This book is a revised edition of Dr.Gad's 1994 book of the same name. It is a Jungian guide to the archetypal images found in the tarot through amplifications from alchemy and the cabala and including in this fresh edition correspondences with kundalini imagery as well. Unfortunately neither in the title nor on the book cover is it clear that this is a Jungian view and that Dr. Gad is a Jungian analyst. It is, however, a brilliantly conceived opus that illuminates the richness of the archetypal endowment which lies in the depth of our psyche. In a time when belief systems that can offer life meaning have failed us, it proposes that Tarot imagery may activate an unconscious psychic organizing system that can become a container for our experience in an uncertain world. Gad suggests that the primary theme hidden in the major arcana is in fact a story of the psychic evolution of mankind. The progression of the twenty-two trumps (cards I through X) depicts first our spiritual, cosmic background followed by its condensation and descent into matter, echoing the cabalistic Flash of Lightening. It then describes (card XI to XXI) what is encountered on the individual level as one attempts the journey upward to connect body with soul and spirit, as in the cabalistic Serpent's Path. The author holds that because trigger symbols possess the power to awaken inner arcgetypal resources, Tarot imagery can help the reader to open to new levels of consciousness. Trusting the images themselves, without necessarily adopting the original conceptions of esoteric tradition, they can become for us tools for assisting in self-awareness and discovering purpose and meaning in life's experiences as well as helping to create change in accordance with a vision of wholeness. These tools come to life in Gad's book wherein the symbolism of each of the twenty-two major arcana is amplified with the meaning associated with the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, with astrological correspondences, with the ten sephirot of the cabalistis Tree of Life, with alchemical correspondences, and with psychological and specifically Jungian interpretations. Additionally, for each card there is a chapter exploring the cabala and tarot as well as a lengthy chapters on tarot and alchemy and on tarot and kundalini. There are over 200 quotes from the collected works of Carl Jung, a separate section on astrology as it relates to tarot, and another section on divination with over 70 layouts, including a "Jungian" spread. This book is not a casual read; it is a book of scholarship and a book of wisdom, a book of reverence as well as of reference, an offering of soul, from soul and to soul that is richly illustrated and inspiringly written.