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I took an interest in the Tarot as a teenager. In 2015 I took a break from computer science to record a series of 26 mini-lectures on the Minor Arcana of the Tarot. The result was 5 hours of recorded speech. In 2017 I transcribed these lectures into text, during the course of which I made extensive improvements and amendations. The resulting text The New Guide to the Tarot volume I, the Minor Arcana was published in 2018.

The New Guide contains artwork from leading Tarot designs including (in alphabetical order).

 The Absolut Tarot, the Anna K. Tarot, the Circadian Tarot, the Crystal Visions Tarot, the Druid Craft Tarot, the Elric Tarot, the Hidden Realm Tarot, the Horne Tarot, the Hudes Tarot, the Maat Tarot, the Marseille Tarot, the Nizzoli Tarot, the Pagan Cats Tarot, the Pauline Cassidy Tarot, the Rider-Waite Tarot, the Robin Wood Tarot, the SG Tarot, the Shadowscapes Tarot, the Solar-Busca Tarot, the Star Tarot, the Thoth Tarot, the Visconti-Sforza Tarot, the Wizards Tarot. 

Over a hundred colour illustrations are contained in the book. 

 The New Guide traces the origins of the Tarot back to the ancient world of the Presocratic Greek philosophers, through the medieval world to the world of today.  The later chapters on the court cards use a personalised form of Jungian psychology to order the development of the court cards and uses poetry, literature and film to illustrate the concepts.

 The New Guide shows that underlying the Minor Arcana is a powerful and compelling ancient code based on numerology and the elements, which orders the cards into both a cosmology and a blueprint of the human psyche.  

The front cover shows the Ace of Wands from the Star Tarot

This page will give links to purchasing The New Guide as well as some of the original lecture material. Because this material has been superceded by the book, I don't give it in its entirety, but the text retains some of the flavour of the original lectures. Here are two audio lectures on the Hermetic elements which were originally part of the lecture course.

The History of the Elements
The Occult Theory of the Elements

and just for fun; to show the beauty of the artwork