Tarot Of Awakening

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There are many mistaken ideas about spiritual awakening. One is that you must embrace eastern philosophies in order to achieve enlightenment. This book is intended for serious students who want to achieve awakening, or Initiation, on a western path. The western path, called the Western Mystery Tradition, has been walked by spiritual aspirants for millennia. This well-researched book focuses on two strands of the Western Mystery Tradition, Kabbalah and Tarot, to outline a modern perspective on these ancient ...
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Overview

There are many mistaken ideas about spiritual awakening. One is that you must embrace eastern philosophies in order to achieve enlightenment. This book is intended for serious students who want to achieve awakening, or Initiation, on a western path. The western path, called the Western Mystery Tradition, has been walked by spiritual aspirants for millennia. This well-researched book focuses on two strands of the Western Mystery Tradition, Kabbalah and Tarot, to outline a modern perspective on these ancient traditions. In addition to dispelling false ideas, wishful thinking, and foolish stereotypes, it teaches us how to use individual Tarot cards as a means of staying in touch with what's really happening inside us as we change in response to the many challenges presented by the spiritual quest. This book provides solid, 21st century advice on how to deal with the personal, real-world issues that arise on the journey toward Initiation.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780984220502
  • Publisher: Desert Mystery Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/22/2010
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    An excellent book!

    This is a great book for several reasons. Chief among them is the author's revolutionary approach to Tarot, the idea that the Rider-Waite deck can be used as a means for discovering, understanding, and furthering one's spiritual journey toward enlightenment. No other Tarot book I've read has ever suggested this idea, demonstrated such an excellent understanding of the real complexities inherent in spiritual discovery, nor shown how naturally and easily the Rider-Waite deck can be used for such purposes.

    "The Tarot of Awakening" also does an excellent job explaining the influence of Kabbalah in the Rider-Waite, both as a consequence of its creation (the deck was designed by members of the Golden Dawn), and historically (within the context of Western mystic traditions). As a result, certain puzzling aspects of particular cards now make sense to me in ways they didn't before.

    This book also does a good job of explaining basic Kabbalah to the neophyte, and an excellent job of showing how Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" -- a symbolic representation of the truths and energies that lay beneath everyday life -- can be joined with the cards to provide an even deeper understanding of Tarot and of one's spiritual self. To help you get the most benefit from these understandings, and from your new sense of the Rider-Waite deck's potential, the book also provides a series of meditations for each individual card.

    So, if you thought you knew all about Tarot, I suggest you get "The Tarot of Awakening" and be surprised. It contains new ideas, insights, and information not discussed in any other book on Tarot I've ever seen.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    Tarot IS a spiritual path!

    I found this book to be very well-researched, which helped me take the material seriously and see that Tarot really is a spiritual path. I feel good about this, as tarot is so often looked down upon as just fortune-telling and somehow not as good as other spiritual systems. There's a website and a blog for this work also so people can help each other along the way, just google it.

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  • Posted May 1, 2011

    Required reading for serious spiritual students

    This book proved to me that Tarot is a serious spiritual study that can help lead me to my own awakening. The meditations alone are worth the price. After working through the course of study suggested, I've made Tarot cards part of my daily meditative practice. I recommend it 100%.

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