Video Recording: Tarot from Past to Present: Origins and Evolutions with Leslie Schaffer


Anyone who has used the tarot knows that it is a powerful tool.  With any powerful spiritual tool we use, it’s important to understand its origins and the context surrounding it. Those who understand the history of the tarot can better unlock its symbols to deepen their reading and divination practices.

In this class, we’ll explore the origins of the tarot, its connections to ancient Hermetic and alchemical imagery, and its evolution from a parlor game into the esoteric and psychological practice we know today. We’ll also look at how the meanings of certain cards and universal archetypes have evolved over time to reflect the changing values of society. 

We’ll also draw personal cards to explore our own origins and expand our own evolving divination practices.

Supplies to Bring:
- a tarot deck of your choice
- a notebook and pen

Watch Leslie's intro video here!

This class is an all-levels workshop and preview of our longer 2022 Tarot Certification. Workshop ticket price can be applied towards program tuition!

*This class takes place online. Live attendance is highly encouraged, but we understand life happens. There will be a video replay for those pre-registered students unable to attend.

How to access the Zoom Link + Video Replay: You will receive a link upon registration to access the live class zoom link, video replay, and class materials through our online secure learning platform, Thinkific.

Leslie Schaffer is a professional tarot reader, teacher, and self-proclaimed tarot nerd. She bought her first deck in 1993 and began a more serious study of the tarot in 2010. A San Francisco native with a degree in social and cultural history, she spends her days teaching tarot and her evenings and weekends delving into tarot history, theory, and practice. Leslie's approach to tarot is a mix of the spiritual, psychological, and practical. She comes from a family of teachers and is dedicated to sharing her love of tarot with a world that desperately needs its wisdom. 

Leslie teaches tarot history in the Community Tarot Certification Program and provides student and curriculum support for Verse's tarot programs. She is available for readings at 

IG: @tarotmoderna

This is a video recording of a previous live class.

How to access the Video Recording: You will receive a link upon registration to access the video recording and class materials through our online secure learning platform, Thinkific. Please check your spam folder if you have not received it and email us.

- Please make sure to register with an active email address.

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Our team members and teachers are committed to serving our community in those difficult times by providing affordable online classes.

Please note that our online classes are non-refundable and no class credits will be issued in case of cancellation.

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