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Discover Queer Jewish Buddhist Kabbalistic Tarot! Book Launch

January 19 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM



How can you use tarot cards to take a 49-day Kabbalistic inner spiritual journey to greater wholeness and spiritual connection?

Mark Horn’s new book, Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation, is your guide to a highly unorthodox way to practice the traditional discipline of Counting the Omer. In this introductory discussion, you’ll learn how to use tarot cards to explore your inner blocks to free yourself from internalized homophobia, misogyny and racism. You’ll discover how to use the practice of counting days to gain insight into your personal life journey, so you can recognize and overcome any issues that hinder your growth and spiritual awakening (and if you count days in a 12-step practice, this will give you more tools deepen your journey). This will give you a new path for a greater connection to the Source of all life, no matter what spiritual tradition you practice.

Along the way, you’ll learn about the hidden historic connection between tarot and Kabbalah. We’ll look at how Pamela Colman Smith’s  gender expression and sexuality in her life give us an unexpected way to relate to the images in the Waite-Smith deck. And we’ll look at how spiritual connection can lead to more effective political activism.


Copies of Tarot and the Gates of Light: A Kabbalistic Path to Liberation will be available for purchase at the Bureau. To reserve a copy please write to us at Please support the Bureau by buying books from us. Thank you!



Photograph by Rachell Morillo
Photograph by Rachell Morillo






















Author of Tarot and the Gates of Light, Mark Horn received his first tarot reading at age 16. He started studying and reading tarot immediately.

In 1970, he became an activist in the post-Stonewall LGBT movement as one of the youngest members of the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activist Alliance. He has served as a Peer Counselor and board member of Identity House, New York’s all volunteer LGBT mental health center. He has also served on the board of NewFest, New York’s largest LGBT Film Festival He is the editor/writer of the Stonewall Seder liturgy, a ritual dinner celebrating Jewish Queer Pride, which has been used and adapted by congregations around the United States, as well as in Europe and Australia.

Mark has studied Kabbalah with academic, religious and practical teachers of Kabbalah in organizations ranging from the highly respected to the highly unorthodox. And he has studied tarot with many of today’s leading teachers. He has led classes at tarot conferences and meet-ups.

He is available for private instruction and consultation. You can reach him through his website,






January 19
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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