But, there is a better choice - the new edition of the book, which came out this month.
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What I particularly like about Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom is the depth of information it goes into about each card. As well as showing how tarot can be used for divinatory readings, it offers a huge amount of wisdom about the cards as showing a symbolic journey of personal development and spiritual enlightenment, using examples from various magical and religious traditions, and from post-Jungian psychology.
Rachel Pollack's message is positive, showing how even difficult life experiences offer potential for transformation, insight and growth. Yet she never shies away from tackling difficult or controversial issues - we each have our own devils to face and towers to destroy.
When it was first published nearly 40-years-ago, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom was an instant classic and inspired generations of tarot students. Often referred to as the “bible of tarot books” it has now helped to launch the “tarot renaissance” we’re seeing today. Drawing on mythology and esoteric traditions and delving deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each card, the book offers a modern psychological interpretation of the tarot archetypes rather than a system of esoteric symbolism.
You can view Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom on Amazon.
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