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Jung and the Tarot


Presented by
Art Rosengarten, MA,PhD

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Sunday, March 3, 2019, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The Tarot is an intriguing symbol system emerging from the Italian Renaissance. Long associated with psychics and fortunetellers, its imagery is evocative, multi-layered, and remarkably rich psychologically. Through the 20th century, tarot’s evolution has been heavily influenced by Jungian thought, although ironically Jung’s writing on the subject is sparse. This lecture explores a Jungian approach to the deck of possibility.   

Course objectives:

  • Understand tarot’s psychological and therapeutic benefits as a tool of active imagination supplemental to talk therapy within the framework of Jungian analysis.

  • Describe modern tarot from the Jungian perspective, its indications and contraindications for usage as a psychotherapeutic instrument within an established container between therapist and client, similar to dreamwork or Sandplay in this respect. 

  • Learn about the intersection of Jung’s theories pertaining to synchronicity, symbolism, archetypal imagery, etc. with the psychological and spiritually-grounded application of tarot cards in a therapeutic setting.

Art Rosengarten, MA, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice, Director of Moonlight Counseling in north San Diego County, and teaches Live Online Tarot Seminars at  Among the leading scholars of modern Tarot in the world, he wrote the first accredited doctoral dissertation on Tarot as a method for accessing the unconscious and is a pioneer in the emerging discipline.  He is one of only a few psychologists worldwide to have successfully implemented tarot card readings within his psychological practice, as a supplemental tool utilized at critical points in a person’s growth not unlike dream analysis or other tools of active imagination. He is author of five books on the tarot, including Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility, Tarot of the Nine Paths: Advanced Tarot for the Spiritual Traveler, and his most recent work, Tarot of the Future: Raising Spiritual Consciousness.

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3 - 4 pm  Registration and social gathering

4 - 6 pm  Lecture

Space may be limited.  Early arrival is recommended


St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church

Huntington Beach, CA

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Pre-Paid Registration and Form

    $15 members

    $25 non-members

Refunds normally require 48 hours notice.

At the door:

    $20 members

    $30 non-members


This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit
for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs
$15 payable at the door.  
CEU certificates will be awarded by mail upon full completion of the program.  For more information about the awarding of continuing education units, visit our CEU web page. 

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