Sunday, June 12, 2022
4 – 8 PM    Free Admission
Pay for readings in advance (see below) or at the fair

Please join Life Force Arts Ensemble for a magical time at our annual Summer Solstice Healing Fair!  Surrounded by the beauty of our current art exhibit, The Soul’s Home , you can choose from a variety of energy healing modalities and spiritual readings given by Life Force Arts Ensemble members and Shamanic Training Program graduates.  TRY OUR SPECIAL! Three 15 minute readings for $45.



Tarot with Crystal Healing with Steven Blaine Adams – Need clarity about a situation with work, relationships, or other aspects of your life? This session combines Tarot reading with crystal healing as your energy shifts by holding crystals while Steve reads your cards. By picking up energy from you in the moment, he can intuitively sense what kind of healing you need most.  Steve says, “I don’t believe Tarot is about telling your future—it’s about reading your energy in the present and getting you onto the path that’s right for you.”

Steven Blaine Adams is an artist and designer who works with natural materials like stones and crystals to create symbols with spiritual resonance. He is LFAE’s Associate Artistic Director & Curator and store designer. The son of an astrologer and Tarot reader, Steve has been doing readings professionally for over 30 years, combining the Aquarian Tarot with the healing properties of gemstones. Steve attributes meditation, art, ritual and spiritual connection as instrumental catalysts in his path towards healing.

Saraswati Readings with Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing with Natalja Aicardi – Natalja Aicardi, devotee of the Hindu Goddess Saraswati and Certified Practitioner of Tibetan Bowls Massage, gives readings using Saraswati watercolor cards that were especially channeled and manifested for her by her friend, artist and collaborator, Francesca Ceccarelli, who handmade them while listening to Natalja’s chanting to Saraswati. During the reading, Natalja invokes Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, music, art, speech, wisdom and learning. With the healing sounds of the Tibetan bowls, Natalja creates a sacred space for a collaborative dialogue between you and your heart’s desire, to express something that’s been blocked or hidden. The sounds and the cards will help you access your flow, connect to your inspiration and receive the guidance you need on your creative path of healing, transformation and expression. The name Saraswati stems from the Sanskrit root “saras,” which means “that which is fluid.” Maa (mother) Saraswati is known to bring order out of chaos and has a calming and centering personality.  Her Festival happens on the first day of spring. What is ready to emerge for you when you allow yourself to open to the present moment and flow on the Saraswati river?

Natalja Aicardi is an international multi-disciplinary artist, theatre creator, energy practitioner, teacher, yoga witch from Italy via Croatia and Sweden, based in Chicago since 2005. Performing, collaborating and making others feel comfortable in their own skin is her passion and being a member of Life Force Arts Ensemble means doing all three. Natalja’s dream is to help people retrieve their unique gifts and build a safe and free world where all voices matter and respect each other, using all the artistic and healing tools in her toolbox.

Mother Peace Tarot Readings with Apollo Chapa – Poet and priesten Prongs Apollo Chapa will do readings using the Motherpeace Tarot, a deck inspired by 30,000 years of Goddess culture throughout the world.

Prongs Apollo Chapa is a poet, priesten and scholar of textually and archaeologically supported pagan practice, who lives and writes in Chicago. Healing through obscure facts and poetry, they are a member of Life Force Arts Ensemble and priesten-in-training with the Fellowship of Isis Chicago Chapter. Prongs has written and performed in 20 unique LFAE performances and hopes to do many more! Look for their first book of poetry to be published in 2022.

Reiki & Crystal Healing with Kat Collins – Gentle but powerful Usui Reiki energy work with crystals. Practitioner Kat goes head to toe concentrating on main chakra points and meridians in order to clear and revitalize your auric field. They finish it off by sealing your field and passing on any intuitive messages that came through.

Kat Collins is a shamanic practitioner, intuitive channeler, and energy worker who loves all things mystical. Currently enrolled in a Masters Program for Counseling, Kat’s goal is to open a private practice where they can combine psychological and transpersonal techniques for ultimate healing. They believe in the inherent wholeness and magic of each person and think that the true core of healing is to come to an embodied awareness of that fact. 

Joan Forest Mage, Shamanic PractitionerLFAM Wisdom Wheel Readings with Joan Forest Mage

Take a Journey through the Life Force Arts Method Wheel to find the answers you need! Shamanic Practitioner Joan Forest Mage answers questions you have about life, career, relationships and more with the Life Force Arts Method (LFAM), a modern version of medicine wheel teachings she received from her spirit guides over a period of 35 years.

Joan will base her guidance on the wisdom of the Wheel and how it can help you solve problems and gain direction in your life. Some teachings of the LFAM Wheel Joan may share in counseling you:

~ Lessons of Perception, Power, Process and Partnership
~ 9 Levels of Self
~ The Skills of Youth and Maturity
~ The 8 Archetypes: Witness, Artist, Companion, Warrior, Phoenix, Healer, Tribe & Sovereign
~ Motivations: Personal, Vocational & Business

This session is both a way to understand the deep layers of issues you encounter, as well as an introduction to a whole Method you can continue to use to improve your life.

Joan Forest Mage is a shamanic artist, healer and teacher based in Chicago. She founded Life Force Arts Ensemble (LFAE) in 1988, and has curated LFAE’s 39 art exhibits. Joan created the Life Force Arts Method, a powerful method of spiritual healing rooted in the arts, and is the basis for all the work of LFAE. A Certified Movement Analyst (Laban Institute, NYC), Joan has over fifty years of experience as a dancer, vocalist and director, including three music albums and 45 years of teaching dance, yoga and fitness. In 2003, Joan received a Master of Arts Degree from De Paul University’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, with the focus area “Creating Healing Ritual Through the Arts.” First awakened to energy work through her profound experience of the energy of music and dance, Joan studied shamanism, energy work and healing ritual with numerous teachers. She began doing shamanic healing in 1995 and created the extensive Life Force Arts Shamanic Training program. Joan specializes in “training trainers”: artists, teachers and healers who want to develop the spiritual dimension of their professional work.




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  • June 12, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Venue Phone: 773-327-7224

1609 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657, United States


Life Force Arts Ensemble (LFAE) is a company of visual, literary and performing artists who commune with soul and spirit to create transformation through the arts based in the Life Force Arts Method, a powerful psychological and spiritual tool for building positive relationships from one’s inner world to the outer world. LFAE’s art exhibits create the sacred space for our original performances, which combine dance, vocal and instrumental music, acting, storytelling and poetry, channeling powerful spiritual energy to transform, heal and enlighten our audiences.

Life Force Arts Ensemble was founded in 1988 as a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c) 3 organization to present the dance and performance work of company founder and director Joan Forest Mage. The organization opened its own venue in Chicago in 2008.