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The Tarot Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Cards and Spreads
Starting with the basics—choosing the best pack, understanding the deck and its structure, asking the right questions—this comprehensive guide to working with Tarot provides all the information needed to do a full reading. On colorfully, sumptuously illustrated pages unfold the mysteries of each card’s symbolic meaning. From the Magician to the Fool, the Lovers to the Herm ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 28th 2006 by Sterling
(first published September 15th 2006)
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I really liked this book in its entirety. Out of all the books on tarot that I have read; it is by far the best book for the beginner to purchase when seeking a comprehensive guide to the tarot. It will make the journey more enjoyable when working with the cards. In fact I wish this had been the first book I had picked up when I bought my first deck.
This book has an extensive collection of spreads organized by topic. It also touches on spells and crystals. The definitions for each card are extensive and written well. For ... more » each card, their is a blockage definition for each card which addresses the ever so puzzling issue of when a seemingly "positive" card lands in a "negative" position in a spread. Each card has a list of keywords which is necessary for helping one remember key points from the extensive definition. The author also ...more
A good comprehensive resource for beginners, with high-quality illustrations. It's written to appeal to both secular readers and those who are into spells and crystals and such. I only wish the descriptions of the cards' meanings were not so full of cliche phrases. Now I'd like to find a book with more nuance and sophistication, to go deeper.
This book is great for understanding the art of Tarot. If one wasn't comfortable with purchasing Tarot cards, this book will give you the knowledge to understand the practice. If you have your own deck, it should have come with its own book. Some interpretations may vary, but are ultimately the same (just worded differently).