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Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom

A Tarot Journey to Self-Awareness (A New Edition of the Tarot Classic)
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Red Wheel/Weiser
 | 
March, 2019
ISBN:
9781578636655
In stock now: 
2
$32.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This Tarot classic, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, is now in a new edition with a new preface that provides fresh insights about Tarot and card interpretations. Described by many as “the Bible of Tarot readers—a classic that will never outgrow its usefulness,” the book has brought awareness of myth and modern psychology to the Tarot’s ancient esoteric symbolism.  This book uses the Rider Waite Deck as visual symbols.

Readings teach us a general lesson, and a very important one. In a manner no explanation can possibly equal, they demonstrate that no card, no approach to life, is good or bad except in the context of the moment.
 

Finally, giving readings gives each person a chance to renew his or her instinctive feeling for the pictures themselves. All the symbolism, all the archetypes, all the explanations given in this book or any other can only prepare you to look at the pictures and say, “This card tells me...”

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom draws on mythology and esoteric traditions and delves deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card. It also gives the cards a modern psychological slant based on the pictures rather than a system of occult symbolism. It provides a concise history of tarot, introduces common spreads, and is a clear and readable book for both the beginning and more advanced student of tarot.

Publisher’s Description: 

A top tarotist's secrets to personal growth, one card at a time. The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom have inspired a whole generation of tarot students. It has often been described by readers, booksellers, and teachers as the "Bible of tarot readers." It is also often cited as one of the landmark books in modern tarot, and it helped to launch the "Tarot Renaissance" of the 1980s. The two texts-one for The Major Arcana and one for The Minor Arcana--appear together in this volume, which is a reissue of the 1998 edition first published by Thorsons.

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom draws on mythology and esoteric traditions and delves deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card. It also gives the cards a modern psychological slant based on the pictures rather than a system of occult symbolism. This endlessly useful reference tool provides a concise history of tarot, introduces common spreads, and is a clear and readable book for both the beginning and advanced tarot student.

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