Jeffrey Hinshaw is a writer, teacher, and philosopher of metaphysics and esoteric practices. His experience is deeply rooted in ritual immersion, embodied health, somatic studies, and personal myth making. He is the founder and facilitator of the Brooklyn Fools Tarot Journey and is the host of the weekly astrology podcast Cosmic Cousins.
Jeff works in both one-on-one and group settings with students around the world. With an interest in working with artists, healers, and creatives, Jeff offers support for those with a message of healing and empowerment, helping to bring their unique vision into the world. He has experience working with directors, writers, actors, musicians, and dancers, and specializes with character development and storytelling.
His personal studies include: Psychology of the Chakra System and Chakra Therapy with teacher and mentor Anodea Judith, author of 'Eastern Body, Western Mind.' He has completed over 500-hours of yoga teacher training and has studied yoga under teachers Leigh Evans, Julianna Tackas, and Krisitn Cooper. In addition, he holds a BFA in Creative Writing; and a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
With an extended interest in queer theory and women's studies, Jeff hopes to upgrade the vocabulary of esoteric practices to reflect an all-inclusive accessible lens.
"As one of Jeffrey's students in the 2016 Brooklyn Fools Tarot journey I can honestly say this immersion has been one of the most transformative experiences of my life. Jeffrey is a knowledgable and thoughtful teacher and I highly highly recommend this course. It's not just for those who want to be tarot readers, it's for those who are ready to explore their shadow, their light, heal wounds and examine all parts of their life. " -LAUREN CUCINOTTA (Brooklyn Fools Alumni 2016)
"I felt so taken care of throughout our time together. I now understand the tarot in a way that is relatable to my life, and helpful for my own healing journey. I highly recommend anyone looking to deepen their connection to tarot to work with this loving man!" - PATRICIA HERVE
"If you are seeking a soul based astrology reading, one that will identify not your fate, but how your chart can help you evolve on your soul path, look no further than my beautiful friend. Jeffrey offers the most exquisite soul astrology readings. He is a genius, and this offering is pure medicine! If you are seeking healing, clarity or light in your life, book with him. He is amazing! The soul astrology reading he gave me in the park was life changing!" - LINDSAY MACK (Brooklyn Fools Co-Lead 2016-present)
"The Brooklyn Fools is more than just about tarot. This experience offered spiritual support, discovery, and being held by a community of people who have a deep respect for mystery and beauty. This Journey taught me how to trust moments of transition and use the energies of the cards to provide guidance when I need it." - Kate Scelsa; author of Fans of the Impossible Life.
(Brooklyn Fools Alumni 2015)
"The fruits of this journey are still blossoming even a year + a half after the group technically ended. What a gift the Brooklyn Fools has been for me. Thank you Jeff for bringing this idea out into the world!! You fool!" - Georgia Marcatoni Rosa (Brooklyn Fools Alumni 2014)
"During the Brooklyn Fools Tarot Journey I learned to trust my intuition. When I started, I did not want to become a tarot reader, but now I feel confident that I can do this magic. Thank you!" - Holly Ramey; founder of Medicine Space. (Brooklyn Fools Alumni 2015)