Updates to "Learning the Tarot"
Here are the changes to my tarot website since the beginning.
- February 16, 2003
Updated downloadable version of Learning the Tarot.
- July 15, 2001
Updated downloadable version of Learning the Tarot.
- May 15, 2001
I will be teaching a new on-line, interactive course called Tarot for Beginners beginning on August 3, 2001. I hope you can join me!
- May 3, 2001
Curso Practico de Tarot is now available. This Spanish translation of Learning the Tarot was published by Urano in the fall of 2000. You may order signed copies from me for $17.95, and copies can also be found throughout Latin American and Spain.
Added descriptions for 5 new items: Yin Yang coins, Diamond Tarot, Lover's Tarot, Osho Transformation Tarot and Sibilla Oracle Cards.
- April 11, 2001
Added descriptions for 8 new decks: Angels Tarot, Cosmic Tribe Tarot, Crystal Tarots, Enochian Tarot, Medicine Cards, Tarots of the Renaissance, Transforming Dragons and Universal Tarot.
- March 11, 2001
Added descriptions for 11 new decks: Bosch Tarot, Inspiration Tarot, Mythic Tarot, One World Tarot, Stick Figure Tarot, Vampire Tarot, Whimsical Tarot, and the Ancient Tarot series - Bologna, Liguria-Piedmont, Lombardy and Minchiate Etruria.
- February 7, 2001
Added the ability to order using PayPal.
- February 5, 2001
Updated downloadable version of Learning the Tarot to fix incorrect date in updates file. Added Cosmic Tribe deck to decklist.htm.
- February 4, 2001
Added descriptions for 4 new decks: New Orleans Voodoo Tarot, Celtic Tarot, Fortune Teller's Deck, and Enchanted Tarot.
- January 25, 2000
Created new downloadable version of Learning the Tarot with minor changes. Files tarottxt.zip and images2.zip were updated. Images1.zip stayed the same.
Added descriptions of the following decks: Elemental Tarot, Fairy Tarots, Vision Quest Tarot, Wheel of Change Tarot, and Winged Spirit Tarot.
- October 13, 2000
I'm beginning work on a second book and would love some feedback on what would be most helpful. Let me know!
- September 18, 2000
Added CD-ROM version of on-line tarot course.
- August 22, 2000
Added Tarot Calendar for 2001.
- July 24, 2000
Added Angel Oracle deck.
- July 18, 2000
Added 8 new decks with descriptions: Glow in the Dark Tarot, Gypsy Fortune Telling Deck, Mana Cards: Power of Hawaiian Wisdom, Tarot of the Orishas, Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot, Winged Spirit Tarot, Fantastical Tarot, and Power of Flowers. Reintroduced the Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards.
- May 30, 2000
I can now accept credit card orders via regular mail or email. New ordering instructions explain the procedure.
- May 26, 2000
Added new deck descriptions: Celtic Dragon Tarot, Shapeshifter Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, Robin Wood Tarot, Fairy Wicca Tarot, Legend: The Arthurian Tarot, Witches Tarot and Quick and Easy Tarot.
- May 1, 2000
Created new, updated zip files for downloading Learning the Tarot.
- February 2, 2000
Added 8 new decks (without description pages as yet): Celtic Dragon Tarot, Legend: The Arthurian Tarot, Robin Wood Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, Shapeshifter Tarot, Witches Tarot, Quick and Easy Tarot and Fairy Wicca Tarot.
- December 6, 1999
Description of Tarot Calendar 2000.
- November 10, 1999
Added new deck descriptions: Napo Tarot and Tarot of the Trance
Added new decks (no descriptions as yet): Celtic Dragon, Legend: Arthurian Tarot, Robin Wood, Sacred Circle, Shapeshifter, Tarot of the Orishas, Witches Tarot
Added Llewellyn's Tarot Calendar 2000
- November 1 - January 1, 2000
- November 1, 1999
Added new deck descriptions: Cosmic Tarot, Crow's Magick Tarot, Egyptian Tarots, Flower Speaks deck, Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, Haindl Rune Oracle deck, Ibis Tarot, I Ching Cards, I Ching deck (by Holitzka), Mlle. Lenormand Fortune Telling Playing Cards, Osho Zen Tarot, Oswald Wirth Tarot, Psycards, Shaman Wisdom Cards.
- June 11, 1999
Added new decks, but without description pages as yet: Cosmic Tarot, Crow's Magick Tarot, Egyptian Tarots, Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Playing Cards, Ibis Tarot, Mlle. Lenormand Fortune Telling Playing Cards, Osho Zen Tarot Deck/Book Set, Oswald Wirth Tarot, Napo Tarot, Shaman Wisdom Cards, Tarot of the Trance, Wolf Song Cards.
- June 11, 1999
Added descriptions for Goddess Tarot, Voyager Tarot, Rohrig Tarot, Zerner-Farber Tarot, Cagliostro Tarot, Kalevala Tarot and Sola Busca Tarot.
- March 17, 1999
Added Goddess Tarot, BOTA Tarot and Original Rider-Waite Tarot Pack. Removed Arcus Arcanum Tarot. Added descriptions for Rider-Waite Tarot, Original Rider-Waite Tarot and Golden Rider Tarot. Changed Waite deck comparison page to show all five Waite deck versions.
- December 31, 1998
Updated downloadable version to match on-line version.
If you live in the Washington, DC area, please drop by Borders Books in Tyson's Corner to say hello. I'll be giving a 30 minute talk with discussion and book signing on January 28, 1999 at 7:30 P.M. I would love to see you there.
Tysons Square, 8311 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA
- November 9, 1998
Added description for the Starter Tarot, Chinese Tarot, Yeager Tarot of Meditation, Rock Art Tarot and Master Tarot.
- October 28, 1998
Added description for Connolly Tarot, Gareth Knight Tarot, Hudes Tarot and the Tarot of a Moon Garden. Added new decks: Voyager Tarot, Sola Busca Tarot, Golden Rider Tarot, Rohrig-Tarot and Zolar's Astrological Tarot.
- October 16, 1998
Added description for Karma Tarot, Santa Fe Tarot the Gendron Tarot and the Ukiyoe Tarot.
- October 10, 1998
Added description for Tarot Classic, Tapestry Tarot the Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, the Medicine Woman Tarot and the Native American Tarot.
- September 30, 1998
Added description for Wonderland Tarot, Tavaglione Stairs of Gold Tarot the Art Nouveau Tarot the Spanish-English Tarot Deck and the Arcus Arcanum Tarot.
- September 27, 1998
Added description for Tarot of Northern Shadows, Visconti-Sforza Pierpont Morgan Tarocchi Deck and the Halloween Tarot. Added 4 non-tarot decks and the Arcus Arcanum Tarot. Reorganized deck section. Made individual deck descriptions accessible from the decklist.
- September 5, 1998
Fixed file mix-up for downloading. Both image files are now available. Sorry about that!
- August 20, 1998
Added a new sample update reading on the President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair.
- August 17, 1998
Learning the Tarot will be available in paperback in October 1998. I changed the order page to show how and where you can order a copy. I'll continue to offer the binder-printout copies until they're gone.
- August 8, 1998
Added description for Tarot of the Ages and African Tarot.
- August 6, 1998
Added description for Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea, Old English Tarot, Sacred Rose Tarot and Barbara Walker Tarot.
- July 9, 1998
Added description for Renaissance Tarot, Haindl Tarot and Herbal Tarot.
- June 29, 1998
Added new decks: African Tarot, Cagliostro Tarot Deck, Tarot of Ceremonial Magick, Chinese Tarot Deck, Master Tarot, Native American Tarot Deck and Tarot of Northern Shadows.
- June 27, 1998
Added description for Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg, Tarot of the Witches and the New Palladini Tarot.
- June 18, 1998
Added description for Alesiter Crowley Thoth Deck, Aquarian Tarot, Morgan-Greer Tarot and Tarot of the Spirit.
- June 11, 1998
Added description for Egyptican Tarot Deck and Egipcios Kier Tarot Deck.
- June 10, 1998
Added description for Tarot of Gemstones and Crystals, Hermetic Tarot, Lord of the Rings Tarot and Card Game Londa Tarot, Masquerade Tarot and Unicorn Tarot.
- June 4, 1998
Added description for Albano-Waite Tarot and adjusted deck display pages and Waite comparison page.
- June 1, 1998
Added descriptions for Ancestral Path Tarot and Tarot of the Old Path.
- May 17, 1998
Added description for Gill Tarot Deck.
- May 13, 1998
Added descriptions for Tarot of Baseball and Dragon Tarot.
- May 11, 1998
Added descriptions for Angel Tarot and Terrestrial Tarot.
- May 8, 1998
Completed basic layout of deck pages on six pages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
- April 22, 1998
Added first stage of a new section on tarot decks. Separated order page from download page, and added order forms for inside the US, outside the US and decks.
- March 31, 1998
Fixed exercise 3.1. Item 13 was missing.
- March 22, 1998
New version. All pages modified.
- February 16, 1998
Added visual layouts for Jill's first, second and third readings and sample reading - 2/98.
- February 13, 1998
Removed sample reading for 1/96. Added sample reading on President Clinton/Monica Lewinsky for 2/98. Modified Lesson 17.
- January 7, 1998
Modified Lesson 1.
- December 12, 1997
Modified Lesson 19 slightly. Added exercises for Lesson 19. Change to exercises for Lesson 1. Fixed link in Lesson 14.
- December 11, 1997
Modified Lesson 18. Added exercises for Lesson 18. Fixed typos in lesson 6, exercises for lesson 12 and suggestions to go with the execises for lesson 15.
- December 3, 1997
Modified Lesson 17 to clarify approach to reversed cards. Added exercises and suggestions for Lesson 17. Added two new images: reversed 10 of Wands and reversed Emperor. Removed two images: reversed 3 of Cups and reversed 3 of Pentacles. Fixed typos in Lesson 8, Lesson 2, Exercise 3, Magician, Empress, Strength, Judgement and World.
- October 20, 1997
Modified Lesson 16 to add more examples and clarify other issues. Split up old examples page into six new pages for Cards 1 and 2, Cards 3 and 5, Cards 4 and 6, Cards 7 and 8, Cards 5 and 10 and Card 9. Added exercises and suggestions for Lesson 16.
- September 29, 1997
Added exercises with suggestions for Lesson 15. Also changed the summary charts page, the table of contents and the 5 of Cups.
- August 15, 1997
Added exercises with suggestions for Lesson 14. Small changes to many other files.
- April 8, 1997
Added exercises with suggestions for Lesson 12. Minor adjustments to: Tower, Judgement, Moon, 5 of Pentacles, 7 of Pentacles, Exercises for Lesson 3 with Suggestions, Exercises for Lesson 13, and Lesson 19.
- March 16, 1997
Added print copy version offer. (See get.htm) Added start page. Revised top page, Yin Yang Spread page, Lesson 17, Lesson 18 and Lesson 19.
- February 27, 1997
Miscellaneous housekeeping changes to all files. Created Charts using the Tables feature of HTML for the Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, Suit Pairs, Court Card Pairs, and Celtic Cross Positions. Also converted the Suit Quality Lists to charts. Consolidated all the parts of lesson 8.
- February 26, 1997
I can now mail out a copy of the course on diskettes for those who can't use the download option. Instructions.
- February 17, 1997
I adjusted the text of most lesson pages and the Fool's Journey to fill-in next to the images. (Visual changes only) I added the required copyright permission statements from U. S. Games to the top page and the acknowledgements page.
- February 12, 1997
I've gathered from your email that some of you find reversed cards especially difficult to understand. So, I've rewritten lesson 17 to help with this problem (I hope). I tried to put reversed cards into a broader context and make their relationship to upright cards a little clearer. Thanks to all who wrote me. I've learned so much from your messages.
I removed the reversed section from *all 78* card description pages and replaced it with a "Reversed?" link at the top of each page (which points to the same location). I also made minor related changes to these files:
less8.htm, less11.htm, less13.htm, exer2.htm, exer13.htm, howcard.htm, opsteps.htm, otsteps.htm, qsteps.htm.
This file was deleted: revact.htm.
These image files were added: sinewave.gif, sunmoon.gif, maj03rs.gif, maj18rs.gif, maj19rs.gif, c3rs.gif, p3rs.gif, w7rs.gif.
Other minor changes were made to these files: filelist.htm, less1.htm, less6.htm, and osites.htm.
- If you want to download JUST these new images, they have been put into a separate third zip file called "taroimg2.zip. See get.htm."
- January 24, 1997
Added descriptions and pair information for the Page of Wands, Page of Cups, Page of Swords and Page of Pentacles.
Changed Ace-Page explanations in: Ace of Wands, Ace of Cups, Ace of Swords and Ace of Pentacles.
Adjusted How-to for Card Pages, Court Card Rank Pair Summary Chart and Lesson 14 .
Additions and subtractions for Other Sites. Removed one file from Filelist.
Typos: 6 of Cups, C.C. Position 1, Jill's Readings - 1, 2, and 3, King of Cups, Lesson 16, Tower, Queen of Pentacles, Bosnia Reading, 8 of Swords, Queen of Swords, and Knight of Wands.
- November 9, 1996
Added descriptions and pair information for the Knight of Wands, Knight of Cups, Knight of Swords and Knight of Pentacles.
New URL for ZipIt in download instructions.
Typos - Death and the 4 Aces.
- November 4, 1996
Added descriptions and pair information for the Ace of Wands, Ace of Cups, Ace of Swords and Ace of Pentacles. Updated the How-to for Card Pages as well.
Revised the description for the Devil to be less dire and more helpful.
Typos - Lesson 2, Lesson 12 and Lesson 17.
- October 19, 1996
Many mostly non-content changes to make the course easier to manage. Most files were affected:
- Replaced tarot card images with new brighter, clearer ones from Paul Caskey's site. New files are in .gif format.
- Added suggestion for helping MAC users get the zipped files
- Changed the name of all files from the .html to the .htm extension
- Updated copyright
- Created a "request for email" page
- October 6, 1996
Added new sample reading on the presidential election and related file rotm.htm.
- September 25, 1996
Added descriptions and pairs for the 4 Queens:
Queen of Wands, Queen of Cups, Queen of Swords and Queen of Pentacles.
Made a few editorial changes to Lesson 1. Fixed typos in the Hanged Man.
- September 11, 1996
Sorry about the long dry spell, but I'm back to work. Here's the latest...
- Added descriptions and pairs for the 4 Kings:
King of Wands, King of Cups, King of Swords and King of Pentacles.
- Changed the following files to support new information about the court cards:
Lesson 14, Lesson 15, Rank Summary Chart, Suit Summary Chart, and How-to for Card Pages.
- Changed keyword for High Priestess from "Passivity" to "Non-Action" (also in Fool's Journey).
- Added numbers to Major Arcana Summary Chart (Thanks to John C. for this suggestion.)
- Added suit qualities in the Summary Chart Page (Thanks to Bjoern L. for this suggestion.)
- Edited the Main Page and Spreads Page.
- Added some new sites.
- Rewrote the descriptions for these cards to be a little less negative and drastic.
Wands - 10
Cups - 4, 5
Swords - 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Pentacles - 4, 9
- Removed Comments section.
- July 11, 1996
Added descriptions for 8 of Pentacles, 9 of Pentacles and 10 of Pentacles. Changed some typos in lesson 1, the course outline and the exercises for lesson 13.
- June 14, 1996
Added descriptions for 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles and 7 of Pentacles. Changed some typos in the Fool's Journey.
- June 5, 1996
Added descriptions for 2 of Pentacles, 3 of Pentacles and 4 of Pentacles. Changed banner title of top page and added more sites.
- May 23, 1996
Added descriptions for 9 of Cups and 10 of Cups.
- May 21, 1996
Repaired some extensive link problems in the 4/24/96 downloadable version of the course. (Thanks to Bjoern in Germany.) Added descriptions for 6 of Cups, 7 of Cups and 8 of Cups. Typo for Devil.
- April 24, 1996
Added descriptions for 2 of Swords, 4 of Swords and 8 of Swords. Typo for Lesson 14.
- April 5, 1996
Added descriptions for 3 of Swords, 9 of Swords and 10 of Swords.
- March 29, 1996
Added descriptions for 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords and 7 of Swords.
- March 24, 1996
Added description for 5 of Cups and more sites to the "Other Sites" page.
- March 8, 1996
I created two "zipped" files that contain the entire contents of this course. One has the .htm files and the other has the .gif and .jpg files. You may download these two files if you would like to use the course at home on your PC. (Instructions)
- March 7, 1996
I've redone the reversed section for all the card pages. I began to feel that using the word NOT with the meanings from the upright section was too misleading and not very helpful. Now the emphasis is on how the "energy" of the card (as upright) is blocked or frustrated when the card is reversed. See Lesson 17 for a complete explanation.
- March 5, 1996
I've decided to discontinue the Reading of the Month feature so that I can concentrate on finishing the parts of the course that aren't yet done (those pesky construction areas). Also it seemed too artificial to force a reading every month, and it was getting hard to think of ideas that would have general appeal (even to my international readers.). I've moved the old readings to a sample readings section and may add to these from time to time. I also added descriptions for the 2 of Cups, 3 of Cups and 4 of Cups. The Opposing and Reinforcing suggestions are all completed for all cards as well.
- February 7, 1996
Minor adjustments to 5 of Swords, Page of Pentacles and
Minor Arcana Summary Chart.
- January 31, 1996
Revised Lesson 17 and the history paragraphs of Lesson 1.
- January 20, 1996
"Tarot Books, Decks, Programs, Etc." page added.
List of tarot-related material.
- January 14, 1996
"Other Sites to Visit" page added. Reorganization of top page and email page.
- January 13, 1996
Lists of opposing and reinforcing cards, descriptions -
added to wands cards (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10)
- January 2, 1996
December Reading of the Month
Also addition of Yin Yang Spread.
- December 20, 1995
Created list of all files that make up the course (to use as a check for downloading)
- December 20, 1995
Lists of opposing and reinforcing cards, descriptions -
added to all 22 Major Arcana card pages
- December 2, 1995
November Reading of the Month
Also addition of questions I've received to Comments
- November 3, 1995
October Reading of the Month
Also editorial changes to most lessons 1-19
- October 14, 1995
Addition of Exercises for Lesson 13
Also changed: aces and chart for minor arcana
- October 2, 1995
Addition of Lesson 17 on Reversed Cards
Also changed: Acknowledgments
- October 1, 1995
Initial Release On-Line
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