Mary Greer is an independent scholar, writer, teacher, and professional tarot consultant, known for her innovative teaching techniques. With nearly 50 years of experience, she is the author of 11 books on tarot and on magic, including the groundbreaking, Tarot for Your Self. Recipient of the International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award, the Mercury Award, and the COVR award for best divination book, Greer is featured at conferences and workshops in the United States and abroad.
A grandmaster of the American Tarot Association, she is a member of numerous tarot organizations, and is featured at tarot conferences and symposia around the world. Greer also has a wide following in the women’s and pagan communities for her work in women’s spirituality and magic. An Arch Priestess-Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis, she is founder of the Iseum of Isis Aurea. She is also the recipient of the 2007 International Tarot Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2006 Mercury Award from the Mary Redman Foundation for “excellence in communication in the metaphysical field.”
Greer is the author of nine books on tarot and magic, including the classic Tarot for Your Self: A Workbook for Personal Transformation, and a scholarly biography of four 19th-century women magicians, Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses. The Essence of Magic: Tarot, Ritual, and Aromatherapy is her work on magical aromatherapy and Mary K. Greer’s 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card, won the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for best divination book.
An independent scholar, Mary Greer has a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Central Florida, where she first taught tarot in 1974. She was also a faculty member and administrator of New College of California in San Francisco for 11 years. She currently lives in Northern California.