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What is the esoteric tarot? The esoteric tarot developed over the 18th and 19th centuries as a way to integrate a variety of symbolic systems including qabalah and astrology with the spiritual development described in the Fool’s Journey. The esoteric tarot allows us to go deeper into the spiritual symbolism of the cards, but also provides techniques for getting practical everyday information in ways that produce very detailed and specific results.
Practical Qabalah and Intuitive Astrology or familiarity with the basics of qabalah and astrology are suggested prerequisites.
When: Sundays, Sep 13-Oct 18, 2015. 3-5 pm
Where: Isis Books and Gifts, 2775 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
How Much: $150. $50 Deposit is due by Aug 30. Balance is due the first day of class.
How Long: 6-week class
In this 6-week class you will learn:
• basic qabalistic symbolism and how it relates to the tarot (includes the four qabalistic worlds and the ten sephiroth of the Tree of Life)
• basic astrological symbolism and how it relates to the tarot (this includes the elements, the planets, and the signs)
• how to determine difficulty vs. ease in spreads using the relationships of the four elements
• the esoteric titles of the cards
• how to determine detailed timing using the cards
• how to read the Minor Arcana in decks without illustrations
• how to perform the five operations of the Opening of the Key (what I call the mid-life crisis spread—it seems like you could unfold the rest of your life if you do the whole thing!)
• how to seamlessly integrate esoteric information into your readings without confusing your querent
For this class bring one of your esoteric decks: the Crowley Thoth deck, the Ciceros’ Golden Dawn deck, Wang’s Golden Dawn deck, the Dowson Hermetic Tarot or a Marseilles style deck. Other decks ok with instructor approval.
What Joy's students are saying about this class:
“Excellent! I found the Minor Arcana information very helpful to better understand the basis for traditional meanings/interpretations.”
“What I liked best was community, focus, challenge. New way of looking at tarot, qabalah, astrology. Provided new sources for meditation…therefore spiritual growth.”
“I loved this. The tests, accountability, depth and symbolism were what I liked best about this course. I feel like my readings will have so much more depth.”
About Your Instructor
Joy Vernon has been teaching energetic and esoteric modalities for over twenty years. She is one of the Psychics of Isis and teaches Tarot, Astrology, Qabalah and Traditional Japanese Reiki. Joy combines her decades of study and practice of esoteric systems with real-life experience using these techniques with clients on a daily basis.