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The Tarot

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This classic study of the Tarot examines all aspects of the subject - origins, history, symbolism, meanings of all 78 cards, techniques of divination - including details of how to play the ancient game of Tarocco. But the Tarot, the author tells us, is more than a fortune-telling device or a card game. It is a profound guide to the journey of life, with parallels found in the ancient Mysteries, Gnostic religions, and the writings of C.G. Jung. This book was probably the first to discuss the parallels between the imagery of the Tarot major arcana and Jung's 'process of individuation' - the process of psychic development leading to increasing wholeness over the course of a human life. Alfred Douglas's illuminating text, first published in 1972, is superbly illustrated by David Sheridan's original drawings, plus photographs of rare and historic tarot cards from the British Museum. The Sheridan Douglas Tarot deck in full colour, based on the drawings specially made for this book, is also available.

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"The most objective, direct, and clearly written book to date on the complex subject of the Tarot" --Library Journal, April 1972

From the Publisher:

'The Tarot: the origins, meaning and uses of the cards'
by Alfred Douglas, has been revised and republished by us after being out
of print for a decade. It accompanies the Sheridan Douglas Tarot deck,
which is also once more available after an absence of 25 years.

New Sheridan Douglas ISBN for this title: 9780955373817

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