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A look inside the book:

The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!!

    

Below are sample page illustrations to give you a better feel of our revolutionary guide to the Tarot. Please click on any of the page images below, or browse through our book on either Amazon or Google.

Shaded tabs divide the book into easily referenced sections (e.g. exercises, spreads, etc.) to help the student quickly find the pages they are looking for. Actual exercises are written in a casual style allowing the student to easily, almost thoughtlessly, absorb the bulk of the information presented, with mild occasional humor and interspersed with occasional mild-to-moderately advanced lessons to help keep them awake and alert.

E-a-s-y is the mantra of the psychology behind each lesson. Examples are given to assist learning, but presented in ways that do not inhibit the student's own imagination or formative ideas on the

Tarot. "Our views may not be YOUR views." This point is casually, but repeatedly emphasized throughout

the course to encourage students NOT to take any "expert's" opinion (alive or long dead) as absolute gospel. Today's students of the Tarot are our future Tarot gurus and master teachers. It is in OUR best interest as instructors to guide them without limiting their potential by limiting their conceptualization

abilities.

Helpful study guides keep the student on pace and on track while allowing a great latitude of personal freedom to explore the lessons and exercises they like the most. Students who are self-teaching

can go at their own pace, while students guided by a Tarot teacher have the ability to track their progress

intelligently.

"Compare and contrast" abilities are essential to proper Tarot understanding, aid in pattern recognition, facilitate effective spot-analysis, and subtly help strengthen various psychic muscles. By

presenting exercises in fun and lively formats that are highly personalized ("This happens to you--this happens to ME? Hey! What do you mean THIS happens to ME?!!") the student quickly builds their rapport with the Tarot as a visual medium. These exercises provide endless variables of experience in a safe environment ("all experiences are simulated") so that when situations arise in readings, they are easily understood and adapted to.

Exercises build on previous lessons. New information is added while information previously offered is further clarified and expanded upon. This "overlap" helps the student easily glide from one lesson to the next without any knowledge gaps or "hiccups." ALL lessons and exercises have visual

examples to help cement the student's understanding of the Tarot.

Daily progress tracking helps keep the student motivated and actually doing the exercises provided. The actual days indicated can be consecutive calendar days or they can be scheduled study days (e.g. three days of Tarot practice every week) as best suits the student. This flexibility encourages students to keep at their studies no matter what their personal schedule looks like.

One-card "compare and contrast" exercises are the very foundation of

any true understanding of the Tarot. Here we utilize simple “objective versus subjective” analysis of cards to help

quickly and easily understand the living, breathing nature of the Tarot. Things are not happening in the cards; things are happening to YOU, or to someone else (which can be better than it happening to you if that thing is unpleasant), and THAT is human nature at work in the learning process.

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The bedrock of mastering Tarot spreads is understanding card relationships. In

addition to the lessons and exercises (basic and advanced), we have numerous worksheets that display

actual card relationships students will encounter "out in the field." These provide a comprehensive understanding of the process, and after finishing these "card interaction" worksheets students can continue working on their own, with teacher assigned exercises, or they can come online to find even more challenging worksheets and contests.

We made a point to specifically include specially designed areas throughout the book where Tarot teachers can assign extra homework, alternative information, or completely disagree with something we say and have space to have their students fill in additional information as desired. For students who are teaching themselves, these areas serve as extra space to record their own impressions and opinions of the exercises, lessons, and the Tarot in general instead of having to keep a separate journal.

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Here are a few samples of some of the exercise pages in the book

While we strongly encourage student exploration, we fully examine “traditional meanings” of cards as a guide to help students along:

Of course we simply had to include this spread. While we hardly expect most of our students to ever master this devilish mental torture and test of perseverance, much less even try to, it is valuable to know that there is infinitely more to be learned than just a handful of quick and easy ways to toss the cards out. Just by knowing that such complex methods of analysis and magical use exist students can expand their vision and objectives far beyond the commonplace.

Step-by-step: One-, two-, and three-card spreads are not generally considered sexy or exotic, but they are the very basis of Tarot interpretation, and they are incredibly easy for new students to master. Besides building confidence in the student, learning card relationships in this manner makes the transition to fuller, more complex spreads infinitely easier to accomplish. Students actually see themselves progressing, without the unnecessary gaps and “hiccups” found in some teaching methods. This also provides a solid, well-rounded Tarot understanding for any situation students may encounter “in the field.”

Naturally we have included the most popular spreads, but in so doing we are careful to emphasize that what we are teaching is simply one of the variations our students will find in the world. For every spread there are at least seven different ways to toss it (on average). So, we prepare our students for that event from the outset, allowing them to adjust spreads to meet their needs (as long as they work) and adapt to circumstances they find themselves in.

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To create a true interactive environment, we progress through and beyond the bounds of traditional workbooks and gradually have the student become the student-teacher (and eventually the

teacher themselves) by expressing their own views on the lessons. Free thought is encouraged and nurtured throughout the text and the student is asked to record their own impressions and opinions in their Tarot journal and in the book itself, as well as here online with the Tarot community. All of these aspects work together synchronistically, especially when the student has access to a professional Tarot teacher, to speed the learning process and heighten comprehension retention.

What’s a Tarot book without some spreads? Also here are some extras:

What's life after all without a chance for some extra credit? Not all students progress at the same rate, and when our students needs a break from the routine, or they want a challenge, we provide them interesting puzzles to decipher. Over time we will have more of these on the website to compliment the basic extra credit exercises in the book. Beware though: some of these extra credit exercises are very HARD!

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Understanding the Tarot is more than simply knowing a handful of spreads and

memorizing what someone else thinks each card means.We place a lot of emphasis on our students examining their own feelings about each card rather than simple accept what we, or any other expert proclaims a card to be or mean. This understanding is essential to actually getting results when working with the Tarot for manifesting or working your "law of attraction/law of repulsion" exercises. Part of this process is the introduction of various exercises that help the student transition from a relationship with one card to a

relationship with several cards at once. This takes the student from card to spread without the Tarot equivalent of thermal shock. We have several of these exercises throughout the book.

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Every spread cast can be opened up, or expanded upon, clarified, or verified by the proper usage of one or more cards placed “after the fact.” We cover the most common basic additions to any spread (when necessary), building upon our earlier one-, two-, and three-card spread examples and exercises. This helps round out the student’s ability to trust their own spreads and provide in-depth, accurate information for their clients.

Time spreads (daily, yearly, astrological, etc.) are explored and presented for students to practice with the assistance of their teacher or even on their own. The ability to lay out predictions based on a solid timeline takes a bit of practice and confidence, but is well worth the effort for those students who wish to become professional readers. Various formats are presented without overloading the student with “too many” options.

Advanced spreads are also presented in this book. One of the most easily made mistakes among Tarot students is to use too few spreads on a regular basis, and thus become reliant on one or two spreads (e.g. The Celtic Cross) to “fit” any question or situation they encounter. By having a wide selection of simple and relatively complex spreads to choose from, Tarot students quickly become Tarot masters.

We carefully expand the major spreads to clearly illustrate card positions and potentialities, while refraining from offering so much instruction that we end up forcing students into a “reality box” mentality that inhibits their own personal exploration and understanding of each spread. No spread is entirely “correct” unless it works flawlessly for the reader.

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We have designed simple cheat-sheets for the student to fill out at various intervals of their journey through Tarot mastery. These make for excellent brain exercises and help the student draw out their knowledge of each card from their subconscious, while simultaneously having to “boil down” their understanding of each card into a few key words. These helpful sheets can then be referred back to during early readings and exercises as needed.

At the beginning of each suit we take a look at the royal family. Feudalism in its pre-corporate incarnation is all but dead in the minds of those born and raised in a democratic nation; but feudalism was rife in the times when the Tarot was created. The Tarot was in fact created "for the aristocracy," and therefore quite naturally had its share of kings and queens to counter the "peasant cards" (those whose function in society was classified by their occupation, and thus did not rate a "face" card. The position in society each member of the royal family held has been lost to history (for most of us), so we provide an extremely brief overview of some of the salient points of each member of the court as they relate directly to their Tarot cards.

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Each card is examined thoroughly at the end of the book. Card descriptions of salient visual points, elements at work in each picture, and metaphysical patterns are all examined for student and teacher idea exploration. Traditional meanings are also provided. BUT, as everything else in this course, all of the ideas and information presented are done so in a manner that demands a bit of skepticism and introspection. We want to encourage thought, not limit it by presenting any opinion as the final, unquestionable word. History is full of that nonsense and it has inhibited growth for far too long.

In addition to an examination of the metaphysical elements at work and the traditional meanings (upright and reversed), we supply “personal note space” for each card for the student to include their own thoughts on each card, or for the teacher to provide additional or contradictory viewpoints. This open-

ended dialogue allows for a greater true understanding of the Tarot throughout the future, as generations learn the Tarot not by rote and form, but by being taught a combination of the prevailing thoughts of each card and personal exploration of the cards over time.

“Now it’s your turn”


This may be the most important section of the entire book. The ONLY purpose of any quality instruction is to pass on to the student knowledge that has been previously gathered and organized, and simultaneously develop in them a desire to internalize this knowledge and make it their own. Future generations will learn from future generations. Therefore it is our sacred task to help the first “future generation” (our students) to grasp what is now known and to enhance that with their own experiences and expertise.

“Major” Arcana cards are presented with great care. Visual descriptions point out interesting points of the card while the esoteric interpretations point out the impact the visuals are designed to have. Traditional meanings naturally follow, along with generous amounts of room for student and teacher input. The focus of instruction here is divination and magical usage (attraction, repulsion, manifestation, and of course meditative).

We sincerely hope that a good number of our students will choose to continue their Tarot exploration and philosophical studies by enrolling in any of the world’s current mystery schools or reputable “secret societies” (we are aware of the conundrum implied). We have listed the most popular ones in the book and will add much, much more information here online. As to our own school: when we are accepting students we will make a quiet announcement to our students.

To round out the instruction we have added several appendices, ranging from the instructional (e.g. “Troubleshooting”) to the silly (“How to be a hit at parties”). This ancillary information is provided to help round out the student’s personal understanding and bond with the Tarot in general and their specific decks.

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Finally, the glossary is tab-shaded for quick and easy reference. While not a complete, nor all-inclusive set of listings of all things Tarot, enough information is supplied to help the student maintain their learning momentum. Additional FAQs and terms will be added to this site on an as-needed basis over time.

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The Easiest Way to Learn the Tarot—EVER!! is an entry-level textbook specifically designed to be entertaining and very easy-to-master by a student learning on their own, or with the guidance of a professional Tarot instructor. The foundation of this course is to help the student learn to hear what their inner voice is saying to them through the visual stimulus of the Tarot, rather than limiting the student to a handful of meanings some “expert” ascribed to all of the Tarot cards unquestionably. By use of simple, fun exercises that can be practiced anywhere the student builds their psychic prowess at the same time they are developing their own personal understanding and bond with their Tarot cards. Please see sample pages below:

     

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