miraculously unspoiled through the course of the centuries. At the heart of the hamlet stand the 16th century villa and chapel including the old sharecroppers dwellings which have been lovingly renovated into rooms of the agriturismo. Included on the property are an award winning restaurant, Osteria di Donatella, a wellness space and a cooking school. The ancient land, villas, and chapel are infused with Old World charm, a dose of mystery and an invitation to unfetter your senses. Fattoria Del Colle is home to the only all-female owned winery in Italy, where they produce the memorable Brunello wines.
The wellness center at Fattoria del Colle offers a breathtaking view of the Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi – Tuscany. In the wellness centre there is a Turkish bath, sauna, relaxation room, sensorial shower, foot bath and Jacuzzi. The massage room and the vinotherapy cave with its juniper wood tub, are known for their detoxifying qualities and magical elixirs. The Casato Prime Donne wines are used for bathing in and for cosmetics such as grape dust, saline wine face scrub, massage wine serum, all of which contain rejuvenating essences. All contain healing energy from the ancient land that surrounds the estate.
The Schedule – October 24-30, 2021
The Four Hidden Paths – We begin our exploration at ground zero, with card zero to pinpoint and navigate our position in Four Hidden Paths housed in the Tarot’s Major Arcana known as the Paths of Equilibrium & Balance, Cause & Effect, Change & Transformation and Transcendence & Self Actualization.
The Four Unique Realms – We will proceed onto the Minor Arcana, and the Four Unique Realms. We will work with the Swords and the Realm of Esoteric Intelligence, the Cups and the Realm of Fulfilling the Higher Heart, the Coins and the Realm of Meaningful Manifestation, and finally the Wands and the Realm of Spiritual Missions. We will activate the Four Realms through intentional spreads that open and align the mind, heart, body and spirit connection.
The Royals – With guidance from the tarot’s spiritual Court Cards we will adopt techniques for crowning the noble heart. Here we will connect with the majesty of existing within self-mastery and unite our discoveries with our personal mission.
Introduction to Ancient Italian Talismans – Italy is not only known as the tarot’s birthplace, but also for its deep history of folk magic. We will unite this magic with the cards and Italy’s sacred votives, talismans, floral rituals and more. With each session in our study, you will be assign a new casting charm beginning with the Italian talisman known as the Chimaruta which reflects the symbols in the Minor Arcana, initiation of inner-sight and the transformative power of Italy’s flora and fauna. Once understood, you will learn a technique known as floral readings and the practice that initiates the Strega’s Eye.
Anatomy of your Reading Cloth – We will devote time to your reading cloth and how to use it for readings and ritual. We will also work to combine your casting talismans your reading cloth.
Meditation and Loving Kindness– The retreat will also include guided meditation, dharma talks, and time to seek peace and quiet, as Jane Reeves enhances the lessons by Carrie Paris, using A Heart of Gold as a guide and companion book to delve more deeply into the art of Loving Kindness.
About the Teachers
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. 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.
Jane Reeves is an international retreat leader, author, and holistic life coach. Over the past three decades, she has been seeking authentic ways to develop a practice that brings more light, love, and joy into the world. In her retreats and coaching, Jane helps people dive deep into the practices of Loving Kindness, applying ancient and modern techniques to encourage spirit work, life design, and meeting wellness aspirations. She helps people to listen to their heart’s desires and to embrace the path they are on in the present moment.
- Daily Tarot Intensive lessons
- Guided Meditations
- 6 nights lodging*
- Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Vegetarian Options
- Group transport to the retreat on Oct 24, 2pm from the Rome airport (Fiumicino)
- Group transport back to the Rome airport on the morning of Oct 30
- Excursion to Montepulciano
- Wine tasting
- Tour of Fattoria grounds and ancient chapel
- Pici pasta making class
- Wellness spa access
- Beautiful classroom studio
- Bicycles to use
- Concierge office staff
- On-site laundry
- ***Airfare not included***
*Guest rooms are a private bedroom within a 2 or 3 bedroom shared apartment and bathroom. We’ll pair you with a like minded roommate, or bring a friend! (Limited singles available for $3,850.)
This retreat is ideal for those interested in learning anew or deepening their knowledge of tarot by studying with a master of Tarot Readings, for those who want to discover more about themselves through calming meditation, and for those who want to explore their own life cycles and energy. Guests are encouraged to travel to other areas in Italy before or after the retreat, so that the retreat itself can be a time for replenishment, focused on centering into the experience at Fattoria del Colle. If you would appreciate a few insider tips about travel plans before or after retreat, ideal ways to be in Tuscany, and some of the bigger cities such as Rome, Florence, Naples and Venice, just ask. We are happy to help you make the most of your trip to Italy!
We will send you an FAQ when you make your reservation. Additionally, Radiant Jane Retreats offers travel assistance at $35 per hour which you can purchase as needed. Travel plans must be made to match the group transfers. No exceptions. Group transfer leaves Rome Fiumicino at 2 pm October 24. (Allow 90 minutes to get through customs.) Group transfer departs Fattoria at 9 am October 30 for Rome. Please schedule departure accordingly. Radiant Jane Retreats will provide a suggested packing list. A tarot deck will be provided to you, but please feel free to also bring your own. Bringing a meditation mat is encouraged.
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We are committed to diversity and inclusion.
We believe strength, creativity and power comes from different perspectives, backgrounds and cultures.
We open-heartedly invite diversity in attendees including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, size, religion, and physical ability.
We have created a program that honors every body, that is gentle and loving and supportive.
If you want to ask any questions about specific needs you have, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.