Update 25 October 2013
The full course Workbook has been changed. There is also a companion Handbook that teaches the entire course, which is much easier and comprehensible for the eCourse student. Contact me at derek AT completehealthcircle DOT com for updated information.
First Post: August 21st 2013
It has taken me a few weeks, but I have finally done and finished the syllabus and lesson plan for an Introduction to Tarot Class for beginners or intermediates who wish are interested in the Tarot.
If you could, please feel free to leave me any feed back. If you are interested in taking the distanced learning programme, the class would cost only $10.00. Email me for details. Payments can be sent to my Paypal account.
In this course, you will explore the deep realms of tapping into your intuition. You will be provided information regarding how to tap into this intuitive power via the divination tool of the tarot. You will be given instruction on tarot’s fundamentals and how to begin walking the path of the tarot. You will learn how to find the appropriate tarot deck for yourself as well as workout a process of understanding each individual card and its relation to you. You will discover that the tarot is a book without a binding. It is a story of a seeker who wishes to seek the wise knowledge that surrounds him/her. As you learn each card as a different life experience of the seeker, you will be able to empathize with the world around and within you. You will come to understand how tarot is such a valid instrumental tool to personal growth.
Course Syllabus: Introduction to Tarot
Course Title: Introduction to Tarot
Course Duration: 3-4 Hours in person. 4+ Hours at your own leisure.
Many have used the Tarot as a tool for therapy for centuries. From the ordinary practitioner to psychologists, people have been fascinated by the Tarot’s uncanny ability to tap into the human subconscious to illicit healing. With this course I hope that you will be able to learn to use the tarot to tap into your own inner warrior, healer, teacher, and visionary. With this course my wish is that you will be able to learn to heal and grow as a tarot practitioner, which in turn will allow you to help others heal and grow. Tarot however compliments and does not replace standard medical care. Healing is your choice, but Tarot does not diagnose, treat or prescribe. If you feel you require primary medical intervention, please contact your health care professional before proceeding with any activity in this class.
Each student should bring a tarot deck of their own choosing. Be sure to listen to your intuition and go with your gut. The imagery should be appealing to your eye and heart. Also, bring a journal/notebook and a pen.
I would also suggest printing out the Introduction to Tarot Course Workbook, and the Required Worksheets.
- Student will be able to describe the history of tarot.
- Student will be able to explain how tarot works.
- Student will be able to explain how to purchase tarot decks.
- Student will be able to explain how to store and clean tarot decks.
- Student will be able to explain the psychology of tarot.
- Student will be able to provide an overview of Jungian Archetypes.
- Student will be able to define Majour and Minour Arcana.
- Student will be able to explain the various suits of the Minour Arcana.
- Student will be able to list the elements and symbols associated with the tarot.
- Student will be able to describe the properties of various cards.
- Student will be able to explain the keys to successful readings.
- Student will be able to best present themselves during tarot consultations.
- Student will be able to set limits and boundaries with tarot consultations.
- Student will be able to pay attention to what has heart and meaning during tarot consultations.
- Student will be able to learn how to tell the truth without blame or judgment during tarot consultations.
- Student will be able to learn how to remain open to outcome during tarot consultations.
- Student will be able to explain how tarot sessions can be experiences of power.
- Student will be able to explain how tarot sessions can be experiences of love.
- Student will be able to explain how tarot sessions can be experiences of creativity.
- Student will be able to explain how tarot sessions can be experiences of wisdom.
- Student will be able to describe how to invite clients to tarot consultations.
- Student will be able to describe tarot applications for the past.
- Student will be able to describe tarot applications for the present
- Student will be able to describe tarot applications for the future.
- Student will be able to describe various methods of tarot reading.
- Student will be able to describe the healing benefits of tarot.
- Student will be able to apply the healing power of tarot in daily practice.
- Student will be able to apply the intuitive power of tarot in daily practice.
Module 1- THE TarotL HISTORY INFORMATION SHEET
Lesson 1.1 – The Time and Place of the Origins of Tarot
Lesson 1.2 – The Origin of the Word “Tarot”
Lesson 1.3 – The Cultural Source of the Tarot Symbols
Lesson 1.4 – The Gypsies and Tarot
Lesson 1.5 – Relationship Between Tarot and Ordinary Playing Cards
Lesson 1.6 – Tarot Censored by the Church
Lesson 1.7 – Original Use of Tarot Cards
Lesson 1.8 – Tarot and Divination
Lesson 1.9 – Occult Philosophy and the Original Design of the Tarot
Lesson 2.1 – Tarot and the Western Esoteric Tradition
Lesson 2.2 – Astrological, Elemental, and Kabbalistic Correspondences
Lesson 2.3 – The Waite-Smith Tarot
Lesson 2.4 – Some Things to Be Careful of When Writing About Tarot History
Module 2 – The Power of Tarot in Your Life
Lesson 1.1 – The Fool’s Journey
Lesson 1.2 – Before You Purchase Your First Deck or Book
Lesson 1.3 – Process of Purchasing A Deck
Module 3 – Learning and Working with Tarot Techniques
Lesson 1.1 – Reading the Cards Intuitively
Lesson 1.2 – Picking A Card a Day
Lesson 1.3 – Manifest Your Card
Lesson 1.4 – Writing Your Own Impressions
Lesson 1.5 – Making Your Own Cheat Sheet
Lesson 1.6 – Having Fun and Trusting Your Instincts
Lesson 1.7 – Objectivity
Lesson 1.8 – Study
Lesson 1.9 – Guarding Your Deck
Lesson 2.1 – Cleanse and Purify
Module 4 – The Twelve Common Archetypes
Lesson 1.1 – Archetype Etymology
Lesson 1.2 – The Innocent Archetype
Lesson 1.3 – The Orphan Archetype
Lesson 1.4 – The Hero Archetype
Lesson 1.5 – The Caregiver Archetype
Lesson 1.6 – The Explorer Archetype
Lesson 1.7 – The Rebel Archetype
Lesson 1.8 – The Lover Archetype
Lesson 1.9 – The Creator Archetype
Lesson 2.1 – The Jester Archetype
Lesson 2.2 – The Sage Archetype
Lesson 2.3 – The Magician Archetype
Lesson 2.4 – The Ruler Archetype
Lesson 2.5 – The Four Cardinal Orientations
Module 5 – Tarot Archetypes of the Major Arcana
Lesson 1.1 – The Fool
Lesson 1.2 – The Magician
Lesson 1.3 – The High Priestess
Lesson 1.4 – The Empress
Lesson 1.5 – The Emperor
Lesson 1.6 – The Hierophant
Lesson 1.7 – The Lovers
Lesson 1.8 – The Chariot
Lesson 1.9 – Strength
Lesson 2.1 – The Hermit
Lesson 2.2 – The Wheel of Fortune
Lesson 2.3 – Justice
Lesson 2.4 – The Hanged Man
Lesson 2.5 – Death
Lesson 2.6 – Temperance
Lesson 2.7 – The Devil
Lesson 2.8 – The Tower
Lesson 2.9 – The Star
Lesson 3.1 – The Moon
Lesson 3.2 – The Sun
Lesson 3.3 – Judgment
Lesson 3.4 – The World
Module 6 – Elemental Suits, Number System, and People (Court) Cards of the Minor
Lesson 1.1 – Suits & Elemental Forces : Swords, Wands, Cups, Pentacles
Lesson 1.2 – Teresa Michelsen’s Three Sets of Three Mini-dramas
Lesson 1.3 – New Beginning Cards Ace, 4, 7
Lesson 1.4 – Challenge Test Cards 2, 5, 8
Lesson 1.5 – Resolution Cards 3, 6, 9
Lesson 1.6 – Innocence Triads Ace, 2, 3
Lesson 1.7 – Outside World Triads 4, 5, 6
Lesson 1.8 – Mature Inner Work Triads 7, 8, 9
Lesson 1.9 – Transition Cards
Lesson 2.1 – Page/ Child Court Cards
Lesson 2.2 – Knight/ Explorer Court Cards
Lesson 2.3 – Queen/ Guardian Court Cards
Lesson 2.4 – King/ Elder Court Cards
Lesson 2.5 – Gender Roles
Module 7 – A Four-Fold Path to Tarot Excellence
Lesson 1.1 – Noticing Where You Are In Sacred Space
Lesson 1.2 – Invitations and Calling in the Seven Directions
Lesson 1.3 – Asking “How am I?”
Lesson 1.4 – What is the Four-Fold Way by Angeles Arrien?
Lesson 1.5 – Walking the Mystical Path with Practical Feet
Lesson 1.6 – Warrior Leader Archetype
Lesson 1.7 – Healer Caretaker Archetype
Lesson 1.8 – Visionary Creative Problem-solver Archetype
Lesson 1.9 – Teacher Counselor Archetype
Lesson 2.1 – Merging Tarot with the Four-Fold Way
Lesson 2.2 – Aim for harmony and wholeness
Lesson 2.3 – Translating Questions
Lesson 2.4 – Building up Living Stones of the Tarot
Lesson 2.5 – The Way of Tarot as Self Knowledge
Lesson 2.6 – Instruments of Archetypes
Lesson 2.7 – Embodying the Warrior
Lesson 2.8 – Embodying the Healer
Lesson 2.9 – Embodying the Visionary
Lesson 3.1 – Embodying the Teacher
Module 8 – Tarot Spreads
Lesson 1.1 – Layouts 1, 2 & 3 A Four-Fold Path to Tarot Excellence
Lesson 1.2 – Easy Three Card Tarot Spreads
Lesson 1.3 –Tarot Card of the Year Calculator
Lesson 1.4 – “Predict Your Future by Creating It” Spread