The great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity and he used the Tarot in his psychological research. He also used Astrology and the I Ching as part of his defining what Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious are
Jung said in a short piece reveal the depth of insights that the tarot can bring. I first started reading about Jung in my first-year university way back in the ’70s/ Man and His Symbols.
This article may not be factually correct though. Tarot cards were first designed as playing cards as a parlour game for the wealthy Italian families in the Renaissance.
It was only much later that Tarot cards became entwined with divination because of one man, Court de Gebelin in a vast treatise he channelled is the best way I can describe it.
“De Gébelin wrote an essay included in his Le Monde primitif, analysé et comparé avec le monde moderne (“The Primeval World, Analyzed and Compared to the Modern World”), volume viii, 1781. ” -Wikipedia
Here’s a factual account of the true history of tarot versus the Modern Myths.
what do tarot cards mean to you?
I just had a fabulous time at the 2nd annual Love & Light tarot International Conference in Montreal September 20-22 and there will be another one next year which I will present at and attend. I got to present along with the Queen’s of the Tarot world Mary Greer and Rachel Pollack and my other amazing friend and Tarot counsellor Katerina Wynne.