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  • LearnLenormandwithTaliTarot IntroductionCourse

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    LaCartomancieLenormandComplte

    AvecMlle.TaliTarot

    LArtdeTirerlesCartes[TheMethodofUsingtheCards]

    Donnant la maniere infallible de connaitre le pass, le present etlavenir, tant pour soimeme, que pour autrui, daprese lese pluscelebrescartomancienstellsquelaMlle.Lenormand.

    [Givingtheinfalliblewayofknowingthepast,presentandfuture,both for oneself, for others, in the manner of most famousCartomancerssuchasMlle.Lenormand].

    Introduction

    Hello fellow Cartomanciens, and welcome to my Lenormand introductioncourse,which covers this salonstyle readingof cards in six lessons.YouwillneedaLenormandstyledeck,actuallyapetitLenormanddeck,whichhas36cards,forthiscourse.

    IparticularlylikeusingtheBlueOwlversion,althoughIhaveasoftspotforthePiatnikdeckfromVienna.Createdin1942,thechintzyyetstylishdesignofthisdeckofcardsreflectthetimeperiod.WarnerBrothermoviesespeciallyspringtomind, lookattheTheShipcardandseehowthisconjuresupan imageofNowVoyager (1942)with JoanCrawford,where thedowntrodden characterCharlotteValeescapesonacruiseshipandreturnsdramaticallytransformed.

    Ifyouhavenotcomeacrossthisoldmovie,check itoutonline,andseehowthe theme of journey, transformation and rites of passage assists yourunderstandingofTheShipcard.Themovieputsmeinmoodforreadinginthisstyle,andthisiswhatmakestheLenormandveryspecialithasonevoicebutmanydifferentaccents.

    If you are looking for a contemporary deck, you can try the MysticalLenormandbyUrbanTrosch,publishedbyUSGamesSystems.An interestingblended deck is by Edmund Zebrowski, which uses Pamela ColmanSmithartworkincollagetocreatePixiesAstoundingLenormandDeck.

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    TheStructureofthisCourse

    Asthisisabeginnerscourse,wewillbecoveringouruniquewaysofteachingLenormandreading,whichcomefromourtrainingexperienceandapproachtoTarot called Tarosophy. This is awayofmodellinghowexperienced readersunconsciouslyreadcards,andthenweteachthosepatternsasessentialskillsthrough funexercisesandgames.This installstheskillquickly,andonlythenwe present amethod inwhich that skillmakes sense.We then give it anapplication,whichisapracticaltasktopracticetheskill.

    When these come together, students experience an Aha!moment that ispricelessandthisworksverywellwithTarot.Itisusuallythecasethatstudentstrylearningonecardatatime,ormemorisekeywords,ortrydifficultmethodsoutoforder, or attempt to just use intuition without any basicunderstandingoftheimagesallthesemakelearninghardwork,anditisnotthewaywearegoingtodoithere!

    So, we will be covering six lessons, and Id love it if we can discuss yourexperienceof the course inourgroup, so I canmakeadjustmentsaswegoalong.ThisisthefirsttimeIhavetaughtLenormandoutsidemyownpractice,soIamhappytotakeyourguidance.

    Therewillbeanintermediateclasscontinuingonfromthisone,howeverthatwillbe forCitizens andPatronsof TarotTown,whopay$1/month. You caneasilyupgradeyourmembershipatanytime,andthereisalotmorematerialonCitizenStreets,towhichtheintermediateLenormandlessonswillbeadded.

    Ialsohaveanadvancedcourseinpreparation,whichwillbeinanewvenueforthemembersofallTarosophyTarotAssociations,whichwillbeannouncedonWorldTarotDay,May25th2012.Wehavebeenpreparingthisvenueforoversix months now, and it is almost ready to go live for Tarot Professionalsworldwide.

    Youcan find links toLenormanddecksand suppliers inourcosyTarotTownLenormandSalongroup.

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    TheLessons

    Wewillactuallybe coveringa lotduring this course,however,asTarot, theLenormand tradition is as rich and layered as thosewho read it. There aremanystylesandapproaches,manymethodsandcomplexitiesIwillheretakeus into the bare bones of the system, to ensure that you feel comfortableperformingbothsimplefreestylereadingswiththedeckaswellastheelegantandcomprehensiveGrandTableaumethod.

    ThelessonsaregivenappropriatelyFrenchnames:

    1.PremireLeon:Significationindividuelledescartes

    2.DeuximeLeon:Significationrelativedescartes

    3.TroisimeLeon:LeGrandTableau

    4.QuatrimeLeon:CherchezlaFemme

    5.CinquimeLeon:AideMemoirs

    6.SiximeLeon:Denoument,ReadingEnPleinAir

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    ABitofHistoryBeforeWeBegin

    Unesibylleestbiensuprieure laraisonetaubonsens[ASibylle isabovereasonandcommonunderstanding]M.A.Lenormand.

    The Lenormand cards are named after Mlle.Lenormand (1768 1843), however theyactuallyaroseafterherdeath.

    Herstory isbest toldbyDecker,DummettandDepaulis inAWickedPackofCards (1996)andwhich covers thehistorical references in somedetail. Her work Les souvenirs prophtiquesd'une sibylle sur les causes secrtes de sonarrestation(1814)istypicalofheroutput,beingasortofscandalsheetofitstime.

    What cards she actually used as part of herinvolvement in the growing movement of

    tireurs de cartes (fortunetellers of cards) is somewhat vague. There arereferencestoThoth,andstrange figuresonthecards; inherownwords,shespeaksaboutusingablazingmirror, thethirtythreeGreeksticks (anopportunity for someone to do more research there!), and a variety ofgrimoires,wandsandtalismans.ThereisnomentionofTarot.

    It is inher1817work, LesOraclesSibyllins,wherewe learnmoreaboutherapparentmethodology andmeanings; she appears touse apiquetpack (32cards)andderivessuchmeaningsastheKingofSpades,togetherwiththe8ofDiamonds,meansthataskilfulmanhasmadetrialstostop,ifitispossible,theprogressionofillness(p.124,AWickedPackofCards).Shealsoappearstorefertothe78tharotcards,includingTheFol,DevilandDeath.

    However she worked, others followed after her death, including MmeClment,whowrote the Bleeding Raven, a book on fortunetellingwhichwasactuallybasedonEtteillasearlierworkandcards.

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    It was not until two years after her death that the Grand Jeu de MlleLenormandwas first published, based on a 52card pack,with astrological,mythicalandsymbolic layersoneverycard.This isthedeckstillpublishedbyGrimaud.Thiswas followedbyaGerman55cardversion,WahrsageKartenderberhmtenMlleLeNormandinabout1850.Thesewerefollowedbymanyminiature decks, particularly in Germany, of 36 cards, called PetitLenormand.

    Whatislesserknown,anddescribedbyDecker,DummettanddePaulis,isthatthispetitLenormanddeckisactuallybasedonaracegamepackofcards,fromaround1800,calledTheGameofHope.ThisprototypewasdiscoveredbyDetlefHoffmann,andclearlyshowsthesymbolsandnumbersweseeinthePetitLenormand.Thegameisplayedwithall36cards laidout,andadice. It issuggested in theaccompanyingbookletthat the cards may also be used as a simple questionandanswerfortunetellingsystem,whichiswhatwewilldo!

    AcrossEuropetherewerealsomanytypesofcarddecksandgames,includingTrappola(c.1550,seeH.T.MorleysOldandCuriousPlayingCards,p.64)andTarocchi,of course. Thenumberof cardswould vary, aswoulddesigns; theSuitsforexamplecouldbeAcorns,Leaves,Fruit,evenBells.

    SometimescardswouldhaveGermanorLatinversesuponthem,whichweseein some Lenormand cards,withapieceofpoetry to give the cardmeaning.Oftenthecardswouldbefullyillustrated,asweseebelowintheTwoofVasesandThreeofVasesfromadeckdesignedbyJostAmmon(c.1570).Thisdeckwasactuallydesigned, likemany,tobean instructivedeck,hereteachingthevirtuesofbookmakingoverdrinking.Alessonforusall.

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    TherearealsoPiquetpacks,withtheusualthreecourtcardsofValet,QueenandKing,andevendecksthatweresatiricalofcurrentsituations;onedeck in1720wasbasedontheSouthSeaandMississippicompaniesstockcrash,withtheverseontheAceofHeartssayingTheSouthernMermaidItriedtocatchinvain,shetookthemoneyand leftmetheemptybook.Itseems likethesecardswouldbejustasrelevanttoday.

    AWordAboutTarotandLenormand

    TheLenormandcardsarenotaTarotdeck.Itmaybeabitobvioustosay,yetitis importanttorememberthatasatarotreader,youmustchangeyourmindabout certainhabitsof readingand interpretation.Thereare two significantdifferences,whichagainmaybeobviousbutbeardiscussion:

    1.TheLenormandcardsdonothaveanoverarchingstructure/pattern.

    2. The Lenormand cards are individual symbols, not metaphors orarchetypes.

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    Inthefirstcase,weknow inTarotthatweusuallyhavea78carddeck,andexpecttofindfoursuits,with progressive structures of Ace to Ten, andCourtCards,whichisapatterninallfoursuits,andsoon. In the Lenormand cardswe simplyhave acollectionofthirtysiximages.

    These may be collected in several sets, forexample, severalof them show animals (Mice),several are people (TheMan), and several areinanimateobjects,(TheKey)etc.howeverthereis no single pattern or system underneath thiscollection.

    In the second case,we findourselveswithan issue in some oracledecks.That is, there isonlyasinglesymbolon thecard. In thePiatnikShip (3/10Spades)wemaybeabletogleansomefurtherinterpretationsfromthesteam,waves, flags, etc, but the overall symbol is merely Ship, which may bedepictedinatotallydifferentwayinanotherdeck,i.e.asaClipperont