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Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot

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The two volumes of 'Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom' have inspired a whole generation of students of the Tarot. Described by many as ‘the Bible of Tarot readers’, the books brought awareness of myth and modern psychology to the Tarot’s ancient esoteric symbolism. Now, for the first time, the texts for 'The Major Arcana' and 'The Minor Arcana' appear in one volume. To mark ...more
Paperback, 356 pages
Published November 17th 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1980)
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Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oficialmente uno de mis libros favoritos. No libro favorito sobre el tarot, no. Libro favorito en general. Es intenso y poético y clarificante. Es sabio. Rachel Pollack es un oráculo amable y una escritora generosísima. Me ha enseñado cosas sin necesidad de coger las cartas.

Lo recomendaría a cualquiera que tenga curiosidad sobre temática mística y su simbología. También a cualquiera que quiera empezar a leer tarot, y a cualquiera a quien le guste leer cosas bonitas.
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Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rachel Pollack describe las 78 cartas que componen el mazo de Tarot Rider-Waite de manera profunda. Si bien se pudo haber hecho un esfuerzo por ilustrar las imágenes a color, las descripciones de cada carta son plenas y pacientes, detalladas, tanto en su lectura directa como inversa o "volteada".

Me gustó mucho la explicación de los orígenes del Tarot y la profundización realizada en cada arcano mayor porque sirve como calentamiento para la lectura de los arcanos menores. Una vez iniciada la lect
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Me tomó un buen tiempo leer este libro, pero fue realmente enriquecedor.
Para quienes estén interesados en iniciarse en el mundo del tarot, pero también estén interesados en la filosofía, historia y otros detalles detrás de él, este es uno de los básicos. No solo empieza por desmitificar muchas ideas que vienen de tiempos inmemoriales y que deben ser desechadas, sino también enseña, de manera ética, a aproximarse a la lectura de las cartas: cómo hacerlo, por qué y qué aprender de ellas. Me gustó
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Rachel Pollack is an American science fiction author, comic book writer, and expert on divinatory tarot. Pollack has been a great influence on the women's spirituality movement.

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Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot (2 books)
  • The Major Arcana (Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot, #1)
  • The Minor Arcana and Readings (Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot, #2)

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“Do not confuse the 'subconscious' with the 'unconscious', whose attributes include courage as well as true knowledge. A great deal of confusion has resulted from the use of these two terms as synonymous. I am using the term 'subconscious' here to stand for material -desires, anxieties, fears, hopes - repressed by the conscious mind as it deals with the outer realities of life. 'Unconscious' means the absic energy of life, that area of being beyond the ego. The subconscious, despite its hidden qualities, is really an extension of the ego. In a sense, it embodies the ego's absolute domain, that realm where it makes no compromises with reality. Because it does not concern itself with consequences the subconscious will walk you in front of a truck to avoid an unpleasant conversation. The unconscious on the other hand, balances and supports us by joining us to the great surge of life beyond our individual selves. The Hanged Man in the Major Arcana gives us a powerful image of this vital connection.” 1 likes
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