Mary K. Greer


Mary K. Greer is an independent scholar, writer, teacher, and professional tarot consultant. She has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Central Florida (in Orlando) where she also first taught tarot in 1974. For eleven years, she was a teacher and administrator at New College of California in San Francisco, including teaching tarot as an interdisciplinary subject integrating art, literature, history and psychology.

She is the author of ten books on tarot and on magic. Her books have pioneered entirely new techniques for learning about and working with the cards, and she was the first to present in-depth techniques for reading for oneself.

In 2007, Mary received the International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Tarot Studies. She also received the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for "excellence in communication in the metaphysical field" and the 2006 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) award for best divination book. She is an ordained priestess in the Fellowship and Church of Isis. Mary has lived in Japan, Germany, England and Mexico and in six states within the U.S., and continues to travel around the world teaching.

She currently produces "Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog" at which focuses on tarot history and research, tarot in popular culture, and tips and techniques for reading the cards.

Mary is also the author of dozens of articles for magazines and for tarot anthologies, is featured in many interviews and teleconferences, and she has presented hundreds of classes and workshops, and she lectures regularly at conferences. She has thousands of students world-wide.

Books & Major Publications

Who Are You in the Tarot, RedWheel/Weiser, 2011.

Tarot Timeline 1750 to 1980 and An Iconographic History of the Lovers Cards in the “Tarot and Culture anthology”, Association for Tarot Studies, 2011.

21 Ways to Read A Tarot Card, Llewellyn Publications, 2006.

Understanding the Tarot Court, (with Tom Little). Llewellyn Publications, 2004.

The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals, Llewellyn Publications, 2002.

The T.A.R.O.T. Newsletter, an annual publication from 1986-2001.

The Chronology of the Golden Dawn, (with Darcy Küntz), Holmes Publishing, 1999.

Aromatherapy: Healing for the Body and Soul, (with Kathi Keville), Publications International, 1998.

Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses, Park Street Press, 1995.

The Essence of Magic: Tarot, Ritual and Aromatherapy, Newcastle Publishing, 1993.

New Thoughts on Tarot: An Anthology, Edited with Rachel Pollack. Newcastle Publishing, 1989.

Tarot Mirrors: Reflections of Personal Meaning, Newcastle Publishing, 1988.

Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny, Newcastle Publishing, 1987. 

Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation, 1984; revised New Page Books, 2002.

TarotL History Information Sheet, (idea by Mary and written by a team from the TarotL Internet Forum).



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