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The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore

The Tarot (book)

The Tarot

With more than 40 illustrations and an entertaining informative text, this elegantly designed book captures the scope, powers, and romance of the Tarot throughout the ages. “Excellently researched, entertainingly and compellingly written”. -Booklist.

  • ISBN13: 9780671891015
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2 comments on “The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore

  1. A good overview of Tarotology If you want to learn how to read the Tarot, this book isn’t going to help you much. But if you want an introduction into the history and theory of the Tarot, this may be the book you want. Giles’ history is refreshingly skeptical, compared to most Tarot introductions I’ve seen; the discussions of the development of the Tarot ties it in to broader esoteric traditions. I have to confess that I was unconvinced by her attempt to link Tarot to quantum physics. One of the big pluses of the book is a lengthy annotated bibliography of books on the Tarot, which gives you enough information to make an educated guess as to which books would give you what you need. (There’s are also several reading lists scattered throughout the book on various fascinating subjects.) There’s also a bibliography of decks, which is helpful but could be more detailed. This book is more an introduction to learning about the Tarot than a book about the Tarot itself; if you want to read only one book, this may not be it. (I’d recommend “Tarot as a Way of Life,” by Karen Hamaker-Zondag.) But if you are thinking about reading several books on the subject, this would be a great place to start.

  2. An excellent intro to the tarot, but not it’s use. This book makes an excellent reading about tarot – it’s very readable, and it approaches the subject in a sensible way.

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