Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice From This Realm and Beyondby Jane Stern
Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern, they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively. Once the domain of the esoteric and mystical, tarot has many practical applications in today's world. Stern, a fourth generation tarot
Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern, they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively. Once the domain of the esoteric and mystical, tarot has many practical applications in today's world. Stern, a fourth generation tarot reader who has read cards professionally for over forty years, has given the art of the tarot a very modern spin. Using the twenty-two major arcana cards (the "heart of the tarot") as the basis for the chapters in this book, she has gleaned all she has learned over the years and presents Confessions of a Tarot Reader as a witty, readable, and, above all, useful self-help book. Drawing on the wisdom of the tarot deck, Stern gives practical advice for every life situationfrom tapping into the mystery of your potential and finding enduring and passionate love, to overcoming upheavals and finding sense behind the chaos. The result is a truly singular guide that lifts the veil between this world and the unseen world.
Stern(500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late,2009, etc.)offers an insightful how-to guide that reaches far beyond simple directions for reading tarot cards.
The author, best known for her work as a James Beard Award–winning food writer with husband Michael, is a fourth-generation tarot reader with more than four decades of experience staring down destiny. Stern chronicles the ways in which past readings have served as a launching point for journeys of self-discovery—for both herself and her clients: "A real tarot card reading is intrusive, and—as with psychotherapy—few people want their lives laid bare for fun." Broken down into 22 chapters, one for each card of the Major Arcana deck, the author elaborates on both the obvious and hidden meanings of each card, complete with suggestions for personal growth and insight. Stern is quick to point out, however, that tarot reading is more akin to a Rorschach test—the process is not simply meant to predict a future set in stone, but rather serve as a catalyst for deep introspection and analysis. Weaving anecdotes from her 40 years' experience tangling with the occult, including particularly memorable readings she's performed for herself, Stern provides delightful take on a practice too often derided as scam or mere superstition.
More than one skeptic may come away agreeing with the author when she writes, "the tarot deck is the best method for seeking answers from beyond the limited realm of our thought."
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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Meet the Author
Jane Stern is the author of many food and popular culture books coauthored with Michael Stern. Her best-selling memoir Ambulance Girl was made into a movie starring and directed by Kathy Bates. The Sterns run the very popular food website ROADFOOD, and have won three James Beard awards and were inducted into the Who's Who of American food. They are also heard each week on NPR's The Splendid Table. Jane Stern lives in Connecticut, and may be contacted through her website janemastertarot.com.
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