Are Tarot cards part of a closed practice? You’ve probably heard that they are — especially recently in popular witchcraft and divination groups on social media. You may have been told that Tarot originated with Romany travelers, and that it’s cultural appropriation to participate in reading or collecting the cards.

The following video is a look at the history of Tarot, which spans over 600 years of human history, and tries to answer the question regarding whether or not it is a closed practice. To sum things up, it’s hard to prove any statements that claim Tarot cards originated with Rom people. Check it out: