You enter a darkened room. There’s beautiful artwork on the walls, many books, and the place is absolutely filled with decks of cards of all kinds. A single figure sits there, shuffling a small deck of cards as you yourself sit down facing them. You have a question and are looking for answers- The question is “What is the Tarot?” And you will be given the answer by one who knows more than most about these strange and wonderful cards- Dr. Camelia Elias.
My guest on this unique episode is none other than Camelia Elias! Camelia is a Tarot reader, scholar, teacher and author. Her work with the Tarot is second to none, and her book Marseille Tarot: Towards The Art of Reading is pretty much my favourite book on how to read cards. Period. You can find Camelia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Her Website has many directions in which to head, including offering courses on how to read the Tarot at her Aradia Academy. Click the Pic below to head to Camelia’s Linktree for all things Camelia!
- Before listening to this episode, I would suggest listening to my episode on The History of Tarot as well as my episode on Cartomancy
- Taroflexions – An astounding Blog run by Camelia! So much great information here
- The Cartomancer – Read like the Devil with Camelia Elias
- Tarot Heritage – Lots of links to learn about the origins of the Tarot
- Aeclectic Tarot – Tonnes of Tarot Card Reviews
- Mary K. Greers Tarot Blog – Great source of info
- The Tarot of Marseille and the French Tradition – Available at this website is the infamous Jean Noblet Tarot by Jean Claude Flornoy that Camelia uses consistently. Grab this Deck! It’s the one right after the order form!
- Joseph H. Peterson also has a Noblet Tarot de Marseille that is available
- Mystical Origins of the Tarot: From Ancient Roots to Modern Usage by Paul Huson – One of my favourite Tarot books. Highly Recommended
- The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino – A narrative novel using Tarot cards!
- Robert M. Place – Robert has some wonderful Decks and books about Tarot available
- The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination by Robert M. Place
- A Wicked Pack of Cards: The Origins of the Occult Tarot
- Adam MacLean’s Tarot Site – Thousands of Decks have been collected by Adam. The amount of Tarot here is staggering
- Tarology by Enrique Enriquez – Enrique reads the cards the way they should be read
- Tarology – Documentary about Enrique Enriquez and how he sees/reads the Tarot
- Lo Scarabeo – So. Many. Decks. Something for everyone!