22-Week SoulCollage® Self-study Tarot Journey
Welcome to the Soul-Collage Tarot Journey Self-Study course. I offered this 22-week course for 3 years and it was very popular and fun for those who love learning about archetypes and creating SoulCollage® cards. Since then I have had queries about offering it again, and so I have decided to make it a self-study course that you can do over 22 weeks at your own leisure.
As you may already know, a Tarot deck contains 22 cards of the Major Arcana, each an archetype of the Self as we evolve and learn on the journey we call Life. We start out the lowly Fool #0, the Innocent with Beginner’s Mind and we end up dancing on The World #21, imbued with the wisdom of experience.
When you register you will receive a pdf with the links to 23 pdfs, including the Introduction. The Introduction offers a history of The Tarot, how to play with the cards, and how to determine your unique Tarot Profile, Shadow card, and Card of the Year. Then you you can start at 0-The Fool, and the following week proceed to 1-The Magician, and the next week, 2-The High Priestess, and so on, as you make a card each week for the archetype as you feel inspired.
Each week’s illustrated 5-page pdf explores ways of looking at the Tarot archetype and understanding its rich symbolism and esoteric knowledge, providing examples of archetypes from various Tarot decks. Each pdf contains journal prompts that will allow you to dig deeper into the wisdom of the archetype and its meaning for you. You will work (and play) with the archetypal energy, shape-shifting if you will, every week for almost half a year.
There will be an optional SoulCollage-Tarot Self-Study Facebook group so that you can share your wisdom and images with others taking the self-study course if you like. Although you may all be at different points along the journey, you can learn from each other and share what you have learned about yourself. I will occasionally post information about the Major Arcana archetypes there as well.
I hope you will enjoy taking this very rich journey, a pilgrimage of sorts, to better know yourself and the world through these magical archetypes.
As you take the course, you will…
make your own unique SoulCollage® card each week as we work with a different Tarot trump card starting with 0, the Fool, and ending with 21, the World
add as many as 22 cards to your Council suit (participants are free to skip any Tarot archetypes that do not speak to them personally)
track your own life’s journey from fool (beginner) to world dancer (individuated self) and all the steps and challenges we meet and must integrate along the way
discover hidden truths about the arcane meanings of the tarot cards and the symbols found on them and how they apply to your life
expand your understanding of archetypes, signs and symbols, and the tarot, itself
hone your intuition and sharpen your skills as a card reader and oracle
find out which card in the tarot deck is your soul card, personality card, zodiac card, and shadow/teacher card and how to work with it
learn about the hermetical (alchemical), magical, and mystical-religious origins of the images that make up a tarot deck
explore 22 different tarot decks that have their own unique themes and images, with a trump card featured each week from one of these decks
share your card-making and wisdom as it unfolds in a secret Facebook group of sister SoulCollagers (optionl)
Register now and prepare for 22 weeks of soulful self-reflection as you encounter your Self -- the One and the Many -- through the Tarot Journey.
Led by Stephanie Anderson Ladd, SoulCollage® facilitator, archetypal explorer, psychotherapist, artist/writer/teacher/seeker, who will be joining you on the journey and providing a safe container for self-exploration.
The course is a joyful journey into the realm of the imagination. Here's what participants of the first course had to say:
Your course is worth every penny. So user friendly, packed with understandable info, and I love seeing all the different tarot decks. Combining it with SoulCollage® helps make all the info personally meaningful.It's a lifetime study!! - Mary M.
Three of us from our small SoulCollage® group took your wonderful class together... Your weekly lessons have been brilliant and inspiring. They burrowed their way into my psyche to pull out some of the most creative aspects of myself. I am truly grateful for your expertise and for this class. It was soul satisfying and so much fun! I waited each week in anticipation for the next card. - Nancy A.
I loved it! Plain and simple. SoulCollage was not new to me, but the world of Tarot was. I knew nothing. You not only educated me on the 22 Major Arcana, but on how they all play a part in my own life’s journey. Every week (for over 5 months!) I read over your files and savored the pictures of other Tarot card decks. I kept the specific archetype’s attributes flowing around in my head all week until I was finally able to wrangle them in and create the card that spoke to me personally. I don’t see how anyone could not come away from this course a changed and BETTER person. Your words, journal prompts, and the myriad examples you supplied compelled me to look deeply at who I was and who I wanted to be. We were encouraged to look at what we didn’t like about ourselves, and either accept it or change it if we chose. We also learned to love ourselves. You created an online community of insightful, kind and supportive women. I’m so grateful that I got to be a part of this experience. - Renee D.
I started this course as a mostly beginner. I have gotten so much out of it. My confidence in approaching the cards in general has increased. I am using my cards more. I find that as I travel through life and its lessons, the image or name of a Major Arcana card will come to mind, shedding insight and Light onto the situation. Thank you, Stephanie Anderson Ladd, for this course. You created a safe vessel to explore the cards both inwardly and intellectually. I love the practical depth you brought to understanding the Major Arcana and thus all the cards. I loved this group. - Janhavi M.
I especially appreciate the connections made in this course between the tarot trump cards and astrology, the chakras, relevant gods and goddesses, Jungian archetypes, and other modalities. It's been a wonderful complement to our SoulCollage suits.... This truly has been a master class enhanced by the contributions of so many in the group. Thanks to all! - Karen R.
I have learned much more than "Tarot", and understand how I can draw on ancient wisdom and knowledge patterns in forming my consciousness. Thank you, Stephanie, and to all my Tarot sisters. - Mairim G.
Thank you so much, Stephanie, for your inspiration and dedication in putting this course together. It feels like I have found a community of like-minded soul sisters, and I am truly grateful. It's hard to put into words how much I have learned because a lot of it expresses itself through subtle connections that I am still making. And perhaps it's too soon to say how much - I am certain that it will be many months in the gestation! - Ruth G.
Stephanie, I LOVE this class!! Thank you for all your insight, wisdom and enthusiasm!! I also loved all the connection and creativity of all the women who participated!! Thanks! - Vicki W.
I have been touched deeply by your teachings as well as everyone's contributions. The cards and accompanying insights have been profound and soul-stirring. - Lisa P.
What a creative, thoughtful, wise group we've had, and such detailed, rich, incredible teaching! - Lynne L.
Thank you Stephanie for your brave and beautiful leadership as you've guided us on this amazing path into our souls. - Kathy A.
Go here to read my blog post about why I created this course: I Am the Fool
$99 for 22 weeks, beginning January 7 and ending June 3, 2018
If you haven't ever tried SoulCollage®, here is a short tutorial about how to do it. You don't have to be a trained artist to make beautiful, evocative images. It's as easy as cutting and pasting--something we learned to do as children, and playing with this art form will bring out the playful, happy child in you.
Where to buy materials for your SoulCollage® journey through the Tarot:
You'll need 22 cards (5" x 8" mat boards) and protective clear bags, which you can buy here, along with glue and scissors: SoulCollage website shop
Or you can go here to buy 5" x 8" mat boards in various colors, which can be helpful if you want to bring in similar background colors that are found on classic tarot decks like Rider-Waite-Smith, as well as protective clear bags: Kaleidosoul website shop
You may want to start collecting images now so that you have plenty to choose from, or get together with friends or other SoulCollagers and share the bounty. Look for images in magazines (National Geographic, Smithsonian, spiritual and women's magazines are great sources), calendars, cards, and old illustrated books (I look for these at thrift shops and yard sales).
If you haven't taken an introductory SoulCollage class and want to learn the basics, you can take any of these online prerecorded courses:
Or look for a SoulCollage® workshop in your area here: SoulCollage® Workshops