Jameela F. Dallis teaches, researches, and writes about a range of literature and cultural studies. She received her PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016.
She has presented her scholarly work at numerous conferences and has published chapters in Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (LSU, 2015) and Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siècle to the Millennium (McFarland, 2015). She is currently working on revising her first book project, Haunted Narratives: The Afterlife of Gothic Aesthetics in Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, Shani Mootoo and Toni Morrison, which has been invited for review at a major academic press. After a year as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Elon University, she is now an Upper School Faculty member at a Triangle-area independent school. Jameela is available for selected writing, editing, and research consulting services. She is especially interested in building relationships with non-profit organizations and corporate entities dedicated to promoting an equitable society for all and more healthy, balanced work environments.
She has been studying and reading tarot since 2001 and has been reading tarot regularly at Arcana since the underground bar and lounge opened in December 2015 in Durham, NC. Check here or Arcana's calendar to see when she's scheduled to read. Readings at Arcana are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. See "Tarot Services" for more information about private readings, readings for events, and much more.
Jameela is also a poet, visual artist, yogi, gastronome, and jewelry maker. She opened her Etsy store, Bohemian Earth, in February 2011 and has been designing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings since she was an adolescent. See "Bohemian Earth Jewelry" for more information and her archived blog for a portfolio of her work. At this point, she is focused on producing bespoke pieces for clients and producing designs in one-of-a-kind and highly limited runs.
In April 2017, she become an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church with the desire to officiate weddings and commitment ceremonies for all people in all sorts of relationships. See "Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies" for more information.
Send her a message or call 919.907.0718 for more information about any of her available services.
OPHIDIAN Tarot: Tarot reading Services
Tarot readings for individuals, couples, Coworkers, groups, and special events.
Perspectives on relationships, career, and your life's path
I can help you gain perspective on your relationships, career, work through creative blocks, consider the rewards and challenges of beginning a new path, and much more.
Tarot is a mirror that reflects our present and provides insight into our past. It provides direction rather than revealing a future to which we are bound because we have free will. Tarot is a powerful tool that can help us prepare for and make better future choices.
I have been studying and reading tarot for over sixteen years. My interpretive style is intuitive and experiential, poetic yet direct. I have read for hundreds of clients over the years. I look forward to reading for you.
Find me at Arcana in January 2018: Wed, 1/3; Sun, 1/7; Sun, 1/28.
Or, use the contact form to schedule a private appointment, or call 919.907.0718.
What's in a name? ophidian tarot
Ophidian denotes serpents. In many cultures and symbol systems, serpents symbolize transformation, change, creativity, and renewal. Ophidian is an apt moniker for the way I practice tarot. Tarot is a tool for reflection and transformation.
Tarot Readings at Arcana
I've been reading tarot regularly at Arcana since the underground bar and lounge opened in December, 2015 in Durham, NC. Readings at Arcana are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. On Wednesday nights, I read from 8:30pm-midnight, and on other nights: 8pm until 11:30pm (at least!). I accept cash, credit, Venmo, or PayPal for payment.
Individual tarot readings at Arcana:
10 minutes: $10 (5 cards) - A short, yet in-depth reading that covers past, present, and what lies on your horizon. This is an ideal choice for first-timers.
15 minutes: $15 (7 cards) - Seven cards are great for decision making especially when two potential paths or decisions are involved.
20 minutes: $20 (10 cards) - The traditional Celtic Cross spread is comprised of 10 cards and is a good choice for a variety of situations whether you have a specific question or not.
$5 for additional cards (2-3 cards)
Readings for two or three at Arcana: 20 minutes for $35; 30 minutes for $45
Find me at Arcana in January 2018: Wed, 1/3; Sun, 1/7; Sun, 1/28.
Tarot Readings at Selected Cafes & Bars; at your home or mine; Or Via Skype
Private readings provide more time for us to reflect on your current situation, explore questions about your next steps, and any number of concerns. Let my experience and creative, intuitive approach work for you. I accept cash, credit, Venmo, or PayPal for payment. Prepayment required for Skype readings. Use the contact form to schedule a private appointment, or call 919.907.0718.
Tarot READINGS at SELECTED CAFES and Bars (or My Home)
30 minutes: $45; 1 hour: $60
Established clients have the option of scheduling a reading in my home. I'll provide tea.
Tarot Readings in your home (Carrboro, CHAPEL HILL, DURHAM)
45 minutes: $75; 1 hour: $100
In-home readings for selected locations outside of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, or Durham available for an additional fee. Only 1 hour readings available for clients located more than 30 minutes from Durham.
Tarot Readings by Skype (Video)
30 minutes: $45; 1 hour: $60
TAROT READINGS FOR COUPLES, Coworkers, AND GROUPS
I've read for couples, business partners, and for groups of people working on creative projects. I work to help couples and groups understand their paths and processes together while valuing each individual's background and unique perspective.
tarot readings for two to three
At Arcana (readings on a first-come, first-served basis; see their calendar for my scheduled times): 20 minutes for $35; 30 minutes for $45
At selected cafes, other bars, or in my home: 30 minutes for $60; 1 hour for $90
In your home (Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham): 1 hour for $125
In-home readings for selected locations outside of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, or Durham available for an additional fee.
tarot readings for groups (up to Ten people)
Having a party for you and a few friends? Let's talk! Rates begin at $100 an hour depending on the size and location of your group. If you plan to have a monthly or quarterly event, for example, book me in advance for a discounted rate.
Use the Contact form to schedule an appointment or call 919.907.0718. I accept cash, credit, Venmo, or PayPal for payment.
TAROT READINGS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
Let me read tarot for your guests at your next event. I've read tarot for guests of The Carrack's Muse Masquerade and The North Carolina Museum of Art's ArtScene, and for several celebrations, birthdays, and dance parties at Arcana. Interested? Contact me or call 919.907.0718 for availability and more information. I accept cash, credit, Venmo, or PayPal for payment.
Special Public Events at Arcana (Dance Parties, Pagan Soirees, Cabarets, and MOre)
If you'd like to book me as a reader for your public event at Arcana, let Erin or Lindsey know in the early planning stages of your event so they can check the calendar and consult with me about my availability. For public events, you don't pay me; I charge guests my regular Arcana rates ($10, $15, $20). For private events at Arcana, see below.
Special Private Events (Birthdays, Non-profit events, Corporate events, and more)
Beginning at $150 an hour depending on the size (11 people or more) and location of your event. Two hour minimum.
Lower rates are negotiable for selected non-profit organizations, local artists, and other creatives--especially those interested in building long-term relationships for fundraising and community events centered on inclusion and creativity.
Lower rates are also negotiable for private events held at Arcana.
Selected Past Events:
October 27th: The MUSE MASQUERADE: The CARRACK MODERN ART'S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER.
October 28th: Durham Zombie Lurch: 4-6pm at Sam's Quik Shop (Erwin Rd)
October 28th: Darcana: Gothic Masquerade: Arcana Bar and Lounge
April 29th: NCMA ARTSCEne 2017: Zoned Out; Future Fortune Tarot Readings
July 15th: ART PARTY: QUEERING: Portrait Paintings x Sass.Art; Come to the Artist's Talk (7-8pm) and Stay for Tarot and more (8-11pm).
The Carrack's 2016 Muse Masquerade
I've read at numerous events at Arcana including cabarets, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and many pagan celebrations, and, of course, dance parties like Goth Prom and Seance.
BOHEMIAN EARTH JEWELRY
The name Bohemian Earth reflects the range of my interests in cultures near and far and my love of natural materials such as turquoise, jasper, agate, brass, and copper. I love the minimal and the extravagant, bright colors, and deep earthy hues. I love delicate earrings and big, chunky, statement-making necklaces. I am inspired by the global East, West, North, and South. And, because of my background and love for art and literature, I create pieces inspired by my favorite artists and authors. I also enjoy pairing a range of materials--from Czech glass and freshwater pearls to vintage lucite and semi-precious gems.
Visit my Etsy shop for ready made pieces or use the contact form or call 919.907.0718 for custom creations or questions about inventory.
custom work: rates
Necklaces beginning at $100
Bracelets beginning at $60
Earrings beginning at $50
(Rates include design consultation.)
WEDDINGS AND COMMITMENT CEREMONIES
Officiating and Ceremony Design
Love is Love
As an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church, I believe that all consenting adults should be able to celebrate their relationships and become legally married if they wish--no matter their gender or sexual identity, or whether they're non-religious or religious. I will also help you and your partner create a commitment ceremony, or, for those in polyamorous relationships, I'll be happy to help design a custom ceremony for you and your partners. Send me a message for more information and availability.
Basic Ceremony Design and Officiating (including rehearsal): $300
Commitment Ceremonies (not legally binding): $175
Additional Services including help with vow creation and tarot consultations beginning at $50 per hour.
WRITING, EDITING, & RESEARCH CONSULTING
I have presented my scholarly work at numerous conferences and have published chapters in Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (LSU, 2015) and Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siècle to the Millennium (McFarland, 2015). I am currently working on revising my first book project, Haunted Narratives: The Afterlife of Gothic Aesthetics in Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, Shani Mootoo and Toni Morrison, which has been invited for review at a major academic press. I served as Consulting Managing Editor (2014-2015), Managing Editor (2012-2014), and Assistant Managing Editor (2011-2012) of the Southern Literary Journal, now South, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I coordinated copyediting and compilation, proofread and corresponded with contributors and editors. I am available for selected writing, editing, and research consultation beginning at $75 an hour (via Skype, phone, and in-person). Send a message via the contact form for more information.
Coming Soon: Workplace consulting
I believe that we can be healthier, happier people if we enjoy the work we do. I also believe that responsible workplaces provide the space for and understand the importance of whole health--the mental, the physical, and beyond. I can help non-profit organizations and corporations create workplaces that support their employees' full well-being through creative, innovative consulting. So, need some insight into overcoming a creative block? Book a Tarot reading. Craving a way to incorporate meaningful, on-going conversations and practices around diversity and inclusion? Come to a seminar class and read and learn about literature, music, and art created by revolutionary people--women, people of color, queer folx, and others who bring what's buried up to the surface (and there are no quizzes or grades!). Curious about using crystals, creating an altar, and developing a spiritual practice? Consult with me. Does a workplace program that incorporates all or some of these services intrigue you? Are you and your organization committed to creating a more equitable world? Do you and your employees value a healthy work-life balance? Contact me and let's see what we can create together.
© 2017 JAMEELA F. DALLIS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
From tarot readings and bespoke jewelry design to officiating weddings and commitment ceremonies, Jameela can help you achieve your goals. She is also available for selected editing and research consulting services. Please fill out the information below.