The Tarot is another tool that can be used for therapeutic purposes. You know yourself best and nobody can make decisions for you, just as no one can predict your future. This is important to keep in mind.

I have read them for over 20 years and I use them today as a sacred canvas that can reveal source of patterns through synchronicity and active imagination. I use the Tarot de Marseille restored by Jodorowsky and Camoin. You can watch this video to learn more about Jodorowsky and this deck.

The reading and the Creative Act

You attend your appointment with an intention/question/issue you would like to explore. I tune in and do a card spread looking for the source of your consultation.

If you have been to a reading before you might be familiar with this process. The Tarot will show you the core of the situation in question and I provide a uniquely intuitively designed Creative Act that you are free to follow up on. The purpose of the Creative Act is to converse with the unconscious in a language it understands, the language of metaphor, action and symbols. It is similar to ‘the experiment’ in Gestalt Psychotherapy or Rituals in Shamanic Practice. Jodorowsky calls this Psychomagic.  

Alexandra Koren, BA, BSc, MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Dip Application of Arts in Therapy and Education, Cert. Couns Skills

How it works

The cards provide a mandala of archetypes, drawn by the client through the process of synchronicity. Synchronicity, a term coined by Carl Jung (1952), refers to the concept of two or more things occurring simultaneously seemingly by chance but meaningfully connected. This, he believed showed us that life was not a series of random events but rather a succession of significant experiences connecting us all through the collective unconscious. The archetypes, are universal archaic patterns, icons and images found in the collective unconscious. Their content and meaning is hidden from us while residing there but their projections are constant, if you look around at images and cultural representations you will see them everywhere. Examples are The Trickster, The Mother, The Child, The Shadow, all these found in the Tarot deck.