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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2004
I too, am a newcomer to the world of the Tarot, but this book is great. It's easy to understand, it's positive, and it even includes meditations and spiritual guidences to enhance your readings.
The only draw back to this is that the editors of this book did a horrible job presenting it, and therefore I agree with most of the reviewers when this is brought up. The example I found on this was page 84, second paragrapgh, where it reads "(See Chapter 4 for descriptions of the Court Cards as representational of people.)" The editors changed it, putting the Trumps in Chapter 4 and Chapter 8 actually displays the information.
All in all, I would say that this is one of the best books for beginners out there, despite the bad editing job (I hope Ms. Abadie finds a better publisher, for the Adams Media Publishers gave it no justice what so ever). I give it four stars only for the editing job, but the content truly deserves five stars.
If you can look past that, you're on your way to learning the Tarot fast and easy.
Now, some may think that this book has 'misinformation,' but there is a difference between misinformation and opinions.
Misinformation is that. It would be like telling someone that the Tarot can be played like playing cards, which we all know is not true.
On the other hand, everyone has their own opionion, their own interpetation, of how the tarot works. This book is not misinformation, but an opinion from one person's view about the Tarot and the messages the cards give. While to some it may not click, to others, it might. You just have to see for yourself if the book, as with all books on this subject, is right for you.
The truth is, there is no 'right way' or 'wrong way' to interpet the Tarot, and even Ms. Abadie says that herself. The Tarot, over time, becomes personalized to you, and your interpetations will differ from others. Like all divination tools, it's a 'to each his own' basis.
After all, if everyone interpeted the Tarot one way, how would it tell you 'your future?' The only way the Tarot can can truly tell your future is by what oneself feels is right. It all comes down to one person, and that is you. Whether you agree to one book or another, its your choice, as long as you do not abuse the readings or harm others in doing so.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2003
In my current studies of the tarot, I've looked through several books on the subject. All of them had good information. However, I felt this book covered the "basics" much better than other books I've read. From the book's beginning, where it tells you how to interpret your cards and how to handle them, through Part II (The Major Arcana), which contains chapters on Symbolic Interpretation & Astrological Correspondences of the Major Arcana, and using the Major Arcana as trump cards in a reading, to Part III (descriptions of the Minor Arcana in general, and descriptions of each suit), to Part IV (doing a reading), it contains a wealth of information. I especially liked the different meanings behind the Major Arcana cards, as well as the chapter on various card spreads (horseshoe, horoscope, seven-card spread, etc). Up until now, I mostly had only known of the Traditional Celtic Cross spread. It's nice to know there are others as well.
The book also contains brief descriptions of what each individual number card and court cards means. That is also helpful in doing a reading. It's obvious to me in reading this book that the author put a lot of work into writing it and is serious about the accuracy of the information contained within it. Well worth buying if you wish to learn more about The Tarot.
I do agree with other reviewers about the editing. It mars an otherwise excellent book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2003
This book is very fun easy to read, I couldn't put the book down! When I was done reading this book, I felt more comfortable with the basic interpretations of the cards, even the reversals. She also teaches basic astrology, numerology, a little history, meditation techniques, etc. If you are a beginner, I would definately recommend this book along with "A Complete Guide to the Tarot" by Eden Gray, which got very good reviews, and it's only 6.99. Both of these books combined together will give you a very good foundation for tarot card reading, interpretation and awakening, take my word for it! Have fun reading!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2012
I found this book critical to accurate readings. I am a beginner and had read another book but there was so much mysticism in that one, it didn't give me the kind of info that was pertinent to my readings. It bogged me down. I have three books now on Tarot and this is the one I turn to when other card meanings are not making sense for the lives I am investigating. This book has deeper messages that are related to my queries. After using this book, I am accused of being psychic! It is a basic book with more info than some basics but I still am ready to learn more so need to order an advanced book. It has reverse meanings that some do not believe in but I have found them to be exactly what I need to be accurate. When a card is reversed, I find the upright meaning does not pertain. Well written and concise. Incredible how it hits home.
My criticisms are with the frustrating book design. I am a graphic designer and Whoever set this book up was obviously just a printer's helper/2 yr tech person who did not consider how this book was going to be used. Besides being ugly, Items are difficult to find. For example, to find the meaning of a particular major, I sometimes leaf through all the majors a couple times to find it even though I know about where they go. This is because the titles of the cards are over the place, sometimes at the bottom of the previous page. The pages do not stay open. It should be spiral bound for our purposes. It will be used over a long period of time so the paper should be coated stock not coloring book grade. Thoughtless put-together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2000
This is a very, very good book for beginners! It is EXTREMELY easy to follow...the easiest one ive seen...the book explains about the cards and how to interpurate them, it also gives 10 spreads, gives the history of tarot, and has a section on reading for yourself, or someone else. If your a beginner, or just a reader looking for a GREAT book, BUY THIS ONE!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 17, 2000
The editing of the 1999 version of this book is awful. I tend to think that the author never re-read the book after the editors were done with it, and that the editors had something else on their minds other than reading the book for errors. The editing was so bad, that it caused me to doubt the accuracy of everything else the author had to say. The first error starts on page xiv (the Introduction to the book), where the first part of a paragraph is simply left out....VANISHED! It is an error that is very obvious because that paragraph starts with a lower-case letter, and obviously starts in the middle of a sentence. In the course of reading the book, I found many misplaced words, items left out, etc. For example, on page 254, the author gives a sample reading of what potentially could be a very good spread, but then mis-numbers the cards in the spread, mis-names one of the positions, and then leaves one of the cards out entirely. The author's writing style is very readable, and she is apparently a very talented writer, but it's almost as if the publishing company was trying to crank out a tarot book as quickly as possible in order to get in on what they perceived to be a "New Age Craze". I don't know if the problems were caused by sloppy proofreading on the part of the author, sloppy editing on the part of the editors, or the greed and haste of Adams Media, but all I can say is, "If you are a novice, don't buy the book until the problems are fixed." Luckily for me, this was not the first tarot book I had read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2006
This is a really good tarot book.

Easy and very very interesting. You will be surpise of the all things you will learn.

-Fab-
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2003
This book explains the tarot, the history behind tarot, as well as astrological references, Numerology, includes 10 spreads, tips and ways to shuffle and clear your deck by earth, air, fire or water.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out with the Tarot. The text is easily understood by anyone!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2000
For me the Everything Tarot Book was a first insite into the world of the tarot. It explains what each card means, how it relates to astrology, how to use ten differant spreads, and a number of other things. This book is a wonderful book to begin with, and is easy to use, and understand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2007
This is a great updated book to the orginal "Everything Tarot Book". If you are advanced or novice, this is a great tarot book to get.
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