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The Tarot Handbook

Practical Applications of Visual Symbols
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Putnam/Tarcher
 | 
October, 1997
ISBN:
9780874778953
In stock now: 
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$35.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In this updated edition of a modern classic, now with a new introduction by the author, Angeles Arrien takes Tarot beyond the limits of the fortune-telling realm and shows us how to see it as a “Book of Wisdom and a Map of Consciousness.” And she shows us how to use this visual and symbolic map of consciousness.

A wonderful handbook for either a beginning or an ardent student of the Tarot, it contains a multitude of charts, spreads, illustrations of the Thoth Tarot Deck, and other methodology tools for anyone looking for insights into personal and spiritual development.

An anthropologist who specializes in cross-cultural myths, and developer of the legendary Four-Fold Way seminars, Arrien demonstrates how the 78 figures of the tarot are portraitures and archetypes that are prevalent in the collective human experience. She teaches us to use this realization to look beyond our cultural viewpoint or bias when we approach the Tarot, and to rely instead on these more important universal principles, thereby deepening the quality and accuracy of our interpretations and expanding our awareness of the human psyche.

A significant and classic piece of Tarot literature, The Tarot Handbook, perhaps more than any other Tarot book, stands out as a really useful aid to seekers on the path of consciousness and integration. Her interpretations are, simply, quite wonderful. It is a recommended manual for teachers and students of the subject, and a fascinating exploration of cultural anthropology as well.

Look at the cards before you begin the meditative process, and then go inward and ask for guidance in how these visual affirmations can assist you in your spiritual growth and development. The best definition or distinction between prayer and meditation was given by a 9-year-old boy, who said that ‘prayer is when to talk to God, and meditation is when you listen to what God has to say.’

Angeles Arrien has also written The Four-Fold Way and has a 2-tape set available called Gathering Medicine.

Publisher’s Description: 

A guide for either beginning or longtime students of the Tarot. A significant piece of Tarot literature, it contains a multitude of charts, spreads, illustrations of the Thoth Deck, and other tools for anyone looking for insights into personal and spiritual development.

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