Learn to Read Tarot Cards

with Dovid Krafchow author of Kabbalistic Tarot published by Inner Traditions 2005
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  • Lectures 35
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

Learn the ancient art of reading Tarot cards using the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, as practiced and taught by Dovid Krafchow author of Kabbalistic Tarot published by Inner Traditions 2005.

In this workshop Dovid Krafchow shows how the meaning of the tarot is locked within the Kabbalah. Designed for beginners and experienced readers alike, this online workshop will take you through a journey to understand the Kabbalistic symbolism of these ancient cards, and how to perform successful readings for yourself and others.

You will become familiar with the structure of the Tarot deck and learn the art of Tarot readings. You will learn how the deck aligns with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and the human body so you can use them as a systematic blueprints for performing your readings. As such, this method is non-deck specific which means you will be able to use your favorite deck (Please note that Dovid will be using the Ryder-Waite deck during the workshop). By the end of the workshop you will know how to perform a reading, and be ready to practice with your friends and family!

Dovid’s unique reading method features a 10 card spread. This detailed layout utilizes the various suits to reveal where the subject of the reading is spiritually and physically in their life’s journey, as well as provides insight as to their destination. Furthermore, Tarot sheds light on the steps which can be taken to alleviate the challenges that the reading addresses.

Dovid’s light, engaging and entertaining style allows for slow, structured familiarization with the deck, which will be the focus of the first part of the workshop. The last part is dedicated to learning the reading method as well as to provide you with tips, tricks and other invaluable information, derived from Dovid’s 30 years of experience.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • What Tarot is, and how the readings work
  • What the Kabbalistic Tree of Life is and how it can be used as a Tarot reading
  • How to quickly get familiar with the Tarot Deck
  • What the Major Arcana is and the significance of each card
  • What the Minor Arcana is and what each suit means
  • How to spread the cards during your readings
  • Your responsibilities as a Tarot reader
  • Tips and tricks for successful readings
  • And much more!

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge necessary

What am I going to get from this course?

  • confidently read the Tarot cards

Who is the target audience?

  • beginners and advanced are equally able to take this workshop

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Preface and Introduction
Welcome to the Course; 4:18 video

The preface describes the origin of the Tarot and the reason beneath the design. The ancient knowledge coded into the Tarot was drawn from the teachings of the Jewish People called the Torah/Teachings yet the cards display the symbology of many peoples and ways.


How I came to be a Tarot card reader.


Understanding the Tree of Life is essential to understand the Tarot


An explanation of the Cabala, Jewish mystical thought, and the triangularization implicit in creation, called the Tree of Life.

Section 2: TREE OF LIFE

Introduction to understanding the Tarot deck


The Minor Arcana is a more direct visage of the Ten Sefirot/Luminaries


The four elements, the four spiritual worlds and the four life forms seen in the divisions of the body.


The human form depicting the Name of God YHVH.

The Sefirot; text

An explanation to essence.


An explanation of the intellect.


An explanation of the emotions


A further explanation of the emotions


An explanation of speech and woman

Section 4: The Minor Arcana

Understanding the pervasive nature symmetry helps to understanding the form and method of the Tarot

Penticles; 8:20 video
Cups; 6:19 video

An explanation of the swords and the element of air


An explanation of the Wands and the element of fire


Each of the five court cards seen in the four suits.

The cards numbered 2-6 each in its suit.

The cards numbered 7-10 each inits suit


A short explanation of male and female

Section 5: THE READING

The main elements of the reading


How the reading works


how to do a reading


An example of a reading


How to be a reader


confession of a Tarot card reader

thank you; 2:16 video
After Thought
Section 6: Sample Readings
First reading
Second Reading
Third Reading

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Instructor Biography

Dovid Krafchow, Author of Kabbalistic Tarot

Dovid has been independently studying the secrets of the Torah for 45 years in their original language of Hebrew and Aramaic; he has been practicing the Tarot for the last twenty years. Dovid has written more than 15 books, five are currently published.

Dovid has traveled widely but now lives in Ashland, Oregon

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