For many readers, tarot cards reveal their deepest wisdom through creative interaction. Bringing the Tarot to Life shows how to use theater games and acting techniques to gain new insights into the cards. With more than fifty imaginative exercises to be practiced alone or with a group, this book unlocks your intuitions and helps you experience the cards from the inside out.
Just as an actor prepares for a new role, you can explore tarot through emotions, memories, role-playing, observation, bodywork, and imagination. This book is the perfect guide for readers who want outside-the-box techniques for relating to the cards from the deepest parts of the soul.
Includes a foreword by Rachel Pollack, author of The New Tarot Handbook.
"Come explore the drama in the cards Scott Martin shows you how to breathe life and spirit into your Tarot deck, making the cards come alive. You'll get to know these characters from the inside out. And you'll have an outrageous amount of fun while doing it."--Mary K. Greer, author of Mary K. Greer's 21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card
"Scott Martin's groundbreaking book is a magical mix of tarot and theater. Scott's expertise in both these arenas is further enhanced by his love of teaching and his sense of adventure and fun."--Ruth Ann & Wald Amberstone, The Tarot School
Five astonishing tarot readings for untangling life's messiest problems from Melissa Cynova, author of the bestselling book Kitchen Table Tarot
Author Melissa Cynova noticed that clients often turn up for readings with extremely complicated problems. She developed the five readings in Tarot Elements as a program for hitting the reset button on life. Whether you're reading for yourself or for others, this book can help you work with any tarot deck to clarify complex issues, unstick the stuck parts, and move forward to a better place.
The five elements are powerful factors in assessing which areas of life need the most attention. Tarot Elements shows you how to use the elemental structure that shapes tarot to focus on one aspect of a problem at a time and resolve the tangled issues that are holding you back. The earth reading is about home. Air is about mind, fire is about body, water is about heart, and the spirit reading is about your soul and your spiritual practice. With hands-on exercises, sample readings, and fascinating insights, this book invites you to pick up your cards and begin the process of transformation.
Spiritual adventurers are burning for truth, hungry for ways to affect and improve their destiny. Tarot can deliver, but most books offer impractical, confusing, irrelevant and regurgitated card interpretations, causing seekers to throw up their hands to say "I just don't get it " The good news? No Golden Dawn snooze-fest or Crowley catatonia in the book you're holding. With raw simplicity and outrageous honesty, author Janet Boyer presents helpful, hilarious and relevant advice that will forever change how you see the cards, and finally equip you to understand, and read, the Tarot. No punches pulled. No sugarcoating. It's time to be forearmed, forewarned and foresighted. It's time to get...naked. '...a hard hitting, belly-laugh inducing, no nonsense guide to Tarot.'Jenne Perlstein
Bianco Nero (Black & White) Tarot blends the classic iconography of Visconti Tarot with modern, hand-drawn ink illustrations inspired by antique engravings and woodcuts for a truly timeless look. Includes 64-page booklet with a custom Goals Spread.
Unravel the Mysteries of the Classic Marseille Tarot with This Comprehensive, Full-Color Guide
Explore the deep symbolism of a frequently misunderstood deck and use the cards to answer the important questions of life. The Marseille Tarot Revealed explains everything you need to know to start or deepen your Marseille Tarot practice, including history, decks, readings, spreads, symbols, and much more. Yoav Ben-Dov shares the meaning of the Marseille art motifs and specific reading techniques that can be used with any tarot deck to help you tap in to your own intuition. With full-color illustrations and interpretations for each card, this book is a must-have for anyone who's interested in one of the world's most influential decks.
Note: This book is comprised of material previously published as Tarot: The Open Reading by Yoav Ben-Dov.
- Classic Marseille Decks
- New Marseille Decks
- The French School
- The English School
- Tarot and the New Age
- Handling the Cards
- Shuffling the Deck
- How to Read
- The Meaning of Cards
- Basic Spreads
- Reverse Cards
- The Symbolic Language
Bring power, precision, and depth to your tarot readings with this helpful and easy-to-use tarot book. It presents techniques usually found only in workshops, plus nearly seventy different themed spreads so you can choose or create the perfect spread for any question or purpose.
Tarot expert Barbara Moore explains what makes a great tarot spread and why, including how the principles of design and psychological response play a part. In addition to simple techniques that will make your readings more fun and more accurate, you will discover new ways to help you create a reading style that is all your own.
- Select a spread and use it effectively for guidance in important areas: love and relationships, achieving goals, spiritual journeys, financial abundance, health, and situation-specific advice
- Create your own spreads and modify a classic spread
- Perform a 78-card reading to deepen your understanding of tarot
Originally published in 1984, this is a classic in its field. Not only is it the first book to promote reading the cards for your own insight, but it also shows you exactly how to do so. It revolutionizes learning Tarot through a combined emphasis on self-teaching techniques and personal insight.Never before has a Tarot book so comprehensively linked the many areas of New Age thought. You will find journal writing, mythology, psychology, self-help, relationships, prosperity and right livelihood, crystals, channeling, astrology, numerology, poetry, art, and occult metaphysics--all explored and integrated with the Tarot. This revised edition features:
- Expanded interpretations for the Minor Arcana.
- Reversed card meanings for all 78 cards.
- An entirely new history-based appendix on the latest research and discoveries.
- Information on your Shadow/Teacher cards.
- A new introduction.
- An updated bibliography.
For over a decade, Motherpeace has been an inspiration and oracle for women all over the world. Motherpeace recovers the positive, nurturing peace-oriented values of prepatriarchal times, and brilliantly combines art, history, mythology, folklore, philosophy, and comparative religion with an informed spiritual and feminist perspective.
Vicki Noble challenges us to celebrate our ancient peaceful heritage and to reclaim our right as a people to a life without war. The book is a vision of hope and transformation, made even more powerful by the vibrant pictorial images of the seventy-eight Motherpeace tarot cards.
Motherpeace shows how traditional myths and symbols can provide ideas and images for understanding the meaning and power of the Goddess for women and men today.