T h e E s o t e r i c T a r o t
A series of talks on the 22 cards of the Major Arcana.
Given by Berenice Benjelloun Dip CSN
The inspiration for these talks comes from the idea of presenting a new point of view, a new perception, that of Soul.
Humanity at a vital crossroads, an essential transition, at which new ways of looking at things must be accepted and adopted.
Soul is a word that has been in our vocabulary a long time, and its meaning is somewhat unclear. Basically the concept of Soul expresses the idea of a state of being beyond the little personal self, and this takes us into a collective understanding, a place of more unity and connection to the wholeness of life on this planet.
The Tarot, like Esoteric Astrology, Esoteric Numerology, and the core of all the great religions, was really meant for those who are on the journey of the evolution of expanded consciousness. It was never intended to be used as a card game, or a method of prediction. It comes down to us from the Ancient Wisdom teachings, and it has gained its present form and symbolism over thousands of years. Each card of the Major Arcana represents a phase, or spiral, and it takes incredible work to go from one spiral to the next. The symbols had to be very simple and special, so that the phases could be remembered and understood.
Like a seed the teachings were planted in the West, then disappeared for a while, and then in order to come back had to be put in a popularised form, and so cards were created. Now we have hundreds of different packs of tarot cards, a lot of them taking the golden thread of the teachings into the glamour of the emotional body. The Tarot now is part of the ''New Age Movement'', which is full of all the astral illusions and glamour, but for those that can hear, the true message of the Soul is always present.