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Tarot Plain and Simple
Tarot Plain and Simple

By: Anthony Louis
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567184006
English  |  336 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
6"x9", bibliog., index
Pub Date: September 2002
Price: $16.95 US,  $19.50 CAN
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For hundreds of years, the images on Tarot cards have intrigued people all over the world. The decks have been used for everything from teaching wisdom to gambling. Their most famous use, of course, has been for divination.
Today there are hundreds of Tarot decks available. Many people pick them up intending to learn how to use them, but find the symbolism of the cards to be confusing or arcane.
Wouldn't it be great to have a book that explains the meanings of the cards and how to use them in intelligible language? Wouldn't it be great if the language in that book made the meanings of each card so clear that anyone could effectively do Tarot readings? Here's great news! If you'd like to have such a book it's available, thanks to author Anthony Louis.
Tarot Plain and Simple presents the Tarot in clear language that anyone can understand. Everything is explained so you'll know exactly what the cards mean. Even the symbolism of the different colors used on the cards is clearly described.
The book begins by giving you a quick overview of the cards and even some scientific interpretations as to how the Tarot works. Then you will learn six different spreads and see how they work with several examples.
But the meat of this book is the complete yet simple explanation of the interpretation of each card. There are 78 cards in a traditional Tarot deck, and in this book the author gives a brief description of each card followed by a list of key words and phrases for a more in-depth interpretation. Then you are told what type of situations the card refers to and any advice the card might give. Finally, the author shares with you the type of people the card may reference. This information is presented for both the upright and reversed position of each of the 78 cards.
As you can see, this book is complete! With the information here you will easily be able to give a Tarot reading and effectively interpret the meanings of the cards for yourself or people you know. The only thing you have to add is a deck of Tarot cards. (This book uses illustrations from the breathtakingly beautiful deck drawn by Robin Wood.)
If you have ever wanted to learn the Tarot, this is the book you'll need. It can help Tarot readers of all levels. If you need to start out simply, you can use the brief meanings. Then, later, you can use your own intuitive abilities to pick the appropriate words and phrases that are given. You can even talk about the types of people the cards reference.
This is the ideal book for beginning, intermediate, or advanced Tarot students. Whatever your level of expertise, you'll pick up valuable information from every page. Be sure to get your copy right away!



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