Meditations on the Tarot

Meditations on the Tarot : A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism

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Published for the first time with an index and Cardinal Hans Urs vonBalthasar's afterword, this new English publication of "Meditations on theTarot" is the landmark edition of one of the most important works of esotericChrist-ianity. Written anonymously and published posthumously, as was theauthor's wish, the intention of this work is for the reader to find a relationshipwith the author in the spiritual dimensions of existence. The author wanted notto be thought of as a personality who lived from 1900 to 1973, but as a friendwho is communicating with us from beyond the boundaries of ordinary more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • English
  • 1585421618
  • 9781585421619
  • 55,429

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"It is simply astonishing. I have never read such a comprehensive account of the 'perennial philosophy.' There is hardly a line without some profound significance. To me it is the last word in wisdom." (Father Bede Griffiths) "This book, in my view, is the greatest contribution to date toward the rediscovery and renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition of the Fathers of the Church and the High Middle Ages." (Trappist Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO) "Meditations on the Tarot has become instrumental in my thinking and in my understanding of health and disease. The writer-who calls himself 'Unknown Friend'-seems to be speaking to me directly with endless wisdom and inspiration." (Gerald Epstein, M.D., author of Healing Visualizations) "The most beautiful and instructive book of the twentieth century concerning Western esotericism." (Antoine Faivre, professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Haute-Normany) "The book begs not only to be studied cover to cover, but also to be savored, meditated upon and assimilated into one's life." (Richard W. Kropf, National Catholic Reporter)show more

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Written anonymously and published posthumously in 1980 at the wishes of its author, Meditations on the Tarot has been translated from the original French by writer and esotericist Robert Powell, who lives in Germany. Widely considered one of the greatest Catholic theologians of the twentieth century, the Swiss-born Hans Urs von Balthasar, who wrote the afterword in this new edition, was nominated by Pope John Paul II as a cardinal in 1988, and died in June of that year, two days before his more