Tarot and Other Classes


2019 updated April 2019

Tarot : a five-session series

Begins Monday, March 18, Noon-2 pm, continues March 25, April 1, 8 and 15.
RitualCravt, 2842 West 44th Avenue, Denver

Q: How can I plan for a future that’s unknown?
A: By knowing - by having more information!

The Tarot is a tool to help illuminate our personal road maps. This path encompasses elements of astrology, numerology, mythology and more, all expressed through art. Specifically, this is art that delivers practical information wrapping in a sensory visual experience. And as we craft an ever-stronger working alliance with the cards, magic happens.

We’ll explore:

  1. the Minor Arcana via the elements (Week 1)

  2. the Court Cards for identity and connection (Week 2)

  3. the Major Arcana with myths and archetypes (Week 3)

  4. More Majors, with some myths and archetypes, and alliance-deepening personal work (Week 4)

  5. rmore on reading the Tarot with other people, and for maximum personal creativity and well-being (Week 5).

$150 - includes bountiful materials and exercises, and two audio recordings of guided visualizations. This series will return in the autumn.


Tarot & the Night Sky:

Finding Our Personal Mythos

Wednesday, May 8, 7-9 pm. $30 - take-home materials included

New Address!
7700 West 44th Avenue, Denver,

Using Tarot, astronomy and mythological associations, learn how to re-frame the challenges life has tossed you to find the victories within your own story.

We’ll be looking at myth-based parallels between the Tarot and the many non-zodiac constellations in out northern hemisphere sky to discover a new perspective for viewing our own lives. Larger themes emerge: allies, both worldly and divine; threshold guardians that challenge us; crossroads and turning points; “magical tools” and much more.

A basic working knowledge of the Tarot is recommended. Please bring your own preferred Tarot deck and note-taking materials.

Click here to go to Ritualcravt’s School/Education registration page.


Candle Magick

Wednesday, June 12, 7-9 pm.

New Address!
7700 West 44th Avenue, Denver

Real-world challenges?

Magical leverage can
unsnarl them.

Candle magick is a luscious way of working that engages heart, head and all of our senses. Using a candle as focal point, you’ll learn practical techniques, clear ethics and some big secrets for performing successful spells. Finally, we’ll look at how to custom-design beautiful and effective spells, from start to finish, including the follow-through: Getting results you can use.

Abracadabra, indeed.
(Aramaic : Abraq ad habra = “I will create as I speak”)

$30 includes Renna’s "Candle Magick" book. Register thru RitualCraft.

I’ve been designing and working effective candle-spells for over 30 years.


Star-lore and Spinning:
Spellcrafting with a Drop Spindle

July 14, 2019 - one day
10 am to approx. 5pm.

Private Denver-area location;

       space is limited

Many of our sky-myths involve the practice of spinning, as one goddess or another spins our world into existence.  We’ll start the day with a sweeping PowerPoint look at the night sky’s main spinning-theme constellations and a discussion of their myths, drawing on my book Planets for Pagans. Then in the afternoon, we’ll learn the basics of hand-spinning with a drop spindle.  You’ll learn how to use journeying and/or spell-craft to infuse your spun fibers with intention and power, and create enough spun yarn for magical uses, carrying your intentions into the world in material form. 

Knowledge of shamanic journeying is useful, but not required.
Tuition: $95, includes a drop spindle and all other materials. 
Click here to sign up through PayPal with a $40 deposit. Your receipt will show a payment to Fire Brand / Ink LLC, my business identity.
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Teacher Renna Shesso: My own initial studies in Tarot date back to 1968 - I still have those notes. I’ve been reading Tarot deeply for myself since 1988, and professionally since 2002, mainly at Denver’s renowned Mercury Cafe.  I began teaching Tarot practices in the late 1990s.  Both of my big books, Math for Mystics and Planets for Pagans, draw on the Tarot, and I’ve been a presenter on Tarot topics, by proposal and invitation, at

  1. Bullet  Sacred Space Conference (Washington, D.C./Baltimore area) in 2014

  2. Bullet  Denver Tarot Convention (June 2015)

  3. Bullet  BATS - the Bay Area Tarot Symposium (San Jose, CA, August 2015)

  4. Bullet  Northwest Tarot Symposium (Portland, OR, March 2019)

Since 2011, I’ve also been honored to share presentations multiple times at the Denver Tarot Meetup, and continue to do so.

In the area of on-going studies, in August 2017, I took a five-day Tarot intensive with Mary K. Greer and Rachel Pollack at Omega Institute in up-state New York, and in February 2018, I attended the North Star Tarot Conference, put on by the Twin Cities Tarot Collective in Minnesota - it was terrific! - in addition to the many great workshops I attended at conferences where I was presenting.

    More personally, and at the heart of my practice, Tarot is one of my most treasured, deepest and joyfully pragmatic ways of seeking insight and better understanding of every facet of life.  I love Tarot!


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