Meet the Gods and Goddesses of the Tarot!
When: Sundays, February 10-March 24, 2019, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Isis Books & Gifts, 2775 S. Broadway, Englewood, Colorado 80113
How Much: 6-week class, $150. $50 deposit due February 1 to reserve your spot. Balance due February 10. Please pay the deposit on my website (http://joyvernon.com/tarot_classes.htm#Mythology-Tarot) or contact me to make other arrangements. Also be informed about my class cancellation and refund policy (http://joyvernon.com/images/JVTR%20Refund%20Policy.pdf).
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.
• We will pull from world mythologies including Greek, Celtic, Norse, Egyptian, Hindu, and Sumerian.
Each class includes:
Working with three to four Major Arcana each week, we’ll explore the stories generally associated with each card, as well as touching on alternate stories from world mythology and deck-specific mythology.
Each class will address the card symbolism by tracing the image through history, applying esoteric influences such as qabalah and astrology, fitting the card into the mono-myth of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, and associating relevant world myths.
Then 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:
"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: Pre-registration is required. Registration and payment can be made on my website (http://joyvernon.com/tarot_classes.htm#Mythology-Tarot).
About the Instructor
With over twenty years’ experience teaching energetic and esoteric modalities, Joy brings expertise and practiced familiarity to her specialty of esoteric tarot, which layers astrological and qabalistic symbolism onto the traditional tarot structure. Joy works as a tarot reader, astrologer, and teacher at Isis Books. To learn more, please visit JoyVernon.com (http://joyvernon.com/).