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Tarot and Psychology Online Course

The tarot is a map of everything including whole potential of human psychology. The cards can connect us to the world of archetypes. A reading even gives us the ability to evoke the unconscious to speak. Tarot gives us access to the mysteries of our own minds. This 5 night online course will help bring some of these wonderful tools to your tarot practice. Join Andrew McGregor, james Wanless, Mary Greer, James Wells, and Art Rosengarten from the comfort of your own home.

If you’d like to get a better sense of these wonderful teachers you can listen to great talks with them on The Hermit’s Lamp’s podcast.

This class is manually fulfilled and you’ll get your login during business hours Tuesday to Friday 12-5pm.

Cost is $250 Canadian Dollars


Letting the cards guide your words
With Andrew McGregor

When working with people the way you deliver the message is crucial if you are going to get buy in from the client. When working with the cards we get two sources of of information to guide us in speaking our words in a way that will be best received. The first comes from listening to what the person says to us. The second comes from the cards themselves. In this workshop we’ll explore various ways to shape “conversation” with the client to help them get he most out of their reading.

Andrew McGregor has been studying psychology and counselling for the last twenty years. Learning from modern western approaches, afro-cuban religious religious approaches, and western mystery traditions. Andrew reads out of his store in Toronto, The Hermit’s Lamp, and organizes a wide range of classes including this one.



A Jungian Approach to Tarot
with Mary K. Greer

Of all the different psychological theories in the West, that of Carl Jung stands out as most applicable to Tarot. Jung wrote about Tarot on several occasions, seeing it as depicting archetypes of transformation like those he found in myths, dreams and alchemy. He described its divinatory abilities as similar to the I-Ching and astrology, and late in life established a group who attempted to integrate insights about a person derived from  several divination systems including Tarot. In this workshop I’ll present some of Jung’s own ideas about Tarot, explain how his model of the psyche integrates with A.E. Waite’s views of Tarot, and show how to use these concepts with the cards in your own readings. 

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 fifteen years. She is the author of eleven books on tarot and on magic, and was first to write about reading Tarot for oneself. 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 the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources award for best divination book. She has a Tarot blog athttp://marygreer.wordpress.com.

Archetypal and Mythic Tarot 

With James Wanless

We will do the “Hero’s Journey” Reading as an application of Mindful Tarot. In this hands on experience, you discover the deep mythic and archetypal dimensions of your life.  Through this mirror of your own life journey, you encounter the psychological demons that block us, but you learn how to transform them into personal power and opportunity in a “cognitive behavior therapeutic” manner. By the impactful use of visual symbols, story and surprise, you remember who you are, why you are, and thus “re-member” yourself and become whole again.
James Wanless is known as “Pathmaker of the Times,” this 71 year-young futurist, corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, mentor and entrepreneur has created a unique formula for successfully navigating through our changing, uncertain, complex and demanding world. He grows people and organizations based on four core life values – how to be whole, creative, sustainable and wealthy.  He is a vastly experienced “modern day alchemist” with a solid academic and professional background. He weaves diverse traditions and ways of life – ancient and modern, east and west, scientific and esoteric into practical solutions with a visionary eye.  James Wanless not only thinks outside the box, his universal, integrative and expansive approach to life makes the box obsolete.


Evolutionary Tarot: A Humanistic-Transpersonal Approach
With James Wells

You are on a path of individuation, a pilgrimage to the remembrance of wholeness.  Partnering the tarot’s concepts and symbols with effective ideas and templates such as the ones you will encounter in James’ session can guide you to awareness of what you need to know and learn during this process, ultimately allowing you to consecrate your wholeness to the well-being of the Greater Whole.  As a tarot practitioner, you will leave this class with a deeper awareness that the cards are enlivened by the perspectives and forms we take to them.  On a personal level, you will leave our time together with a sense of order, personal power, and purpose.
Dedicated to merging soul and strategy, James Wells is a Toronto-based consultant and teacher who has been curious about what makes people and the Universe tick since childhood.  Through tools and processes such as the tarot and circle methodology, James and his clients and students are inspired to remember their creativity, resourcefulness, and wholeness.  He is the author of Tarot for Manifestation and Tarot Circle Encounters.  Visit James online at jameswells.wordpress.com

The Presence and Greater Implications of Synchronicity As Mirrored by Tarot
With Dr. Art Rosengarten
Those of us in the tarot community are privy to a marvelous secret that rather remarkably we simply expect to recur, can almost set our clocks by, and take as a given. So what’s this big secret? The secret is that tarot readings always work! This is particularly amazing when you remember that card selection in a reading is a purely random event, and including reversals, there is the highly rare 1/156 chance that any card will produce a “hit.” Contemporary science cannot explain this at all, so it tends to ignore it. But something indeed extraordinary has in fact occurred, something powerful that can radically shape the direction of a person’s life, give birth to highly creative and original ideas, trigger memories not before visited, and open a window to another dimension of reality otherwise missed in the conventional world.Starting with Jung’s intuition of meaningful coincidence operating in his I Ching divinations, we will explore how the practice of tarot divination actually sets the conditions wherein synchronicity is likely to occur, and how tarot symbols produce a state of consciousness that invites another world to shine through.

Dr. Art Rosengarten is a clinical psychologist in San Diego as well as an author, teacher, and innovator of modern tarot. He wrote the first accredited doctoral dissertation on Tarot which he compared to Dream Interpretation and projective story-telling (TAT) and was a featured presenter at all three World Tarot Congresses presented by the International Tarot Symposium. Art’s book Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility has been in print for over 15 years, and his highly original deck Tarot of the Nine Paths: Advanced Tarot for the Spiritual Traveler with the addition of 5 new trumps he believes has “expanded the edifice without violating the sacred architecture.”

 Skull x-ray by Andy G used under Creative Commons License.