Essential reference by designer of the most widely known Tarot deck contains a detailed description and illustration of each card in the popular 78-card Rider-Waite Tarot deck, along with regular and reversed meanings.
The occult world owes much to Mr. Waite, for a series of competent and careful compilations that have done much to preserve the treasures of mediaevial and ancient thought. This contribution to the library is devoted to the Tarot, which he describes as "fragments of a secret tradition under the veil of divination." We are not at all sure that the Tarot was intended primarily for divination, and still less for the usually base purpose of the fortune teller. No mechanical device can be of much avail in divination, unless the operator already possesses some measure of psychic vision, and needs no more than an exterior aid to mental concentration. In such cases the Tarot cards are of service. The study is a fascinating one from the academic point of view, and nothing could be more complete than Mr. Waite's condensed and yet exhaustive survey of our available knowledge. It may be said, too, that his inclination is always toward the higher and spiritual interpretation. There are 78 excellent plates.
Fully illustrated with black and white renditions of the 22 Major Arcana and 56 Minor Arcana, in which the Eternal Mysteries of the Tarot are channeled by Republicans past and present. See Nixon as DEATH, Reagan as THE EMPEROR, George W. Bush and family in the SUITE of BUSHES, Condi Rice as the LADY of ARMS and much more! Using the well-known Waite Tarot as its jumping-off place, "The Pictorial Key to the Republican Tarot" is a wild and woolly history lesson, guaranteed to provide Major Party Fun in the upcoming political folly season, and into the Future! Add "The Electronic Republican Tarot Deck", found exclusively in the Lulu Marketplace, and easily make your own full-color, 80-card Deck to accompany the book! Introduces a never-before-seen Tarot spread, the "Triple Cross" method!
The vivid illustrations in this stunning deck bring the arcana to life like never before! Experience how these avant-garde realizations of familiar tarot figures and symbols can open your inner temple. Publisher Review: Chutzpah: (Yiddish) 1. Boldness coupled with supreme self-confidence. 2. Impudent rudeness or lack of respect. One of the major milestones in the history of the Tarot was the publication of the book, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A. E. Waite a century ago. It was important because it was the first time a book on a Tarot deck was published simultaneously with the deck it described. This, combined with deck he and Pamela Coleman ("Pixie") Smith created (which was the first time both the Major and Minor Arcana had pictures on them) revolutionized the popularity...read more.
The vivid illustrations in this stunning deck bring the arcana to life like never before! Experience how these avant-garde realizations of familiar tarot figures and symbols can open your inner temple. Publisher Review: Chutzpah: (Yiddish) 1. Boldness coupled with supreme self-confidence. 2. Impudent rudeness or lack of respect. One of the major milestones in the history of the Tarot was the publication of the book, The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A. E. Waite a century ago. It was important because it was the first time a book on a Tarot deck was published simultaneously with the deck it described. This, combined with deck he and Pamela Coleman ("Pixie") Smith created (which was the first time both the Major and Minor Arcana had pictures on them) revolutionized the popularity...read more. The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
Take your tarot reading to a higher level. With an emphasis on tarot’s astrological influences and a number of detailed sample readings, Tarot Beyond the Basics shows the way to becoming an advanced practitioner. Here, Anthony Louis shares how-to instructions for working with reversals, number symbolism, intuition, the four elements, and the philosophical roots of tarot. Explaining astrology for tarot readers clearly and in a way that makes sense, Louis shows how to use the tarot to give powerful readings that change people’s lives. The “real” tarot exists in the mind of each reader and is interlaced with his or her stories and experiences. The abundance of knowledge presented in Tarot Beyond the Basics is sure to make your readings come alive with meaning and significance.
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 Astrology From the Trade Paperback edition.