Welcome to the land of tarot, where each and every card is an adventure of discovery
Journey into the exciting world of tarot with this comprehensive 78-day course. Uniquely presented in a one-card-per-day format, this workbook provides a solid foundation in tarotand offers new ways to enrich your life using the wisdom of the cards.
Well-known tarot readers and instructors Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin take you through the symbolic landscape of tarot card by card. Progress through the exercises in sequence, or study the cards in whatever order you like. Casting traditional interpretation methods in a fresh and modern light, Katz and Goodwin teach you how to interpret spreads by experiencing them as meditations, activities, affirmations, and oracles. Discover the keywords of each card and how to use them. Delve even deeper with gated spreadsa series of spreads guiding you toward a powerful experienceand integrative lessons on magick and kabbalistic correspondences.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Marcus Katz (England) is a tarot teacher and co-director of the Tarosophy Tarot Association, the world’s largest professional tarot organization. He has studied and taught tarot for thirty-five years and has delivered more than ten thousand face-to-face readings. He is co-founder of the TarotCon and DivinaCon events worldwide and has taught internationally. He was the first student to be conferred an M.A. in Western Esotericism from the University of Exeter. Visit him online at www.MarcusKatz.com and www.TarotAssociation.net.
Tali Goodwin (England) is a tarot researcher and co-director of the Tarosophy Tarot Association, the world’s largest professional tarot organization. She is responsible for the Cards of Antiquity campaign which set the ground for the return of Lenormand, Kipper, and other antique decks in the mass market. Her discoveries include A. E. Waite’s second tarot images and unearthing the Original ‘Game of Hope’ (Lenormand) in the British Museum. Visit her online at www.TaliGoodwin.com and www.TarotWayfarer.com.~
Table of Contents
Contents Introduction 1 Let's Get Started 3 1. Page of Pentacles 36 2. Page of Swords 40 3. Page of Cups 44 4. Page of Wands 48 Gate One: The Outer Courtyard 5. 10 of Pentacles 66 6. 10 of Swords 69 7. 10 of Cups 73 8. 10 of Wands 77 9. The World 80 10. The Last Judgement 83 11. The Moon 86 Gate Two: The Clockwork Museum 12. 9 of Pentacles 96 13. 9 of Swords 99 14. 9 of Cups 102 15. 9 of Wands 105 16. The Sun 108 17. The Star 111 18. Temperance 114 Gate Three: The Labyrinth 19. 8 of Pentacles 123 20. 8 of Swords 126 21. 8 of Cups 129 22. 8 of Wands 132 23. The Hanged Man 135 24. The Devil 138 25. The Blasted Tower 141 Gate Four: The Garden of Delights 26. 7 of Pentacles 148 27. 7 of Swords 151 28. 7 of Cups 154 29. 7 of Wands 157 30. Death 162 31. The Wheel 165 Gate Five: The Mountain of the Sun 32. 6 of Pentacles 173 33. 6 of Swords 176 34. 6 of Cups 179 35. 6 of Wands 182 36. Justice 186 37. The Lovers 189 38. The Emperor 192 39. The Hermit 196 Gate Six: The Ancient Coliseum 40. Knight of Pentacles 205 41. Knight of Swords 209 42. Knight of Cups 212 43. Knight of Wands 215 Gate Seven: The Chasm of Night 44. 5 of Pentacles 224 45. 5 of Swords 228 46. 5 of Cups 232 47. 5 of Wands 235 48. The Chariot 238 49. Strength 241 Gate Eight: The Pyramid Plaza 50. 4 of Pentacles 250 51. 4 of Swords 254 52. 4 of Cups 257 53. 4 of Wands 261 54. The Hierophant 265 55. 3 of Pentacles 268 56. 3 of Swords 272 57. 3 of Cups 275 58. 3 of Wands 278 59. The Empress 281 60. Queen of Pentacles 286 61. Queen of Swords 290 62. Queen of Cups 295 63. Queen of Wands 299 Gate Nine: The Temple of the King 64. 2 of Pentacles 311 65. 2 of Swords 314 66. 2 of Cups 318 67. 2 of Wands 322 68. King of Pentacles 326 69. King of Swords 330 70. King of Cups 334 71. King of Wands 337 Gate Ten: The Throne Room 72. The High Priestess 346 73. The Magician 349 74. Ace of Pentacles 354 75. Ace of Swords 358 76. Ace of Cups 361 77. Ace of Wands 364 78. The Fool 367 Conclusion: There Is No End 371 Our Website Links 373 Further Links 375 Reading List 377 Appendix 1: A 78-Day Tarot Tale 379 Appendix 2: Tarot Scripts for the Major Cards in the Celtic Cross 383 Appendix 3: The Tarosophy Code 417 Endnotes
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am almost done with my 78 days and it has been a powerful experience. For me, it has taken me from suicidal depression to something where I have gained confidence in myself and am willing to tackle the issurs of my life as challenges I can groe from. I'm not happy and fulfilled yet, but I look forward to performing this journey again. I'm beyond a beginner at the tarot but still realatively new, so this book has provided me with valuable tarot information as well. I would reccomend it for a familiar beginner to an intermediate student if learning the cards is your interest rather than the quest upward through the tree of life. I'm not a Quabalist or Ceremonialist, or member of any traditions similar, so I don't know how well it would benefit those students, but for someone who has no knowledge of such things ( like myself), it tells you enough for the purposes a tarot student might have. However, the images of the cards and the correspondences next to them do not show correctly in the eBook format. They are sometimes partially displayed, so I think they are intended to be included. I'm hoping if I contact the publisher they'll fix it. In the meantime, when the information is needed it's on the internet. Edit to add - the publisher has responded and an updated file should be available next week.
This book has a lot of interesting and useful information about the tarot, but a different organizational system would've worked better for me. The basic structure is straightforward: work with one tarot card a day for 78 days. For each card, the authors list a couple of key phrases and various correspondences with numerology, astrology, and the Kabbalah. There is also an affirmation and a meditation. Next is the lesson for the day, followed by suggested meanings for the card and ways to work with it on that day. The book is divided into several sections by theme, and the book concludes with several appendices.I was impressed by how much information the authors included. They take seven days to work through how to read the Celtic Cross layout, which is commonly taught to tarot students, but they also spend five days on the Opening of the Key method, which isn't discussed nearly as much. They talk about how to read a card at different levels (literal, symbolically, etc.), how to meditate with a tarot card, how to tell when a court card represents a person or a situation, the use of astrological correspondences and elemental dignities, and much more. The book is packed with original layouts, and I think the authors' Keyword Kaleidoscope is a fascinating and thought-provoking exercise. What is driving me up the wall, however, is the way it's organized and the difficulty of finding any one topic in it. There is no index and the table of contents only lists the cards, not the lesson topic that goes with each card. Often, a lesson has no apparent connection to the card of the day. For instance, Day 53's card is the Four of Wands, but the day's lesson is a discussion of the "resources" position in the Celtic Cross, using the Nine of Swords as an example. Now that I've read the book, I want to use it as a reference, but I'm afraid that I'll lose a lot of time just flipping uselessly through it, hoping I stumble across whatever it is I'm looking for.