Holistic Tarot

Author: Benebell Wen
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948368
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for beginning as well as experienced tarot readers, Holistic Tarot offers a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to the use of the tarot deck for tapping into subconscious knowledge and creativity. The tarot deck has been used as a divination tool for more than two centuries; while the tarot is still most commonly thought of as "fortune telling," the true power of the tarot lies in its ability to channel a clear path for our deep intuition to shine through. Consulting the tarot can help clear creativity blockages, clarify ambitions, work through complex decisions, and make sense of emotions and relationships. Whether used for simple decision-making or an understanding of your life's purpose, learning tarot can be an indispensible tool for being more mindful of the factors that can assist or weaken your efforts toward success. In Holistic Tarot, author Benebell Wen provides a complete guide to using the tarot to foster personal development. Wen gives a comprehensive overview of the history of the tarot and a wide array of theories on its use (including its relationship to Jungian archetypal psychology and traditional Chinese divination practices) before digging deeply into one of the best-known tarot systems, the Rider-Waite-Smith. Beginners will find a complete guide to working with the tarot, including choosing and caring for a deck, how best to learn and remember the attributes of the major and minor arcana, the interpretation of cards and spreads, the role of meditation in a tarot practice, and how to use the tarot for improving relationships, professional development, and personal resilience. More advanced practitioners will appreciate nuanced theoretical discussions of the tarot as well as practical advice about reading others' tarot cards and setting up a practice. Containing over 500 illustrations and detailed information on each card as well as numerous spreads, Holistic Tarot is a complete compendium of tarot study that every practitioner should have in his or her library. “A modern alchemical achievement.”—Barbara Moore, author of Tarot Spreads “Will become one of the jewels in the crown of tarot literature.” —Anthony Louis, MD, author of Tarot Beyond the Basics “A tarot classic.”—Sasha Graham, author of Tarot Diva “A magnificent, intelligent, comprehensive overview and innerview of the Rider Waite Smith system of tarot! This is the only guide you need to have. Bravo!” —James Wanless, PhD, author of Voyager Tarot “A huge accomplishment … likely to become the essential guidebook for serious students of the tarot.”— Joan Bunning, author of Learning the Tarot “No tarot enthusiast should be without this book!”—Chic and Tabatha Cicero, authors of The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot “Arguably the most comprehensive guide to tarot on the market today. It's also innovative: it deftly combines Eastern mysticism with Western metaphysics. It's an impressive tome that presents a wholly modern, rational approach to tarot practice while preserving notable elements of tradition."—Corrine Kenner, author of Tarot and Astrology From the Trade Paperback edition.

Holistic Tarot

Author: Benebell Wen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781583948354
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A comprehensive guide to the tarot. Wen presents it as a holistic tool that helps us look within ourselves to understand our emotions, the reasoning behind our words and conduct, and the source of our conflicts.

Tarot for Life

Author: Paul Quinn
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630099
Format: PDF
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Paul Quinn transforms the Tarot from fortune-telling into the ultimate self-help tool for intuitive guidance, empowerment, and well-being. Discover how to apply the Tarot, as a lifelong resource, to access inner wisdom and gain deeper insights and practical, inspired guidance in relationships, career, family, and personal growth. With illustrations from the Universal Waite deck, the book offers 78 engaging casebook examples (one for each card) from Quinn’s readings for clients. Drawing on Jungian psychology, the Hindu chakras, and other esoteric traditions, he explains how the Tarot can reveal unconscious patterns and offer soul-directed advice leading to positive changes and greater well-being. Quinn also provides guidelines on reading the cards for oneself and others, interpreting reversed cards, handling difficult disclosures, and psychic self-care.

The Tao of Craft

Author: Benebell Wen
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170672
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For the first time in English, Benebell Wen reveals the rich history and theoretical principles underlying the ancient practice of crafting Fu talismans, or magical sigils, in the Chinese Taoist tradition and gives detailed instructions for modern practitioners who would like to craft their own Fu. Fu talismans are ideograms and writings typically rendered on paper and empowered by means of invocations, ritual, and transferences of energy, or Qi. Talismans can be used for many purposes, such as strengthening or weakening personality characteristics, finding love, earning more money, or easing emotional tensions in the home. The Tao of Craft shows how metaphysical energy can be harnessed to amplify, strengthen, weaken, dispel, or block other metaphysical energy and to rectify perceived imbalances in the material plane. Supported by an abundance of detailed charts and images, this book serves as a step-by-step handbook that gives readers the knowledge and confidence to craft their own Fu talismans for personal empowerment. Wen, author of Holistic Tarot, delves into historic and cultural contexts of the Fu, from the neolithic period of Chinese history to contemporary practices of esoteric Taoism. Providing a solid foundation in the principles of Eastern spellcrafting, she highlights the blending of Taoist metaphysical practices with Western approaches to magic by pointing out eclectic, integrating, and harmonizing facets from other cultures and religions. Historically, Fu talismans were used by medieval Chinese for alleviating illness; averting misfortune, magical attacks, and curses; defending against assaults; and avoiding poverty. This book shows Western practitioners that the skill and knowledge to develop an interactive relationship with spirit realms are still available to them today, and serves as a practical handbook for accumulating Qi energy from sources in the environment and channeling it in concentrated form into their own Fu talismans. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom

Author: Rachel Pollack
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578634088
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A top tarotist's secrets to personal growth, one card at a time. The two volumes of Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom have inspired a whole generation of tarot students. It has often been described by readers, booksellers, and teachers as the "Bible of tarot readers." It is also often cited as one of the landmark books in modern tarot, and it helped to launch the "Tarot Renaissance" of the 1980s. The two texts-one for The Major Arcana and one for The Minor Arcana--appear together in this volume, which is a reissue of the 1998 edition first published by Thorsons. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom draws on mythology and esoteric traditions and delves deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card. It also gives the cards a modern psychological slant based on the pictures rather than a system of occult symbolism. This endlessly useful reference tool provides a concise history of tarot, introduces common spreads, and is a clear and readable book for both the beginning and advanced tarot student.

Tarot for the Healing Heart

Author: Christine Jette
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738700434
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tarot for the Healing Heart has a simple premise: now is the time to begin healing and resolution. To heal is to make whole. Dis-ease (being out of ease) can manifest as physical or emotional pain, broken relationships, or spiritual unrest. The message of dis-ease is one of hope. The possibilities of the future exist now--not as fantasies, but through the exercise of free choice in the present. Through choice, the future grows as the fruits of our present healing actions. In Part One of Tarot for the Healing Heart, you will learn how to create a healing atmosphere, including creating sacred space, centering, and dream work. In Part Two, explore the meaning of illness and learn to understand your own personal patterns of dis-ease and healing, including letting go of fear. Health attracts health, and Part Three examines healing as a lifestyle. This section includes healing meditations and visualizations designed to awaken your inner healer as well as methods of pain reduction. Part Four explores how to use the entire tarot deck for the express purpose of healing. In-depth descriptions of each card include the card's life lesson and life wisdom. You do not need to be a tarot expert or a healing practitioner to benefit from this book. All you need is a desire to heal, an open mind, and a courageous heart.

Who Are You in the Tarot

Author: Mary Greer
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609255886
Format: PDF
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The tarot cards associated with your birth date and name form a pattern of personal destiny. They describe the theme of your life--the challenges and the gifts. In Who Are You in the Tarot?, popular tarot practitioner and astrologer Mary Greer connects astrology and numerology to the tarot to create an in-depth personality profile that anyone can use for self-realization and personal harmony. Greer takes the reader on a very personal exploration of how the tarot can be used as a tool for learning more about themselves and others. The book includes: * Detailed instructions, charts, and exercises on how to determine your soul and personality cards * How to determine your year card and name card * The opportunities and challenges you will face * Extensive graphs, charts, and appendices * Journaling and exploratory exercises Who Are You in the Tarot? is a valuable tool for anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the tarot and how it can be used to interpret one’s strengths, challenges, and innermost desires.

Tarot Theory and Practice

Author: Ly de Angeles
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738711381
Format: PDF
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In this groundbreaking book, de Angeles shares her original ideas on the nature of prophecy and using tarot to predict the future. Exploring quantum physics, free will, and fate, de Angeles poses a bold new theory, suggesting tarot can impact reality--and the future.

Tarot Decoded

Author: Elizabeth Hazel
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578633029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Most readers interested in tarot own a couple of different decks as well as some tarot "cookbooks" that explain the meaning of the cards and their symbolism--like Cliff Notes for tarot. These tarot tools result in fairly standard, mundane readings. But there is another level to tarot--a level that can turn an ordinary tarot reader into a true adept. Tarot Decoded transforms ordinary tarot readings into readings that are profound and even surprising by explaining the use and significance of tarot dignitaries. Tarot dignitaries are the interaction of the cards with each other in a spread and within a range of correspondences. Tarot author Elizabeth Hazel presents a concise, useable system for working with tarot dignities to add incredible depth to readings. One card placed next to another might not have a readily apparent connection--but interpreting tarot dignities could make it very clear that one card enhances, or hinders, the meaning of another. The same is true for tarot neighborhoods within a spread as well as the entire reading. Using the Tarot Decoded system for working with tarot dignities can take anyone to the next level of tarot reading. The book offers a progressive look at the cards, their dignities, and their correspondences. With Hazel's advice and clear examples--and a little practice--readings take on a new depth, integration, and power.

Rachel Pollack s Tarot Wisdom

Author: Rachel Pollack
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738722405
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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 yourself—including 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.