Transforming ourselves/transforming curriculum: spiritual education and Tarot symbolism

  title={Transforming ourselves/transforming curriculum: spiritual education and Tarot symbolism},
  author={Inna Semetsky},
  journal={International Journal of Children's Spirituality},
  pages={105 - 120}
  • Inna Semetsky
  • Published 8 April 2009
  • Education
  • International Journal of Children's Spirituality
This paper is threefold. It is grounded in the philosophical work of two educational theorists: John Dewey and our contemporary Nel Noddings. It also brings into the conversation the ancient system of Tarot, arguing that its pictorial symbolism embodies intellectual, moral, and spiritual ‘lessons’ derived from collective human experiences across times, places, and cultures. For Dewey, to call somebody spiritual never meant to invoke some mysterious and non‐natural entity outside of the real… 
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