The Tarot Workshop
November 4-5, 2022 | San Diego, CA
In-Person and Online with Paul Chek
In this 2-day workshop, Paul Chek will teach you the essential meanings and practices by which you can deepen your connection with your soul, and gain guidance from your Higher-Self
He will show you many highly practical, effective practices that he has mastered and used extensively using the Rider-Waite Tarot deck of cards. Paul will introduce you to a beautiful, spiritual practice that can enhance all aspects of your life, and that will support you in your journey from the state of being the unconscious fool to expressing more and more of the wise fool within you each day. This means more love, freedom, confidence, a greater sense of direction in life, and a means of getting answers to your deepest questions, not from others opinions, but from your own soul.
This workshop is being held in-person on 14 beautiful acres in Rainbow, CA. We are also offering Paul’s workshop online for the first time, so that people can participate without having to endure the hassles of travel nor spend time away from home and family.
Both in-person and online spaces are strictly limited for this two-day event. Register now to avoid disappointment!
9:00 AM: In-person attendees arrive and parking. Registration for both online and in-person participants.
Morning: Introductions; How Tarot archetypes enhance the vocabulary of your soul and your soul’s capacity to communicate with you; Methods for connecting to your soul, and how to let your soul guide you in choosing your Tarot cards; How and why to clear yourself before a Tarot draw.
Approx. 12:30 PM: Lunch break
Afternoon: The structure of the Tarot
Approx. 6:00 PM: End of day 1
9:00 AM: Parking for in-person attendees. Online participants connect.
Morning: How to perform a draw; Methods of interpretation; How to learn from Tarot Guidance day-to-day.
Approx. 12:30 PM: Lunch break
Afternoon: How to determine your Tarot soul and personality path in this lifetime; Exercises and practices to develop soul connection, guidance, insight, voyances and deeper vision in life.
Approx. 6:00 PM: End of workshop
More About The Tarot Workshop
Life, as you surely know by now, is a mix of experiences that that express great polarities of:
- Great love coupled with the real work of love
- Parents that love you and parents that wound you
- The birth of children and the real challenges of raising, protecting, and educating them…
- Milestones of achievement and a sense of fulfillment that leads to an emptiness that desires to be fulfilled yet again…
- The moments of fame, and the challenges and responsibility that comes with it…
- The experience of Divine Grace, and the periods of mysterious aloneness and emptiness that leads to prayer and wanting…
Life is this way, and often, without knowing it, we are like a blind man walking without a seeing eye dog. If we are fortunate, either pain, fate, or good fortune leads us deeper within ourselves, where we find a seemingly other, that is both much wiser than we are, and somehow knows us far better than we’ve come to know ourselves; that is our soul.
Yet between our sense of self (ego) and our soul, there are many layers; the soul, like a self-luminous sun, shines the light of love, guidance, and reassurance from the deepest within, but before that light of wisdom reaches conscious awareness it is often refracted, distorted, absorbed, and even blocked for fear of the risks and responsibilities of becoming who we truly came to be in this lifetime.
Though there is a Christian stigma around Tarot, often referring to Tarot as evil, or devil’s play, it is this very fact that should alert the astute observer of the effectiveness of Tarot; the Christian/Catholic church, violently opposes and destroys any form of spiritual guidance, support, or wisdom that diminishes its total dominance over humanity. This is a very well-established fact for which there are literally thousands of volumes written. This fact is addressed in the excellent book, Voyager Tarot, by James Wanless; he cites the fact that prior to Christian intervention, what is currently The Devil card (#15) was the RA card, representing the Egyptian god, RA, which represented freedom.
Archetypes represent primordial or original patterns. Jung states that just as a picture is worth a thousand words, an archetype is worth millions of images. Current brain research shows clearly that our brain/mind processes information in images, from which we formulate thoughts, and creates thoughts which form images. The Tarot is an ancient, very well constructed collection of archetypal images based on the most common challenges and experiences we all engage in our day-in and day-out life process. Paul has conducted extensive studies of archetypes, the psyche (soul), psychology, depth psychology and related sciences, and he has found the study, understanding and application of archetypes in his life and work to be invaluable.
In Paul’s Own Words:
As a man, and as a therapist helping people with a wide variety of life challenges, and often serious, life-threatening challenges, I have always wanted to have the best guidance, and to be capable of offering it. It was that quest the led me to a life of deep study and practice of many paths, approaches, and tools. It was my personal struggles with the irreconcilables of religion, and the prevalence of such pain in the many lives I was involved with as a therapist and holistic lifestyle coach that inspired me to seek answers to my deepest questions, and those of others in my life. The result, long ago now, was that I made conscious contact with my own soul.
The initial contact with my soul was a revelation, and began a deep, honest relationship that continues to fill my life with meaning—and will carry me safely through my own death. The challenge for me, as for many, is that I could only communicate through the energy-messages my soul gave me, for I had not yet developed or learned the language of the soul; I needed a more expansive language that simple ‘yes’ and ‘no” answers. It was my deep, committed study of wise, spiritually intact teachers, such as Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Angeles Arrien, shaman-mystic Rowena Kryder, and others whose teachings kept referencing and extrapolating on the Tarot that ultimately led me past the intellectual study and exploration of Tarot into a committed practice of Tarot.
I made the transition from studying the Tarot and occasional use for divination to using the Tarot archetypes as a language for direct, more expansive, and comprehensive communication with my soul 11 years ago, when I turned fifty. On my fiftieth birthday, I was hit like a tidal wave with the pain, sadness, and emptiness of a midlife crisis. I had so overly identified myself by what I could do to help others, and had expended myself so fully doing just that, that I simply had nothing to give others any longer. It was a challenging, scary, lonely time in my life.
The first thing I did was cut back my work schedule to I had more time each day, and each week to be with myself so I could engage deeper dialogue with my soul. This led me to studying and spending the next eighteen months practicing the Egyptian system of Tarot, and doing the daily practices of active imagination, meditation, asking questions, and getting answers through the Tarot, and recording my practices, experiences, dialogues, questions, and answers in a series of journals, which is now a very comprehensive treasure I continue to expand.
We are also offering a Multi-Day Pass. This is the opportunity to get one day of workshop free when you purchase 5 days. You can use these 6 days in any way you like – 6 x one day workshops or Zen in the Garden, 3 x two day workshops or a combination of one-day and two-day workshops.
Conditions of Multi-Day Pass Registration
- Each multi-day pass is for one person only. It cannot be shared between two or more people.
- You have 18 months from the date of purchase to use your six days.
Workshop Time: Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November 9:00am – 6pm PST approx. each day
Times are approximate. For those attending in person, we recommend you arrive in San Diego on Thursday 3rd November and do not leave until Sunday 6th November to ensure you can fully participate in the workshop. The location is approximately 60-90 minutes from San Diego airport, depending on traffic so if you absolutely have to fly out on Saturday evening, you do not want to book a flight leaving before 8pm. At previous workshops, many of the participants have gone out to dinner together after the workshop, continuing the growth and sharing experiences into the evening.
Venue: Paul’s “Rainbow House” situated in the hills to the East of Fallbrook, CA. The exact address will be given to participants upon registering.
Closest Hotels and Accommodation
- Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028 – palamesa.com
- Quality Inn Fallbrook I-15, 3135 Old Hwy 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028 – choicehotels.com
- Pala Casino Spa and Resort, 11154 CA-76, Pala, CA 92059 – palacasino.com
- Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592 – temeculacreekinn.com
- Temecula Creek Cottages, 46880 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592 – temeculacreekcottages.com
There are also a number of Airbnb options in Rainbow, Fallbrook, Temecula and Escondido.
Closest Commercial Airports
- San Diego Int’l Airport (58 miles S)
- John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana (75.5 miles NW)
For those attending online, we recommend participating fully with the workshop as it is being held in California. We realize that this may mean starting very early for you, or staying up late at night. But you will get the most from the workshop by attending in real time. We will be recording each section – morning and afternoon – of the workshop and will make these videos available to online participants as soon as they can be uploaded, so you can catch up and watch the parts you missed. In addition the recordings will be available online for all participants to watch until November 30th.
Who Should Attend?
The Tarot Workshop is:
- In-person US$999 per person.
- Online US$899 per person.
What’s Included: Two full days with Paul Chek. In-person participants receive lunch, snacks and beverages made with organic ingredients on both days. All participants will receive a set of Rider Waite Tarot cards.
In-person participants will receive their card sets at the workshop, to take home with them afterwards. Online participants will be mailed their Tarot cards. International participants may not receive their card sets before the workshop if you register less than two weeks before the workshop starts. In this case, you will be given the type of Tarot deck to acquire to use while participating in the workshop.
In-person participants: Transportation and accommodation are your responsibility.
Online participants: Internet access and a device to connect to the workshop are your responsibility.
Terms and Conditions
Confirmation of Registration
An official confirmation of registration will be sent to you once all stages of the enrollment process are completed and your registration has been approved. Welcome Packets will be sent via email within 10 days of your registration approval. It is important we have a valid e-mail address for communication with you.
Transfer and Refund Policies
Due to the unique nature of this program, there are no refunds or transfers once you have registered for this program. By accepting these terms and conditions, you understand that you may not request a refund nor initiate a chargeback claim on your credit card via the issuing bank.
The organizers reserve the right to cancel an event at their discretion. In the event of course cancellation by the organizers, 100% of the tuition will be eligible for refund, or the full amount paid may be kept as Credit for the future purchase of products and/or educational materials.
If a course is cancelled or postponed due to an Act of God, including but not limited to war, earthquakes, terrorism, natural disasters, disease, pandemics, the organizers reserve the right to reschedule the event at an alternative location or at a later date, or offer Credit equal to the amount of the registration fee paid which the student may use for the purchase of products and/or educational. Tuition will not be refunded.
About Paul Chek
Paul Chek is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of holistic health, corrective exercise and high-performance conditioning.
For over thirty-seven years, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide, many of his clients, his students and their clients. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed.
Paul is the founder of the CHEK Institute, based in California, USA and the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program. He is the host of the popular podcast Living 4D with Paul Chek as well as a practitioner of Modern Shamanism, and retained his license as a Medicine Man and Spirit Guide for many years before joining the Oklevueha Native American Church.