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Atlanta gets Wild!: Actor, Mark Ryan and writer, John Matthews, to host an exclusive Wildwood Tarot workshop.

In a special limited engagement, John Matthews and Mark Ryan will be hosting a four-day special event to introduce and explore the unique world that lives within the Wildwood Tarot.    In 2011, John Matthews, a multi-award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, teamed up with actor and long-time friend, Mark Ryan, (“Nasir” in Robin of Sherwood, the voice of “Bumblebee” in Transformers, and co-host of L.A.’s  popular Combat Radio) to create the Wildwood Tarot. With the help of artist, Will Worthington, the three men brought this new deck to life, which is now in its third printing.

As the deck has grown in popularity, Matthews and Ryan felt compelled to hold a private workshop to offer their personal insight into the power and beauty inherent in the Wildwood deck.   Both men are passionate about the mystical and esoteric meanings deep within nature itself, which is the premise of the Wildwood Tarot.   Ryan and Matthews chose Atlanta and Seattle as the only two host cities in the U.S. for their Wild! Event.

For Tarot fans, the Wildwood workshop will prove to be a unique opportunity to meet and explore a Tarot system with the creators themselves.  The four days include three distinct and separate events.  First, the men will host an “An Evening in the Wildwood” on Thursday, night at The Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore in Sandy Springs.  The following day, both men will be available for Private Tarot Readings.  And, finally, on Saturday and Sunday, Matthews and Ryan will lead a two-day workshop that will include hands-on exploration of the Wildwood deck with shamanic journeying and spiritual meditations.

As this is the only southeastern Wildwood workshop on the tour, prior registration is required for all portions of the four-day event.   There are a limited number of spaces available.   The Wildwood Tarot decks themselves are currently available at all on line retailers and in stores.  The decks will be available for sale at both events for both signatures and for use.   To register, contact Ginger Wages.  Or go to their website at The Wildwood Tarot.  Contact the Phoenix and Dragon directly for tickets to the Thursday night event.

More About Mark Ryan:  Mark has been combining his acting, singing, and writing talents in a successful career ranging over 30 years.  He has appeared in dozens of film, theater and television productions both in the US and UK   He is best known for his role as “Nasir” in the classic British television series Robin of Sherwood and, more recently, as the voice of “Bumble Bee” in the hit film franchise, Transformers.  Currently, he can be found co-hosting L.A. Talk Radio’s top program: Combat Radio. However, his talents do not end at the ticket office.  Ryan is also a published author.  Before creating the Wildwood deck, he authored the collector status Greenwood Tarot and has written for such publications as DC Comics.  Ryan is also an accomplished swordsman and action director.  For a detailed bio, go to http://thewildwoodtarot.com/#/mark-ryan/4554006887

More About John Matthews:  “Oxford’s expert on all things mythic” and “an icon of the Arthurian world’.  John is better known as an historian, folklorist and children’s author. He has been a full time writer since 1980 and has produced over ninety books on myth, the Arthurian Legends and Grail Studies, as well as short stories, a volume of poetry and several successful children’s books. He has devoted much of the past thirty years to the study of Arthurian Traditions and myth in general.  For a detailed bio, go to http://thewildwoodtarot.com/#/john-matthews/4554047622


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Annual Witches Brewfest this Saturday in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs- Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore, 5 Seasons Brewing and House of RavenStone are hosting the Annual Witches Brewfest on Saturday, October 23rd in Sandy Springs. As at previous Brewfests, the beer has been specially brewed for the occasion; this year features a heather beer. There will be costume contests, a raffle and musical entertainment by Carly Gibson.

The press release, which may be found in it’s entirety on the RavenStone website, gives the details:

In keeping with this year’s theme, “What Manner of Witch Be Ye?” come dressed as your favorite witch and join us in celebrating the season with a beer brewed for the occasion!  Or just come out as you are and join the fun! The event will include costume contests, raffles, and live music provided by the lovely and talented Carly Gibson as well as a canned goods drive to benefit the Atlanta Food Bank.  A single admission includes One (1) Beer Ticket for the Witches’ Brew and One (1) Raffle Ticket. Although you must be at least 21 years of age to enjoy the brew, everyone is welcome to attend! T-shirts commemorating the evening are also for sale.

The event begins at 7 pm and is held at 5 Seasons Brewing in the Prado shopping center in Sandy Springs, just across from the Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore on Roswell Rd. Attendants are encouraged to donate canned goods to the Atlanta Food Bank. Advance tickets may be purchased from the  front desk at the Phoenix and Dragon or from the House of RavenStone website. For more information please see the House of RavensStone website.

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Hellenic Tradition in Sandy Springs GA

Artemis Mounykhia, a devotional Hellenic Pagan group based in Atlanta Georgia holds monthly libations to the gods.

Saturday September 11, 2010
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(This event repeats every month on the second Saturday.)
Location: John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve
Street: 7645 Roswell Road
City State Zip: Sandy Springs, GA 30350

The Artemis Mounykhia Congregation cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate our monthly libation ritual at Big Trees Forest Preserve in Roswell, GA.

We plan on meeting in the parking lot by the entrance to Big Trees by around 12:45 and proceed down to our ritual spot around 1:00.

Our schedule:
January: Hera
February: Aphrodite
March: Hephaistos
April: Artemis
May: Apollon
June: Zeus
July: Athene
August: Hermes
September: Demeter and Persephone
October: Poseidon
November: Ares
December: Dionysos

For more information on the Big Trees Forest Preserve, please visit: http://www.bigtreesforest.com/

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