in Tarot Studies
A distance learning course
Tarot practitioner or enthusiast
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning
has now been replaced by a Diploma. Click this
link to go to the new course page.
Method of study
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
textbooks and exercises. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Resullts and feedback are issued by
This course charts the Medieval and esoteric
history of the Tarot and, blending intuitive
interpretation, symbolic understanding and
historical information, presents a simple yet
profound method of reading the cards for
meditation and divination.
The course is for people new to the Tarot who want to understand
what it is, where it came from and how to use it for a reading. It is
also for experienced Tarot readers who want a qualification to enhance
their professional profiles, and to develop their wider knowledge of
Styles of Tarot consultation vary considerably with many different
packs in use, many spreads and styles of reading, and many ways of
interpretation. No one course can teach them all - and nobody will use
all of them - but a course such as this acts as a central focus from
which to develop your fascination with the Tarot and decide how it is
most useful on your individual spiritual, artistic and/or and helping or
We do not expect you to master all the meanings
and be a proficient Tarot reader in the time it takes you to do this
course. That takes time and
experience, plus a certain amount of intuition, and you will have the
textbook to help you as you keep learning. This course is in "Tarot
studies" - it is not in itself a qualification as a Tarot reader.
We are looking for your understanding of Tarot history and symbolism,
and your aptitude for appreciating Tarot and allowing associations and
intuitive interpretations to come forth when you are contemplating
particular cards. The final
assignment asks you to peform a reading, but this may be done in “open
book” fashion, allowing you to consult the textbook (and any other
sources you wish) for interpretations.
There are no particular entry qualifications for this course but we
expect a good standard of written English and a genuine interest in
learning more about the Tarot.
course has now been replaced by a Diploma. Click this link to go to the
new course page.