When reading tarot and oracle cards, context is everything. A well-designed spread can guide and focus a reading, leading to greater understanding and personal discovery. In this 3-week workshop led by Coleman Stevenson of The Dark Exact and Erik L. Arneson of Arnemancy, we’ll explore what makes a great spread, examine how card meanings shift based on position in different spreads, and practice various methods for constructing our own card layouts. Each participant will have an original spread tested by the class and will be invited to submit completed spreads from the workshop for publication in Volume Three of A Small Collection of Specialized Spreads.
No experience with creating spreads is necessary, but a working knowledge of card reading is strongly suggested. This class will NOT cover reading basics. Each participant will need a tarot deck of their choice for use during class sessions.
- Sundays, February 6, 13, & 20
- 4pm-6pm Pacific Time
- This is an online class offered via Zoom.
Erik L. Arneson is a practicing magician who got his first Tarot deck in the late 1980s and has been working with the cards in some capacity ever since. His writing has appeared in a number of periodicals and in both volumes of A Small Collection of Specialized Spreads. With decades of experience in Western esotericism, he has lectured at several conferences and taught classes on ceremonial magic, Tarot, and the Art of Memory. Erik is the host of the Arnemancy Podcast and writes about Tarot, magic, and the occult on his site arnemancy.com and @arnemancy on Instagram.
Want to learn more? Listen to my live interview with Coleman!