Meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tarot!
When: Meets once a month on the 3rd Tues, May 19-Oct 20. 6:30-8:30 pm.
Where: Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood, Colorado 80113
How Much: $30/class. $150 for all six classes if paid in full in advance.
Story and myth weave threads of the eternal into our daily life. They layer texture and color onto our communication. The magic of tarot touches a deeper part of us when we discover the legends of history in the immediacy and relevancy of the now.
Tarot cards were not designed to represent specific mythological figures, although throughout the ages many interpreters have layered stories of myth over the images.
• The Marseilles Lovers, showing a man and two women, represents the Greek god Hercules in the moment of decision between Pleasure and Virtue, choosing between an easy path that leads to vice or a difficult path that leads to the glories of his destiny.
• The Justice card is sometimes represented as the Egyptian goddess Ma’at, who weighs a person’s heart after death against her feather of truth. If the person’s heart is true, they proceed into the afterlife. If not, they’re thrown to a ferocious beast.
• The Hanged Man is the Norse god Odin, who hung upside down on the World Tree for nine days and nine nights, sacrificing himself unto himself, until he reached into the abyss and pulled out the runes, bringing written language to his people.
Working primarily with the Major Arcana, but also noting myths and legends that can be found in the Minors, we’ll explore the stories generally associated with each card, as well as touching on alternates and deck-specific mythology. Using guided meditations, classical hymns of invocation, and specially designed tarot spreads, we’ll meet the gods and goddesses of the tarot, and find today’s truth in their ancient tales.
What Joy's students are saying about this material when it was first presented as part of a meetup:
"So many "bits and pieces" came together! I am in awe! Every piece of knowledge adds to the tapestry of tarot."
"Interesting perspective. Joy never ceases to amaze!"
Registration: Save by prepaying all six classes in full and guarantee your spot in each class! Pre-registration is highly suggested but not required. All payment options are listed on my website (http://joyvernon.com/tarot_classes.htm#Mythology-Tarot).
About the Instructor
Instructor Joy Vernon has been studying and teaching energetic and esoteric modalities for more than twenty years. She is the organizer of the Denver Tarot Geeks and Denver Tarot Meetup, and served on the faculty of Avalon Center for Druidic Studies. She is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader and a member of the American Tarot Association. She is one of the Psychics of Isis and has been featured at Northern Lights, SpiritWays, the Mercury Café and psychic fairs throughout the Denver Metro and Northern Colorado. Learn more at JoyVernon.com (http://joyvernon.com/) or contact her directly ([masked]).