Christine Payne-Towler is a staunch supporter of the Continental Tarots, their inherent esotericism, and the lineages of Tarot that have stemmed from this tradition. If you want to know how to interpret the patterns on the Pip cards in Marseilles-style decks or want to trace the history of Goddess imagery in the tarot, Christine's video classes are for you.
The Cathedral in Tarot
Christine Payne-Towler: The Cathedral in TarotEver wondered how to interpret the elaborate geometric patterns on the pip cards of Marseilles style decks? Well, this video class is just what you need! In it, Christine Payne-Towler discusses some of the Mysteries that underpin the patterns, thus revealing a system for interpreting the pip cards. With reference to the the oldest Tarots, Christine investigates the inherited Western Tradition regarding the numbers….Continue reading ➜
The Coming of the Goddess to Tarot
Christine Payne-Towler: The Coming of the Goddess to TarotWhen the Mamluk pack came to Europe near the end of the 1300s, it had four suits with cards 1-10 and three Royals per suit. There were no human images on any cards, only numbers and titles, and all of the Royals were masculine. Europe’s reaction to this new arrival was to add four Queens and an entire suite of Trumps, among which were a goodly proportion of female icons…
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