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Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot: Create Meaning & Gain Insight from the Cards

Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot: Create Meaning & Gain Insight from the Cards

by Patrick Dunn


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Beyond Divination

Looking for deeper meaning in the cards? Learn how to combine the little-known Lenormand deck with the tarot for richer, more personal readings. An expert in symbolic language, author Patrick Dunn describes how the symbolism of the Lenormand, so accessible and simple, can shine a clear light on the tarot, while the cosmology and philosophy of the tarot can lend depth and meaning to the Lenormand.

Focusing on experimentation and instinct, Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot shows how to create relationships with these important divinatory systems. With personal stories, applied theory, and how-to instructions, you will discover how the symbols of the decks interact and learn how to read intuitively. Working with the Lenormand and the tarot, you can collaborate with the Universal Mind and enhance your meditative and magical work for life-changing results.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738736006
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2013
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 635,158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Patrick Dunn (Chicago, IL) is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English professor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practiced magic since childhood. Visit him online at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

Chapter I What Is the Lenormand? 1

Chapter II The Meanings of the Lenormand Cards and Making Your Own Deck 9

Chapter III A Brief Description of the Major Arcana 27

Chapter IV Occult Symbolism and the Anima Mundi 39

Chapter V The Symbolic Structure of the Major Arcana (or, Throw Away Your Little White Book) 57

Chapter VI Getting in the Mood, and Getting Ready to Read 69

Chapter VII Preparing to Tell the Story 79

Chapter VIII Some Tarot Spreads 97

Chapter IX Some Lenormand Spreads 111

Chapter X The Grammar of Symbols 129

Chapter XI Intuitive Reading 141

Chapter XII Collaborative Reading 153

Chapter XIII Symbolic Interaction Between the Lenormand and Tarot 161

Chapter XIV Synergy 179

Chapter XV DIY 193

Chapter XVI Divination and Magic 207

Epilogue: Keys of Cardboard 223

Appendix I Okay, Fine, A List of Meanings for the Cards, if You Insist 225

Appendix II Lenormand Keyword Table 249

Bibliography 255

Index 259

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