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Intermediate Tarot This will be a short (8-10 weeks) course combining some Introductory information, but focusing primarily on early Intermediate work, working with the cards in short readings, exercises and meditations to open the flow between knowledge and intuition. Emphasis is on combining intellectual familiarity with the symbolism, and personal insight and interpretation. Not for total beginners.

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Old 09-18-11   #1
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Okay, Fera is going to go ahead with a tarot course at some point () and I have volunteered to be her admin/secretary to lighten her load a little

It's going to involve using the RWS deck (I'm assuming/hoping universal).

I'll keep adding to this initial post to say what the course will consist of but can people sign up here if they are interested, please? Also it would be helpful if you could say a bit about what you would like to see on the course and what kind of level you would like it at.
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I'm going to move this to Courses and Lectures, and will start work probably tomorrow. Today, astonishingly, I plan to rest.

I will compile some web resources and recommended readings though and get them up later today. I look forward to hearing what prospective students have to say, what the needs are. I will gear the content to the level I see a need for.
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sounds good! Let me know if you need me to do anything, otherwise I'll make a post myself later on.

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For my part, even though I'm a beginner, I'd like to see a class at a higher intermediate level.

My main interest would be practice and interpretation of simple spreads (including talking about symbols in the cards), commonalities (different numbers, court cards, suits etc). I would also like to examine in greater detail the three journeys the fool makes in the major Arcana.

I'm not so interested at the moment with correspondences to astrology and Kabbalah (sp?) (unless they help to clarify/explain the above) and not that interested with the history of tarot although I would be interested to know where Waite and Smith were coming from and their particular slant on tarot based on their beliefs.
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I think it might be better to start at the most basic level possible. It never hurts to review known information, and you'd be sure not to lose anyone. You could advance as quickly as everyone is comfortable.

I'm really interested, but I'm about to start a new job. Affording materials and promising I'd have the time to truly devote myself is up in the air.
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I'm interested

I've had tarot cards for years but only use them occasionally, and I rely pretty heavily on the book I have explaining what each card means. So I'm probably at a beginner level, but I'm happy to do my best to catch up if the class is at a higher level. I'd like to learn how to read the cards more intuitively, and about different spreads and how to know which one to use for a particular question/reading.

I'm studying and working at the moment and there will probably be a few days/a week here and there when I don't have too much time to spare. So if there are assignments and deadlines I may sometimes struggle to meet them, but I will try
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Yay Tarot course. I was just taking a break from searching for free tarot courses online when I came in an saw this one on ESF lol.

I'm interested to learn how to effectively combine traditional card meanings with intuitive responses. I would also love to learn the all symbolism behind the cards as well.

Will I need to purchase a RW deck? or will there be other decks we can use as well that are similar to the RW?
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I tried to get into Tarot years ago, and we have the RW deck (somewhere) but the two of us dabbling occasionally, even if we're relatively quick studies, doesn't get me beyond the absolute beginner level in comparison with what I know there is to learn. I can't guarantee to devote hours and hours to it, but I'd be interested in something that started from beginner, that's taught by someone I know I can trust.

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I think it might be better to start at the most basic level possible. It never hurts to review known information, and you'd be sure not to lose anyone. You could advance as quickly as everyone is comfortable.

I'm really interested, but I'm about to start a new job. Affording materials and promising I'd have the time to truly devote myself is up in the air.
HRH I've read several of your posts regarding your own Tarot background and I really think an Advanced course is something more up your alley. I will do one of those as well in future, if now isn't a good time for you, maybe the next one?
NOTE: people can always audit the course, no need to do the assignments etc, that's optional. You will of course get the most out of the work if you DO keep up and hand things in, but you can benefit a lot from just auditing, I am sure. Keep the notes in a binder and do the work later on. if the course is successful I will run it again and you can re-take it. this is a fun and laid back adventure, not a college course for credit or anything.
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HRH I've read several of your posts regarding your own Tarot background and I really think an Advanced course is something more up your alley. I will do one of those as well in future, if now isn't a good time for you, maybe the next one?
NOTE: people can always audit the course, no need to do the assignments etc, that's optional. You will of course get the most out of the work if you DO keep up and hand things in, but you can benefit a lot from just auditing, I am sure. Keep the notes in a binder and do the work later on. if the course is successful I will run it again and you can re-take it. this is a fun and laid back adventure, not a college course for credit or anything.
Thank you. I would love to audit the course, and if you do an advanced course when this is over, I will be there! My point of view is that, yes, I read Tarot, and I believe myself to be fairly strong in that particular Gift, but one can always learn. Even from just going over things you already know, if you approach it with an open mind, you can sometimes pick up something new, just by seeing someone else's viewpoint.


I've begun teaching my daughter to read, and I also thought I might pick up some tips, so it would have multiple benefits for me. (Well, I say I'm teaching her. She really has such good insights that sometimes I wonder who the teacher is...)
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