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Weekly Tarot Study Group with Nicholas O’Donnell

January 1 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Weekly Tarot Study Group with Nicholas O’Donnell

Sundays 6:30-8pm at Enlightened Soul Center, 2711 Carpenter Rd. Ann Arbor

By Donation – Pay what you can to keep this group going

This is a Non-Denominational Tarot Study Group. By combining the use of deep study, meditation and community we can better understand ourselves and each other. The Tarot is a key to the subconscious, just like all intuitive and mystical tools. This group is intended to provide a support group and community for those who so chose to use Intuitive, Metaphysical, and Mystical devices. Each meeting will consist of a focused topic of discussion, the first 22 meetings will be focused on the Major arcana with open discussion focused on anything associated with the card of the Day/Week. Ultimately members of the group will find the passion and drive to have the desire to present to the group. For example, if the focus is the Empress, a group member may volunteer to prepare a presentation of the Empress from their perspective to better express their spiritual, emotional, and intellectual thought form. These presentations can be done in PowerPoint, creating interactive activities, meditations, music, art, etc any form of creative expression that the group member so chooses to express.
After the open discussion and or presentations, any members that have questions about the topic or any topic about tarot may ask. After questions, a 25-minute Mindfulness meditation that is focused on the tarot will conclude the formal meeting the first time. The members of the Group may stay and converse after the formal meeting is concluded. If any insight or arisings happen during the meditation this is a time for members to share their experiences.
This will be the first meeting, so a small presentation will be prepared on the Fool and then the room will be opened up for group discussion followed by the meditation. If any member wishes to present at the Magician on 10/23 please reach out! (collaborations are welcome)
The Major Arcana cards in the Tarot are traditionally assigned to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The tarot doesn’t follow the numbers of the Hebrew alphabet but rather the sounds. The Fool is labeled with the letter Aleph(א), in Hebrew the letter is pronounced almost silently. The Fool in the Tarot is also labeled the number 0. The elemental association with the Fool is Air, the Intellect.
What does the Number 0 mean to you? How do you physically represent the number 0? How does the number 0 make you feel? If you could represent 0 besides the symbol 0 how would you express it?
How do you define the Hebrew letter Aleph? How does it relate to 0?
The artwork of The Fool
What does the Yellow sky represent to you? How does it make you feel?
What does the Sun represent to you? How does it make you feel?
Where is The Fool going? Where is the Fool coming from?
How is Air or the Intellect represented in the artwork of the Fool?
What does the white rose mean to you?
What does the white dog mean to you?
Take some time to explore and meditate on this information and questions to bring a deeper discussion to the group. This is a community-building exercise to better get to know ourselves and the Tarot through each other so participation and sharing are highly encouraged! This is a sacred space where we will only show encouragement for creativity, love, and unity. There are no right or wrong answers, only expressions of creative Will!
As stated, this is a sacred study group. We believe that by bringing knowledge, wisdom, creativity, encouragement, perspective, and community to each other we are bringing the group closer to the Source of existence.
If you need some resources for research and reading please reach out as there is a plethora of material on Tarot and it’s easy to get lost.
Please email or call if anyone has any questions or concerns about the reflections or information presented. Let’s have some fun and express our creative esoteric Will!
Nicholas ODonnell


January 1
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Enlightened Soul Center & Shop
2711 Carpenter Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 us