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Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners Paperback – October 1, 1998
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The tarot is a set of 78 intriguing picture cards that tend to trigger personal insights, enhance intuition and deepen awareness. My goal in Learning the Tarot is to give you the basics you need to begin working with the tarot on your own. I try to make this inner process understandable by breaking it up into a series of steps that are simple while still doing justice to the depth and beauty of the cards. I concentrate on the everyday, showing how the tarot makes real, practical sense in the modern world.
The tarot is a living system that adapts creatively to each user. Rather than rules, I offer guidelines. While reading my book, I want you to feel that you have a teacher sitting next to you who is introducing you to this special tool, but also encouraging you to go on to discover your own unique approach to the cards.
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There is an excellent section on all card meanings, with extremeley thoughtful and descriptive key words and summaries. I personally appreciate the upbeat approach that Joan takes, not shying away from negative card meanings, but illuminating the underlying forces at work. Her viewpoint is slanted toward utilizing the challenging aspects of our personalities and fate for growth and clarification, via the tarot.
If I were to nitpick, it would be to say that I wish she had covered card reversals more extensively. Many books avoid the subject entirely though, as it is a difficult and often confusing aspect of divination that may be considered beyond the range of the beginner. I also got the feeling that she has a lot more to say, but perhaps that is what second books are for! All in all, I highly recommend this as one of the very best beginning books on tarot, and equally valuable for the more seasoned tarotist as a refresher course.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very nice book! Walks you through and explains things nicely. The info in the book seems to match up with a class I took, too.Published 4 days ago by A. Stott
This is the classic book anyone interested in tarot should start with. Good descriptions of each card, basic spreads, and many comparisons that are useful as you become more... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a very helpful book for learning the tarot. It is very comprehensive, from individual cards, to overall spreads and card placement. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Cicely
I love this book. I actually had it already and have used it so much that it was falling apart so I ordered a new one!Published 1 month ago by Little Mama 1010
Good, detailed book. Well written. Wish it had reverse readings.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Have not read the entire book yet but I have read a lot of it amazing if you are just learning to read the cards this book is extremely helpful even for the experienced readerPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great book for beginners. The exercises helped immensely. It definitely gave me the confidence I needed to move forward in learning the Tarot.Published 4 months ago by m.white
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