The Brady Tarot: Emi Brady in conversation with Rachel Pollack

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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Emi BradyPrintmaker Emi Brady’s epic labour of love is a lino-cut tarot deck filled with the animals and plants of North America. She will talk about her process and journey creating the deck with author Rachel Pollack - one of the world's foremost authorities on the modern interpretation of the tarot. 

Emi Brady is an artist and printmaker living in Denver, Colorado. She grew up in the American South, where she spent much of my childhood in the woods. She holds a BFA in printmaking from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and an MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

"Natural history is very much a part of the meaning and interpretation of the cards. For example, The Hermit is a barn owl, which is a fiercely independent bird by nature, and is often used as a symbol of deeper truth and for seeing the unseen. The Eastern Hognosed snake was chosen to represent Death as they are notorious for feigning death. Normally they do not bare their fangs when they fake it like the image in the deck. I wanted to show that “Oh crap, this actually is happening and I have no control over it” moment that the death card can represent.I’d like to think I’m creating a deck that rewards both tarot/esoteric nerds and biology nerds equally." - Emi Brady

Brady Tarot - The Hermit The Brady Tarot Brady Tarot Roots 


Rachel PollackRachel Pollack is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia, and has taught at the famed Omega Institute for the past 15 years. She is an award-winning fiction writer and has also written 12 books on the tarot. She lives in New York.

Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking. Microphones and speakers will not be used at this event [but can be made available with advance notice]. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us:







SKU: bradytarot

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