Tarot history is one of the most exciting arenas through which to learn to read the cards. NeoPlatonism and Renaissance Humanism provided us with a set of visual designs describing humanity’s role in the cosmos that gives deep meaning and purpose to our lives. From these rich beginnings, Tarot has continued to draw on the most profound understandings of each historical period.
After an overview of the history of Tarot, which takes us through the streets of Milan, Ferrara and Bologna, Mary Greer focuses on the Lovers card as an intriguing example of how our ideas about it have changed through the ages, Included with the recording are a copy of all the slides and a worksheet for a three card layout featuring the Lovers. The questions on the worksheet are derived from history-based interpretations for the Lovers and open up new ways of looking at this card when it appears in a reading.
About the presenter
Mary K. Greer is an independent scholar, writer, teacher, and professional Tarot consultant known for her innovative teaching techniques. With an M.A. in English Literature, she taught Tarot in colleges for 15 years. She is the author of 12 books on Tarot and on magic, and was first to write about using Tarot for oneself. She pioneered what she calls the RITE method: “Readings that are Interactive, Transformational and Empowering.”
Featured at most Tarot conferences in the U.S. and abroad, Mary travels the world teaching Tarot. In 2007, Mary received the International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Tarot Studies and is a research partner in Le Tarot Associazione Culturale (Italy). She also received the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for “excellence in communication in the metaphysical field,” and the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) award for best divination book.
Her books include Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation, 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card, Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses, and is a co-author of Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story. You can find her at http://marykgreer.com and on Facebook.
You can download a video recording of the class as a Windows Media file (.wmv). It can be viewed on PCs using Windows Media Player and on Macs using the free VLC multimedia player for Mac operating systems which can be downloaded here.
Total file size: 345 MB
Cost: $19 USD
Payment: online through PayPal using a credit or debit card.