#343 – The Marriage of Tarot and Psychology with Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone


Ruth Ann & Wald Amberstone are co-founders of The Tarot School created in New York City in 1995.
Pillars of the modern Tarot movement, Ruth Ann and Wald teach, write, speak and publish about tarot on every conceivable level. Divination, psychology, esotericism and magical practice are all areas of expertise covered by this pioneering tarot couple.

Ruth Ann and Wald’s unique vision unfolds as they develop new tarot techniques and innovative classes inspiring students on a global level. Yet, they remain lifelong tarot students.

Their Tarot School Correspondence Course and various audio courses are perennial favorites among the international tarot community. Their live Monday night Manhattan classes cater to the city’s brightest esoterically minded students.

The Amberstones are authors of The Secret Language of Tarot (Weiser), Tarot Tips: 78 Practical Techniques to Enhance Your Tarot Reading Skills (Llewellyn), and contributors to Ciro Marchetti’s Legacy of the Divine Tarot and Llewellyn’s Tarot Reader almanacs. Schiffer Books has recently published The High Deck, a symbolic deck of cards created by Wald’s father, Arthur Amberstone.

Wald and Ruth Ann also organize popular and successful tarot events, including the 2002 New York Tarot Festival, the annual Readers Studio (now in its exciting 11th year!), and the ground-breaking Tarot & Psychology Conference.

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  1. Louise
    Posted May 5, 2013 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    I was pleasantly surprised by this interview

  2. Posted May 18, 2013 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    I really enjoyed this podcast…ran to get my over-sized (bigger pictures) Rider-Waite deck to get the Queen of Pentacles to follow along.

  3. Posted May 18, 2013 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    I was wondering why no one mentioned that pentacle suit is also called \’coins\’. Perhaps the gift wrapped in bandages is an old injury that has been buried and it is now time to deal with it in a gentle manner.

  4. Posted October 18, 2014 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    This was a wonderful intro to tarot by the Amberstones. Thank you Dr. Dave. Great dialogue here and inspiring to me as a tarot enthusiast.

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