This text originated from an on-line course in the use of the Tarot held by Michele Jackson on Compuserve’s NewAge forum in 1995. The text was later re-compiled and prepared for publication as a book. Some minor adjustments have been made by me and all the typos are also my doing as are the bugs this file might contain. If you find faults or have suggestions for add-ons please email me .
There seem to be at least two decidedly different ways to play the tarot. I prefer the more spontaneous type where the moment’s whim of the mind’s antenna decides what a card means. You pull it, look at it and listen to what it tells you. This modus operandi has no pre-determined meanings, each time the card may and often shows different input for the player. The other more structured option is to pre-define each card and most of its handling procedures and thereby make tarot a learnable and memorizable thing. This course follows the second way – as it must. The first would not require a course but only the most basic instructions. Each to his own.
In the left frame you find either the Table of Content or an alphabetical index.
The course’s sequence follows an inherent logic and should be worked with as it was held. This sequence is reflected in the TOC. However, to make finding a particular subject easier I added the alpha index.
If you use the TOC to follow the course you will notice that the links you have used change their color from some greenish turquoise to violett. If you have set your browser to “never expire visited links” (with netscape you find it under Options – General Preferences – Appearance) you can easily take a few days off from the course and still know exactly where you left off.
All the best and above all, have fun!