Holistic Tarot

Holistic Tarot Author Benebell Wen
ISBN-10 9781583948361
Release 2015-01-20
Pages 896
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Designed for beginning as well as experienced tarot readers, Holistic Tarot offers a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to the use of the tarot deck for tapping into subconscious knowledge and creativity. The tarot deck has been used as a divination tool for more than two centuries; while the tarot is still most commonly thought of as "fortune telling," the true power of the tarot lies in its ability to channel a clear path for our deep intuition to shine through. Consulting the tarot can help clear creativity blockages, clarify ambitions, work through complex decisions, and make sense of emotions and relationships. Whether used for simple decision-making or an understanding of your life's purpose, learning tarot can be an indispensible tool for being more mindful of the factors that can assist or weaken your efforts toward success. In Holistic Tarot, author Benebell Wen provides a complete guide to using the tarot to foster personal development. Wen gives a comprehensive overview of the history of the tarot and a wide array of theories on its use (including its relationship to Jungian archetypal psychology and traditional Chinese divination practices) before digging deeply into one of the best-known tarot systems, the Rider-Waite-Smith. Beginners will find a complete guide to working with the tarot, including choosing and caring for a deck, how best to learn and remember the attributes of the major and minor arcana, the interpretation of cards and spreads, the role of meditation in a tarot practice, and how to use the tarot for improving relationships, professional development, and personal resilience. More advanced practitioners will appreciate nuanced theoretical discussions of the tarot as well as practical advice about reading others' tarot cards and setting up a practice. Containing over 500 illustrations and detailed information on each card as well as numerous spreads, Holistic Tarot is a complete compendium of tarot study that every practitioner should have in his or her library. “A modern alchemical achievement.”—Barbara Moore, author of Tarot Spreads “Will become one of the jewels in the crown of tarot literature.” —Anthony Louis, MD, author of Tarot Beyond the Basics “A tarot classic.”—Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva “A magnificent, intelligent, comprehensive overview and innerview of the Rider Waite Smith system of tarot! This is the only guide you need to have. Bravo!” —James Wanless, PhD, author of Voyager Tarot “A huge accomplishment … likely to become the essential guidebook for serious students of the tarot.”— Joan Bunning, author of Learning the Tarot “No tarot enthusiast should be without this book!”—Chic and Tabatha Cicero, authors of The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot “Arguably the most comprehensive guide to tarot on the market today. It's also innovative: it deftly combines Eastern mysticism with Western metaphysics. It's an impressive tome that presents a wholly modern, rational approach to tarot practice while preserving notable elements of tradition."—Corrine Kenner, author of Tarot and Astrology From the Trade Paperback edition.



Holistic Tarot

Holistic Tarot Author Benebell Wen
ISBN-10 158394835X
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 896
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A comprehensive guide to the tarot. Wen presents it as a holistic tool that helps us look within ourselves to understand our emotions, the reasoning behind our words and conduct, and the source of our conflicts.



The Tao of Craft

The Tao of Craft Author Benebell Wen
ISBN-10 9781623170677
Release 2016-09-27
Pages 600
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For the first time in English, Benebell Wen reveals the rich history and theoretical principles underlying the ancient practice of crafting Fu talismans, or magical sigils, in the Chinese Taoist tradition and gives detailed instructions for modern practitioners who would like to craft their own Fu. Fu talismans are ideograms and writings typically rendered on paper and empowered by means of invocations, ritual, and transferences of energy, or Qi. Talismans can be used for many purposes, such as strengthening or weakening personality characteristics, finding love, earning more money, or easing emotional tensions in the home. The Tao of Craft shows how metaphysical energy can be harnessed to amplify, strengthen, weaken, dispel, or block other metaphysical energy and to rectify perceived imbalances in the material plane. Supported by an abundance of detailed charts and images, this book serves as a step-by-step handbook that gives readers the knowledge and confidence to craft their own Fu talismans for personal empowerment. Wen, author of Holistic Tarot, delves into historic and cultural contexts of the Fu, from the neolithic period of Chinese history to contemporary practices of esoteric Taoism. Providing a solid foundation in the principles of Eastern spellcrafting, she highlights the blending of Taoist metaphysical practices with Western approaches to magic by pointing out eclectic, integrating, and harmonizing facets from other cultures and religions. Historically, Fu talismans were used by medieval Chinese for alleviating illness; averting misfortune, magical attacks, and curses; defending against assaults; and avoiding poverty. This book shows Western practitioners that the skill and knowledge to develop an interactive relationship with spirit realms are still available to them today, and serves as a practical handbook for accumulating Qi energy from sources in the environment and channeling it in concentrated form into their own Fu talismans. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Kitchen Table Tarot

Kitchen Table Tarot Author Melissa Cynova
ISBN-10 9780738751603
Release 2017-04-08
Pages 288
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Learn to read with your own voice and get the answers to all of your questions. For years, Melissa Cynova has been sitting down with friends and neighbors who are curious about the tarot. She's heard all the questions and misconceptions that can confuse newcomers (and sometimes more experienced readers, too). Kitchen Table Tarot was written as a guide for anyone looking for no-nonsense lessons with a warm, friendly, and knowledgeable teacher. Join Melissa as she shares straightforward guidance on decks, spreads, card meanings, and symbols. Filled with real-life examples and personal explanations of what it's like to read the cards, this book tells it like it is and provides the information you need to read with confidence. Praise: "Cynova's debut book struts forward to lead the pack with its authentic voice, candid and nimble teaching approach, and ability to pare down the principles and experience of reading tarot to its essentials . . . Exemplary. Eminent. Authoritative. A veritable gem." —Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot "A punch-in-the-gut teaching guide to the tarot . . . illustrating how much the tarot encourages each of us to find our own unique language and meanings when we begin this journey."—Terry Iacuzzo, author of Small Mediums at Large "Melissa Cynova has written one of the most accessible, relatable tarot books ever. Pull up a chair, pop a cold one, and get ready for some straight-talking tarot lessons that will have you slinging the cards like a tarot badass in no time at all!"—Theresa Reed, author of The Tarot Coloring Book “I’ve read many books about tarot readings, but this one is my favorite book so far.”—Library Noire “This book is a major asset to anyone curious about tarot . . . Reading KITCHEN TABLE TAROT genuinely feels like sitting down with her and getting a whole workshop series delivered one-on-one.”—Amber Unmasked



Rachel Pollack s Tarot Wisdom

Rachel Pollack s Tarot Wisdom Author Rachel Pollack
ISBN-10 9780738722405
Release 2014-02-08
Pages 504
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Beloved by nearly half a million Tarot enthusiasts, Rachel Pollack’s Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom forever transformed the study of Tarot. This much-anticipated follow-up to Pollack’s classic guidebook will inspire Tarot aficionados and inform a new generation of Tarot students. Enhanced by the author’s personal stories and insights gained over the past three decades, this book on tarot invites you on a fascinating and fun adventure. Offering an abundant array of new ideas mixed in with enlightening discussions about Tarot’s checkered past, this tarot guidebook features innovative ways to interpret and use Tarot, and a wealth of original spreads to try for yourself—including spreads for predictive, psychological, magical, and spiritual readings. All seventy-eight cards are explored from fresh angles: history, art, psychology, and a variety of spiritual and occult traditions, using cards from seven diverse decks so you can easily contrast and compare. No matter where your starting point on the path of personal discovery, this tarot book will prove a trusted companion for your journey.



Holistic Tarot

Holistic Tarot Author Christine McCullough
ISBN-10 1500914711
Release 2014-10-29
Pages 154
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Holistic Tarot integrates the Metaphysical Art of Divination with trending Holistic concepts to offer a whole systems, new paradigm approach to reading Tarot. A book for both readers and seeker alike, it teaches us to re-frame our awareness of the Universal forces at work in our lives and discover our personal Soul Map for healing and empowerment.



The Secret Language of Tarot

The Secret Language of Tarot Author Wald Amberstone
ISBN-10 1609253000
Release 2008-04-01
Pages 304
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Secret Language of Tarot sets itself apart from other tarot books by teaching readers how to translate the pictorial symbolism from one deck to another, strengthening the reader's ability to recognize specific icons in any deck and in the world around them. The Secret Language of Tarot can be used as both a reference book and as a series of guided meditations on the individual symbols. Each of the seven chapters contain a set of symbols that share a common theme. Extensive research provides readers with the lore and mythological meanings of the symbols to help foster intuitive powers. The explanation of imagery is both insightful and eclectic. When read from beginning to end, The Secret Language of Tarot reveals a hidden current of understanding and connection between the individual cards of the deck. Each chapter ends with an Integration Lesson and a special Symbol Spread to deepen the understanding of the cards. The Secret Language of Tarot brings imagery and intuition into a course of study of the tarot. It is a must-have for any serious tarot reader that is written in accessible language for the novice as well.



Learning the Tarot

Learning the Tarot Author Joan Bunning
ISBN-10 9781609254131
Release 1998-01-15
Pages 178
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A "how-to" book with 19 lessons and numerous exercises, beginning with the basics and gradually moving into advanced concepts so that you can learn to read the tarot at your own pace. Includes interpretations for all the cards. The author first presented this course on the Internet, and continues to provide website support for students with questions. 178 illustrations using the popular Waite deck. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.



Tarot and Astrology

Tarot and Astrology Author Corrine Kenner
ISBN-10 9780738730516
Release 2012-01-08
Pages 312
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Deeply entwined for six centuries, the art of tarot and the science of astrology have an undeniably powerful link. With this unique and user-friendly guidebook, you can easily learn to combine tarot and astrology for yourself—and expand your tarot practice while enriching your life. Well-known tarot reader Corrine Kenner expertly teaches you everything you need to know, starting with tarot and astrology basics, the cards' archetypal symbols and imagery, the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the planets. You'll discover how every card in the tarot deck relates to astrology, and learn to: Read tarot cards and interpret an astrological chart Recognize the twelve houses' ruling signs and planets Pair the planets, signs, and houses with their corresponding tarot cards Understand the astrological associations of the Minor Arcana Make connections among the Court Cards, tarot suits, and the four elements Identify each card's qabalistic associations Give insightful readings for yourself and others You'll also find practical astrological spreads, interpretive techniques, real-life examples, and sample readings for everyday people and famous figures, including Salvador Dali, Marilyn Monroe, and Prince William.



The Circadian Tarot

The Circadian Tarot Author Jen Altman
ISBN-10 9781452146515
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 168
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This refreshingly contemporary take on Tarot is equal parts gorgeous art piece and thought-provoking spiritual touchstone. All 78 classic Tarot cards are represented, beautifully depicted in ethereal watercolors by Michelle Blade and eloquently explained in text by Jen Altman. The Circadian Tarot invites readers to start each day by reading a section at random (a technique known in the use of traditional Tarot decks as the single draw method"); the card thus revealed offers guidance for navigating hopes.



Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom Author Rachel Pollack
ISBN-10 1578634083
Release 2009-09-30
Pages 368
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A top tarotist's secrets to personal growth, one card at a time. The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom have inspired a whole generation of tarot students. It has often been described by readers, booksellers, and teachers as the "Bible of tarot readers." It is also often cited as one of the landmark books in modern tarot, and it helped to launch the "Tarot Renaissance" of the 1980s. The two texts-one for The Major Arcana and one for The Minor Arcana--appear together in this volume, which is a reissue of the 1998 edition first published by Thorsons. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom draws on mythology and esoteric traditions and delves deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card. It also gives the cards a modern psychological slant based on the pictures rather than a system of occult symbolism. This endlessly useful reference tool provides a concise history of tarot, introduces common spreads, and is a clear and readable book for both the beginning and advanced tarot student.



The Tarot

The Tarot Author Robert Place
ISBN-10 1440649758
Release 2005-03-17
Pages 336
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The Tarot is one of the few books that cuts through conventional misperceptions to explore the Tarot deck as it really developed in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe-not, as some would suggest, in the far reaches of Egyp-tian antiquity. Mining the Hermetic, alchemical, and Neoplatonic influences behind the evolution of the deck, author Robert M. Place provides a historically grounded and compelling portrait of the Tarot's true origins, without overlooking the deck's mystical dimensions. Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring. He presents techniques that offer new and valuable ways to read and interpret the cards. Based on a simple three-card spread, Place's approach can be used by either the seasoned practitioner or the new inquirer.



Tarot Interactions

Tarot Interactions Author Deborah Lipp
ISBN-10 9780738746210
Release 2015-07-08
Pages 288
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Read Any Deck with Deeper and More Meaningful Results Than Ever Before Move beyond reading “card by card” and learn to provide powerful readings with a nuanced, flowing narrative like that of a story or poem. Designed for both beginners and advanced students, Tarot Interactions shows how to interact with the cards in a synergistic way, leading to more dynamic readings with any deck or oracle. Join author Deborah Lipp as she reveals a unique approach to the tarot, with accessible lessons on patterns and layouts, card pairs, using language and storytelling to deepen a reading, techniques for interacting with querents, and developing or utilizing psychic ability. Explore simple yet effective exercises on topics from pathworking to meditation, as well as tarot experiments and games. Take your reading and intuition skills from wherever they are now to wherever you want them to be with this indispensable guide.



Spiritual Tarot

Spiritual Tarot Author Various
ISBN-10 0380782065
Release 1996-07-01
Pages 352
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Charting the Sacred Journey Spiritual Tarot will take you far beyond traditional Tarot card glimpses of the future, and into the deepest recesses of your own mind. Using the three major Tarot decks -- Rider-Waite, Aquarian, and Morgan Greer -- you'll be guided on a breathtaking journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening. Like an interactive "picture book" of life experience the cards will help you to: Explore the archetypal mysteries Discover the ten growth lessons and the four levels of maturity Learn the significance of wands, cups, swords, and pentacles and how to expand the card meanings Interpret your readings Written by the authors of The Lovers' Tarot, Spiritual Tarot is the life map you need to determine where you are going and discover how best to get there.



The Creative Tarot

The Creative Tarot Author Jessa Crispin
ISBN-10 9781501120237
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 352
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A guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration. Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, "The Creative Tarot" is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process.



The Esoteric Tarot

The Esoteric Tarot Author Ronald Decker
ISBN-10 9780835630832
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 312
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That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck, and the Major Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” cards. Decker says the four-suit deck was invented in Asia Minor before AD 1000; Italian courtiers added the trumps in the 1400s. But Tarot was first used as a game. Tarot divination was only created in the 1700s by a Parisian fortuneteller who based the trump images on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. Today, the suit-cards are often traced to the ancient Jewish Cabala. But, says Decker, they, too, acquired their meanings only in the 1700s, and he cites a lost numerical system based on Cabala at that time Decker’s interpretation integrates three whole systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His depth of knowledge makes the book a must-have for serious students of Tarot and esotericism



The Robin Wood Tarot

The Robin Wood Tarot Author Robin Wood
ISBN-10 0965298418
Release 1998
Pages 264
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This is the book that I wrote about my Tarot deck. In it, I explore the real, factual history of the Tarot (No one knows, and does it really make any difference?) as well as a chapter about the theories of the history of the Tarot in general, and a recounting of the history of the Robin Wood Tarot. There is a description of the symbolism that is common to most decks, along with a listing of the symbols that are used in the Robin Wood Tarot in particular. The bulk of the book is a description of each card; including a verbal key to help the Reader remember the meaning, a synopsis of what the card might mean in a reading, and a complete description of what is on the card and why I put it there. This is followed by a short discussion of how the Tarot works, how to begin to read (including a section on Grounding and Centering, ) and an exploration of the Ethics of reading the Tarot. Finally, there is a short section about spreads. (It's short, because the book quickly became much longer than I expected!) And, in the very back, there are a few appendices which go into more detail about some of the stories and legends that are mentioned in the book, as well as a section covering the Rules of Tarocchi!