I am thinking of running a one-day workshop on an introduction to the Tarot, and before I do would like to get an idea of how many people would be interested.
Generally, I get the impression that a lot of people are either: scared of the power of the cards; do not understand them; have been indoctrinated with negative beliefs about them; have tried to read them and failed; would like to be able to read them, but think one needs special powers to do so; have tried to learn from books but end up frustrated; are unaware that Tarot can be taught; think a reading will negate their free will; think the images are scary and negative etc. etc.
The workshop I have in mind would aim to dispel all of these fears and misunderstandings, covering topics such as: a brief history of the Tarot; what it actually is; introducing the cards; exploring the Fool’s journey, and meeting the archetypes and characters who appear along the way. (This adventure is the typical ancient Hero’s journey, as depicted in multiple films, myths and legends, e.g. The Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, The Odyssey, Perseus, Taliesin, Cu Chullainn, Star Wars, Harry Potter. All cultures have their tales of the naive, self-indulgent youth who sets out on a quest, facing characters and challenges along the way which test him/her, facilitating the chance for growth and eventual evolution into Hero.)
We will learn how to string the cards together to form a story, which is the way a Tarot reading comes to life. In my experience untutored novice readers can tend to look at the cards individually, restricting their own intuition and imagination. This will be the fun part of the workshop, where we get to read for each other. There are so many aspects of Tarot cards to be explored. I am constantly amazed at their flexibility and wisdom.
If you, or anyone you know are interested, it would be great for me to have an idea of what you would like from a workshop. I will aim to keep the cost low, depending on the number of interested participants. All queries will be confidential, and answered individually.
Looking forward to hearing from you.