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Posted October 12, 2012
Engrossing Informative Inspirational
Very evocative prose. If you are not already familiar with the origins and history of the Tarot, this will be a dive-in-the-deep-end read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is dense reading in thick chapters, not a bullet-pointed encyclopedia of the cards' meanings. The Minor Arcana are not discussed.
If you are looking for a study on consciousness evolution and the history and power of the cards as catalysts in that process, this is a lovely book to have in your library.
Pictures of the cards are accompanied by gorgeously crafted captions that reveal the image's power to cultivate a higher understanding and harmony of Self in this World. The author's deep compassion for humanity and keen intellect shine through his writing- although he lost me a little towards the very end when tying together physics and spirit, the concluding chapters were a bit tangled. However, he concludes with grace and overall the book is a benediction.
A note on the Kindle Edition- the woodblock print images of the inter-text cards are very small and sometimes do not render completely on screen. The chapter heading images are also relatively small, certainly not large enough to enable a full study of the symbology. This is the reason it earned 4 rather than 5 stars. Given the importance of imagery and symbolism in works discussing the Tarot, the publishers should consider larger images for this book; I for one would pay a little more for a book that included pictures large enough to really study.
Posted May 29, 2012
A rare find that intricately details the perennial wisdom behind
A rare find that intricately details the perennial wisdom behind the original, Venetian based 'eastern' school of the Tarot. It redefines the whole field of Tarot studies. A must have for anyone serious about history, philosophy and spirituality.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.