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on November 13, 2012
I've read some of the reviews that compare Eden Gray's book unfavorably with others. I think this is a little unfair. The print, etc is of a different quality because the book is really old. As a book for Tarot cards it has been a resource for a long time. When I was a teenager / young adult. I started with this book and it gave me a reference point for trying to learn my cards. I have returned to learning my cards at various points in my life, hence my learning has grown. I don't like a lot of the interpretations in her book. I think they are simplistic and, for me, not necessarily correct. Also her version of the Celtic Cross has the 7th positioned card with a different meaning than most I have read.
I think it is an okay book to start out with, but the internet is a much better resource. You can google a card and read many different sites on it, to get a general idea of it. I think it says in Eden Gray's book to sleep with a card under your pillow. I have found that this is a great way to connect with what the card means to you. There are still cards that baffle me, and the Tarot is something that you can learn for life.
p.s youtube is another good resource for meanings of the cycles of 1-10, major arcana, etc.