Tarot As A Writing Tool
The tarot is designed to represent the totality of the symbolic world (as it was understood in the middle ages). It is a game of archetypes and symbols. In this class you’ll learn "The Fool’s Journey," as well as every archetype and adventure that our protagonist has to encounter.
Understood this way, the tarot is an amazing tool for writer’s block, or as a machine to help generate story ideas.
Each card, and especially their combinations, are endlessly interpretable. There are many, many awesome tarot books out there, each explaining the tarot’s mysteries, but most of them tend to agree on the gyst of each card. This class will teach you that gyst through analogy.
The instructor will provide many examples of characters and plots in various texts to illustrate her system. She will also give personal tarot readings and analyses, as well as have a few decks on hand for students to play around with. There will be writing exercises and pizza.
Wednesday, June 19th :: 6:30-8:00.
One session :: $20.
This course will be taught by Cathy Borders.