18 Sep Justus Harris
Metaverse Alchemy: Embody the Tarot with VR
Go beyond seeing the Tarot and begin to feel the tarot. This VR experience allows you to experience a reading within the Major Arcana using the immersion of VR and will resonate with those engaged in Tarot, embodiment, somatic, and art practices alike.
- How the symbols of the tarot and thus, other divinatory and magik tools can be experienced somatically.
- The potential for new immersive technologies to aid in the practice of magick and divination.
- A totally new experience of the tarot, regardless of previous background and experience.
When we can relate to the tarot with our bodies and in space, a new vocabulary for prompting subconscious understanding is possible. Feeling the lightning from The Tower serpentining in space while held in mid-air, for example, offers a more embodied relationship to the many meanings of the card.
Justus Harris (he/they) is an artist, technologist, and technopagan who has been practicing Tarot for twenty years as a way to deepen their understanding of their own life story. The Meta Alchemist Tarot is part of a series of art-based visual systems designed to help people connect to and align with their internal vision of themselves. Their artwork has been featured by TEDx, The Kennedy Center, and The European Commission, and they have shared the Meta Alchemist Tarot in its Virtual Reality form throughout the United States and Europe. Justus’s training has included intensive studies in astrology, creation stories, rituals, and Tarot alongside their professional training at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Justus is originally from North Carolina and is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
“As someone who grew up neurodivergent and queer, Tarot has always helped me to understand the world around me, as well as offering me hope throughout different phases of my life. My intention is to share the power of Tarot with everyone who needs to break out of the narratives that society and their cultures may have boxed them into.”