Illustrated with the Tarot of the Spirit deck painted by Joyce Eakins. 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.
One of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual teachers presents a unique and valuable resource for all students and practitioners of the Tarot. A must have for owners of the phenomenally popular Osho Zen Tarot, this in-depth study of the meanings of the cards in the Osho Zen Tarot deck will also appeal to those who use the Rider, Crowley, and other, more traditional cards. The “here and now” approach of Zen offers the insight that the future evolves out of present events, ideas, and attitudes. Playful and accessible even to the novice, this remarkable handbook includes a table of correspondences for the Rider-Waite and Crowley cards, and special sections on the meanings of the four major elements, or “suits” in the Tarot system. Tarot in the Spirit of Zen introduces readers to a deeper understanding of the Zen approach to becoming aware of and responding to life’s challenges. Just like the Osho Zen Tarot deck, this book offers a fresh and contemporary approach to anyone who is interested in self-exploration and personal transformation. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.
This is a new exploration of the Tarot, which reveals the esoteric numerological links underlying this ancient system and connects the teaching of the Tarot to the initiatic journey of the Soul. If you are aspiring to connect with the mysteries of our life on this planet or you are already a disciple in some school of spiritual attainment, this is a book which will illuminate your way. As we explore beyond those physical emotional and mental aspects that we call the personality, we find another energy that is not so easy to define and which seems to move us at a deeper level; this is the Soul. When we are receptive to the Soul's mystery we can start to connect to the universal collective energy of the Spirit. The different stages in the fusion of personality and Soul and the unknown, unseen alchemy of transmutation from matter to Spirit are illustrated by the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana. The symbols are explained and the deeper esoteric meaning of each card is explored with the help of numbers. This provides practical steps that can be applied to the everyday lives of those who seek greater consciousness.
Black and White Edition with Personal Stories and Readings
Author: Pamela Eakins, Ph.d.
Welcome to Pacific Mystery School. Enter the Great Oracle. Embrace the Mysteries of Time, Space, Birth, Love, Death and Resurrection. Meet your Mystic Teachers, master the energies of Fire, Water, Wind and Earth, learn to wield the Ten Powers of the Tree of Life and pass through the Twenty-One Key Initiations. KABBALAH AND TAROT OF THE SPIRIT is the complementary and supplementary companion to The Lightning Papers: Ten Powers of Evolution, also by Pamela Eakins, as well as the Tarot of the Spirit book and deck by Pamela and Joyce Eakins. Tarot of the Spirit has been highly acclaimed and recommended by Angeles Arrien, Rachel Pollack, James Wanlesss, Mary Greer, Brian Thomas Swimme, Gareth Knight, Arisa Victor, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., and Samuel Weiser, Inc. The Black & White Edition of KABBALAH AND TAROT OF THE SPIRIT contains three complete Books: The Minor Arcana & Daath, The Tarot Family, and The Major Arcana. • Book One, The Minor Arcana and Daath, is a comprehensive guide to the Minor Mystery cards: 1-10 of Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. The ten cards in each element/suit correspond to the Ten Spheres of the Tree of Life. The four elements correspond to the Four Worlds of the Kabbalah. One additional card, the Mystery Card, represents the secret Sphere Eleven of the Tree of Life, “Daath,” the doorway into other dimensions. Book One also elucidates the foundations of Pacific Mystery School, the architecture of the Kabalistic Tree of Life as a paradigm for New Consciousness, and the fundamentals of Tarot reading with Tarot of the Spirit.• Book Two, The Tarot Family, describes the sixteen Family Cards, also known as “court cards” and “face cards.” These cards, too, are part of the Minor Arcana or Minor Mysteries. Each of these “cosmic beings” represents a specific complex of personified Kabalistic and elemental energies. The Cosmic Family – Father, Mother, Brother and Sister – are mystical Guides and Guardians as well as aspects of the individual and collective psyche. Each oversees and enhances specific Minor Arcana cards as well as specific seasons and days of the year. • Book Three, The Major Arcana, expounds upon the twenty-two Key or Initiation cards, each of which represents one of the interconnecting branches of the Tree of Life. As we pass through these Initiations, we are forever transformed. The three Books of KABBALAH AND TAROT OF THE SPIRIT are also available in three separate Full Color Collector's Editions. Learn more about Pacific Mystery School, Tarot of the Spirit and Pamela Eakins at www.pacificmysteryschool.com.
There are moments when we become aware of a guiding force that defies logic. These invisible presences-ghosts, angels, demons, and other entities-can lead us toward sacred, dark, or poetric realms that lie beyond the boundaries of reason and emotions, where our universal subconscious comes to life.
Using the Grimaud Tarot deck of Marseilles - the direct descendants of the earliest hand-printed designs and the basis for most of the later esoteric decks - Knight provides an in-depth introduction to the tarot deck. He presents nine lessons that combine basic instruction in the mechanics of divination with magical visualization techniques. Perhaps most useful for students of the tarot are Knight's answers to questions raised by former students of his acclaimed Tarot Course. Illustrated. Index.
The Occult Symbols of the Major Arcana that Inspired Modern Tarot
Author: Wirth, Oswald
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Tarot of the Magicians by Swiss occultist artist and author Oswald Wirth was first published in Paris in 1927, and a Weiser edition was later released in 1985. Long unavailable, the book is back in print in a beautiful new package with full-color pull-out cards reproducing Wirth’s 1889 tarot deck. With a new introduction by bestselling tarot author Mary K. Greer, Tarot of the Magicians offers tarot enthusiasts and students of the occult an in-depth and authoritative analysis of one of the most beautiful and evocative of all modern tarot decks. In this important tarot work of the Major Arcana, Wirth combines the imagery and symbolism from Alchemy, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and the magical heritage of Egypt and Chaldea, and explores the astronomical (rather than strictly zodiacal) associations for the Major Arcana cards.
Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith's Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other meditation decks. This work of art history analyzes such decks in relation to conventional art styles and movements, including Symbolism, Surrealism, the modernist "grid" and the low/high value hierarchy, and postmodern art movements and concepts such as the dissolution of the modernist value hierarchy, Pattern and Decoration art, and collage. It also examines them in relation to literary concepts, including the novel, utopias, and popular genres. The author's analysis is supported by numerous illustrations, including the Rider-Waite major arcana cards juxtaposed with examples of their counterparts from more recent decks.
The descriptions of each tarot card are very reliable and very complete. Of particular interest are the alchemical associations and the authors work on the gematria or numerology of each card. For the first time a complete alchemical system is given for the whole deck. There is also a good deal of added astrological information and divinatory meanings and interpretations. Several excellent suggestions for studying and meditating on the cards are provided by the authors. This book is a balanced combination of both historical and new material presented by the Zalewskis that stands firmly rooted in Golden Dawn teachings and ritual practice. There are many interesting new innovations in this book. Fully illustrated with 78 all new tarot cards by Golden Dawn member and professional artist, Skip Dudchous.