Create a More Meaningful and Spiritual Life through the Cards
Make tarot the centerpiece of your spirituality with this brilliant guide to incorporating the cards into your daily life. Tarot Inspired Life is the perfect workbook to help deepen your tarot practice, enhance your creativity, and find greater purpose each day.
This book encourages you to befriend your deck, personalize your spreads, and create a tarot journal. It's not just filled with keywords, descriptions, or correspondences. Discover how to use the cards for creative writing, meditation, and connecting to spirit guides. Learn how your deck can be an agent of change through invocations and seasonal rituals. Jaymi Elford's guidance inspires you to think outside the norm, follow your own path, and honor your unique interpretations of tarot.
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
The serene Universal Waite Tarot is perfect for meditation and readings. The deck is a soothing, eye-appealing complement to the traditional Rider-Waite deck. The drawings of Pamela Colman Smith have been beautifully recolored by Mary Hanson-Roberts.
Companion volume to the bestselling Inner Child Cards, offering in-depth interpretations and advanced exercises using this tarot system.- Shows how fairy tales bridge the gap between the conscious and unconscious minds. - Demonstrates how fairy tales can give us hope and courage to live our everyday lives to the fullest. Full of esoteric healing methods, Inner Child Cards Workbook shows us how make life choices by gleaning wisdom from our favorite fairy tales. Lerner examines the deeper mystical symbolism behind each of the fairy tales--relating Beauty and the Beast to unconditional love, Jack and the Beanstalk to initiation and growth, and The Emperor's New Clothes to today's political crises. These stories offer a food that nourishes both the spiritual and mundane components of life. Specific visualizations and affirmations correspond to each of the major arcana cards, and new layouts and divination methods for use with her Inner Child Cards deck will allow those who are familiar with it to build on previous knowledge. This beautiful guidebook offers a personal, therapeutic journey through fairy-tale symbolism that is a perfect accompaniment to the Inner Child Cards.
Looking for deeper meaning in the cards? Learn how to combine the little-known Lenormand deck with the tarot for richer, more personal readings. An expert in symbolic language, author Patrick Dunn describes how the symbolism of the Lenormand, so accessible and simple, can shine a clear light on the tarot, while the cosmology and philosophy of the tarot can lend depth and meaning to the Lenormand.
Focusing on experimentation and instinct, Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot shows how to create relationships with these important divinatory systems. With personal stories, applied theory, and how-to instructions, you will discover how the symbols of the decks interact and learn how to read intuitively. Working with the Lenormand and the tarot, you can collaborate with the Universal Mind and enhance your meditative and magical work for life-changing results.
Beloved by nearly half a million Tarot enthusiasts, Rachel Pollack's Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom forever transformed the study of Tarot. This much-anticipated follow-up to Pollack's classic guidebook will inspire Tarot aficionados and inform a new generation of Tarot students. Enhanced by the author's personal stories and insights gained over the past three decades, this book on tarot invites you on a fascinating and fun adventure.
Offering an abundant array of new ideas mixed in with enlightening discussions about Tarot's checkered past, this tarot guidebook features innovative ways to interpret and use Tarot, and a wealth of original spreads to try for yourself--including spreads for predictive, psychological, magical, and spiritual readings. All seventy-eight cards are explored from fresh angles: history, art, psychology, and a variety of spiritual and occult traditions, using cards from seven diverse decks so you can easily contrast and compare. No matter where your starting point on the path of personal discovery, this tarot book will prove a trusted companion for your journey.
This Spiritsong deck is a melding of two traditions of divination: one in which animals are seen as guides between our world and the spirit world, and one that uses 78 cards as a tool to connect with our highest self. Each animal was specifically selected based upon Shamanic and Native American symbolism, merging each animal's unique power with classic tarot practices. For example, the Spiritsong animal, Raven, has attributes such as 'creation' that parallels some of the same symbolic tarot attributes of the traditional Magician card, which is why the Raven is the animal representing that card.
The Spiritsong Tarot structure is based on the traditional tarot, containing the 22 Majors, the 56 Minors, and four suits: Acorns for Wands/Fire; Feathers for Swords/Air; Shells for Cups/Water; and Crystals for Pentacles/Earth.
Once reserved for mystics and seers, the tarot is one of the best tools for boosting your creativity and shifting your imagination into high gear. Famous authors such as John Steinbeck and Stephen King have used the tarot deck to tap into deep wells of inspiration, and you can enliven your own writing the same way--whether you craft short stories, novels, poetry, nonfiction, or even business proposals.
This book on reading tarot cards and applying them to your writing will guide you through each stage of the creative process, from fleshing out a premise to promoting a finished work. Enhance your storytelling technique through over 500 enjoyable writing prompts, exploratory games for groups and individuals, tarot journaling, and other idea-stimulating activities that call upon the archetypal imagery and multi-layered symbolism in the tarot. Infuse flair and originality into your work as you learn to:
- Interpret symbols, myths, and learn to read all seventy-eight cards in the tarot card deck
- Use classic tarot layouts and spreads to structure your story
- Brainstorm story ideas and develop dialogue and plot
- Create detailed settings, powerful scenes, and dynamic characters
- Overcome writer's block and breathe new life into existing projects
As a writer, you hold the power of creation in your hands. By exploring the tarot and incorporating it into your writing practice, you will set your creative potential soaring to new heights.
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.