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Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings

Rachel Pollack's Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings

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.
 

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  • Lisa "lilija"
    52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
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    Just when I thought it couldn’t get better…, April 4, 2009
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    Lisa “lilija” (Union Beach, NJ, United States) –
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    This review is from: Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings (Paperback)
    I’ve had 78 Degrees of Wisdom, for a long time, and if anyone asked, I would have called that book my absolute go-to Tarot guide, for beginner, and experienced alike.

    Now, 78 Degrees is my SECOND favorite, next to this one. Each of the Major Arcana has a history, detailed explanation, meanings, reverse meanings, and one or two readings focusing on the meaning of each card. Each minor has a page, within a chapter. Very in depth.

    Every chapter is a journey. Every new spread she offers adds so much insight to the cards. Nevermind how much knowledge I’m getting from the book, but it’s an absolute pleasure to read. It’s not textbooky at all, not dry and disconnected, like some Tarot books can be. It feels like Ms. Pollack is right here, with me at my table, guiding me through the deck. The illustrations are interesting, the layout is excellent, her voice (as always) is terriffic. I love the comparisons of the cards throughout history, too. It’s such an interactive book, never did I find myself passively reading. Every time I picked it up, I had to dig out a deck and mull it over, as I read.

    I can’t say enough good about this book, but I feel like it would be a very valuable addition to every Tarot reader’s shelf.

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  • Scott Martin
    71 of 74 people found the following review helpful
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    The Tell All Book of Tarot, February 8, 2009
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    Scott Martin (Brooklyn, New York) –

    This review is from: Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings (Paperback)
    In the beginning was the word, and the word was SEVENTY-EIGHT DEGREES OF WISDOM, (often called the “Tarot Bible” by Pollack disciples) and we saw that it was good.
    And now, building on that masterful work, Ms. Pollack has written a “tell all” book of Tarot. In this unique body of work, she has ingeniously integrated Tarot history, traditional meanings, astrology, Kabbalah and mythology, along with reading techniques, original spreads, and her own rich life experiences as a Taroist, author and teacher.
    In these challenging economic times, if you are looking for that one book that gives your the biggest bang for your buck, look no further: It is TAROT WISDOM. Scott Martin

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  • Dandylioness
    37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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    Interesting Comparative Approach, March 7, 2009
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    Dandylioness (Minnesota) –

    This review is from: Rachel Pollack’s Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings (Paperback)
    In the introduction, Pollack describes Tarot Wisdom simply as “what I have learned about Tarot over the past forty years.” Like her earlier book, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, Tarot Wisdom discusses each card in turn and offers ample information on interpreting the cards in a reading. But whereas Seventy-Eight Degrees focuses mainly on the popular Rider deck, Tarot Wisdom takes a more comparative approach. Pollack discusses the Rider meanings and images in relation to older decks and approaches, including the Visconti, Marseille, and Golden Dawn decks. She also frequently discusses how her understanding of cards informed the designs in her own Shining Tribe deck.

    I usually enjoy Pollack’s writing style in her Tarot books, and this book was no exception. While she consistently provides list of correspondences and historical and modern meanings for the cards, her discussions are more free-flowing, concentrating on what she finds most interesting about each card. Occasionally this left me wishing she had spent more time discussing a particular meaning or image, but it also kept the writing from becoming overly dry or tedious. I enjoyed her analysis of the Major Arcana cards, but the most informative parts of the book for me were centered around the Minors and the court cards. She goes into some detail about interpreting Marseille-style pip cards and offers both Pythagorean and Kabalistic number theories as guides. Her chapter on the court cards made these cards come alive for me in a way other books have not achieved, and made it worth including in my collection. She also includes a useful comparison of Rider and Golden Dawn titling conventions.

    The book ends with some spreads and pointers for giving readings. Tarot Wisdom would serve well as an fairly detailed introduction for someone new to Tarot. If you already have some books on Tarot meanings or history, much of the material will be repetitive, but if you are interested in comparative approaches or have enjoyed Pollack’s other works, Tarot Wisdom is definitely worth a look.

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