Enlightened Soul Center & Shop
2711 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor 48108
We have our own building with the main entrance and parking in the back On the east side of Carpenter, halfway between Packard Street and Washtenaw Ave.
About the Beginner Tarot Study Group
Have you wanted to begin your journey into understanding the symbolism behind the Tarot? Do you not know where to take your first step in looking at the cards? This class will feature the bare bones and basics of Tarot symbolism to get you reading the cards immediately. Every class will explore the basics of 4 cards per session, giving students an introduction to what the Tarot has to offer. The class will talk about the “characters” in the Tarot, such as the Major Arcana and the Court Cards, and how their suits effect their energies in readings. This class will be tailored to the novice and those who wish to dip their toes in the esoteric art form of the Tarot. The class will explore the symbolism used for divination and meditation, and how cards connect with each other.
The Tarot has been around for hundreds of years and no one is quite sure where it actually came from. The evolution of the cards and system of arcane images has left people perplexed — as well as in awe — for centuries, and only recently has been popularized for its purposes of divination. Decoding its imagery is an art form that takes time and dedication, as all skills do. This class will teach students some of the basic symbols and terminology that all students of the Tarot need to learn in order to succeed in breaking down the esoteric intricacies held within the images. Via the means of learning how to do divination (readings) and also using meditation to explore the meanings and connections between each card, students will feel confident to share their knowledge with others, creating an exciting experience for them. Every session will be an hour of learning and a half hour of divination or meditation, as the class sees fit. When using the images of the Tarot for divination or meditation, we are putting our knowledge and skills to the test, challenging our intellects and intuition to guide us in the realms of Spirit.
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn the basics. We will only be exploring the images on the cards, there will not be any astrology, numerology, theory, Kabbalah or any type of advanced esoteric information presented, so that the students do not get over-saturated with knowledge and feel discouraged. Once a student completes 10 sessions in the introductory course, they will be eligible (with approval) to attend the long-standing Sunday Night Advanced Tarot Study Group and join their fellow advanced practitioners in a truly intellectually stimulating, community-based spiritual experience.
About Nick O'Donnell
Nick uses a unique set of skills melding mindfulness meditation, esoteric studies, and the intuitive arts into a comprehensive spiritual system that anyone can understand and learn. He believes that mindfulness meditation is foundational work for spiritual studies. Through immersing himself in mindfulness meditation and the Tarot, Nick has also developed a one-of-a-kind Tarot Meditation program exploring the deepest meanings of the tarot on a personal level.
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