About the Tarot Guild of Australia
The Tarot Guild of Australia (TGA) represents a community of Tarot enthusiasts, readers and teachers from across Australia and worldwide. The TGA is a membership-based organisation, offering those with an interest in Tarot the opportunity to become Interest or Professional Members.
The primary aim of the TGA is to raise public interest and awareness of the Tarot, to promote the study of the Tarot, to maintain ethical standards in the practice of reading Tarot via professional certification and to provide a network for further education and sharing information amongst members. The TGA offers Tarot events and workshops in major Australian cities and provides an opportunity to connect and network with like-minded individuals while learning about the Tarot.
The Tarot Guild of Australia's Committee includes a wide variety of Tarot readers, authors, and professionals from all over the Australian Tarot community, who all generously donate their time and energy to building the Tarot Guild of Australia and continuing to grow interest in the Tarot within the community.
The Tarot Guild of Australia was formed in 1992 by a committed group of Tarot practitioners and educators including Anne Shotter and Evelynne Joffe. In 1997, the TGA organised the first ever international Tarot conference in Melbourne. Guest presenters and workshop leaders included Rachel Pollack, Mary Greer, Ed Buryn and James Wanless from the United States, Caitlin Matthews from the UK, as well as local Taroistes, Anne Shotter, Evelynne Joffe, Matthew Favaloro and Paul Fenton-Smith.
In 2005 Charles Geering from Sydney joined the committee as the first member outside Victoria. In 2007 Nicolette Neish from Brisbane and Tania Yorgey from Tasmania became the next committee members to hail from outside Victoria.
Our Mission Statement
- To cultivate the relevance of the ancient wisdom of Tarot in today's world.
- To foster a greater understanding of Tarot as a valid form of personal growth and healing throughout the wider community.
- To provide a group for both professional and interest members.
- To provide a forum for members' ongoing learning and professional development.
- To provide a nurturing and supportive environment where new ideas and intuitive insights can be shared and encouraged.
- To encourage the further study of esoteric wisdom and to provide quality teaching and guidance through the Guild's members.
- To promote a Code of Ethics and Practice for Tarot professionals and practitioners.
- To recognise, through admission to the professional member category, those members that demonstrate a high level of understanding, competence and professional conduct, and who have pledged to uphold the Code of Ethics and Practice.
- To encourage networking among members, and between the Guild and other disciplines.
- To provide a source of information on Tarot as a public relations function.
The Tarot Guild of Australia is incorporated in Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. It is also a Registered Australian Body with ASIC, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ARBN 100 040 364). Click here to download a copy of the Guild's constitution.