About The Tarot Course
Learn meanings - or so they tell you
If you've tried the suggestion of most people that you learn meanings for all the cards, then you probably know it isn't the way to go. At least, not if you want to be able to do readings and answer questions.
Yes, you might be able to say what a card means, but you can't put it all together to tell a meaningful story. It's just bits and pieces. This is not what we want.
We know we can change the question to make it easier for us to answer, but the questioner may not be impressed since that isn't why he or she came for the reading, even if our question is better.
The daily card method?
Picking a card each day and writing about it isn't much better either. Well, ok. Maybe it is, but it doesn't make you more able to answer questions.
You may come up with ideas that are interesting and meaningful to you, but that doesn't mean they'll make the same kind of sense to a questioner.
This is frustrating and annoying because we know we can do it but aren't sure how. Until now, that is.
Read on and all will be revealed.
The beginner's mind
The main problem is that even if you've been reading cards for a while, you need to get past the beginner's mind (google the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition and you'll get the details of the different stages we all go through).
When you're in this state, you're held back because you want a book with all the answers. Even if such a printed book existed, it would be enormous - and too heavy to open. Fortunately, the Tarot deck itself contains all. When you learn how to read it, there is nothing it can't tell you. This is what I show you in the Course.
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Other people's opinions
Below is a screenshot of the top portion of my YouTube Channel.
It's not that easy to decipher, but on May 9th, 2012, the number on the right shows that I had 1215 subscribers, and the videos I uploaded had been viewed more than 202,000 times.
I think this means that my approach to the Tarot has enough in it to keep people coming back for more.
Viewers have left many kind words about the videos and their content, as you can see in the Comments that people have left on YouTube.
I went to a get-together for staff and students after our final exam at university in 1973. People were talking about what they were going to be doing. Some had taken civil service exams; some were joining management schemes at large companies; it was banking for some and teaching for others.
My plan was to read all the great books of literature and philosophy and to put them all together into a single scheme. I had been doing my bit for a while, until one rainy night in Bath, England, in 1975, I was introduced to the Tarot and discovered it was way ahead of me, so I could only do what was right and tag along.
Now it's today, many years later. My classmates from those university days are probably retired now or approaching their own twilight time. I'm still just getting started.