The Neuroscience of Tarot: From Imagery to Intuition to Prediction

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About the Author

Siddharth Ramakrishnan, PhD is a neuroscientist, artist, and educator. He is the chair of neuroscience at the University of Puget Sound and a recipient of the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award. He has a special interest in the intersection of art, science, and technology and runs a blog offering neuroscience insights for tarot readers. Learn more at

Mary Greer is an author and teacher specializing in methods of self-exploration and transformation. A Grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, she is a member of numerous Tarot organizations, and is featured at Tarot conferences and symposia in the United States and abroad.

Mary also has a wide following in the women's and pagan communities for her work in women's spirituality and magic. A Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is the founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea.

Mary has studied and practiced Tarot and astrology for over 34 years. Her teaching experience includes eleven years at New College of California, as well as at many workshops, conferences, and classes. She is the founder and director of the learning center T.A.R.O.T. (Tools and Rites of Transformation).

Her books include Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation (1984); Tarot Constellations: Patterns of Personal Destiny (1987); Tarot Mirrors: Reflections of Personal Meaning (1988); The Essence of Magic: Tarot, Ritual, and Aromatherapy (1993); Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses (1995); and Aromatherapy: Healing for the Body and Soul (1998), with Kathi Keville.


"The Neuroscience of Tarot brilliantly bridges scientific rigor and mystical intuition. This unique and important book demystifies the complexities of neuroscience, presenting them in a manner accessible to all readers, whether they have a background in science or not. Ramakrishnan's masterful approach intertwines practical exercises with insightful narratives, offering a transformative journey into understanding the brain's role in intuition, psychism, and divination. It's an indispensable resource that stands out for its ability to show how our cognitive processes and spiritual practices intertwine in both an understandable and engaging manner. Whether you're deeply entrenched in divinatory practices or simply curious about the science of intuition, this book is a compelling read that promises to enrich your understanding of the human psyche and its mystical capabilities."
--Mat Auryn, author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magic

"Neuroscience of Divination is an essential addition to the tarot reader's library. Learn how your brain works when engaging in psychic predictions or neuroforecasting. Dr. Ramakrishnan masterfully applies neuroscience concepts to the art of divination and reading tarot. This book offers invaluable insights into how a scientist might observe, hypothesize, and investigate the realm of intuition. Truly one of the most exciting and groundbreaking books to come out of the tarot world in a long while."
--Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot

"The Neuroscience of Tarot beautifully bridges brain, mind, and body for an integral, practical approach to tapping into our innate wisdom. This is exactly the kind of work we need to synthesize modern biology with ancient intuitive traditions and practices."
--Mona Sobhani, PhD, author of Proof of Spiritual Phenomena: A Neuroscientist's Discovery of the Ineffable Mysteries of the Universe