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Mythic Tarot ~ Mystic Bali

Juliet Sharman-Burke
April 4th~ 13th, 2009

Mystic Bali offers a nine day Beginners Course in the Art of Tarot. We will concentrate on the Mythic Tarot, a deck which Juliet Sharman-Burke co-created with astrologer and Jungian analyst Liz Greene, which uses Greek mythology to amplify and elucidate the archetypal meanings of each of the 78 tarot cards. We will also look at other traditional decks, and will examine the historical background of the ancient cards.

Our approach to reading and interpreting the cards will be essentially psychological, and we will explore ways to understand the divinatory meanings in a healing and spiritual way, rather than with a view to finding out which numbers will win the lottery!

We will learn how Jung’s four functions of consciousness, Intuition, Feeling, Thinking and Sensation also correlate with the four astrological elements of Fire, Water, Air and Earth, and the four suits of the Minor Arcana, and how astrology and tarot complement each other.

The tarot is a wonderful tool for self-awareness as well as for divination and this workshop will offer an opportunity to explore some of its many facets through guided imagery, myth, story, colour and music. The first half of the course will focus on learning about the cards and their meanings and the second half will be experiential and practical.

While the course is for beginners but it will undoubtedly also prove useful for those who have knowledge of the tarot but wish to have an opportunity to develop a deeper and more profound understanding of this fascinating and mysterious subject. What better place to embark on a mythic journey than in the magical mystical land of Bali?

Our study of the tarot will generally take up the mornings with the afternoons being spent being exploring the joys and wonders of Bali.

Included in the price of this package will be:
Four 1-hour massages
A half day bike ride from the volcano down to Ubud (nearly all downhill!)
An Indonesian Cooking Class
Attendance at a Full Moon Ceremonial Ritual Bathing & Blessing
Kecak Trance Dance Performance (Fire Dance)
Village Walking Tour
Specialised Organised Shopping Tour


Dates: April 4th through April 13th , 2009
Everyone is required to arrive on April 4th so there will be time for acclimating and recovering from jet-lag, (that night's accommodation being part of the Melati package).

Once everyone has arrived on the 4th we will have a welcoming orientation meeting in the Meditation Hall, this will be held early evening.
The workshop proper will officially begin on April 5th. At 8.30am we will come together in the Main Meditation Hall, starting at our official opening time of 9 am. We have chosen our starting time astrologically, and you can view our "opening" chart here.

On the day of the Full Moon (April 9th) at 6am in the morning we will head for an ancient Balinese temple in a town called Tampak Siring, where we will join the local people in a ritual bathing/purification ceremony followed by a temple blessing. This is of course an optional event, and women during their cycle do not participate. That evening there will be another optional group trip to watch a Kecak(fire) Trance dance. That day we will have a teaching session between the time we return from the temple, around 10.30am, until 1pm. There that evening we all go to the dance performance.

There will be an optional 2-day tour of the Buddhist temples of Borobudur on the island of Java, immediately following this workshop
April 14th~ 15th

Please go to Borobudur Tour for more information.

Daily Schedule

6:00am - 7.30am ~ Optional Daily Yoga
7:00am - 8:45am ~ Buffet Breakfast for Melati Cottages residents.
9:00am -12:00pm ~ Tarot Teaching Session*
12:00pm ~ Lunch (Buffet Lunch for Melati residents).
Afternoons ~ Either some organized activity (a schedule will be posted later), or time to simply relax and enjoy Bali.
*Our 1st day, April 5th, will be a full day of teaching, with an afternoon session running from 3~6pm.
*On the day of the bike tour, there will be no teaching, as we leave very early... and come back tired (but happy!)
Evenings Free

Our tarot teaching program will end early afternoon on April 13th. We will be having a farewell dinner that evening (paid for individually) at a beautiful restaurant close by, and we hope all participants will join us for this

Requirements: This workshop will be of great value to tarot students/practitioners at any level. Absolute beginners or professionals alike are most welcome. Tarot is a field in which one is eternally a student, and we know it will be an enriching experience for all.

Please bring your enthusiasm and an open mind and heart... it would also be very useful for everyone to bring The Mythic Tarot. This is of course not mandatory. Links for buying the deck can be found on Juliet's bio page.

Readings: Juliet will be available for some private tarot readings during the workshop time. Please contact her directly concerning this.

Recommended Reading
Tarot Handbook / Hajo Banzhaf US Games Systems Inc,.
Tarot and the Journey of the Hero /Hajo Banzhaf Red Wheel/Weiser
Tarot Mirrors: Reflections of Personal Meaning /Mary K. Greer Newcastle Pub.
Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom Parts 1 and 2 /Rachel Pollack Thorsons
Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey /Sallie Nicols Red Wheel/Weiser
The Tarot /Alfred Douglas Penguin Books
The Tarot Revealed /Eden Gray Inspiration House
The Mystical Origins of the Tarot /Paul Huson Destiny Books
The Mythic Tarot /Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene
The Mythic Tarot Workbook /Juliet Sharman-Burke
The New Complete Book of Tarot /Juliet Sharman-Burke
Understanding the Tarot /Juliet Sharman-Burke
Mastering the Tarot / Juliet Sharman-Burke
Beginner’s Guide to Tarot/ Juliet Sharman-Burke
Tarot Workbook /Juliet Sharman-Burke
Secrets of the Tarot / A T Mann
The Wisdom of the Tarot / Elisabeth Haitch
The Tarot Handbook / Angeles Arrien


Juliet Sharman-Burke

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