The School of Oracles offers an extensive program that teaches the skill of reading Tarot cards. The program is divided into 50 classes and is designed to produce knowledgeable and skilled readers who can use Tarot for both personal and professional purposes. The curriculum is structured in a way that allows students to progress through the classes at a steady pace. Each new class begins only after the completion of the current one.
Tarot reading is an ancient practice that is believed to be a powerful tool for self-discovery and understanding. It is a handbook to higher consciousness and a source of wisdom. The instructor of the program has over 37 years of experience in studying and teaching Tarot and has been a faculty member at The New York Open Center for over 26 years.
Tarot is a river of knowledge that flows with the streams of Kabbalah, Alchemy, Astrology and Hermetic philosophy. It enables individuals to communicate with levels of consciousness that are not usually accessible to the everyday mind. Tarot is primarily a method of divination rather than fortune-telling. It can provide insight into any situation, especially oneself, and can show you the lessons that life is teaching you, the outcomes of your choices and how to reach your highest state of consciousness.
Many people believe that one needs to be psychic to work with Tarot. However, this is not true. In fact, working with Tarot can greatly develop one’s intuition. The program is designed to be user-friendly for all levels of development, but knowledge of correspondences to Kabbalah, Alchemy, Numerology, Astrology, and Archetypal symbolism can give access to deeper levels of meaning and use of the cards.
Throughout the program, students will use meditation and inner journeys to awaken their intuition and develop a personal relationship with each card. They will learn to hear their inner voice and discover their own inner Tarot teacher. The program includes ample reading practice, and students will learn how to read the cards for themselves and others. The Rider-Waite deck is used as the basis for discussion in class, but the material is applicable to all decks. Additionally, students will learn how to use Tarot in combination with other practices such as meditation, journaling, and visualization to gain a more holistic perspective on life. By the end of the program, students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to use Tarot for personal growth and to provide guidance to others.