Kabbalistic Tarot
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Kabbalistic Tarot

with Dovid Krafchow author of Kabbalistic Tarot published by Inner Traditions 2005
4.3 (6 ratings)
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Created by Dovid Krafchow
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 9 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • confidently read the Tarot cards
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  • No previous knowledge necessary

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!
Who is the target audience?
  • beginners and advanced are equally able to take this workshop
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 35 Lectures Collapse All 35 Lectures 04:20:39
Preface and Introduction
5 Lectures 21:14

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.

Preface; text

How I came to be a Tarot card reader.

Preview 02:53

Understanding the Tree of Life is essential to understand the Tarot

Introduction: The Cabalistic Atom; text

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

Introduction to the Tree of Life; 9:57 video
5 Lectures 12:27

Introduction to understanding the Tarot deck

The Story; text

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

Introduction to the Minor Arcana; text

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

Preview 05:18

The human form depicting the Name of God YHVH.

YHVH; 2:29 video

The Sefirot; text
5 Lectures 47:35

An explanation to essence.

MA Pleasure and Will; 9:31 Video

An explanation of the intellect.

MA intellect; 12:09 video

An explanation of the emotions

MA--emotions pt one; 11:19 video

A further explanation of the emotions

MA--emotions part two; 6:03 video

An explanation of speech and woman

Speech; 8:34 video
The Minor Arcana
9 Lectures 01:12:30

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

Introduction to the Major Arcana; text

Penticles; 8:20 video

Cups; 6:19 video

An explanation of the swords and the element of air

Swords; 6:30 video

An explanation of the Wands and the element of fire

Staff; 6:59 video

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

Four Elements; 12:56

The cards numbered 2-6 each in its suit.
ma--court and number cards pt one; 18:39 video

The cards numbered 7-10 each inits suit

ma--number cards pt two; 10:58 video

A short explanation of male and female

. The Inner Masculine and Feminine; text
8 Lectures 47:54

The main elements of the reading

Introduction to the Reading

How the reading works

The Reading; 3:32 video

how to do a reading

Seeing life as a Tarot Card; 5:52 video

An example of a reading

mystery reading; 13:29 video

How to be a reader

becoming a reader; 7:58 video

confession of a Tarot card reader

tips and trips; 12:25

thank you; 2:16 video

Sample Readings
3 Lectures 58:59
About the Instructor
Dovid Krafchow
4.3 Average rating
6 Reviews
30 Students
1 Course
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