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Holistic Tarot

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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 Astrologyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 58mm | 1,359.98g
  • North Atlantic Books,U.S.
  • Berkeley, CA, United States
  • English
  • 259 black and white illustrations
  • 158394835X
  • 9781583948354
  • 9,737

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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 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 A bright, well-informed recasting of modern tarot for sophisticated, contemporary audiences. Wen brings savvy psychological flavor sprinkled with bits of Eastern wisdom to clearly illustrate tarot's powerful mirroring benefits. Arthur Rosengarten, PhD, author of Tarot and Psychology An impressive, complete reference manual on tarot. Wen is sure to become a leading authority for the next generation s tarot practice. Luigi Scapini, author the Medieval Scapini Tarot A modern masterwork in the analytical tarot canon. The depth of Wen's research and the breadth of her scope are truly stunning. Her work will sit comfortably on the bookshelf with that of Stuart R. Kaplan, Mary Greer, and Rachel Pollack as defining works in modern tarot. Kat Black, author of Golden Tarot A veritable tour de force that explicates the panoramic science that is tarot. An invaluable roadmap of tarot's magical journey. Toney Brooks, PhD, and Holly Sierra, authors of The Chrysalis Tarot Holistic Tarot is beautifully multifaceted. It contains a whole cosmos of clear, practical advice and guidance for beginners, but also historical facts, scientific and philosophical theories and explanations, and it is full of fresh inspiration for experienced readers. Anna Klaffinger, creator of Anna K Tarot Destined to be a new tarot classic. James Ricklef, author of The Soul s Journey A total revelation. This generous, comprehensive book will be invaluable to novices and old hands alike. Wen not only provides a fascinating explanation of how tarot works, but also teaches the reader how to use it as a life tool for insight and self-discovery. Emmi Fredericks, author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Tarot An invaluable resource and addition to any serious library. Bravo to Wen and the obvious labor of love and wisdom she has created and brought forth. Leigh J. McCloskey, author of Tarot ReVisioned A superb addition to the tarot canon; rather than focus on fortune-telling, here is an analytical, psychological approach borne of many years extensive research and practice. With her outstanding knowledge of numerology and Eastern and Western wisdom teachings, Wen takes us on a tarot journey within. Liz Dean, author of The Art of Tarot I would recommend this book to beginner and experienced readers alike. Wen s down-to-earth, practical book has much to offer all tarot enthusiasts. Stephanie Arwen Lynch, former president of the American Tarot Association A refreshing approach to reading the tarot, this book blends intuition with a modern analytical method based on traditional card reading principles the best of all worlds. Mary K. Greer, author of 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card An impressive, complete reference manual on tarot. Wen is sure to become a leading authority for the next generation s tarot practice. Luigi Scapini, author of the Medieval Scapini Tarot This might just be the most comprehensive (and intelligent) book on tarot I have ever read. . A brilliant, must-have book for all aspiring tarot readers." Brigit Esselmont, author of Tarot Foundations I own well over 200 titles on the tarot, and none of them could be what I consider a Tarot Bible until Holistic Tarot. Wen s attention to detail coupled with broad-based application all infused with Eastern thought, Western esotericism, and practical experience is staggering. It s very hard to impress this Queen of Swords, but with Holistic Tarot, I m truly, enthusiastically impressed. Janet Boyer, author of Back in Time Tarot Wen combines an artistic sensibility with a clear intellect and writing style geared for many kinds of audiences, especially those new to seeing tarot as a personal development tool. Holistic Tarot is a generous guide to anyone interested in creating a future by delving into the great mystery of the present moment. I very highly recommend this book. Jenna Matlin, author of Have Tarot Will Travel"show more

About Benebell Wen

BENEBEL WEN has studied tarot for over fifteen years and is a certified tarot master with the Tarot Certification Board of America. She has published articles on tarot in the ATA Quarterly and Tarot Reflections. Originally from upstate New York, Wen now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her website is www.benebellwen.com.show more

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