Playing with Symbolism

conceive, gestate and give birth to wild creative projects

Card Slinging for Word Architects

Some writers view tarot as beautiful and liberating, a way to relax and explore the unconscious, and cite specific ways tarot has helped to offset writers’ block.

Tarot is beautiful and liberating, a way to relax and explore the unconscious, and help offset writers’ block. I was drawn to Tarot because it shares with writing a fundamental aspiration—to articulate the complexity of human experience.

Tarot has become a popular tool for reflection. Many people have a practice of pulling a card every morning to help them feel centred.

Personally I love the images on the cards and the stories they tell together. The Tarot uses archetypal imagery that depicts life stories and it is perfect for sparking writing ideas. When you hold a Tarot, Oracle or Lenormand deck in your hand you are holding a mini art gallery containing pre-literate symbolism that has the capacity to ignite story telling.

Pack a creative medicine bag, join this journal writing, storytelling class and travel within the imaginary worlds presented by deck creators.

Come prepared to play! You will discover how playing with cards has the capacity to ignite your creativity, enable you to design and build marvellous word castles and establish wild creative projects.

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