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Tarot Theory and Practice
Tarot Theory and Practice

By: Ly de Angeles
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738711386
English  |  312 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: November 2007
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Contents

Introduction . . . xiii
The Twelve-Unit Syllabus in Brief . . . xv

Part One-The Theory of Everything

Unit One: Time and Multiple Reality . . . 3
Theory: The First Barrier-De-conditioning the Common Paradigm . . . 3
Practice: A Simple Visualization . . . 7
Theory: Tarot and the Theory of the Big Bang . . . 8
Practice: Y-node Theory . . . 9
The Chicken or the Egg-Collapsing the Wave . . . 11
Light and Thought . . . 11
Raziel . . . 16

Unit Two: What Tarot Is and What It Isn't . . . 21
Minimalist History . . . 21
Practice: The Personal Energetic Field and Body Language . . . 22
Unit Three: Who Defines 'Reality'? . . . 25
Theory: Shadow Reality/Multiple Reality and Alternative Lives . . . 25
Multiple Lives: Ourselves in the Future, Our Connection with Many Gods-
Close Encounters of the Second Kind . . . 26
To Die, or Not to Die, That Is the Question . . . 27
Shadow Reality . . . 34
Free Will and Fate . . . 36
The Random Factor . . . 38

Part Two-Tarot, the Living Tradition

Unit Four: Communication and Perception . . . 41
Practice: Communication vs. Babble . . . 41
Practice: Learning Objectivity-What Do You Really See? . . . 42

Unit Five: From Evolution to Current World Events . . . 45
Theory: The Tree of Life . . . 45
Back to the Future (The Theory of Evolution) . . . 47
Microcosmically . . . 47
Macrocosmically . . . 49
Practice: The Making of a Template and First Use of Major Arcana . . . 59

Unit Six: The Infinite and the Individual . . . 63
Theory: From No-thing to Something-The Individual and the Tree of Life . . . 63
The Individual . . . 64
Practice: Using the Template and All Cards to Decode Individual and Public Events . . . 70

Unit Seven: The Soul's Journey . . . 71
Theory: The Major Arcana and the Cycles of the Personal Tree of Life . . . 71
Practice: Where Am I Now? . . . 86
Unit Eight: The 78 Cards and Their Meanings . . . 89
Theory: The Major Arcana-Meanings . . . 89
The Minor Arcana-Meanings . . . 112
Time Sequences-Represented by the Pages . . . 168

Part Three-Practicing Your Craft

Unit Nine: The First Nine Months . . . 171
Preparation . . . 171
Practice Aloud . . . 172
The Opening Ritual and the 3-Card Read . . . 172
Needing Willing Allies . . . 173

Unit Ten: Tarot Spreads . . . 175
Section 1 : Theory . . . 175
Spread 1-The Celtic Cross (Present, Future, Past) . . . 176
Spread 2-General Events . . . 179
Spread 3-Other People and Specific Events (“Every 7th Card” Spread 1) . . . 180
Spread 4-Tree of Life . . . 181
Spread 5-Warning . . . 184
Spread 6-Anything Else . . . 184
Spread 7-Destiny . . . 185
Spread 8-Question . . . 185
Section 2: Two Examples of Full Consultations . . . 186
Example 1: Consultation for 'Jane Smith'-The Queen of Wands . . . 189
Example 2: Consultation for 'John Brown'-the King of Wands (Media) . . . 207

Part Four-The Future

Unit Eleven: Understanding the Way . . . 225
Theory: Tarot Itself as Teacher-Personal Detachment . . . 225
Divining for Yourself or Those Close to You . . . 232
The Fear Factor: Telling Bad News . . . 232
The Spoken Word: The Literal Truth . . . 235
The Plateau . . . 237
Myth and Legend: The Morality of Tarot . . . 237

Unit Twelve: Going Professional . . . 239
Walking the Walk . . . 239
Transference . . . 242
The Code of Silence and Selective Memory . . . 243
First Do No Harm . . . 244
Client Contact and the Consultation . . . 245
Self-Protection and Psychic Clag . . . 247
The “He/She's My Best Friend” Syndrome and Personal Privacy . . . 248
“Should's”: You Won't See What Is Not Realized . . . 249
Safety and Responsibility: Some Dos and Don'ts . . . 250
Wrapping Things Up . . . 253
Appendix: Meanings with Other Cards . . . 257
Annotated Bibliography . . . 287
Recommended Reading and Internet References . . . 291




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