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The Osho Transformation Tarot: Insights and Parables for Renewal in Everyday Life Paperback – December 17, 1999


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (December 17, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312245300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312245306
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 6.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Osho, known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search to define a new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responsive to the everyday challenges of contemporary life. The Sunday Times of London named him one of the '1,000 Makers of the Twentieth Century,' and novelist Tom Robbins called him 'the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ.' For more information about Osho and his work, please visit osho.com.


Osho's teachings defy categorization, covering everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing individuals and society today.

His unique "Osho Active Meditations" are designed to first release the accumulated stresses of body and mind, so that it is easier to experience the thought-free and relaxed state of meditation. (Meditation -The First and Last Freedom, by Osho)

About his own work Osho has said that he is helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being. He has often characterized this new human being as "Zorba the Buddha" -- capable both of enjoying the earthy pleasures of a Zorba the Greek and the silent serenity of a Gautam Buddha.

Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho's work is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology.

Osho has been described by the Sunday Times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by American author Tom Robbins as "the most dangerous man since Jesus Christ."

Biographical:
Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic, ST. MARTIN'S Press, New York, available in multiple languages.


Websites for more information:
http://www.OSHO.com
http://OSHO.com/resort
http://OSHO.com/magazine
http://OSHO.com/shop
http://www.youtube.com/OSHO
http://www.oshobytes.blogspot.com
http://www.Twitter.com/OSHOtimes
http://www.facebook.com/pages/OSHO.International

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If you learn well from stories, I highly recommend this deck.
R. Byrd
The deck leads to a warm and personal reading style - both the reader and the readee can relate to the stories and figures in the cards.
Uri Raz
Just reading the stories on the tarot cards reminds me of the possibilities of meditation and awareness.
Jason L. Schroff

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Uri Raz on October 10, 2000
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I'll start with a warning that, in contrast to the Osho Zen tarot deck, this deck is NOT a tarot deck in the traditional sense - it is a set of less than 78 cards, not divided into major arcana and 4 suits of minor arcana.
Some versions of this deck feature an extra card with Osho's picture, which is missing from this version. Personally, I dont like this card as I feel as if it encourages a personality cult.
This set includes 60 cards. The art is beutiful and simple - no heavy symbolism (= no astrology, numerology, cabbala, etc) as in decks like Crowley Thoth or Rider-Waite-Smith.
The book gives for each card a short explanation and a story from which the scene on the card is taken. The stories are multi-cultural (zen stories, jewish stories, chrisitian stories, etc), feature known figures (e.g. Moses, famous zen teachers), and are very enlightening.
The stories themselves are interesting and readable enough to make this deck worth it's price just for the value of the book as reading material.
The deck leads to a warm and personal reading style - both the reader and the readee can relate to the stories and figures in the cards. The reading session has more in common with story telling than with horoscopes (a la 'you'll meet a tall dark stranger') which is different from, and to my taste favourable over, that encouraged by other decks.
All in all I highly and warmly recommend this deck.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Byrd on October 30, 2001
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Maybe even cooler. :)
Really, the book is what attracted me to this collection. I saw it a few weeks ago, started reading the back of the box and realized that the book was pretty much what I'd been wanting for a while: a book of parables. I'd had a fondness for mythology since middle school, but rarely indulged to this degree. The stories are from different paths (Sufism, Islam, Hinduism, Christiantity, etc.), and each corresponds to one of the 60 cards ... except when the cards double up on a story to impress an opposite meaning. This deck, as is the Osho Zen Tarot, is named for a man who loved to tell such parables to his followers, the Bagwaan Shri Ragneesh (remember that old dude who led the commune in Oregon?), but he's only really mentioned in the intro and closing of the book.
Not having read many parables, I find this book utterly charming. The cards and illustrations I find a bit less so, but I think that for the first time since collecting divination decks, the artwork is less important to me for understanding the meaning behind the cards.
The cards measure 5.25" x 3.25", and are bordered with a grey pattern on the picture side. The backs feature an orange circle painting that is also shown on the box. The artwork is amazingly colorful and, while I've seen decks that are visually more appealing to me I will say that the drawings are very skillfully rendered and fairly often get across the point of the story. I've been told that I have big hands for a woman, but I'd find this deck little tricky to shuffle playing-card style (which doesn't seem to suit the mood of the deck anyway). The cards are covered with a semi-glossy and not terribly slick coating.
This deck is probably one of the best divinatory systems I've ever picked up.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Claudia on May 20, 2000
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This ended up being my favorite Tarot deck - each tarot card comes with a teaching story - often a little story of the life of an enlightened Master, like Gautam the Buddha, Jesus.....
If you pick the tarot card with sincerity and are open to the message of the stories, it can change your life....
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jason L. Schroff on September 11, 2005
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Just reading the stories on the tarot cards reminds me of the possibilities of meditation and awareness. Even just glancing at a card during the day can shift my mindset. Great stuff.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nigel on October 1, 2010
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Firstly this is a great wee book of short stories, with excellent narrative and meaningful messages, it's profound, easy to understand and fun.
Unfortunately I only got the book, with no cards! So beware, make sure it says 'book with cards'.

There are a couple of rewritten stories, done to illustrate the point Osho was aiming for. The most glaring of these is Chuang Tzu's 'stink tree'. He calls him Lao Tzu and gives a different interpenetration, however if you imagine you're sitting around a fire listening to some tales from the ancestors, you will really appreciate this book. It's a real treat.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzanna Davis on November 18, 2007
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These are a great resource for spiritual teachings from multi-religion backgrounds. The paintings are inspirational and the stories a delight to read. I use them as a daily reminder to think outside the box.
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