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A TRADITION OF INITIATION

Philippe Camoin is the heir to a tradition which goes back for many centuries: that of the Master Cardmakers in Marseilles who guarded the tradition of the Tarot de Marseille. In 1997 he finished restoring the Tarot de Marseille to its original form in collaboration with Alejandro Jodorowsky. Learn more



TEACHINGS ON THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE

The teachings Philippe Camoin gives on the Tarot de Marseille have never been taught anywhere else before. These teachings present the Tarot de Marseille as a spiritual discipline for the 21st century: a spiritual discipline directly inspired by observation of the symbols, and a process that will awaken hidden abilities in the mind.
Tarot Professionals attending these courses have said that they have learnt more in one day with his method than in 20 years of exploration and study of the Tarot. There is clearly a subtle transmission of wisdom for which Philippe Camoin is the vehicle. Learn more


A NEW METHOD OF READING THE TAROT

Philippe Camoin teaches a new method of reading the Tarot. This method of precise observation of the symbols produces astonishing results. All students will quickly recognize: this method works! The result is what is important. Learn more


MAJOR DISCOVERIES AND REVELATIONS ABOUT THE TAROT BY PHILIPPE CAMOIN

Philippe Camoin has upturned the established thought about the Tarot de Marseille and more broadly the Tarot itself. There are revelations that cover not only the esoteric world, but also significant historical revelations about the scientific structure of the Tarot.


THE OLDEST WOODEN PRINTING PLATES OF THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE (Nicolas Conver 1760)

In 1760, Nicolas Conver engraved out of pear wood what would become the most important Tarot de Marseille over the last few centuries. Experts agree that this Tarot is nearly perfect. It was Nicolas Conver who founded the Camoin House of which Philippe Camoin is the descendant. Learn more


THE DATE OF THE OLDEST TAROT DE MARSEILLE DECK MADE IN MARSEILLES

Philippe Camoin has just revealed the date of the oldest existing Tarot de Marseille deck made in Marseilles to the community of experts on the history of Tarot: the deck by François Chosson, 1672. This fact is of major importance and now brings into question much of the history of Tarot as it is perceived by historians.


THE ORIGIN OF THE TAROT IN EUROPE AND ITS RELATION TO THE ABBEY OF ST VICTOR IN MARSEILLES

Based on discoveries by Philippe Camoin, it was the monk Cassian who in 400 CE contributed to the introduction of the wisdom of the Tarot into Europe. This claim, which overturns all previously conceived notions, is based on unassailable facts.


THE CAMOIN HOUSE

The Camoin factory was founded in Marseilles by Nicolas Conver in 1760. He possessed the knowledge passed down from Masters long before him, one of whom was François Chosson (1672). The Camoin house acquired the properties of the other Marseillan Master Cardmakers in the 19th century, and then became the last bearer of this cultural asset. Learn more


THE ART OF THE TAROT

An appreciation of the Tarot de Marseille by Alejandro Jodorowsky Learn more





THE TAROT DE MARSEILLE: A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE FOR THE 21st CENTURY

The Philippe Camoin Method is based on a systematic observation of the symbols and the relations between the cards. It is about being able to verify what is being read in the cards. This observation increases our intelligence. How? Try it yourself. It is one of the purposes of the Tarot de Marseille beyond the obvious simple divination: a spiritual discipline that makes us more intelligent by connecting us with our sixth sense while at the same time keeping our feet firmly on the ground.









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