What is Tarot?
Tarot is a card game that has been passed down from an earlier time where it was
probably in widespread use as an oracle.
It was also famous for its spiritual significance and high value was placed on the
cards as a repository of old traditions and symbols. In these cards secret societies
studied the basic structure of the mystic initiation process. The cards speak in
images and images are the language of the soul. The key to the deepest meaning of
the cards lies hidden in the myths that humanity has told itself for thousands of
Tarot can be seen as a wonderful Wisdom Book composed of 78 pages that has been used
as an oracle since the 15th. Century. From around the late 15th. Century it emerges
in the form that we know today, consisting of 78 cards that are divided into two
groups: the Major Arcana or Keys, 22 Trump cards and the 56 Minor Keys that form the
basis of our normal playing cards.
Yet it is more than a pack of cards, far more than a game, far more than a method of
divination - although it has been used as all three. Its original use was probably
as a pictorial system of magical images, designed to be meditated upon and then
realized by its utilization in ritual and inner-dimensional work.
How does it work?
Tarot - Overview