WHAT IS A FOOL?
In context of the Tarot…
The Fool is represented by the number 0. This serves as a symbol of boundless possibilities. He is neither apart of the Major or Minor Arcana. Instead, he floats as an outsider. Many tarot scholars have claimed the Tarot to be "The Fool's Journey." That the fool makes his way through each of the major and minor life situations.
In context of the Brooklyn Fools…
You are the Fool! In the Rider-Waite deck, The Fool leads with his heart off the side of a cliff. As you partake on this journey, you will drop out of your head, and in to your heart, and completely make a Fool of yourself, as you explore the multi-dimensional archetypes of your being.
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO BE A PART OF THE FOOL'S JOURNEY?
There are payment plans available upon request.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE ALL THE GATHERINGS?
If you know in advance there are a few dates you can not attend, we will do everything we can to make sure you still receive all of the information and tools you need to feel that your journey is complete. The manual will continue to keep you on path, as there are weekly meditation exercises and journal prompts for you to keep yourself still aligned with the card of the week.
DO I HAVE TO OWN A TAROT DECK TO BE APART OF THE FOOL'S JOURNEY?
Yes, it is highly recommended.
There’s often great superstition regarding the initiating of a tarot deck. Some say, that in order to be a tarot reader, you must never purchase a deck of your own, that it must be passed down to you through a lineage. Other’s claim a deck can be purchased, but not by the reader themself and that it must be given as an intentional gift.
These superstitions are a widely held but unjustified belief. The importance in honoring tradition is always beneficial, however if you feel drawn to a particular deck’s images and you have the desire to use the deck to bring clarity and perception to your life and others, then by all means, despite whether it was passed down to you from 8 grandmothers, or if you bought it on e-bay at a discounted rate, it makes no difference.
What does make all the difference in the world is your own personal relationship with your deck. What intention, ritual, and dedication do you put in to the cards? These are all important aspects to consider. And all facets you will learn throughout the journey.
HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH TAROT DECK IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Really take in to consideration how the images of different decks speak to you. What are you looking to get out of your deck? What are you hoping to accomplish? How does your deck make you feel? Whatever you decide on as your deck for this journey, stick to that deck for the entire journey. This way you will begin to develop an intimate relationship with it. This will be your best friend as we continue on.