In the heart of The Bible Belt, on the Denton (Texas) Courthouse lawn, in the early dusk of a Thursday night, is probably one of the last places you’d expect to see Tarot!
Yet this Tarot group meets every Thursday, out in the open, for all to see, no less!
One of the group organizers, Susan Harper, PhD, says: “I often say there are a lot of things that happened the year that I was 17 that were really transformative, but picking up a Tarot deck was the thing that most changed my life. It set the tone for everything that was going to come afterward.”
The event became known as Tarot on the Square, which meets every Thursday night on the Denton Courthouse lawn. It is open to readers of all levels and people who are just interested in learning more about Tarot. Many of the members also offer free Readings to passerbys.
“A lot of people, certainly here in the American South, believe that any kind of divination is of the devil,” Harper said. “A big [misconception] I get is that you can’t read tarot if you are Christian, and that is absolutely not true. One of the best tarot readers I’ve ever worked with was the strongest Roman-Catholic I ever met and probably would have given her priest a heart attack if she knew. We have all kinds of people out here. Lots of Pagans and Wiccans, but we also have Buddhists and there’s the occasional atheist who’s like, ‘I just want to know if it works. Let’s try it.’”
Check out the full article, from the North Texas Daily, here: Tarot on The Square
The Next Tarot on The Square, November 30th: Facebook Event Page