SIGHTSEE THE TAROT is a video series on my YouTube channel that takes you on a tour of the tarot, from discovering new books and tarot thought leaders to workshopping classic tarot spreads and tinkering with particular tarot decks.
Together, we’ll work through specialized reading techniques, provocative topics in the world of tarot, or explore notable perspectives and points of view. I’ll guide you every step of the way through these hands-on presentations. Pause as needed and resume the video only when you’re ready for the next step.
When you can’t have a tarot instructor in your home with you, in person, this Sightsee the Tarot series is the next best thing. As your host for this series, here is my objective: to coax you out of your comfort zone and get you to try out a diverse range of approaches to the cards.
Click on the below Video Title hyperlink to be taken to the episode page. All supplemental handouts and free downloads will be available on the episode page.
Video titles ending with an asterisk (*) indicate supplemental handouts for download, so be sure to click into the Video Title link, get the handouts, and have them ready before starting the video.
You can click on the Amazon affiliate link under Book Featured to order a copy of the book showcased in the episode. Same goes for the Deck(s) Featured.
* Supplemental handouts included. Please download the handouts and have them ready while watching the video.
|Date||Video Title||Book Featured||Deck(s) Featured|
|Apr. 6||Charting a Project with the Parade Spread *||Guidebook to the Pride Tarot (2020) by U.S. Games||Pride Tarot; Rider-Waite-Smith|
|Apr. 17||Invoking HRU and the Riddle of the Sphinx||Book M: Liber Mundi (2015) by M. M. Meleen; The Philosopher’s Stone (1938) by Israel Regardie||Tabula Mundi Tarot; Pharos Tarot|
|May 7||Tarot Tableau: Card Journaling Therapy *||Tarot Tableau: The Fool’s Journey (2020) by Thomas of Hermit’s Mirror||The Muse Tarot; Spirit Keeper’s Tarot (free Majors download)|
|TBD||The Tarot According to Etteilla||Maniere de se récréer avec le jeu de cartes nommées Tarots (1783) by Etteilla||Grand Etteilla; Book of Thoth Etteilla Tarot; Tarots Egyptiens 1875|
|TBD||Tarot Talismans and Amulets||Tarot and Magic (2002) by Donald Michael Kraig; Tarot Talismans (2006) by Chic and Tabatha Cicero||Thoth Tarot; Tarot of Magical Correspondences by Eugene Vinitski; Golden Dawn Magical Tarot by Chic and Tabatha Cicero|
|TBD||Channeling with the Tarot||Channeling: Investigations on Receiving Information from Paranormal Sources (1998) by John Klimo||Spirit Keeper’s Tarot (free Majors download)|
|TBD||Telling Time with the Tarot||Barbara Moore; Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone; et al.||Tarot de Marseilles; Rider-Waite-Smith|
Skill Level Indicators
Each video installment will be categorized by skill level. The indications are as follows:
All (General): The presentation accommodates for a full range of proficiency levels, from total tarot beginners who are still struggling with card meanings all the way up to advanced and professional readers.
Beginner: The presentation is intended for total tarot beginners. All are welcome to watch and partake, though seasoned readers may find the presentation to be too basic.
Intermediate & Up: The presentation presumes foundational knowledge of card meanings and how to read tarot spreads.
Advanced: The focus will be on fine-tuning your skills at reading tarot for others, improving accuracy, and expanding your breadth and depth of knowledge. Fluency with tarot is presumed and so the presentation will proceed accordingly.
About Your Series Host
I’m the author of Holistic Tarot (2015) and the creator of the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot deck (First Edition, 2018; Vitruvian Edition, 2019). My mission for this series is to contribute my part in dispelling dogma in the tarot community. I believe that if we actually try on the many different perspectives and approaches to tarot that are availed to us, we will find the meaning, the merits, and the charm in them all, or at the very least, appreciate them and thus become less beholden to our previous dogma.