Welcome to Learning the Tarot - my course on how to read the tarot cards. The tarot is a deck of 78 picture cards that has been used for centuries to reveal hidden truths. In the past few years, interest in the tarot has grown tremendously. More and more people are seeking ways to blend inner and outer realities so they can live their lives more creatively. They have discovered in the tarot a powerful tool for personal growth and insight.
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Learning the Tarot is a self-paced series of 19 lessons that begin with the basics and then move gradually into more detailed aspects of the tarot. These lessons are geared toward beginners, but experienced tarot users will find some useful ideas and techniques as well. For each lesson there are some exercises that reinforce the ideas presented. The Cards section contains information about each of the tarot cards. You can refer to this section as you go through the lessons and later as you continue your practice. The Spreads section contains information about the patterns for laying out the cards. These are the main features of the course, but there are many other pages to explore here as well.
My experience with the cards is in doing readings for myself, friends, relatives and acquaintances...probably the kind of tarot you are interested in. The tarot cards are not difficult to learn, but there is always more to them that can be learned. They are deceptively simple, but surprisingly rich.
Internet: You can use this course while connected to the Internet at www.learntarot.com.
At Home: You can use this downloaded version of the course for personal use at home on your own computer (while not connected to the Internet). You can also order Learning the Tarot from me in paperback, CD or floppy disk versions or purchase the book from a local or on-line bookstore.
The course is free, but please read the copyright message first. When you're ready, go to the contents page and begin exploring!
Some people worry that working with the tarot will involve them in occult practices or create conflicts with their religious beliefs. My approach to the cards is simple and natural. I try to show that the cards are not dark and mysterious, but wonderful tools for self-discovery. In fact, I feel that using the tarot can expand your spiritual awareness in many positive ways.
Others may believe that the tarot is unscientific - a plaything at best, but certainly not to be taken seriously by those who know better. I ask only that you indulge your curiosity and be willing to explore the cards with an open mind. After all, that is the true spirit of scientific endeavor!
I hope that you find Learning the Tarot interesting at least, and perhaps the tool you have been looking for to develop your unrealized potential. Have fun and good luck!
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