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Tarot and the Cathar

In the 14th Century, twenty-two sacred images were transposed from manuscripts  onto a format inspired by playing cards. Their sacred mystery was discovered by Russell in 2007. This long lost Cathar theology, details the steps one must take in making the transition from human to divine consciousness. Join Russell as he unlocks these sacred mysteries, and how to apply them.

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Western Australia Tarot Conference

Saturday 16th March 2024

Russell’s presentation will explore his breakthrough discovery of a hidden key on the Magician card in the Marseille Tarot. This key unlocks sacred teachings that have remained hidden in plain sight since the 17th century. What Russell discovered was a detailed ‘soul-map’ for becoming enlightened. Attendees will have a newfound appreciation for the power of the tarot to transform lives.

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I  Am Something, I Am Nothing, I Am Everything

Sunday 21st April 2.00pm AEST

These are the three dimensions of the mystical Easter experience. In this talk, Russell will explain the Cathar understanding death and resurrection as depicted in the major arcana of the Marseille Tarot. It is his assertion that the 22 cards of the major arcana are all about the death and resurrection!

Location: SC Theosophical Society

Suncare Community Centre

6 George Street, Maroochydore, QLD

$5 Members $7 Non Members

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The Spiritual Roots of the Tarot 101

Tuesday 26th March 8.00pm AEST

The Marseille Tarot is one of the oldest decks of the tarot. Russell's research and philosophy suggests that the cards were in fact 'portable stained glass windows' hiding the most important Christian wisdom from the Catholic Church during the crusades. The wisdom hidden in the cards describes the pilgrimage that each of us must take in order to bridge the gap between who we are as a human being and who we are in our soul being.

Free 2 Hour Event

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I  Am Something, I Am Nothing, I Am Everything

Saturday 20th April 2.00pm AEST 

These are the three dimensions of the mystical Easter experience. In this talk, Russell will explain the Cathar understanding death and resurrection as depicted in the major arcana of the Marseille Tarot. It is his assertion that the 22 cards of the major arcana are all about the death and resurrection!

Location: Conversations @ Kijiji

17 Banksia Ave, Noosa Heads, QLD

Bring a share plate and small donation

Books By Russell

Immerse yourself in understanding the transformative power of the Beatitudes. Be guided on your soul journey at your own pace with my three books.

Tarot and the Secret of the Cathars

The medieval Cathars were persecuted and thought destroyed by the forces of church and state... but did their esoteric knowledge survive in a hidden form? Russell Sturgess, author of "The Spiritual Roots of the Tarot: The Cathar Code Hidden in the Cards," has discovered a secret code in the Tarot with the cards laying out the Cathar path to enlightenment and divine wholeness. Join Deacon Jon and Jason as they go on this journey through the Tarot with Russell.

What People Say

" A delightful change from the usual Tarot books. The author presents a time tested spiritual path that is both needed and serious for the seeker of wisdom-truth. Very well written with important historical information. The symbolism of the Marseille Tarot is thoroughly analysed and put to use in most practical terms. I am a practitioner and student of various eastern and western esoteric traditions for 33 years  having read thousands of books on those subjects and this among the best books so far."

Ingo G

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