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TAROT SOURCE LIBRARY - Basic Books
Step-By-Step Tarot by Terry Donaldson     THORSONS, LONDON (1995)

Illustrations: Morgan-Greer Tarot

Providing practical advice and worksheets, the focus is on empowerment, with mention of intuitive reading without pushing spiritual beliefs.














Cassandra Eason's Complete Book of Tarot
     PIATKUS, LONDON (1999)

Illustrations: A Waite-Smith deck, probably Universal Waite (I can find no mention detailing)

This might interest you if you are looking for a book that includes set associations, or one that includes magic and psychic connections, and ritual practices.








Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack
     THORSONS, LONDON (1997)

Illustrations: Waite-Smith illustrations, with occasional compare and contrast illustrations from other decks

This is a highly influential tarot work.  Originally written in the late 1970s & published in 1980, there have been a number of editions since, including at least one revised edition.  This is a tarot classic by a doyenne of tarot.























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based on tarot lessons created by Donaldson as a tarot teacher
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includes ‘Story-Telling with the Tarot’ to explore meanings of cards without feeling there have to be right & wrong associations
· instinctively building up own associations using worksheets
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‘Heightened Meanings’ for continued development of own associations - empowering, with clear practical considerations and symbolic connections
· ‘Concentrated Meanings’ condenses heightened meanings for quicker viewing
· other sections include spreads, practical tarot guidelines, meditation, how to avoid depletion and a code for ethical reading
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Part 1: 'Tarot Essentials' includes separate section on court cards and spreads throughout
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Part 2: 'Taking the Tarot Further' includes sections on tarot connections with astrology, crystals, kabbalah, numerology and magic (involves learning set correspondences)
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rare amongst contemporary and earlier tarot writing due to detailed information about symbolism and archetypes within the Minor Arcana (Part 2) as well as the Major (Part 1)
· includes reversals
· Part 3 is about Readings, and includes kabbalistic associations
· each section has in-depth information - 78 Degrees was originally published as two books
SOME TAROT BOOK SUGGESTIONS

POLLACK, RACHEL - classic tarot 'bible'
DONALDSON, TERRY - practical advice, excellent for getting started without rote learning
EASON, CASSANDRA - learning specific associations & using magic with tarot
 
 
 
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