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- TAJ Books International 2014; US$ 3.99
The earliest known decks of tarot cards created in Italy in the late 15th century were used as a game. The tarots association with fortune telling and gypsies did not come about until the late 1700s. The first decks were hand painted for wealthy families who had the money to commission the decks as well as the time to play with them. After the... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 165.00
This book presents a semiotic analysis of the linguistic and extralinguistic elements of fortune-telling as part of a larger pragmatic-oriented theory of human communication. The material was collected in Israel, in Hebrew, and parallels are made with other languages and cultures. The analysis is based on dynamic relativism of the multidimensional,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95
Hundreds of new Tarot decks have been produced in the late twentieth century, many of them based on the structure and images of Arthur Waite and artist Pamela Smith's Rider-Waite deck (1910). The continuing popularity and influence of the Rider-Waite deck makes it a standard for identifying, categorizing and analyzing contemporary Tarot and other... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 17.95
Think of the last time you did a tarot reading or had one. How many of the cards were reversed? Close to half? Well, of course! So why do so many books treat reversed cards in what is basically a cursory manner? Joan Bunning to the rescue with Learning Tarot Reversals --finally reversed cards get the attention they deserve! Traditionally, reversed... more...
- Touchstone 2008; US$ 22.95
Few people know that today's deck of playing cards is actually based on an ancient mystical card system akin to the Tarot. In The Power of Playing Cards you can discover the playing card that is linked to your birthday and learn the secrets that each card holds about personality traits, love relationships, destiny, and luck. Remarkably accurate,... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 18.95
"Our focus is on presenting material that soothes, stimulates, and awakens emotional and sexual understanding through learning and interpreting the Tarot", write the card reading husband and wife team in which they share more than a quarter century experience with the tarot and as life partners. Begin with the simple, yet never-before-written-about... more...
- Quest Books 2013; US$ 23.95
That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker?s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot?s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
An excellent introductory course that demystifies the ancient art of tarot reading. With equal appeal for both the beginner and the more experienced student, this complete guide gives you all the training you need to start accessing the ancient wisdom of the tarot. more...