In this on-line writing course offered through Story Circle Network in September, we will use the Major Arcana as a focal point in order to make connections to the archetypes and to our past and current experiences. In turn, we mine these writings and others inspired by the imagery of the Tarot to help revise existing writing projects or inspire new ones. We will focus, one card per week, on the final four cards that make up the Major Arcana progression (from the Moon to the Universe card), connecting our own past experiences to aspects of each archetype as well as answering weekly questions based on definitions assigned the cards by Tarot scholars. We will also read excerpts of published work based on the Tarot. In our final week we will also play with future visioning through writing. We will also read excerpts of published work based on the Tarot.
Students will keep a Tarot Journal for the duration of the course, noting any experiential synchronicities occurring during the week in relation to the cards under study.
By the end of this class, students will have a working knowledge of the final four Major Arcana cards and their corresponding Minor Mentor cards. This class is open to all level of writer; no prior experience needed in working with the Tarot. Images from a variety of Tarot decks will be provided weekly (including Roots of Asia, Poet Tarot, Rider-Waite, Thoth, Motherpeace, Daughters of the Moon, Voyager, and more).
This six week on-line course is offered through Story Circle Network starting September 21-November 2, 2015. Cost is $192 for members and $240 for non-members. To read a Unit by Unit description of this course and to sign up, go to SCN’s page for The Wheel of Archetypal Selves.
For a related post on my background and Tarot lineage:
For a tarot writing exercise:
Tarot for Two, where I co-blog with Mary Allen:
For an example of the kind of writing these courses produce, see this post by Marsha Rosenzweig Pincus:
Guest Post at Laundry Line Divine, with Tarot Haiku: