Tarot Course - Kent

Tarot Course in Maidstone, Kent

Beginning April 12th - 7:30pm

This Six Week Intensive Tarot Course is based around interpretation and understanding of:
The different parts of the Tarot and how they work together
How the Majors and Suits differ and what their roles are in the Tarot
The Meanings and Symbols of each card
The Meanings of the various Card Positions with relation to both the Seeker and the situation at hand.

This will be our 7th offering of this popular tarot course in Maidstone and places are strictly limited to a total of 15 participants.
I prefer to keep the class numbers low so that I can offer more one-on-one time with each participant.

This is a fast-paced and interesting tarot course, but there is a lot of material to cover, so it does move quickly in order to fit everything in.

Come along with us and learn to divine and discover the answers to your questions with this amazing mystical oracle. We hope to see you there!

Please contact me or ring on 01622 202635 for more details or to register your interest.

Fee: £120, £20 discount to all who have attended our Saturday Tarot Workshop.
Date and time: Beginning Thursday, April 12th, 2012, 7:30pm-9:30pm, running through 6 weeks.
What to bring:
Rider-Waite type Tarot Deck (I can also provide Tarot Decks for purchase, for just £15)
Notebook and pen, and optionally a digital camera to better record your readings.

Please note: Our courses book up VERY quickly! The last one was bookeds to capacity within *10 days* of my posting the dates and the Advanced course was booked out *3 days* after the basic course ended. So please book early, to avoid disappointment!

Anne Atkins

Anne AtkinsI am a Wiccan High Priestess who has been working withthe Tarot for over 22 years. I was born in 1971, and raised in California and later moved to Germany where I lived, worked and ran a wonderful coven until I came to Englind in the Summer of 2005.

As a Reiki Master Teacher and natural Clairvoyant (Clairsentient/Clairaudient) I strive to be the best person I can whilst helping those who wish it follow the old path through our Coven training circle.

I moved to England in August 2005 to live with my then partner (and now husband), Jim. we pretty much immediately fell pregnant with twins and we knew it was meant to be! We had lovely, perfect twin little boys in June 2006. Fourteen months later we had a beautiful little girl who is now 3 years old. Anne Atkins

We live in Maidstone where I split my time between offering readings for our clients and enjoying time with our children and tending our home and allotment, whilst my husband goes to college full time.

We spend the evenings studying, creating Altar Tools or Incense, working the Craft, providing healing to those in need and divination services to those seeking answers as they walk their path.

 

Anne & Jim - Beltaine 2008Prior to this time I have spent my life endeavouring to learn more about the Occult, the Tarot, my Clairvoyant skills and most importantly the Craft of the Wise.

Previously, I taught this course in Germany and this course was a feature at many pagan gatherings in Germany and North America over the last 8 years. I devised this course as a comprehensive way to teach my coven members the tarot back in 1998.

I hope to go on with my studies and spend my life enjoying these esoteric pursuits as I feel that this study is a sure path to my eternal illumination.

May you also discover yours.

With Love & Light,
Anne Atkins
- Contact Anne via email

Origins of the Tarot

Visconti-Sforza DeckThe origin of the tarot is a mystery. We do know for sure that the cards were used in Italy in the fifteenth century as a popular card game. Wealthy patrons commissioned beautiful decks, some of which have survived. The Visconti-Sforza, created in 1450 or shortly thereafter, is one of the earliest and most complete and from whence today's interpretation of the symbols are derived.

Later in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the cards were discovered by a number of influential scholars of the occult. These gentleman were fascinated by the tarot and recognized that the images on the cards were more powerful than a simple game would suggest. These people attempted to connecting the cards to Egyptian mysteries, Hermetic philosophy, the Kabbalah, alchemy, and many other mystical and/or esoteric systems. These pursuits continued into the early part of the twentieth century when the tarot was incorporated into the practices of several secret societies, including the Order of the Golden Dawn.

Although the roots of the tarot are in the occult tradition, interest in the cards has expanded in the last few decades to include many different perspectives. New decks have been created that reflect these interests. There are Native American, herbal, dragon and Japanese decks, among others.

The tarot is most commonly viewed as a tool for divination. A traditional tarot reading involves a seeker - someone who is looking for answers to personal questions - and a reader - someone who knows how to interpret the cards. After the seeker has shuffled and cut the deck, the reader lays out the chosen cards in a pattern called a spread. Each position in the spread has a meaning, and each card has a meaning as well. The reader combines these two meanings to shed light on the seeker's question.

How does the Tarot Work?

Unconscious Mind MetaphorThe answer lies with the unconscious - that deep level of memory and awareness that resides within each of us, but outside our everyday experience. Even though we ignore the action of the unconscious most of the time, it profoundly affects everything we do. In his writings, Sigmund Freud stressed the irrational, primitive aspect of the unconscious. He thought that it was the home of our most unacceptable desires and urges. His contemporary Carl Jung emphasized the positive, creative aspect of the unconscious. He tried to show that it has a collective component that touches universal qualities.

We may never know the full range and power of the unconscious, but there are ways to explore its landscape. Many techniques have been developed for this purpose - psychotherapy, dream interpretation, visualization and meditation. The tarot is another way to connect us with our unconscious mind so we may find the answers we seek.

This course on the Tarot will teach you how to interpret the symbols and understand the meaning of the cards however they may fall.

Details and Booking Info:

Download Syllabus: Adobe PDF :: Word Document
Begins: April 12th, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fee: £120.00 for the complete course
Location: To be added upon booking
Book a place:
Please contact me via email or on 01622 202635 or 07852 939247

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations one month or more in advance, will receive a full refund. Cancellations 1 week in advance will receive a 50% refund. However, we regret that we cannot provide refunds for last minute cancellations less than a week beforehand or for any reason once the course has begun. In rare circumstances, a credit will be offered, so that you may attend at a later date for no additional charge. However, this is solely up to my discretion and will be decided on a case by case basis.