Alison Spokes

Faerie Tales from an Artist & Tarot Reader

Hero’s Journey Tarot Challenge

Next weekend, I am hosting a webinar on The Sacred Wisdom of Geek Culture & Tarot. One of the functions of mythology and storytelling is to explain the human experience. We use stories to define our culture and our identities. They teach us about what is admirable and what is detestable, about fear and courage, about love and right and wrong. We consciously or unconsciously compare our lives to that of the characters in books, movies, video games, etc. Tarot has a similar function: to guide us through the human experience. This exercise I’ve created uses Joseph Campbell’s theory of the Hero’s Journey and Tarot cards to help us become the hero of our own story. I’ve suggested this exercise as a supplement to my upcoming webinar, as well as designed it for an Instagram Tarot Challenge to be completed in September. The video above includes further instructions and elaborates on the questions and prompts listed below.

Hero's Journey Tarot Challenge - Part 1 - Call to AdventureHero's Journey Tarot Challenge - Part 2 - Initiation

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Author: Ali

Alison Spokes was born and raised in Houston, British Columbia and currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia as a self-taught digital fantasy artist and Tarot card reader. Visit her website:


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  2. Hi Alison, thank you so much for putting this challenge together for us. I’m joining in on IG as well as on my Tarotize blog. You can find my first entry here:
    I can’t believe I got The Fool. Joseph Campbell would approve! 😀

    Lisa xo

    • Ali

      Hi Lisa, indeed he would! Wonderful! Thank you for participating and sharing your journey. I will definitely be following along. Seeing everyone share their first cards feels like opening the first pages of a new novel. All the best on your journey!

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