Tarot Bytes: The Podcast
Bite-sized lessons for Tarot beginners
Created by Theresa Reed, The Tarot Lady
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Episode 200: Hoodoo, Tarot, and the Black American Experience with David Davis
In this episode of Tarot Bytes, David Davis of Porous Palms joins me to talk about the role of Hoodoo and Tarot in the Black American Experience. How can the Tarot cards give insights into the lives of Black people? What is Hoodoo and how has it impacted Black lives, both in the past and present? How can Tarot and Hoodoo work together to support the Black community? David shares his thoughts about all of this and more. We also discuss “love-and-lightwashing” (aka toxic positivity) and the harm it does for marginalized folks as well as how to find a like-minded reader who can empathize with your lived experiences.
I learned a lot – and so will you.
David Davis is a mystic, Tarot reader, and interdisciplinary artist currently based in Ypsilanti, MI. As a student of Hoodoo (African American Conjure), his work is founded on the principles of Animism and ancestral veneration. In May of 2020, he launched Porous Palms, a platform rooted in the celebratory exploration of identity and place, and the ways they inform our most essential experiences as human beings. Through his work, he seeks to contribute to the mending of generational wounds (specifically those present within Afro-Diasporic communities) by honoring the resilience of the human spirit and preserving the Earth-based traditions of our ancestors.
David Davis, Chief Dirt Whisperer at Porous Palms LLC
Grab your favorite deck, put in your earbuds, and dive in!
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