Beloved by nearly half a million Tarot enthusiasts, Rachel Pollack's Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom forever transformed the study of Tarot. This much-anticipated follow-up to Pollack's classic guidebook will inspire Tarot aficionados and inform a new generation of Tarot students. Enhanced by the author's personal stories and insights gained over the past three decades, this book on tarot invites you on a fascinating and fun adventure.
Offering an abundant array of new ideas mixed in with enlightening discussions about Tarot's checkered past, this tarot guidebook features innovative ways to interpret and use Tarot, and a wealth of original spreads to try for yourselfincluding spreads for predictive, psychological, magical, and spiritual readings. All seventy-eight cards are explored from fresh angles: history, art, psychology, and a variety of spiritual and occult traditions, using cards from seven diverse decks so you can easily contrast and compare. No matter where your starting point on the path of personal discovery, this tarot book will prove a trusted companion for your journey.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||7.58(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)|
About the Author
She is a member of the American Tarot Association, the International Tarot Society, and the Tarot Guild of Australia. With fellow Tarot author Mary Greer, she has taught at the famed Omega Institute for the past twelve years. She has been conferred the title of “Tarot Grand Master” by the Tarot Certification Board, an independent body located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As a fiction writer, Pollack has been bestowed many honors and awards, among them the famed Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction (for Unquenchable Fire) and the World Fantasy Award (for Godmother Night). She is a recommended member of PEN International, and has written for numerous publications.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a quick study of the Tarot, this is not the book for you. But, if you want to enhance your basic knowledge of this practice, then I highly recommend "Tarot Wisdom". Rachal Pollack uses her extensive knowledge of the craft to compare and contrast the many forms Tarot has had over the centuries. She explains each card in a concise manner that helps the student of Tarot to understand how any given card can be interpreted. Even though Pollack delves deep into meaning, the student comes away with the ability to apply their own spin on a reading while being able to draw on Pollack's research. The book is intense so be prepared to take notes. Information on how to take care of your deck as well as how to read various spreads is included.
Good, solid insights and writing: a worthy companion for Pollack's earlier Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom. The most interesting part for me was in the section on the Minor Arcana, when Pollack looks at each card not only through the Golden Dawn/Kabbalistic numerology that many tarot readers will be familiar with, but also through Pythagorean numerology. She has developed small layouts to explore each card of the Major Arcana as well as each suit of the Minor Arcana.