THE SKELETON KEY TO THE TAROT
A 4-Week Workshop examining
the underlying structure of the Tarot.
With BOBBY ABATE
Wednesdays 7:30-10 pm
March 11 – April 2, 2015
I’m offering a 4-week workshop that looks at the skeleton behind most modern tarot decks, many of which are derived from same system as the world’s most famous pack, The Rider Waite.
For nearly 15 years I had a tarot deck gathering dust on my shelf. I was totally frustrated by the so-called Little White Book that came with the cards. Struggling to remember 78 cryptic catch phrases like, “couple, inauguration” or “maturity, research,” felt more like cramming for the SAT’s than developing a new spiritual skill. Instead, I started looking at the structure behind by the cards:
What do all the 2’s have in common? What is the narrative behind the Major Arcana? What meanings do all the Kings share?
Understanding the underpinning of the tarot helps wipe away a lot of the guess work that comes with interpreting the cards and leaves lots of comfy wiggle room for your intuition and psychic powers.
Each of the workshop’s four sessions will be a laid back, fun and conversational look at the framework behind part of the tarot pack. We’ll also do practice readings as we drink wine (or tea!) I’ll be offering just enough information to get you to the next level of your tarot practice and feel even more confident doing readings.
We’ll be using the ubiquitous Rider Waite tarot deck as the main deck for the workshop and looking at other decks as we go. You’re also encouraged to bring your other decks for discussion and show & tell!
The Rider Tarot Deck
by Arthur Edward Waite et al.
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot
by Rachel Pollack
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