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The Cosmic Tarot: Signposts Along the Path Paperback – July 17, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Visionary Enterprises (July 17, 1995)
  • ISBN-10: 0945766122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0945766124
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Wonderful! Unique "Example Situations" for each card for both upright and reversed positions. The reader is jump-started toward an understanding of card combinations..." -- Gloria Reiser, "Tarot News"

About the Author

Laura Clarson has been a practicing Tarot card reader and astrologer since 1971. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and has done graduate work in counseling. She has created 10 videotapes teaching metaphysical subjects, including a four-part course on the Tarot. She is also the author of "The Cosmic Tarot: Signposts Along The Path" and "Finding Your Soul Chart Through Esoteric Astrology." She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.

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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Beart on February 9, 2004
This is a deeply flawed effort! The book is in desperate need of an editor. There are so many layout errors that it looks like a final draft. Some of the references to people (in the "Related Examples", of the individual Major Arcana cards) are almost comical.
I was looking for a book on the wonderful "Cosmic Tarot" deck, as the books that I have - and find really valuable to study the Tarot - mainly reference the Rider-Waite deck and its imagery. Although this book does include the Cosmic Tarot images, the descriptions of the cards are pedestrian, flacid, and somewhat perfunctory (shallow). I was hoping for - and expecting - more!
The Cosmic Tarot deck is such a wonderful deck, I can only hope that Ms. Clarson hastens to (self-)publish a "Revised Edition" as soon as possible. Reading this version was physically and emotionally painful!
For now, I recommend that everyone interested in this deck stick with the book that comes with it. Jean Huets does a MUCH better job of providing descriptions of this deck, and the individual cards of the tarot, than does Laura Clarson!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Teri Lynn Varner on October 7, 2005
I am thoroughly enjoying the book as a companion to the Tarot cards. However, one thing that needs some clarfication is the "role of the optional Unknowable Card" in the Cosmic Tarot deck. I do not see this card in the deck. Maybe they have discontinued including that card - and if so, then the author should update and make some revisions. I ordered another set of Cosmic Tarot card thinking that I had some how missed it and the send set of cards did not have the "Unknowable Card." etiher. Ms. Clarson please revise
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Luna Lovegood on December 16, 2007
I am fairly new to tarot, and this book blows every other book I've seen out of the water. This book describes the major & minor arcana in detail, along with a picture. There is a meaning given, reverse meaning is given, and how such a card might be interpreted with particular other cards (with the Hermit it could infer this, with the two of cups it could mean...etc). The book also gives meanings for the cards in the minor arcana two different ways - individually, and in a group ( the Aces are new beginnings, the two's are balance between people or viewpoints, the threes are synergy...). I am psychic, but when I get nervous, I like to have something to distract the person getting the reading so that I don't feel like I'm pinned to the wall by their gaze. However, I am also a little lazy, and just trying to make sense of the cards themselves was really hard. This book was exactly what I was looking for, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
In addition to that, I really like the pictures,which is high praise, because I only have one other deck after several shopping expeditions, because I just didn't like the pictures on the decks, or the pictures seemed totally unrelated to the actual meanings.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lover of Books on November 13, 2008
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I just got this book today, glancing at it I know it will definitely add to my Cosmic Tarot Collection - I love how the author has a section on how this card in a spread with other suits affects the reading
I also love a separate section on what the Ace - Ten of each suit means with a brief explanation - Yes for me this is a keeper
Each person has to really decide what they want in a book, I am very happy with the book I got with my Cosmic Tarot Deck but this book can definitely add to my journey with this deck in a very positive way
Not a regret on buying this one - Happy I did and the Seller was awesome
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