The Luminous Void Tarot Path: A Ten-Month Course 2018-2019


What is the Luminous Void Tarot Path?

The Luminous Void Tarot path is a ten-month course that will deepen your solo Tarot practice, prepare you to start offering readings for others and expand and ground your spiritual practice.

The Tarot is an ancient book of poetry and art, mapping our consciousness, revealing the secrets of human behavior and conditioning. When used ethically the Tarot is an artful healing tool that deepens access to the stories that place us in the world, connects us to our psychology and how it operates with in our cultures and invites us to have a dialogue with the invisible realms and our intuition.  This unique and expansive ten month course on the Tarot will slowly and methodically open you to the meaning of the 78 archetypes found in the Tarot, connect you to universal archetypes that relate to each Tarot suit, introduce you to numerous Tarot spreads, help develop a meditation practice, connect you with daily rituals to enhance your solo practice, give you concrete methods to open to your intuition and encourage you creatively through art, community and celebration. This ten-month course is designed to deepen a beginner and intermediate Tarot practitioner as well as those of you wishing to move towards a professional reading practice.

 What to expect?

 -The Luminous Void Tarot Course meets once a month on a Sunday.

-Bi-monthly you will receive a private 20-minute telephone consultation with the instructor Laura Zuspan to discuss your progress, and concerns in regard to the course work.

-Homework will be issued throughout the ten-month course and a culminating graduation project will be assigned in the summer.

-Most classes will be open to the public while a few will be closed to just our cohort.  *Dependent on enrollment.

Where is it?

The Luminous Void Tarot Path will meet in Oakland, CA in a beautiful space with indoor and outdoor access, during the week this space operates as The Oakland Birth and Wellness facility. It is centrally located close to the Ashby Bart stop and numerous places to eat in the Temescal area.  As well as our course home we will also venture out on a daylong retreat for the August class.



5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

Can I Enroll and Work Remotely?

Yes, there is a semi-remote option for enrollment.

Physical attendance of 2 day-long's is required for completion and will also include one 90 minute private session as well as the 5 20 minute sessions. All course work will be assigned before each daylong and must be submitted by that Monday after we meet. We will have virtual access to lectures.  *A strong personal practice is recommended for this type of enrollment and an interview is required for admission.

What are the Requirements?

Completion of the course load is dependent on attendance of eight of ten daylong retreats. If you need to miss more then one retreat then completion of that days course work is required and must be submitted by the Monday after the meeting of that class.  

*Sickness and extraneous circumstances do arise and will be handled by the student and instructor to best aid in the student’s well being and development.


 December 9th, 2018: The Major Arcana

 January 13th, 2019: The Wands and the Visionary Archetype

February 17th, 2019: The Cups and the Healer Archetype

 March 17th, 2019: The Swords and the Warrior Archetype

 April 21st, 2019: The Discs and the Teacher Archetype

 May 19th, 2019: The Courts and Royal Mastery of Personality

 June 16th, 2019: The Art of Reading: Tarot Spreads, Finding Your Voice and Ethics

 July 14th, 2019: Meditation and Psychic Boundaries

 August 11th, 2019: The Art of Ritual, the Wild & Retreat

 September 15th, 2019: Connecting Tarot to Art and Graduation Celebration



Includes: Ten-Daylong Retreats and 5 bi-monthly private 20 minute consultations via phone with instructor Laura Zuspan.

 To make this course accessible to as many as possible I have created a sliding scale tier. Please select payment that best reflects your abilities.


I have a work-study position to reduce tuition costs to one attendee. Please reach out to me if you’re in need of financial assistance.



Please send a check for the full amount to:

Laura Zuspan

420 Fairmount Ave. #6

Oakland, CA, 94611

Or, make a payment via PayPal: (friends and family) if you send through “goods and services” please add an additional 3% for service fee.



Secure your spot by a non-refundable deposit of $200. And the rest of payment is due by October 24th, 2018

A. You can pay your non-refundable deposit via Credit Card (an added service charge of 3% has been added) from the above link

B. Send a check to:

Laura Zuspan

420 Fairmount Ave. #6

Oakland, CA, 94611

C. Or, make a payment via PayPal: (friends and family) if you send through “goods and services” please add an additional $6 for service fee.


Secure your spot by a non-refundable deposit of $200 by any of the above methods. Followed by an email to me ( so we can set up a payment plan that best reflects your needs. A Credit Card is required to select this option and a $10 administration cost will be added to each transaction.


5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 9460

 Spirit Weavers Gathering

I will be offering an all day retreat at the annual Spirit Weaver's gathering this June in Cave Junction, Oregon. To find out more about the gathering and to request to be put on their the wait-list (as its currently sold) click the button below.



*Beginner Tarot School, Tuesdays from 7:00-9:15 2/27, 3/6, 3, /13, 3/20, 3/27, 2018, 420 Fairmount Ave. Oakland, Ca, 94611

*A Tarot Retreat: Symbols of Change: Thresholds and Gates , 5735 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA, 94609, Oakland Birth and Wellness, Sunday April 22nd, 10:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

*New Moon Blessing: New Year Tarot Class: The Discs, January 16th, Tuesday 6:30-9:30 p.m, 420 Fairmount Ave. Oakland, CA, 94611

*New Year’s Astrology & Tarot Manifestation Retreat: Heaven and Earth 1/6/18, 10:00-4:00 p.m, Earthen Villa, 772 Santa Maria Rd, El Sobrante CA: SOLD OUT


* Beginner Tarot Series: 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 7-9 P.M., The Tarot Workshop, Oakland, CA

*Beginner Tarot Retreat: Empowering Mythological Archetypes a Day Long Retreat: taught in collaboration with the FEMININE ANTIDOTE November 4th, 2017, 12:00-6:00 p.m, San Francisco, CA

*Autumnal Equinox Ceremony 9/23/17 at Empress Vintage, Berkeley, CA

*Beginner Tarot Retreat 8/8/17 at the Earthen Villa, El Sobrante

* Tarot Immersion at Spirit Weaver's Gathering: One Day Tarot Retreat, Cave Junction, Oregon

*Tarot Immersion Retreat Summer Solstice Ritual: Homestead Apothecary May 27th 10:00 - 5:00 p.m, Oakland, CA

*Beginner Tarot Series @ Homestead Apothecary: 4/27,  5/29,  6/12, 6/26, Oakland, CA


* Summer Solstice/ Full Moon Ceremony: Empress Vintage, Monday, June 20, 2016, 7:00pm 9:00pm

*Psychic Development & the Astral Plane+ Full Moon Ceremony, Wednesday March 23rd 2016 6:15-7:30 p.m Class

*Practical Uses of the Tarot, Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

*Winter Solstice Ritual & Celebration ^^^Yule^^^TERRA'S TEMPLE 3051 ADELINE ST. BERKELEY, CA, 94611 (Right on top of Ashby Bart): 12/22/15 7:00 - 9:00 p.m


*Beginner & Intermediate Tarot & Herbal Wisdom I

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM, Terras Temple

*Full Moon Ceremony & Hecate: Empress Vinatge, 1757 Alcatraz Ave, berkeley, CA (edit map), 10/27/15 7-9 p.m

*Beginner Tarot: The Minor Arcana & Practical Manifestation, Sunday, October 18th, 3:00-5:30

420 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA, 94611

*New Moon Ritual (early): + Learn Magical Tools for the Solo Practitioner

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 5:00 PM, Lake Anza Beach Tilden Park

*New Moon Celebration, Saturday September 12th, 6:30 p.m, Lake Anza Beach Tilden Park

*New Moon Ceremony, Journey to The Akashic Records, AUGUST 14, FRIDAY 7:00 P.M:

Lake Anza, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA (edit map)

*TAROT AND HERBALISM @ OMNI COMMONS 7/19 & 8/2 12:00-2:00 P.M 4799 Shattuck. Oakland, CA