A labor of love ten years in the making, Tarot Fundamentals is Lo Scarabeo's authoritative compilation of tarot knowledge. With thorough perspectives on tarot history, reading, spiritual work, card meanings, and more, this full-color volume is an indispensible reference for beginners and adepts alike. Includes more than 400 color illustrations and contributions from a wide range of tarot experts, including Sasha Graham, Barbara Moore, Mark McElroy, Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin, Giordano Berti, and Riccardo Minetti. Tarot is a living tradition, forever evolving and growing. This resource book shows that tarot is always reinventing itself while never forgetting its origins.
The volume begins with exploring the cards themselves, one by one. Almost three hundred pages are devoted to this task, with each Major having four pages and the Minors and Courts getting three. Included in the card sections are (there is some variance between Majors, Minors, and Courts, making the content most suitable for each section): Essential meanings, Symbols, the history of the card, traditional meanings (upright and reversed), extended keyword lists, associations and correspondences, lessons, alternate names, ideas to explore to learn more, and more. There is a main image for each card (from the Universal Tarot) plus a variety of other images from other decks with keywords or phrases highlighting the various aspects depicted in those images. This section is so juicy and inviting that even well-seasoned tarot readers can surely learn something…or be reminded of something they forgot they knew!
In addition to the card meanings, there are other chapters that cover:
- How to Read Tarot
- Readings (Spreads and sample readings)
- Additional Content
Each chapter is rich in real and useful information that is presented in words and infograph-style illustrations and other visual methods. These 640 pages are anything but monotonous or boring. The amount of work and thought put into this almost equals the work and thought put into the actual words. Together, they create a book that is worth far more than the sum of its parts.
HARDCOVER 640 PAGES
24.13 cm x 19.68 cm x 3.81 cm