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The Magical World of the Tarot

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The tarot is used for divination and as a source of symbolic wisdom, and the author combines the two traditions in this book. Drawing from his own Gareth Knight Tarot and the Grimaud Deck of Marseilles, he offers a history and interpretation of each card and provides specific exercises to help readers become familiar with them.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Weiser Books (first published June 27th 1991)
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Brian Montgomery
Dec 07, 2009 Brian Montgomery rated it it was amazing
Gareth Knight gives us the in-depth study of the Tarot that we yearned for while reading his mammoth A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism. Knight might be the greatest historian of all things Qabala and delivers on that in this book with his knowledge of the origins of the cards and also the key meanings for each card. He is also able to keep this clear across several decks. Knight also gives the reader several options on reading techniques. This book is a great place to start your study of ...more
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A fairly good read, with some helpful techniques. I wouldn't recommend the book for those working within a (neo)pagan framework. Gareth's books tend to work from a monotheist paradigm and therefore can get annoyingly Xtian in their outlook.
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Gareth Knight is one of the world's foremost authorities on ritual magic, the Western Mystery Tradition and Qabalistic symbolism. He trained in Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light, and has spent a lifetime rediscovering and teaching the principles of magic as a spiritual discipline and method of self-realisation.

He has written around forty books covering topics as diverse as Qabalah, histor
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