This book originally appeared in Crowley's larger volume, The Equinox, in 1912. In is a complete and thorough study of all the cards of the tarot. Each is presented with a detailed description that is highly useful for those who read the cards or want to understand the symbolism better. Includes sections on the thirty-six decans and their relationship to the planets and days of the week, a special chart of the four characteristics of the court cards, how to determine if a card is strong or weak, and reveals a method of divination in the back that is used by Crowley's students. This is a concise handbook recommended to those serious about understanding the tarot.
One of the most in depth books on the Tarot ever written. Any person wishing to conduct readings with Tarot cards will find this book to be highly useful. The standard Rider-Waite deck is used here, but the book can still be useful for other decks. Each card is pictured, as well as a description of the deeper symbolism of the card and its significance. Various layouts and ways to read the cards are provided, plus a section on additional meanings is included in the back.
Essential reference by designer of the most widely known Tarot deck contains a detailed description and illustration of each card in the popular 78-card Rider-Waite Tarot deck, along with regular and reversed meanings.
Centered on the Qabbalistic Tree of Life, this symbolism clearly explores the Minor Arcana as a representation of the four components of life: spirit, emotion, intellect, andbody; while it reveals the Major Arcana to be the keys to our emotional response patterns to the symbolic universe in which we live. Includes seven monthly meditations, individual readings, and layouts.
Tarot Plain and Simple by Anthony Louis is the book you've been waiting for! As the title indicates, this book presents the Tarot in clear language that anyone can understand. If you've had trouble learning the Tarot, this book gives the meaning of each and every one of the 78 Tarot cards—both in simple terms and in-depth ones, both upright interpretations and those for when a card is drawn reversed. Illustrations are from the elegant and mystic Robin Wood Tarot. This book leaves nothing out! It includes an overview of the history of the Tarot and suggests why this divinatory method works from a scientific point of view. It even includes several spreads and example readings. That way you can see exactly how the Tarot works, how the cards play off of each other and how to give a reading. Turn to any page and see how you can learn meanings and interpretations. The Five of Cups shows a cloaked person with head down and three of five cups knocked over, spilling their contents. Upright the card means "mourning." But the key words and phrases give you so much more. It can also mean regret, sadness, loss of trust, an emotional letdown, betrayal in love, and much more. How can you tell which expression best fits the card? It depends upon where it falls in the spread and the cards that surround or lead up to it. This is explained in the clear but comprehensive section on Tarot card spreads, and is illustrated in the sample readings. If you have been waiting for an ideal book to help you learn the Tarot, this is it. The longer you wait, the longer it will be before you can give effective Tarot readings. Get out that Tarot deck and get this book today!
The Witches Tarot Book By Ellen Cannon Reed 0-87542-668-9 $12.95 U.S. $19.95 Can.320 pp. 5 1/4 x 8Inside this companion guide to "The Witches Tarot" deck are meditations and methods of working with the Qabalistic Tree of Life that you can use immediately. You''ll learn the meaning of the mysterious pictures found in the Tart, and learn to use those symbols in your meditations and magical work. You''ll also find a new way of reading Tarot, and a complete description of "The Witches Tarot "deck, which is designed to include the Qabalistic symbolism in a way that speaks to Pagans. This guide includes complete descriptions of each card, as well as each card''s Hebrew letter, astrology, color, scent, gem and Qabalistic path correspondences. Also included in this book are magnificent illustrations of the 22 Major Arcana by artist Martin Cannon. Ellen Cannon Reed shows how each of the cards are associated with one of the paths on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. She has gathered data from multiple Qabalistic sources and combined this research with her own knowledge of Wicca. This is the first book that clearly discusses the Tarot from both the Qabalistic and the Wiccan points of view.
Think of the last time you did a tarot reading or had one. How many of the cards were reversed? Close to half? Well, of course! So why do so many books treat reversed cards in what is basically a cursory manner? Joan Bunning to the rescue with Learning Tarot Reversals--finally reversed cards get the attention they deserve! Traditionally, reversed cards are read as the polar opposite of what the upright card represents. While this method of reading has its place, the effect of reversed cards, their number, groupings, and where they fall in a tarot spread can deepen any reading and bring subtle nuances into play. Bunning points out that a reversed card can also indicate a build-up to, lack of, or decline from the event or condition represented by that card. Linking cards together based on the presence of reversed cards thus gives a reading a natural flow of high points and low points without abrupt transitions. In a format usually reserved for upright cards, Bunning describes every reversed card in the deck--with a brief description of the upright meaning, and more detail about the reversed meaning. Following the format of her best-selling Learning the Tarot, Bunning, who is a masterful teacher, presents lessons that build on each other smoothly, allowing a student to progress to increasingly complex readings and understanding with ease. Bunning also includes a handy section of keywords for easy reference.
Bonnie must make the choice to unleash or destroy an ancient power, but can she unlock her own memories in time to make the right choice? Bonnie McBurnie remembers the old trunk in her grandmother’s attic, full of weird souvenirs collected by her seafaring ancestors. But she didn’t recollect the secret compartment or its deck of tarot cards—cards that feel strangely familiar. Back home, Bonnie studies the mysterious tarot deck. The cards seem to be trying to tell her something—but how can she be sure which ones to believe? And why can’t she recall what happened on her last visit to the attic—a childhood memory that hovers just out of reach? With the help of the town spiritualist, Madame LePanto, Bonnie delves into the origin of the cards and races to discover their connection to her family, even as the powers trapped within them threaten to tear apart her world . . . and the people she loves. This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author’s collection.