Want to purchase the course for yourself? Click here

Give the lifelong gift of tarot!

Deepen insight, guidance, and self knowledge with The Art and Magic of the Tarot—a comprehensive, immersive online course and supportive global community of tarot practitioners, both new and experienced, using this centuries-old divination system to enhance meaning, connection, creativity, and personal growth. The perfect gift that keeps giving! 


“I found this course so fascinating and insightful that I am looking forward to more classes by Michael. He is an incredible teacher: patient, informative, respectful, objective... It is well worth the investment!”

—Sue F.

Begin (or strengthen) your tarot practice for a lifetime of insight, guidance, and self-knowledge!

This course is for you if:

You’re curious about tarot and unsure how to begin and you want to dig in and learn about this endlessly fascinating art in a deep, immersive, factual, and practical way without months of reading and extensive memorization.

You’ve been reading tarot for a while (or even reading professionally), and you’d like to build your confidence and further strengthen, deepen, and expand your practice with new information, techniques, and insights. 

  • Over a dozen modules filled with 12+ hours of comprehensive video lessons covering topics like tarot’s fascinating history, unpopular truths and myths about the cards, the Major Arcana, the aces and court cards, the Waite-Smith minors, how to read in theory and practice, how (and when) to use spreads, and how to be an ethical reader. Plus, regular bonus content, including readings for students.

  • Lifetime access, whenever and wherever you want it, including via the mobile app, to learn as you go, at your own speed and on your own schedule.

  • Free access to an exclusive members-only, global community of like-minded tarot enthusiasts for sharing readings and learning together with other Foundations students. Meet up live (with built-in video), join live events, and do live one-on-one readings.

  • A densly packed, downloadable PDF workbook (only available to students of this course).

  • Cheat sheets, selected readings, and other supporting material from an extensive tarot library, Q&As with tarot scholars, and curated online resources.


Michael M. Hughes is an author, speaker, magical thinker, and highly sought-after tarot historian, whose popular in-person tarot classes have sold out the largest lecture halls at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Campus. 

Due to overwhelming demand, he decided to make his unique style of instruction available online to anyone around the world interested in learning more about this fascinating divinatory art in a deeply immersive, factual, historically based, and practical way. After you complete the class you will able to give helpful and insightful readings for yourself and others. 

Michael is also the author of four books, including his most recent, Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change. He speaks regularly on tarot, practical magic, the divinatory arts, psi phenomena, psychedelics, and other esoteric and anomalous subjects. 

Here what people are saying:

“I was aware of Michael Hughes’ reputation for knowledge of this subject. This course met all of my expectations, and then some. Michael is an engaging and provocative teacher. I’m interested in other courses of this type he might teach in the future.”

— Jennifer H., Pittsburgh, PA

“Wonderful class. Informative, entertaining and I learned so much! It was a confidence builder, as well as highly instructive. I hope Michael hosts more classes!”

— Lisa M. Baltimore, MD

“I found this course so fascinating and insightful that I am looking forward to more classes by Michael. He is an incredible teacher: patient, informative, respectful, objective. I also felt his passion for his craft and that made it even more enjoyable for me. I would recommend Michael for any class he is teaching. It is well worth the investment!” 

— Sue F., ArtiSun Soap Company