We’ll begin in 18th century France and cover three different tarot divination methods from three centuries. How has astrology, philosophical Hermeticism, alchemy, Cabalism (the Qabalah), and Rosicrucianism influenced the evolution of tarot into an occult tool? And what does Hermes Trismegistus have to do with tarot? What do we even mean by “occult”? Let’s discuss together.

This is a nuts-and-bolts foundational primer on the advent of tarot occultism, who the key players were, and how French occult interpretation of the tarot continues to influence tarot readers today.