Tarot Author, Teacher, Life Coach

Scott’s 3rd book is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

Scott Martin headshot

“The Tarot is a book, disguised as a pack of cards.”
~ Paul Foster Case

About Scott

Scott Martin has written , Bringing the Tarot to Life, Embody the Cards Through Creative Exploration which won “Best Mass Market Book of the Year in 2017 for Innovation and Insight,” by The Tarosophists Association. He also wrote The Silent Doorkeeper, The Alchemical Tarot Shines a Light on Covid-19. He is currently working on his third book.

New Directions in Tarot book cover

“The Artist” card designed by James Boyle

New Directions in Tarot

Decoding the Tarot Illustrations of Pamel Colman Smith

Scott Martin’s new book, New Directions in TarotDecoding the Tarot Illustrations of Pamela Colman Smith, is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

“I’ve been waiting for this book for so long! It presents a truly original and mind-bending way to read the RWS tarot that could only be accomplished by someone as knowledgeable about theatre as Scott Martin.”
~ Mary K Greer

Bringing the Tarot to Life front cover

Currently Available

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The Silent Doorkeeper front cover

Interview with Scott

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“Scott Martin’s groundbreaking book, Bringing the Tarot to Life, is a magical mix of tarot and theater. Scott’s expertise in both these arenas is further enhanced by his love of teaching, and his sense of adventure and fun. If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your tarot practice, or a new cast of characters to enliven your theater games, you can’t do better than this book!”
Ruth Ann && Wald Amberstone
The Tarot School

“Ingenious and wildly entertaining for either individuals or groups! Whether you’re a budding tarot novice or a lifetime tarot enthusiast, Bringing the Tarot to Life is perfect for experiential fun and pushing the reader to the learning limits of tarot! Author Scott Martin has merged a lifetime of theater and tarot, brilliantly fusing the two into a playful teaching tool that is fun and
meaningful. Loaded with brilliant improvisational ideas, imaginative play and inventive experiences, these creative exercises allow the reader to truly bring the tarot to life!”
Donnaleigh de LaRosa
Beyond Worlds Radio

The Silent Doorkeeper is an amazing book. I was lucky enough to see an advanced copy and was knocked out by it. Besides that, it engages with a vital subject, literally life and death, it’s also a brilliant way to dive deeply into a deck. It can be used with a deck you admire and like but want to understand better, or your all time favorite, and you want to go deeper with it. Basically it’s a 78 card reading done over 78 days, all on the same subject (and, of course, you would do it with a subject of importance to you–for those who write fiction it would make a great structure for a novel). I should also mention that it’s not just a smart idea, Scott writes beautifully, and with deep feeling.
Rachel Pollack


Woman in field of red grass

The Fours

I’d like to begin by acknowledging all of my teachers who have brought me to the understanding I have of Tarot today. I began my

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