is an empathic and inspirational Tarot reader who tempers a profound knowledge
of symbolism, mythology and spiritual traditions with the love of helping others
discover and express their truth within. She especially enjoys doing readings
that focus on psychological and spiritual growth. She has been reading Tarot
professionally since 1991 and is a member of the American Tarot Association and
is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader through the Tarot Certification Board of America.
She is the organizer of the Denver Tarot Geeks and the Denver Tarot Meetup.
Joy teaches a unique style of reading that focuses on learning to understand the
metaphorical language of the cards through a close analysis of the unique
symbols of the deck that is being studied.
For my advanced classes, I focus on
systems of correspondence, which reveal the underlying structure behind
Practitioner and Teacher. Joy loves the quiet, meditative stillness of
Reiki, and through her practice has discovered the transformational power of
stepping aside and becoming a channel for Spirit. She leads the Denver Reiki
Co-op and teaches others this simple but powerful system of self-healing and
spiritual growth. Joy is a member of Shibumi International Reiki Association
and is a Reiki Practitioner and Teacher in the Traditional Japanese Usui
Reiki Ryôhô lineage through the International House of Reiki. She
is also a certified Komyo Reiki Shihan (Teacher) and studied under Komyo
Reiki Kai Founder Hyakuten Inamoto.
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Joy has pursued an interest in a number of crafts, but has a special passion for
fiber arts and jewelry making. She started teaching classes in sewing in 1993,
at which time she also began learning a variety of appliqué techniques for
clothing and accessories. She has created many original wearable art pieces. She
now specializes in cutwork appliqué tarot bags. Her handcrafted wire-wrap
jewelry has been sold since 2001 under the name Silmarill: Inspiring Art.
articles on the Tarot have appeared online and in print in such publications as
The Llewellyn Journal and the American Tarot Association Quarterly. She has also
been interviewed for Today’s Tarot Podcast.
Joy is certified in herbalism by Motherlove Herbals of Bellvue, Colorado.
Joy composes and leads personalized ceremonies and rituals to mark anything from
individual rites of passage to honoring the cycles in nature.
Joy has over twenty years experience in the theatre as a writer, director,
producer and stage manager. Joy's goal in the performing arts is to combine
performance and ritual as a transformative healing modality.
Magician. Joy is a student of
magic and ritual. She has been studying kabbalah since 2006 and is a student of
the Western Mystery Tradition through the practice of Golden Dawn ceremony.