Shane Ward was born to a low income, working class family in London England in 1960. Although not particularly religious he was a choirboy for eight years. His love of music resulted in singing in eleven Cathedrals, becoming a choirmaster at age 13 and learning musical composition. Unable to find any spiritual comfort with the Church, however, Shane embarked upon a quest, searching the origins of religion, which ultimately led to his fascination with the mysteries of the Tarot, the Occult and Spiritualism.
Shane has studied the Tarot, Numerology, Astrology and Qabalah for over twenty years. He has worked professionally in Tarot and Numerology, and set up his website, Interactive Numerology Forum, in 1997. His website focuses primarily on research into the validity of the subject for people of the 20th and 21st centuries, and has attracted over 56,000 visitors.
Nothing teaches a person about understanding the Tarot more than the real experiences of life. Shane's path through life could be described as 'eventful', having to deal personally or indirectly with mundane issues such as divorce, poverty, financial problems, small businesses, unemployment and bereavement to more exotic problems like, repossession, bankruptcy, drugs, sexual harassment, blackmail, disability issues, courts and tribunals. Understanding and applying the philosophy of the Tarot in real life has helped Shane immensely in overcoming some of life's more serious problems with objectivity and a positive outlook. Shane is married to his second wife, Sharon, and has four children.