MTS Meeting – 7/16/2011 – “Way of Seeing” — An Introduction to Tarot with George Barham

“Way of Seeing” — An Introduction to Tarot, presenter George Barham.

We explored some of the aspects of minor arcana and major arcana. We covered a brief history tarot decks and how to understand them. We looked at how all this affects readings.

Attendees: Connie, Carol, Paris, Maureen, Shivani, George.

“Everywhere man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” The Devil card (George)
“I’m the Tower; I’m pushing to make change.” (Shivani)
“Personal Tarot mission statement.”
“Penal ships” (3 of Wands)
“They’ve gone.”
“Dig in the dirt.” (Carol)
“My role is shifting from mother to grandmother.”
“Pull a card, look at the book.” (Maureen)
“We only study the cards to be able to make meaning at the moment of the reading.” (Paris)
“Which Major Arcana card is still found in a deck of playing cards?”. The Fool!
“Hold sacred that which keeps you safe. I’m thankful.”
The spirit on the stairs.
“I’m creating a guest house.” (Shivani)
“Don’t forget the strength of water.”

The Power of Myth (Book/DVD) Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell.
Laura Phoenix of Easthampton, psychic.
The Art of Intuition: Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom by Sophie Burnham.
Tarot for Manifestation by James Wells.

The Seven Archangels

Raphael – “God has healed”
Gabriel – “God is my strength”
Chamuel – “He who seeks God”
Michael – “Who is as God”
Adabiel – “Servant of God”
Haniel – “Glory of God”
Zaphiel – “Knowledge of God”

This is from “A Dictionary of Angels – Including the Fallen Angels” – Gustav Davidson. It was first published in 1967 and is pretty extensive Paris. Kind of a who’s who of angels from around the globe. I think you might enjoy it! There is a lengthy bibliography along with an appendix that will give you the order of the celestial hierarchy, conjuration’s and incantations. Davidson’s introduction is worth a read too! It is one of the treasures of my library and frequently consulted for those tougher problems!


George Barham received his first Tarot deck in 1971 and has had a love affair with the cards ever since. He has studied with some of the foremost teachers of our time. After 40 years, he is still a student and always learning new things about the Tarot.


5 responses to “MTS Meeting – 7/16/2011 – “Way of Seeing” — An Introduction to Tarot with George Barham

  1. Do these meetings happen every month?

  2. Looks great! I notice the calendar skips right to Sept. Is there an August meeting happening? Not sure if I can make July, but look forward to getting in sync with the group.

  3. Thank you for posting this! These are such beautiful insights!

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