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Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility Paperback – April 7, 2000
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"This book is a wonderful support document for the power of Tarot as a counseling tool. Mr. Rosengarten writes in a very clear and casual style which makes complex concepts understand-able to the lay person. This book is a valuable companion to the core books.... Somewhat technical at times, the author's "every-day" references and context clarify within the body of the work, making frequent trips to a dictionary unnecessary. There were a few sections that were theoretically over my head, but their content was not necessary to follow these document to it's logical conclusion. Bravo!"―Errol McLendon, Taroist, Chicago, IL
"In this outstanding, groundbreaking work, Art Rosengarten, a licensed clinical psychologist, sets the stage for a new integration of psychology and Tarot.... Cutting across methodologies, theories, and statistics, Tarot emphasizes the "heartbeat of experience"...Rosengarten does an excellent job of defining terms and explaining techniques so that they make sense to the lay reader. He also uses exciting real-life examples and stories to make his methods crystal clear and demonstrate their practicality.... This book is truly innovative and exciting, by a therapist and tarot reader possessing a compassionate and poetic soul that radiates through each word he writes."―Mary K. Greer, TAROT Newsletter, Summer 2000
"This is a book that challenges the thinking of both practicing clinical psychologist and practicing Tarot readers...this work is based on solid clinical training and the author's own extensive research and practical clinical experience. The author has developed a Spectrum of Possibility for each card in the Tarot deck. These spectra are not the cut and dried "card meanings"...but rich shades of psychological meaning...the author explains the Jungian Theory of Synchronicity, that is, the notion of acausality. This is the most lucid and uncomplicated exposition of this important and oft misunderstood subject. This is a "must read" for clinicians who are looking for new approaches to old problems and for Tarotists looking for a work with more depth and meaning than yet another description of the archetypal images of the Major Arcana."―Linda Gail Walters, Student of Tarot, San Diego, CA
"Rosengarten's remarkable work spans the abyss that yawns between psychology and mysticism, and does so without diminishment to art or science."―Lon Milo DuQuette, Author of Tarot Of Ceremonial Magick
"Were I still in practice, I would test for myself the integration of Tarot (and other mantic methods) into analysis, something this book has given me courage to attempt."―James A. Hall, MD, Author of Jungian Dream Interpretation
About the Author
Arthur Rosengarten, PhD.is a clinical psychologist in private practice for over 35 years.He wrote the first accredited doctoral dissertation on tarot (1985), which was compared experimentally with dream interpretation and projective storytelling. In addition to seeing private clients for psychotherapy, he teaches Intuition Mind Seminars and The Tarot Circle, now in its 25th year. He has been an Adjunct Graduate Professor of Psychology at a number of universities in the area. He has lectured on the psychology of Tarot widely, including major conferences throughout the US, in China and India. Rosengarten is author of Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility and creator of the Tarot of the Nine Paths: Advanced Tarot Deck for the Spiritual Traveler.