Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner

Most people think of tarot cards as a fortune-telling device, but did you know they’re also a great tool for writing and creative thinking? Writers from John Steinbeck to Stephen King have used tarot cards for inspiration, and Italian novelist Italo Calvino went so far as to call the tarot “a machine for writing stories.” You don’t need arcane knowledge in order to use this tool; just and open mind and a desire to jump start and explore ideas in creative ways.

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Tarot for Writers

Take the class on Saturday, May 21st! Now you, too, can learn how to use tarot cards to develop your own short stories, novels, screenplays, and poems — with direct guidance and advice from Corrine Kenner, the best-selling author of the Tarot for Writers Guidebook. You’ll learn how tarot cards can help you break through writer’s block, help you with plotting and dialogue, and glean insights into your characters’ past, present, and future. The Tarot cards are rich in symbolism and relationships which can add twists, turns, questions and answers to your prose.  This workshop is extremely hands-on. Bring your projects, your ideas, or notes on napkins! Oh, and of course, a tarot deck. If you don’t have one, our staff can help you pick one out.

Eye of Horus Metaphysical is thrilled to host this class in our classroom.  In the Tarot for Writers Workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • tap into the archetypal imagery and symbols of the tarot for writing inspiration
  • create characters and stories based on randomly drawn tarot cards
  • use additional cards to develop scenes, settings, dialogues, and description

Corrine Kenner Tarot AuthorCorrine has written twelve books and edited four anthologies, including Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, Tarot Journaling, and Crystals for Beginners. One of her books, Tall Dark Stranger: Tarot for Love and Romance, was a COVR Visionary Award finalist, marking it as one of the top three divination books of 2006. She created the Epicurean Tarot, and she’s currently finishing a book and deck set called the Wizards Tarot. Her work has also been featured in the Encyclopedia of Tarot.

Corrine has taught tarot classes and workshops in England, Canada, and across the United States — and while she’s recognized as one of the world’s foremost tarot experts and authors, she lives right here in Minneapolis. Wherever she appears, students love her sense of humor and her practical approach to New-Age subjects.

Advanced registration is required.  Call the store at 612-872-1292 to register, or register for the Tarot for Writers Workshop series online.

Tall Dark Stranger

Tall Dark Stranger“For centuries, the Tarot has been used to answer questions about love and romance. From teenage girls in Renaissance Italy to contemporary cartomancers, the cards have been shuffled and spread in search of tall, dark strangers.”

So begins Chapter One – Tarot’s Romantic History in Tall Dark Stranger – Tarot for Love and Romance by Corrine Kenner. Romance is a mystery of the heart that bring many to the Tarot to search for answers, and Ms. Kenner has written a book that explores exactly how tarot can do that. In Part 1: History and Mystery, the Elements of Attraction are explored as they relate to the tarot, as are the Astrological influences on the Major Arcana that have an effect on our relationships. Deciphering all these signs and symbols to understand how they teach us about our love relationships is a true art, and Kenner is a master at explaining things in language you can understand.

Part II consists of detailed definitions of all the cards, as they relate to love and relationships and beyond. Over all, Tall Dark Stranger is a well rounded book, never forgetting the most common reason people turn to the tarot in the first place, the quest for love. This book goes beyond the love match, and would make an excellent starter book for the novice tarot enthusiast, as well as a great addition to the experienced reader’s library.

As it says on the back of the book, Corrine Kenner is a certified Tarot Master who specializes in bringing metaphysicial subjects down to earth. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and she has taught Tarot classes and workshops since 1998. She’s also a nice person, I’ve met her and went to one of her workshops. She even gets personal in the introduction and talks about the reading she gave herself when she first met her husband.

So if you’re looking for love, love the tarot, or just want a good book written by a seasoned Tarot professional with a fun and informative voice, Tall Dark Stranger just might be your perfect match.