The “Tarot Handbook” is a symbolic map of consciousness and an ancient book of wisdom. With the luxury of symbolism and suggestive power, the cards overwhelm us and make us feel that there is some bottomless secret in them, the possibility that we can open the “magical shutters” of consciousness.
“Tarot can be described as God’s picture book, it can be compared to a heavenly game of chess, where the colors of the cards are moved along the chessboard of the four elements.” Frieda Harris, who painted Aleister Crowley’s Thoth card deck.
As a mystical and esoteric skill, tarot is also a means of understanding and solving the questions and dilemmas of everyday life. Seventy-eight symbols depict the archetypes of inner and outer experiences that dominate a person’s life. In order to understand and master the tarot, we must get to know it. The Tarot Handbook is one of the best and most complete books on this fascinating field.
In the book you will find the general history and use of tarot. The chapter on the Major Arcana explores in depth the general principles or archetypes that each person experiences at different stages of life. The next part is about the levels of mastery we achieve in life, represented by the royal cards. They are followed by cards from Ace to Ten in all four suits, the minor arcana reflecting our mental, emotional and spiritual challenges and innate talents. The methodological rules that follow were developed by the author over a long period of time and tested on thousands of people in order to discover how the symbols work. All verified findings were the basis for renderings of several types of card placements.
No. pages: 299
Author: Angeles Arrien