Tarot Shadow Work: Using the Dark Symbols to Heal

Overview

"In Tarot Shadow Work, Christine Jette bravely takes the practice of tarot readings to new depths and places many people fear to go. She shows us how we can use the cards to trigger awareness in ourselves of troubling aspects of our lives and histories, and then go beyond discovery to use the cards as tools for healing. This is part of the work that needs to be done with tarot in this new century."
—Rachel Pollack, author of 78 Degrees of ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $34.97   
  • New (1) from $0.00   
  • Used (8) from $34.97   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 7 of 8
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$34.97
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
2000 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Kansas City, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$58.62
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(366)

Condition: Good
Possible retired library copy, some have markings or writing. May or may not include accessories such as CD or access codes.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$75.00
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(431)

Condition: Acceptable
2000 ISBN 1567184081. Trade Paperback. First edition, first printing as stated on copyright page. Slight wear to corners and edges; 1/8" stain on bottom outer edge; slight ... creases on back cover; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked in Very Good to Near Fine condition. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Tacoma, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$79.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition: Good
2000 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Fort Worth, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$88.70
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(8)

Condition: Like New
1567184081 Like New Condition, No Highlighting, Writing Or Marks On This Book, Normal Wear From Shelf, Clean Book.

Ships from: MESA, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$94.49
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(366)

Condition: Very Good
Very good.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$204.01
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(366)

Condition: Like New
As new.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing 1 – 7 of 8
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

"In Tarot Shadow Work, Christine Jette bravely takes the practice of tarot readings to new depths and places many people fear to go. She shows us how we can use the cards to trigger awareness in ourselves of troubling aspects of our lives and histories, and then go beyond discovery to use the cards as tools for healing. This is part of the work that needs to be done with tarot in this new century."
—Rachel Pollack, author of 78 Degrees of Wisdom and the forthcoming Shining Tribe Tarot

Deep within our psyches, the unconscious holds our forbidden feelings, secret wishes, and creative urges. Over time, these "dark forces" take on a life of their own and form the shadow—a powerful force of unresolved inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions that defies our efforts to control it. The shadow takes its shape from a menagerie of archetypes, each recognizable throughout time and around the world—troubling characters who thrive within our persona. The shadow is sabateur, martyr, victim, addict, sadist, masochist, or tyrant; all the dark figures that prey on the lighter qualities of the human personality.

The shadow also represents those latent talents and positive traits that were banished from us at some time along our life path: artistic, musical, athletic, or creative talents. An undeveloped ability, a dream that has gone unexpressed, a fantasy of what might have been—these too make up the personal shadow, the lost parts of ourselves.

Tarot Shadow Work shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of the shadow's power. Through tarot work, journaling, meditation, creative visualization, and dream work, you will bring the shadow into the light. This book is ideal for those who are in recovery from a serious addiction or illness, as well as any person seeking a deeper understanding of his or her true self.

By exploring the dark and uncharted territory of the unconscious mind, you will work towards understanding and integrating the shadow. No prior knowledge of the tarot is required. You will learn to use the cards as a tool to help you break free from negative patterns and self-destructive behavior.

Once we realize that we are made of both light and darkness, life will start to make sense. When we accept our dual natures, we stop sabotaging our own efforts and learn to be compassionate with others and with ourselves.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567184082
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Christine Jette (pronounced Jetty) is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She is the Llewellyn author of Tarot Shadow Work, Tarot for the Healing Heart, Tarot for All Seasons and Professional Tarot. Christine lives in the Cincinnati area with her husband and three cats

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

The Shadow Knows
There is a shadow lurking in every person's inner life, a psychic darkness sheltering our inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions. It takes its shape from a menagerie of archetypes, each recognizable throughout time and around the world—troubling characters who thrive within our persona. The shadow is the saboteur, martyr, victim, addict, sadist, masochist, or tyrant, all the dark figures that prey on the lighter qualities of the human personality.
The shadow also represents those latent talents and positive traits that were banished from us at some time along our life path: artistic, musical, athletic, or creative talents. An undeveloped ability, a dream that has gone unexpressed, a fantasy of what might have been—these, too, make up the personal shadow, the lost parts of ourselves.
To channel the negative characters in our personality, we first must bring them into our waking consciousness. Tarot Shadow Work will help you come to terms with life's dualities, show you how to embrace the darkness, and teach you how to balance the light with the shadow in your own life. The entire world of the human psyche can be mapped out using the twenty-two cards of the tarot's major ajrcana, with each card tapping into a different quality of our psychology.
Accepting that we are made of both light and darkness, life will start to make sense. When we accept our dual natures, we stop sabotaging our own efforts and learn to be compassionate with others and with ourselves.

Prologue
Dusk

I was raised on a large Ohio farm in a traditional family structure—mother, father, older sister. I met my first dark shadow at the age of fourteen. Its name was anorexia nervosa. Despite the illness, I was valedictorian of my high school class. Graduation day was a happy time. I could not predict the descent into darkness that lay before me.
While in college, I met two more shadows. Their names were alcoholism and drug addiction. Not yet conscious of their power, I was swept into a downward spiral of self-destruction. I found myself in a physically abusive first marriage and here I met the fourth shadow—my willingness to be a victim. I felt controlled by nameless, powerful forces. My life was a frightening place.
After my divorce, I spiraled deeper and was taken to a psychiatric hospital by my family. It was 1983 and I was thirty years old. While hospitalized, I was introduced to psychotherapy and the concept of shadow. The horrible things happening to me had names and I had a personal responsibility to acquaint myself with them. It was up to me to take charge of my own recovery. After years of struggling, I was informed I had a choice. I could choose to live . . . or not. There was no way over, under, or around the shadow. The only path to freedom was through the darkness.
It was slow, painful work, but I discovered the shadow had a purpose. It carried messages about my personal growth. It pointed me to where I had been hurt and what I needed to examine. My life started making sense.
In this book, I define "shadow" as a person's unresolved inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions. Drawing on the experience of my own losses, I began to develop the idea of shadow work using tarot cards.
Tarot Shadow Work is a culmination of that endeavor; using the methods found here, inner conflicts can find resolution, unexpressed emotions can find a voice. Change occurs because of the power of choice. Choice leads to healing and the gift of healing is creative freedom.
The goal of this workbook is acceptance and integration of the shadow, not its rejection. What are the messages carried by your shadow? What is the shadow trying to convey to you about your personal growth? By understanding your own humanity you can extend that insight to others and know compassion.
I hope Tarot Shadow Work opens a new chapter in the story of your life. May it bring peace and healing to all souls in pain.
Christine Jette
Winter, 1999

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Tarot Spreads . . . . . . . viii
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . ix
Prologue: Dusk . . . . . . . xi

Part I: The Shadow Knows
Chapter 1 Nightfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Chapter 2 Descent Into Darkness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chapter 3 The Darkest Hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Chapter 4 In the Shadow of the Star . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Part II: Into the Light
Chapter 5 Your Shadow's Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Chapter 6 Embracing Your Shadow . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Chapter 7 Compassion: The Inner Light . . . . . . . . 115
Chapter 8 Star of Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Epilogue Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

Part III: Star Guides
Appendix A Shadows of Tarot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Appendix B You Are Not Alone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Appendix C Recommended Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Bibliography . . . . . . . 213
Index . . . . . . . 217

Tarot Spreads
Figure One Star of Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Figure Two Star of Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Figure Three Star of Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Figure Four Star of Hope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Figure Five A Sample Star Spread . . . . . . . . . . . . .153

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
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    Author comments about her book:

    Thank you for exploring 'Tarot Shadow Work'. Deep within our psyches, the unconscious holds our forbidden feelings, secret wishes and creative urges. Over time, these 'dark forces' take on a life of their own and form the shadow- a powerful force of unresolved inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions that defies our efforts to control it. Through tarot work, journaling, meditation, creative visualization and dream work, you will understand and bring the shadow into light. This book is written for those who are recovering from serious addiction or illness, as well as any person seeking a deeper understanding of his or her true self. No prior knowledge of tarot is required. You will learn how to use the cards as a tool to help you break free from negative patterns and self-destructive behavior. The goal of 'Tarot Shadow Work' is integration, not rejection, of the shadow. Accepting that we are made of both light and darkness, we stop sabotaging our own efforts and learn to be compassionate with others and with ourselves. Tremendous healing energy is released when we understand and integrate the shadow. I like to think of the book as a type of practical mysticism: science and mysticism co-exist. Yes, there is a meditation with the Dark Goddess, but there are also toll-free phone numbers of organizations that help answer life's tough questions. A section called 'How Sad Is Sad?' will help you determine if professional assistance is needed. Thank you for considering 'Tarot Shadow Work' as your companion on the mysterious journey of healing. Christine Jette (pronounced 'Jetty') September 2000

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

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