The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards (Paperback)
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The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards (Paperback)

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Paperback 552 Pages
Published: 17/11/2009
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Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul. The Way of Tarotshows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot's Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a "nomadic cathedral" whose parts--the 78 cards or "arcana"--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot's hermetic symbolism.

Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
ISBN: 9781594772634
Number of pages: 552
Weight: 864 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A profound work that is both penetrating and fascinating. It offers thought-provoking commentary on the cards from a pair of authors who are among the world's most deeply knowledgeable authorities on the tarot." - Kooch Daniels, co-author of Matrix Meditations, Oct 2009

"The Way of Tarot is a very impressive work. Whether you agree with the authors conclusions or not, it will make you think outside of the box, and will perhaps be the impetus needed for someone out there in the Tarot world to connect the dots between their thoughts and present them for examination. . . . This is a worthwhile addition to the Tarot library of anyone that wishes to move beyond the divination aspects of the cards into self-realization." - Bonnie Cehovet, certified Tarot Grand Master, Aeclectic Tarot, Oct 2009

"An excellent all-around guide to both the nuts-and-bolts practical and the spiritual sides of Tarot, The Way of Tarot is filled with invaluable insights for Tarot practitioners of all skill and experience levels." - The Midwest Book Review, Library Bookwatch, Feb 2010

"The beginning of this book reads like a sophisticated treasure-hunt adventure. It also happens to include a history of tarot cards, which will be invaluable to people who are studying tarot seriously. . . . a reference they can go back to over and over again as they gain experience with the cards." - Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer magazine, Feb 2010

"The purpose of this book is to show the reader how the tarot can be seen and used in a practical way that is holistic, balanced,and grounded. . . . The Way of Tarot can be a guide along this path." - New Spirit Journal, Vol. 5, No. 12, April 2010

"The beauty of this deck is that Jodorwsky puts aside the Kabalistic and other Western influences upon the tarot and just studies the primal and bare gestures, numbers, and minute details . . . " - Indras Net, blog: The Sync Whole;@The Heart of Jupiter-Evolve!, Mar 10

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