A Major Embodiment of the Tarot

An Introduction to the Tarot’s Major Arcana Archetypes by Drawing Portraits to Embody the Characters

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Major Embodiment of the TarotThe Highest Priestess

About Major Embodiment of the Tarot:

This course is an introduction to the Tarot through the concept of embodiment through art. Students will learn the fundamentals of this ancient system and how to apply the symbols, colors, and meanings of the Major Arcana archetypes to their own personal self-portraits for each of the Major Arcana's 22 cards. Through guided meditations and journaling prompts, students will understand the archetypal meanings, symbols, and even psychology behind the cards. Students will create 22 painted portraits based on these archetypes, embodying the very essence of the cards in a way that makes learning the Tarot easy and fun! Students will learn numerous methods for using the Tarot to elevate their personal, spiritual, and creative practices. The cards are creative and intuitive tools that can be used intentionally to lead to deeper insights into who we are. This is a basic course for all levels and types of individuals. It doesn't matter if you can't draw, nor if you have ever used a tarot deck before. While we will primarily use Tarot cards in this course, we will also touch on, and incorporate, other intuitive guidance systems (astrology, numerology, sigils, etc.).


This course features:

•Video tutorials and written content

• LIVE virtual sessions

• Meditations with Workbook

• Journaling Prompts

• Inquiry-based art activities

• Guidance to understand both the cards and the art techniques

• A private Facebook group


The main concepts being covered in this course are:

Students will learn the fundamentals of Tarot through art-based study.

Students will bind and decorate their own Tarot Art Journal.

Students will learn to utilize several techniques and mediums to create 22 self-portraits that embody the characters of the Major Arcana.

By the end of this course, students will...

Have a Tarot art journal with 22 painted portraits of the Major Arcana

Understand the fundamentals of the Tarot's Major Arcana cards in a personal and non-threatening way

Understand how to use in various aspects of Tarot cards for artwork

Become familiar with several different kinds of Tarot decks (types and styles)

See Tarot as a way of understanding oneself better and for self-guidance

Use the cards in consideration of unseen aspects of life

Feel empowered to create a Tarot deck (if you choose to)

Understand and use art techniques and mediums that make you feel confident enough to draw/paint and yourself embodying these different characters

Photograph and share your artwork with peers

Here are some of the items you WILL NEED throughout the year:

• A purchased journal with watercolor paper

• A set of watercolors

• Craft or acrylic paints

• Brushes of various sizes

• Pens for journaling

• At least one Tarot Deck

• gel medium

• White gel pen

• Adhesives -- double sided tape, matte medium, and glue stick

• OPTIONAL: A printer to print lesson PDFs

Your Instructor

Shilo Lewis
Shilo Lewis

Art is my life...

Since becoming an artist, my life has become colorful and whimsical. Art is my healer, and it has go en me through many peaks and valleys throughout my journey. My relationship with myself and with others has improved greatly, becoming more connected, meaningful, and beautiful. Art has helped me to understand myself in a more altruistic way. For me, art is a way of doing things, a learning modality, and an overall way of life. Art has changed me in ways I never expected, such as increasing my intuition and leading me to new discoveries, like Tarot. It has awakened me to all of the glorious possibilities that are open to me: the entire world! I’m so grateful for this journey of art and life that I travel.

Art is My Answer.

Phone: 702-528-5537

email: cooptylew@gmail.com

Web/Blog: www.cooptylew.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cooptylew

Frequently Asked Questions

When does this course begin and finish?
The class begins as soon as you register. There are some pre-course lessons to help you get ready. We begin with the official course on January 1, 2018! There will be no additional content added to the course after December 31, 2018, but you will have access to the materials indefinitely.
How long do I have access to this course?
After enrolling, you will have access to this course forevermore. Take all the time you need!
What if I am unhappy with this course?
We don't ever want you to be unhappy, so please purchase mindfully. If you are in doubt, please email Shilo with questions- cooptylew@gmail.com However, due to the nature of this course, and the fact that you will have instant lifetime access to downloadable content, refunds will not be offered.
I haven't used Tarot card before. I don't know if I should register?
YES, you should absolutely register! This is a class for all levels of individuals who wish to ... You will receive lots of guidance and techniques that will assist you in learning the many uses for the Tarot.
Which tarot deck do I need for this course?
You can use any deck(s) that you want to, but it is advised that you start (if a beginner) with a Rider Waite Smith (RWS) deck because it has pictures n every card. You will likely find a multitude of decks mentioned during the course, so you may want to purchase one deck to start and begin a "deck wish list," as well. 😆
Is this a course about religion? Or does it focus on the Tarot as a form of religion?
Nope.. This course does not even mention or elude to religion, in the traditional sense. This course is about using Tarot cards as a tool to learn to tap into your inner wisdom so that you are a active participant in the journey of your life, and for CREATING ART!
How does this course work exactly?
There are pre-recorded lessons for you to engage with at your own pace. The content for the class is on this site and can accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will occasionally gather in a private online room (Zoom) that allows us to see, hear, and chat with one another during live teaching sessions and study groups. All live sessions will be recorded and then shared on this site after the class session. We have a private Facebook group that you are invited to join after enrollment (Major Embodiment). As soon as you complete enrollment, you will have access to lessons that have been uploaded to the course (on this site). • We will use Tarot for creative exploration, self-study, and PAINT for development of our intuition. • We will use written responses as a tool for going deeper with personal practices by using journaling prompts and several different exercises that will help us to reflect on the characteristics of each card in the Major Arcana. • We will use paint (of all kinds) to interpret our connection to the cards and the messages they are guiding us to explore.
Will there be live sessions? What if I cannot attend?
You will have ample warning for all live sessions that are held. A schedule will be posted when the dates and times for live sessions have been finalized. Don't worry about it! Each session will be recorded and uploaded the classroom within 24 hours. Even of you can't make the live session, you will still benefit from the content.
When does the early-bird rate end?
The $45 early-bird rate ends on Dec 25, 2017. The price will then go up to $99.
What happens when I sign up?
Once you have enrolled, you can access the class immediately. Depending on when you register, you will see content in the classroom waiting for you. You may begin your journey immediately. You will also receive a welcoming email. This will also have more details to get you started.

Class Curriculum

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