Mastering the Tarot provides simple step-by-step instructions to understanding the meaning in tarot cards. It includes diagrams for and instructions for using and interrupting the cards. This description may be from another edition of this product.
My friend Robin Gile, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Palmistry, recommended this book to me on the study of the Tarot. Thank you Robin.
Wonderful Resource Book
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
This is a wonderful resource book using the Rider Waite cards as illustrations. The card descriptions lean heavily on Numerology, and the meanings that it may give to a particular card in a given situation. The Minor Arcana are grouped by number, not order, which could slow you down if you are quickly looking up the meanings for each card. There are sample readings that I found very interesting, and an in-depth chapter on life readings. The connection between Astrology and the Tarot are explored in great depth, and there are several chapters on how to do Astrological based readings using the Tarot. I especially like that the descriptions of the symbology are given for each card, and would recommend reading this book for that alone.
Mastering the Tarot
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
This is an excellent resource for the beginning Tarot reader. I make it required reading for anyone who seeks to learn Tarot from me. It is well organized, and easy to understand.
A great book to study the Rider-Waite deck.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
I've read half a dozen tarot beginner's book or so in the past two years or so, and this is definitely the best I've seen.The material is broken into 18 lessons, of which 7 cover the card meanings themselves (three for the minor arcana, one for the court cards, and three for the major arcana), and 6 cover spreading & reading the cards with examples.The text is concise, and for each card there's a section explaining it's symbolism and meanings when straight and reversed. The explanations are solid - Eden Gray knows the material well, and draws on Waite's Pictorial Key to the Tarot and the Golden Dawn's Book T (an improvement over many authors who just babble whatever comes to their minds).The book covers basic numerology and astrology, which gives a larger view and explains the explanations.I highly recommend this book as a first study guide to anyone who learns to read with the Rider-Waite deck.
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