Tarot is all about connections--connections to the future; connections to the past; connections to Kabbalah, music, numbers, and life. Rachel Pollack has taken a coffee table book and transformed it into a labyrinth of history and magic. Stop thinking of the tarot as a deck of cards and learn to see it as a representation of your family, or an epic tale with you as the protagonist. Sure, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Tarot
includes some of the most popular spreads for divination, such as the "Celtic cross," but the full-color photographs also offer a rare opportunity to see some of the earliest cards, such as the Visconti-Sforza Tarot of the 15th century. In the midst of these illuminating images, Pollack leads you beyond placing cards on a table and teaches you to make tarot a part of living. --Brian Patterson
About the Author
Rachel Pollack was born in 1945 in Brooklyn New York. She became a keen student and after graduating from New York State University she took a Masters in English Literature. Shortly afterwards she began her travels in Europe, spending over 15 years in Amsterdam where she began her lifelong passion for esoteric wisdom and ancient divination. She is a highly experienced tarot reader and teacher, and the author of several books.
She now spends her time teaching the Tarot and producing poetry for performance artists. She also has a great love of photography and avant-garde jazz. Rachel Pollack currently lives in New York and occasionally does readings on US television.
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