Tarot images and spiritual education: the three I’s model

The paper presents education as a process of human development toward becoming our authentic Selves and posits the Tarot hermeneutic as one of the means of holistic, spiritual education. As a system of images and symbols, Tarot encompasses the three I’s represented by intuition, insight and imaginat...

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Published in:International journal of children's spirituality
Main Author: Semetsky, Inna
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Taylor & Francis 2011
In: International journal of children's spirituality
Year: 2011, Volume: 16, Issue: 3, Pages: 249-260
Further subjects:B Tarot symbolism
B Imagination
B Intuition
B philosophy of education
B Nel Noddings’ ethics of care
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Summary:The paper presents education as a process of human development toward becoming our authentic Selves and posits the Tarot hermeneutic as one of the means of holistic, spiritual education. As a system of images and symbols, Tarot encompasses the three I’s represented by intuition, insight and imagination in contrast to the three R’s of traditional formal schooling. If teachers want to foster intuitive abilities in their students, they need to first develop this capacity in themselves using the available cultural practice of Tarot. Through Tarot symbolism we can become aware of the deep meanings of human experiences that may be hiding in the unconscious at the soul level. The informal ‘school of life’ embodied in images unveils the dimension of inner knowledge or gnosis that exceeds the factual knowledge of the external world but reaches toward the Imaginal world due to intuitive mode of perception.
ISSN:1469-8455
Contains:Enthalten in: International journal of children's spirituality
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/1364436X.2011.613069