Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom : A Book of Tarot

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 132.08 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 226.8g
  • Weiser Books
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1578634083
  • 9781578634088
  • 10,983

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It truly is an outstanding book, a milestone on my path of learning the Tarot. I still haven't read all of it, but since I started consulting it, I've grown much more confident of my interpretations. Rachel Pollack tells you how to look at the illustrations on the cards, gives you information about the meanings of the symbols used, and encourages you to create your own interpretations and develop your own associations. She does not only tell you the divinatory meanings of the cards, but narrated 78 stories. And, most importantly, while interpreting spreads, these stories usually turn out to be more
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