The Role of Mysticism and Mystical Laws in Divination: The Revised New Art Tarot


Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

10am – 1pm

This three-hour workshop will offer a succinct and practical approach to Hermetism using the Knapp-Hall Tarot, first published in 1929 and recently reprinted by the Philosophical Research Society. Dr. Yolanda Robinson, editor of the new edition, will explain the basic structure of the deck while emphasizing the role that mystery traditions play in understanding its mystical symbolism. The deck encapsulates the philosophy of Manly P. Hall as presented in his encyclopedic Opus, The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Participants will have an opportunity to work with the cards and understand how each Arcanum opens a personal portal that requires a subjective and intimate connection with Spirit. Divination is, after all, a way to access our own divinity and understand our role in forging our destiny. This will be an experiential workshop and you will need your own deck.

Workshop Objectives: 

  • Understand the mystical background of the Revised New Art Tarot through its basic Hermetic structure.
  • Learn to use the Tree of Life as a personal mandala that opens itself to intimate connections and interpretations. 
  • Approach divination as a magical alchemical tool for self-inquiry and potential personal transformation. 

Your Teacher:

Yolanda M. Robinson, Ph.D, has been researching Hermetic traditions and working with Tarot for over thirty years. She also specializes in shamanism and mystical traditions. Dr. Robinson is a retired Foreign Service Officer and is presently on the faculty of the University of Philosophical Research.  


The University of Philosophical Research

3910 Los Feliz Blvd. Los Angeles 90027

323.663.2167 ext.112