We had the good fortune of connecting with Dom O’Bannon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dom, what makes you happy? Why?
Freedom. This is obviously a loaded question, but I think my lengthy list can all be summed up to freedom. Freedom of expression, financial freedom, sexual freedom – which ultimately leads to choice. The freedom to make my own choices makes me happy because that means I am always in control of my happiness regardless of my environment or any external influences.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is expressed through communication and community building. I feel that we all are connected to Spirit in our own way, but naturally, we all have different communication styles as humans. I myself am more of a visual learner. I have always felt extremely connected to the universe and that I had “something to say”, but struggled to find the communication channel that worked best for me. Once I was introduced to tarot, and was able to match visuals with the messages I was receiving intuitively – my connection with myself and the universe began to expand in a way I had never felt before. In short, I think the universe can communicate with us through infinite channels if we are open to it – and as a servant, it’s my job to show people the power that already lives inside of them so they can use it to their benefit. I offer my readings as a guide through life, not a crutch. My only goal is that you leave the session feeling empowered to make decisions you feel good about, and to feel less alone in this journey of life.
Growing up heavily in church, I was always taught the principles of organized religion – and once I got older, I realized my connection and relationship with the universe would expand out of that mindset which lead to difficulties for me in reconciling who I really wanted to be and contribute to this world. The hardest part of starting my business was wondering who would support me, who would think I was a devil worshipper, or if people would call me a fraud. Imposter syndrome tried to get me bad. However, the more that I stepped into who I truly am, the more authentic and rewarding my experience has been. Through this work, I’ve gained friends, family, and a true community of people who actually see me for me – and trust the gift inside of me. I know we love to pretend we don’t need validation, but it really means the world to finally be appreciated for something you lived so unsure about for so long.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I actually moved to LA right before the pandemic so I’ve not been able to explore much.
Outside of my business, I also oversee Events and Membership at Soho House – so I would definitely take my friends to Soho Works during the day to finish up any existing work, then Soho House to hang and party in the evening!
Definitely lots of hikes, beach time, and picnics. I love being outdoors in California.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly, I have to credit my parents. We are the true picture of a “village raising a child”. Since the age of 2, I’ve had my mom, dad, and step mom who have all been extremely supportive in my personal and career journeys. My mom taught me how to be speak my mind and command the attention of a room. My step mom and I share the same astrological sign, so we have always been interested in similar things. She actually gifted me all of the supplies I needed to start offering tarot readings professionally. Then there’s my dad, who has taught me every spiritual principle that I live by today such as the law of attraction and the power of affirmations. He is absolutely brilliant, and our first book co-written together will be released within the year! I thank them often for pouring into me in the ways they did.
Myron Rogan @myronrogan