Honorary Membership was created in 1997 as a means of recognising the groundbreaking work of many Tarot practitioners both in Australia and overseas. Honorary Members of the Tarot Guild of Australia are admitted by invitation only on the basis of their status and outstanding contribution to the world of Tarot and to the Tarot Guild of Australia. Honorary Membership recognises the continued achievements of many practitioners. It focuses on those practitioners engaged in developing the scope and meaning of Tarot and bringing it into today's world.
No joining or subscription fees apply to Honorary members. This membership is considered on an annual basis at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year. Nominations for Honorary membership should be addressed to the President and should include a detailed explanation of why that person is being nominated. This should reach the President by early July so that the nomination can be considered at the AGM.
Current Honorary Members are:
Anne Shotter was the founding President of the Tarot Guild of Australia and held the position for 7 years. She has been a Tarot consultant and teacher for 17 years and has a private practice in Tarot consulting. She is a Principal of the Institute of Esoteric Studies and lectures both in Australia and overseas.
Evelynne Joffe was a past President of the Tarot Guild of Australia and Vice President for many years. She is a teacher of the Kabbalah, has a private practice in Tarot consulting and is a principal of the Institute of Esoteric Studies.
Rachel Pollack has been described as the world's foremost interpreter of Tarot. Her study of the Tarot 78 Degrees of Wisdom is recognised as a standard text by many practitioners and teachers. She is the author of many other books on the Tarot and has written the official texts for the Salvador Dali Tarot and The Haindl Tarot. She has also designed her own deck called The Shining Tribe Tarot.
James Wanless is the former patron of the Tarot Guild of Australia. He is author of the Voyager Tarot and its companion volume Voyager Tarot: Way of the Oracle. James has recently explored the role of Tarot as a creativity tool in the workplace and has written a book Strategic Intuition for the 21st Century.
Mary Greer is an international lecturer on the Tarot and has written many books on the Tarot including 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card, Tarot for Yourself, Tarot Constellations and Tarot Mirrors. She has also written on Tarot, magic and essential oils and teaches the Tarot, women's rites and mysteries through her Center for Tools and Rites of Transformation.
Caitlin Matthews is the author of over 60 books. She is the creator of three tarots The Arthurian Tarot, The Celtic Wisdom Tarot and the Da Vinci Enigma Tarot. Her new series of books, Storyworld, written with John Matthews, is a card storytelling system for children and adults. She is co-founder of FíOS, the Foundation for Inspirational & Oracular Studies which is dedicated to the oral and sacred arts, including tarot and divination. Caitlin has a shamanic practice in Oxford and teaches all over the world. She is a regular presenter at the UK Tarot Conference.