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The Tarot History Lectures: Dispelling Mythconceptions, June 2nd and 9th, 2007 in Toronto

A thorough understanding of Tarot's history is essential to any serious Tarot student or practitioner. Through these lectures we will explore Tarot's early history, subsequent rise in Western esotericism, and how its symbolism has evolved over the centuries up to the early twentieth century.

Part I: The Roots of Tarot

Over the course of its history, Tarot has acquired a number of fantastic founding myths. Delving deep into Tarot's origins, we will look at the rise of playing cards in Europe, as well as exploring the history and symbolism of several early Tarots, including:
  • The Visconti Tarot
  • The Minchiate Tarot
  • The Sola-Busca Tarot
  • The Tarot of Marseille

Focus will be on the documented history and symbolism of playing cards, and the rise of Tarot in Europe up to the seventeenth century.

Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 2 p.m.
Price: $20

Part II: The Rise of Tarot Esotericism


Tarot was 'rediscovered' as a divination device by seventeenth century occultists, and from then on it has enjoyed a unique place in the Western Magical Tradition. We will explore the contributions of several prominent occultists in the repurposing of Tarot, among them:
  • Antoine Court de Gébelin
  • Éliphas Lévi
  • Samuel Liddell McGregor Mathers
  • Arthur Edward Waite

Focus will be on the documented history and symbolism of playing cards, and the rise of Tarot in Europe up to the seventeenth century.

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2007 2 p.m.
Price: $20

Pre-book by May 26th, 2007 and attend both lectures for only $30!


For more information please contact:

Phone: 416 428 4893
Website: PsycheTarot.com
E-mail: psyche@spiralnature.com

Or download the flyer!
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