Step into this wondrous world of mystical lands, heroes, and beasts—all from the imagination of artist Paolo Martinello. This extraordinary fantasy of magic, races, and culture blends wells with traditional tarot archetypes.
Using recent findings in self-psychology, more traditional psychology, especially Jungian, and comparative religions, this study charts the significance of paradox and picture/text discrepancy in British and American illuminated fantasy of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Special emphasis is given to how the work of William Blake foreshowed future patterns.
This highly innovative work presents a piercing interpretation of the tarot in terms of Jungian psychology. Through analogies to the humanities, mythology, and the graphic arts, the significance of the cards is related to personal growth and what Jung termed "individuation." The Major Arcana becomes a map of life, and the hero's journey becomes something that each individual can relate to one's personal life. "Sallie Nichols, in her profound investigation of the Tarot has performed an immense service. Her book enriches and helps us to understand the awesome responsibilities laid upon consciousness. She has done this not in an arid fashion but derived from her own experience of the Tarot and its strangely translucent lights. As a result her book not only lives but quickens life in whomever it touches." --Laurens van der Post
The companion guide to The Tarot of Creativity, this book teaches you how to read the cards in the deck. With a brief, easy to understand style, this guide correlates each card with its deeper numerological meanings, and the relationships of the cards with each other. The Tarot of Creativity is based upon the same numerological system as the cards designed by Pamela Smith and A. E. Waite, the bestselling Rider Tarot. * The Tarot of Creativity deck of 78 cards is sold separately. ** If you want a print version of this book (includes black and white photos of the cards), you can buy it directly from the author / artist, Aliyah Marr. http://www.parallelmindzz.com
Cosmic Evolution and the Principles of Immortality
Author: Dai Leon
Pubpsher: Frog Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Conventional wisdom traces tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go much further back in time and draw on a startling variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, this ambitious book is the first to unveil the full range of the ancient streams of wisdom from which tarot emerged. Author Dai Léon explores a confluence of philosophical schools from East and West as they relate to tarot, giving each its due in the exposition of a universal procession of evolution and the soul’s quest for enlightenment. That the tarot reflects such a great history of conscious realization and cosmological principles has never been demonstrated in such depth. Origins of the Tarot incorporates and synthesizes material from Kabbalah, Western esotericism and alchemy, Buddhism, Taoism, yogic disciplines, Sufism, mystical Christianity, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism. Léon traces the origins of the tarot’s names and hierarchy and makes a thoughtful analysis of the tarot trumps and their richly interwoven symbolism. The book’s unprecedented range of references is sure to attract close study among students both of the world’s most enduring esoteric tradition and of esotericism itself.
Alternative Religions, Popular Narratives, and Digital Cultures
Author: Danielle Kirby
Religion and spirituality are being transformed in our late modern and secularising times. New forms of belief proliferate, often notable for not being limited to traditional systems of reference or expression. Increasingly, these new religions present worldviews which draw directly upon popular culture - or occulture - in fiction, film, art and the internet. Fantasy and Belief explores the context and implications of these types of beliefs through the example of the Otherkin community. The Otherkin are a loosely-affiliated group who believe themselves to be in some way more than just human, their non-humanity often rooted in the characters and narratives of popular fantasy and science fiction. Challenging much current sociological thinking about spirituality and consumption, Fantasy and Belief reveals how popular occulture operates to recycle, develop, and disseminate metaphysical ideas, and how the popular and the sacred are combining in new ways in today's world.
First issued in 1910, the Rider-Waite Tarot is almost certainly the most widely used tarot card deck in the world. There are 78 tarot cards, divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas, designed by Pamela Colman Smith in accordance with A. E Waite's instructions. An instructional booklet by A. E. Waite is included, explaining the tarot card meanings and how to use the cards for divination, with an introduction by Stuart R. Kaplan.