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The Tarot Coloring Book Paperback – November 1, 2016
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“The Tarot is one of those powerful tools I want to understand, but when I try, I become completely overwhelmed. But Theresa’s book is about to change all that. I can color as I take in her lucid, distilled, intuition-opening insights and prompts? Give me the crayons! This joyful exploration of a piece of ancient wisdom is truly genius.” —Jennifer Louden, author of The Woman’s Comfort Book and The Life Organizer
“If you are interested in pursuing the mystical realms of the Tarot, I highly recommend The Tarot Card Coloring Book. As you color each card, there is a downloading into your subconscious of the deeper meaning of each card. A majesty of understanding and wisdom grows within you in powerful and profound ways.” —Denise Linn, founder of the Soul Coaching® Oracle Card Certification Program
“I've always loved Tarot, but have felt daunted by the complexity of the cards—until coloring in Theresa's book. Immediately I was immersed in the hues, mystery, and enchantment of Tarot—and was able to joyfully learn about the meaning of these magical cards. Because of The Tarot Coloring Book, I'm now able to fully embrace Tarot to gain practical and intuitive insights in every area of my life.” —Cyndi Dale, author of The Subtle Body
“Theresa Reed's approach to Tarot is direct, accessible, filled with information, and most of all, fun. The Tarot Coloring Book is a terrific idea whose time has come.”—Rachel Pollack, creator (with Robert Place) of The Raziel Tarot
“Theresa Reed knows the cleverest way inside Tarot is to read (and color) in between the lines. Theresa's straightforward, practical prose and exercises couple beautifully with Tarot's timeless images. Bound to be a classic; anyone who wishes to embrace the cards should look no further. This book just might be your most valuable learning tool!” —Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva, 365 Tarot Spells,and 365 Tarot Spreads
“Theresa Reed's Tarot Coloring Book is one of the best Tarot books for beginners around—and that's before you even begin to color! She writes in an easy, conversational style, demystifying Tarot symbolism and making it immediately useful in practical ways. Both sides of the brain will get a real workout with this book—the logical left brain will love the commentary, and the right brain will make intuitive and emotional leaps when coloring in the drawings. Playful and serious at the same time, wrapped up in Theresa's street-smart voice, this book should be on every Tarot lover's shelf.” —Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot
“I've read and studied many, many books on the subject of Tarot over my 30 years as a professional reader. With this fabulous new coloring book, Theresa Reed has discovered a delightfully fun and easy way to learn Tarot. Anyone can benefit from Theresa's fresh, innovative, and modern approach to learning and reading. I intend to introduce all of my Tarot students to The Tarot Coloring Book!” —Rose Vanden Eynden, author of So You Want To Be a Medium?: A Down-to-Earth Guide
“Get out your highlighter along with your coloring utensils because The Tarot Coloring Book offers valuable tools beyond learning the Tarot or improving your existing knowledge. Theresa Reed's creative writing skills make learning fun, and she provides coloring for meditation, understanding of colors and symbols, and to reach deeper into self-awareness.” —Margaret Ann Lembo, author of Chakra Awakening
“With The Tarot Coloring Book, Theresa Reed has done a masterful job of putting Tarot in front of a new audience. The images are classic, and the act of coloring the cards will make them real in a deeply satisfying way. The meanings that accompany the images and the card-reading exercises are also classic, and are presented in a clear and accessible style. Altogether, this is a wonderful piece of work and may well become a classic in its own right.” —Wald Amberstone, director, The Tarot School
“Theresa Reed’s Tarot Coloring Book will teach the novice about Tarot basics and impart the adept with a more intimate connection to the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. Engaging to read, packed with substance, and a practical, hands-on form of healing, meditation, and art therapy, The Tarot Coloring Book has been such a joy to work with.” —Benebell Wen, authorof Holistic Tarot
“If you’re looking for a fun and painless tool for learning how to read Tarot cards, Theresa Reed’s Tarot Coloring Book is for you! By combining clear, insightful card definitions with the kinesthetic learning technique of coloring, it’s the perfect guide for new readers. You’ll learn traditional Tarot concepts while having the opportunity to really make the cards your own, quite literally. Whether you like coloring within the lines, or way outside, The Tarot Coloring Book is a fabulous way to learn Tarot.” —Georgianna Boehnke, Tarot reader and proprietor of The Tarot Room
“This book is total GENIUS! Learning Tarot by coloring? Oh my goodness, the best teaching tool EVER! And Theresa Reed’s clear, grounded, down-to-earth, and at the same time fun and inspirational explanations of the imagery and meaning behind each card is pure, unadulterated magic. This has fast become my most favorite book on the Tarot. And I will be buying copies for everyone I know!” —Chris Zydel, creatorof Conversations with the Brush
“If you ever wanted to learn how to read the Tarot cards, then wait no more. This book makes learning each card not only fun but easy. I secretly always wanted to have the ability to read my own cards since I own a few decks. Now I can finally put them to use. This book is a dream come true.” —Christina Rasmussen, author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again
“If you enjoy self-inquiry and are open to viewing your life through a different lens, then Theresa Reed is your go-to guide. We are all fortunate that her Tarot wisdom is accessible to all of us within the pages of this coloring book. If you are just starting out with Tarot or looking for a new way to explore your innermost thoughts—this coloring book is for you.” —Kari Chapin, bestselling author of more than five books including The Handmade Marketplace and Make It Happen
“If there is one thing I love as much as coloring, it's Tarot. The first thought I had when Theresa announced this amazing book was ‘What a great idea!’ The second thought was ‘Gimme gimme gimme!’ As a self-taught reader, I have never looked toward the colors in Tarot cards as an indication of meaning. Ever. Even though I've been reading for over 20 years, this book was SO exciting for me, and I learned so much. I now have more depth to my readings, and a new appreciation to the layers of information handed to us by the Rider-Waite Smith deck. If you are starting out in Tarot, or if you've been around awhile like me, this book will change your grasp of the cards—and give you a playful new tool with which to learn!” —Melissa Cynova of Little Fox Tarot, author of Kitchen Table Tarot (out January 2017)
“Easy as 1-2-3! An unpretentious presentation of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot.” —Gina G. Thies, author of Tarot Coupling: Resources & Resolutions for Relationship Readings
“Theresa is a seasoned traveler on the Tarot path. I’ve been going to her for readings for many years now because they are both practical and magical! I bring my questions, and she always provides clarity, guideposts, and wisdom. She is an essential person on my business team.
For me, the Tarot is filled with teachings on life patterns and principles that help guide us and translate life in meaningful ways. It’s a great tool to bring your questions to and then it’s ultimately up to us to make the next move.
I’m thrilled that her new coloring book is here! It’s a great companion for someone who is interested in learning to use and interpret the Tarot. I’ve always been so curious to do this on my own. Theresa has created a simple, fun, and soulful beginner’s guide. She has done a masterful job at explaining the Tarot while keeping it playful, creative, and deep. I highly recommend anything Theresa creates and puts out into the world.” —Bari Tessler, author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness
“Let your inner child out to play and learn! The Tarot Coloring Book is fun, hip, and cheeky. Experience a refreshing way to learn the Tarot with Theresa Reed. Color symbolism is important in Tarot. Now you become the art director as you create your own personal Tarot, colored to your individual intuitive understanding. Experience Tarot in a new light, with new colors.” —Angelo Nasios, author of Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana
“You are holding one of the most powerful tools of self transformation known to man, cleverly disguised as a playful journey. This one-of-a-kind book is a friendly and interactive way to dive into the secrets of the Tarot and into the mysteries of the human psyche. Welcome to an approachable, hands-on teacher who provides unforgettable memory triggers to the metaphoric symbols found in the Tarot. Author Theresa Reed cleverly covers everything from the basics (meditative, multi-sensory experiments with the color and feel of the cards) to more in-depth personal activities (exploring symbolism and use of questions and spreads), in order to create a personal dialogue between the seeker and the cards in actual readings. This inspirational and supportive guide allows the reader to gently ease into something that can become a powerful and lifelong tool of self-exploration.” —Donnaleigh de LaRose, Tarot card reader and host of Beyond Worlds
“There is an old adage that the best innovations often come from someone outside a certain industry or trade. Theresa Reed channels that energy in this clever, pithy, and brilliant book. Forget the silly psychic babble that permeates so many titles under the Tarot flag. Theresa gives practical insights into our souls through the act of ‘doing’ and ‘being’ and the flexing of our creative muscles, which the universe in its infinite wisdom, always smiles upon.” —Kyle Cherek, host of Chef Talk with Kyle Cherek and the Emmy®-nominated Wisconsin Foodie
“When Theresa Reed does something, I sit up and pay attention. ALWAYS. The Tarot Coloring Book is her attempt at bringing the esoteric topic of learning the Tarot to the experiential level, and at that she absolutely succeeds. From a brief history of the Tarot, to the individual meanings of each card (Major and Minor Arcana), to the usage of color in the RWS deck, Theresa shows you how to understand the Tarot and then make it your own. Take this book and color between the lines . . . and then break those rules! You have her (and my) permission!” —Hilary Parry Haggerty, Tarot card reader, writer, editor, and teacher, Tarotbyhilary.com
“Theresa Reed has created the perfect vehicle for the beginning and advanced Tarot reader alike with her Tarot Coloring Book. She opens up the world of Tarot in her signature style that is as grounded and practical as it is kind and smart. This is my new favorite tool for teaching Tarot and for assisting a reader in deepening their practice and understanding of the cards. Learning to read the Tarot can be tricky, but with Theresa as your guide it is a delightful pleasure!” —Briana Saussy, creator of Spinning Gold
“Being a fairly new Tarot reader, it can be a little intimidating at times when I'm interpreting the card spreads. Though I am not directly doing Tarot readings for clients, I may at times refer to my Tarot deck to gain additional insight and clarity that stretches beyond the intellect. That's why I fell in love with The Tarot Coloring Book! It is a perfect resource for any rookie reader. It is an easy read that is surprisingly packed with effective strategies and tools to help you build confidence and competence in reading the Tarot. If Jay-Z were a spiritual goddess, you'd think he wrote this book. Author Theresa Reed puts a hip and fun spin on learning. No other book I've ever read has accomplished the feat of simplifying a complex topic and allowing me to creatively express myself at the same time. Thank you, Theresa, for The Tarot Coloring Book! It's the resource I never knew I've always wanted.” —Berni Xiong, intuitive coach, author of The Year of the Brave Bear: Speak Up. Stand Out. Change Your World, and contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive, bernixiong.com
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I wish the illustrations were not so thick, but they are 100% from the card itself only magnified.
This book has large, clear pictures of the Rider-Waite-Smith deck on thick paper. It contains both Major and Minor Arcana.
I've been reading Tarot cards for 25 years and I've always wanted a coloring book. Here's why I prefer this one to others:
- The lines are crisp and clean. If you stick to the standard color scheme, the pictures are dead ringers for the cards in the deck.
- The pages are thick although you have to break the spine to get the book to lay flat, which is a necessity when you’re coloring. I use Derwent Ink Pencils with my book— you can probably get away with a few types of wet media without bleed-through.
- This book includes the majors and the minors.
The attached picture shows a page in the book that I colored on the left vs. the corresponding card from the mini RW on the right. The left is the one I did! Amazingly realistic. That's just a sample page from the introduction; the rest of the book devotes an entire page to every card. You can see how detailed and true to the deck each card is.
Now, onto the setup that Theresa lays out. If you're just a beginner, you'll find the book is insightful to help you begin seeing interpretations and signs from the images in the cards. There is no greater way to learn tarot, than to just meditate on and study the images themselves. Our subconscious communicates in symbols, not words! So when you study images, you're speaking to yourself at a much deeper level–past the threshold and barrier of your conscious mind. This, in and of itself, is extremely powerful just for self development and discovery, let alone learning how to read tarot for others. (Gotta start with you first!)
If you're intermediate or advanced, I'd still get the book as you see a LOT of details you otherwise miss (even with the largest sized Ryder-Waite deck you can buy). For instance, in the image I've attached, you can see that one of the arms of the chair for the King of Cups has a cup chiseled into the stone, also swimming in chiseled waves. In the original this is almost entirely obscured, because it's one color and a small detail. But think... The King is holding his sceptre in the left hand, which rests on the arm of the stone chair which has a cup chiseled into the stone, floating on chiseled waves. What could this mean? Is this a deeper microcosm that signifies the King finding his sense of rulership and vision from the deep well of his intuition, which rides the waves of his inner feelings and depths, buoyed by their power? Certainly this is one way to interpret it, and probably the most common one. But have you ever SEEN that part of the image, specifically, in your card deck? It's quite small in my deck, and the chair is all one color, so I didn't particularly take notice of it (perhaps I'm blind or lazy? but I believe some others may also have the same experience). In this way, I find the book to be invaluable.
Between Theresa's threads of guidance (which are far from overbearing or preachy, but rather more like seeds you can follow), and the much larger images, you get a deeper meditation on the card itself, and the hidden meanings and signs you might otherwise miss.
Then Theresa goes up and beyond just talking about the cards, and gives basic instructions for doing spreads in the back. For someone who is new (or someone just looking to brush up), this is a great starter kit.
I love taking this out a few times a week, and choosing a card from my daily pulls that has shown up repeatedly, and meditating on it for an hour or so, while I color. It's both relaxing and enlightening. And as I said, the quality of the book is superb for any hyper-creatives or perfectionists out there.
Consider this an investment in yourself, and grab yourself a copy. You won't regret it!
This book is perfect for those new to tarot. The author breaks down the sometimes daunting task of learning the meaning of each card into easy to handle pieces. She avoids the mystical babble and brings it down to earth & keeps it real with a relaxed narrative style I love. Add to that the concept of coloring as a learning tool & you’ve got a winning combination for success. But it’s not just for those new to tarot. I am thrilled at how useful (and fun!) it has already been for me as an experienced tarot reader. The meditative act of coloring the cards has already helped me to connect with them on a deeper level and to rediscover details & qualities I’d begun to overlook. I am particularly intrigued with using this book to explore those few cards that I’ve never connected with & almost dread coming across in a reading and to “make friends” with them.
If you love adult coloring books, you must give this one a try. It’s a good size (8 1/2 x 11), is spiral bound so it lays flat and is printed on good quality paper. I think you’ll find the imagery of the tarot a compelling subject. The images themselves are lovely & quite large and are set off by a wonderful grayscale border. As with most coloring books, colored pencils and gel pens are my preferred media and they work beautifully on this paper. I may try a adding touch of sparkle using my Finetec gold watercolors. There is also plenty of space to add your own personality with scrapbooking techniques on the text pages.
So whether you are new to tarot, interested in deepening your tarot practice or looking for a new and exciting coloring adventure I highly recommend this book.