Inner Child Cards Workbook: Further Exercises and Mystical Teachings from the Fairy-Tale Tarot

Overview

Companion volume to the bestselling Inner Child Cards, offering in-depth interpretations and advanced exercises using this tarot system.

• Shows how fairy tales bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious minds.

• Demonstrates how fairy tales can give us hope and courage to live our everyday lives to the fullest.

Full of esoteric healing methods, Inner Child Cards Workbook shows us how make life choices by gleaning wisdom from our favorite fairy tales. Lerner examines ...

See more details below
Paperback (Original)
$9.83
BN.com price
(Save 29%)$14.00 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $4.90   
  • New (5) from $8.09   
  • Used (6) from $4.90   
Inner Child Cards Workbook: Further Exercises and Mystical Teachings from the Fairy-Tale Tarot

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price
(Save 28%)$14.00 List Price

Overview

Companion volume to the bestselling Inner Child Cards, offering in-depth interpretations and advanced exercises using this tarot system.

• Shows how fairy tales bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious minds.

• Demonstrates how fairy tales can give us hope and courage to live our everyday lives to the fullest.

Full of esoteric healing methods, Inner Child Cards Workbook shows us how make life choices by gleaning wisdom from our favorite fairy tales. Lerner examines the deeper mystical symbolism behind each of the fairy tales—relating Beauty and the Beast to unconditional love, Jack and the Beanstalk to initiation and growth, and The Emperor's New Clothes to today's political crises. These stories offer "a food that nourishes both the spiritual and mundane components of life."

Specific visualizations and affirmations correspond to each of the major arcana cards, and new layouts and divination methods for use with her Inner Child Cards deck will allow those who are familiar with it to build on previous knowledge. This beautiful guidebook offers a personal, therapeutic journey through fairy-tale symbolism that is a perfect accompaniment to the Inner Child Cards.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Tarot News
"I recommend this book to students serious about learning more than they already know about themselves."
January 2003 Tarot News
"I recommend this book to students serious about learning more than they already know about themselves."
From the Publisher
"I recommend this book to students serious about learning more than they already know about themselves."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879181892
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 705,461
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Isha Lerner, has been working with astrology, tarot, and the healing arts since the early 1970s. She is a therapist who interweaves astrology, tarot, fairy tales, and flower-essence therapy into her life and practice. She is also the author of The Triple Goddess Tarot and The Power of Flowers book and deck sets. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Inner Child Cards Workbook
Further Exercises and Mystical Teachings from the Fairy-Tale Tarot 

INTRODUCTION
FAIRY TALES AND THE ODDYSSEY OF THE HUMAN SOUL

Many people attending my classes on the use of The Inner Child Cards over the past nine years have encouraged me to write a companion book, one that would serve as a guide and workbook to the material in that book. This current effort is my response to the many requests I have received in that context, but it also stands very well on its own. Here, I have woven new material on the archetypal meaning of fairy tales into a workbook format, offering the individual a deeply mystical and profoundly therapeutic journey through fairy tale symbolism. The Mystical Meaning of Fairy Tales offers new layouts, teaches new divination methods and creates a list of suggested personal growth exercises that correspond to each Major Arcana card, including visualizations, affirmations, questions and suggested ways one can actualize the fairy tale teachings into one's life. . . .
   My lectures and workshops on the Inner Child Cards have led me to conclude that many people are now ready to grasp the deeper meaning of "childhood stories," whether their own or others, and to glean from them the true mystical teachings. Of the various aspects of our memory and childhood imprint, the fairy tale has served to open the door to a vast world of imagination and dream. Identifying the stories that were important to us as children helps us identify the resonant themes in our own lives and also gives us strength. We are reminded that the quest for individuation is a universal matter, and that there are certain difficult challenges and stages of initiation we all must enter into. In an archetypal way, fairy tales lay bear the vast territory of the Soul, and if we listen with our hearts and are receptive to the magic of the story, we come face to face with the beautiful essence of our own life's journey. Our quest for a full human existence requires that we embrace and integrate all aspects of human development into our daily lives, even those involving suffering, abandonment, and fear.
   My life has been transformed through the process of delving deeply into the mystical meaning of fairy tales. As I've applied the insights gleaned in this way to my own circumstances and life-passages, I have found the pathway to my destiny cleared. My life has become increasingly enchanting and beautiful. Looking deeply into my own suffering and fear, I, like many a fairy tale protagonists, have pushed forward into the unknown, entered the depths of my own Soul's journey and found solace in the stages toward maturation and truth.
   For example, as you will see in the workbook, the story of Little Red Cap is a mystical exploration of the process of individuation and increasing freedom. Little Red Riding Hood is one of the few fairy tale main characters endowed with a loving mother who cares for her and watches over her. Her proverbial red cap is a symbol of her innate wish to be enlightened and awakened to the greater wisdom of the world. She must meet the wolf, symbolizing the shadow of her past, her fears, her dark side, and undergo the initiation he brings to her as he attempts to fool her and devour her unformed wisdom. This is the part of herself that must be found and brought to consciousness. 
   Little Red Cap journeys to grandmother's house, the ancestral cottage of transformation, where she learns about the deceptive side of life (the wolf dressed as grandmother). There, she is eventually graced with enlightenment and rebirth when the woodsmen cuts open the belly of the wolf and sets her free. Ultimately, she is awakened to a new level of being as she learns to outsmart the Big Bad Wolf and meet the many challenges life has set before her. 
In some essential way, we are all Little Red Cap and her story is our story. So, if what you're looking for is a better understanding of yourself and your story, in the context of fairy tale mysticism and universality, then you've come to the right place. What follows is your story, told in a magical, poetic, epic terms with a cast of characters, all of which are different aspects of you!

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

 Acknowledgments

Introduction: Fairy Tales and the Odyssey of the Human Soul 

1. The Feminine in Fairy Tales
2. Initiation, Enchantment, and Awakening
3. The Archetypes of the Soul and Karmic Imprints
4. Fairy-Tale Mysticism and the Major Arcana
5. Mirrors to Humanity
6. Additional Ways to Use the Inner Child Cards:
7. New Layouts
8. The Twenty-two Major Arcana
9. The Minor Arcana

Bibliography

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)