Tap into your inner wisdom and learn the art of card reading from a renowned urban shaman and spiritual healer.

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In a Nutshell

Over tea, Donna Henes teaches you how the tarot deck is organized and what each card means, followed by a mini reading

The Fine Print

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What You'll Do

You may associate tarot readings with a caricature of a cloaked soothsayer peering into a crystal ball, but urban shaman "Mama" Donna Henes has turned the mystical trade into an art form. Over a cup of tea, Mama Donna walks you through a tarot deck and explains the significance of each card, all while helping you tap into your inner psychic abilities. If you're skeptical about the cards' utility as a tool for foreseeing the future, Mama Donna also details how they can be used as practical guides for day-to-day living and finishes the session with a miniature reading.

  • Unlock the Mysteries of the Tarot
    As you sip tea, Donna teaches you how the tarot deck is organized, the significance of the symbols contained in each card, and how to care for a deck

  • Tap Into Your Inner Psychic
    Learn how to extrapolate tarot cards into psychic readings, or to use them as practical life guides

  • Mini Reading
    At the end of the session, Donna conducts an abbreviated tarot reading and provides psychic insight into your life

A deck of tarot cards is required for the experience. If you don't have one, decks will be available for purchase onsite.

Each event is capped at nine participants; each event requires a minimum of five participants in order to take place.

Your Host

Donna HenesDonna Henes
Urban Shaman and Spiritual Healer

Thirty-four years ago, Donna Henes embarked on a nine-day solo vision quest where she fell under the spell of the tarot—and she's never looked back. Since then, she's consistently extracted meaning and guidance from these simple cards, bringing her insights to people all over New York City and beyond. Mama Donna—as she's affectionately known—was even dubbed "the unofficial commissioner of the public spirit of New York" by the New Yorker, and has contributed to the Huffington Post, Beliefnet, and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum.


  • Saturday (1 p.m.–3:30 p.m.)
    November 9 | November 23
    December 7 | December 28
    January 4

Where You'll Meet

The event will be held at a Prospect Heights residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

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