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DUSKLIT Interactive Art Bazaar
Category: Seligmann Center
Date: 07/29/2017 06:00 PM - 12:00 AM ET
Admission: $10.00
Summary: DUSKLIT is the East Coast’s one night interactive art bazaar, featuring 65 immersive installations, roving performances and site-specific environments by 35 installations. Equal parts adult summer camp, outdoor salon, and carnival side show, DUSKLIT draws on the magic of twilight, transforming with the changing light of the setting sun. 

https://www.dusklit.com
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The Origin of the Mystical Tarot and How it can Help us to Attain Wisdom- Robert M. Place
Category: Seligmann Center
Date: 08/20/2017 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM ET
Admission: $10.00
Summary: 19th century occultists, such as Eliphas Levi, Paul Christian, and Papus, considered the Tarot an indispensable component of their tradition, and to give the deck an appropriately impressive pedigree, invented several imaginative versions of the history of the cards. These spurious origins of the Tarot have become such an accepted part of Tarot literature that they are often reported as fact. However, the Tarot was actually a creation of Renaissance artist in northern Italy and these occult fantasies can actually block us from a true appreciation of the mystical heritage illustrated in the cards.

In this class we will explore the true history and symbolism of the Tarot. We will focus on the actual history of the Tarot. We will trace the history of playing cards, from their creation before the 12th century in China, through Asia, and to the 14th century when a deck of four suits was introduced into Europe. It will then be demonstrated that an enigmatic fifth suit, called Trumps, was added to the deck in 15th century Italy, and that this combined deck came to be known as the Tarot. Then we will focus on the symbolism of the trumps as the Renaissance artist who created them would have viewed them and we will glimpse the mystical philosophy that they teach.
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