Books a Tarot Reader Would Love …

December 16th, 2010 § 0 comments

Looking for a perfect gift for your Tarot-loving loved ones? Here’s ten books that’ll make them smile.

The first six teach Tarot and they’re all excellent …

Tarot for Beginners: A Practical Guide to Reading the Cards by Barbara Moore – a general book for Tarot beginners, though advanced readers might like it too (I do!)

Tarot for Life by Paul Quinn

Tarot for Life

Tarot for Life: Reading the Cards for Everyday Guidance and Growth by Paul Quinn – an excellent general Tarot guide for beginners and advanced readers

Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings by Rachel Pollack – another great Tarot overview for beginners and advanced readers

21 Ways To Read A Tarot Card by Mary K. Greer – amazing Tarot exercises for all levels

Way of Tarot by Alejandro Jodorowsky

The Way of Tarot

The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards by Alejandro Jodorowsky – examines the Marseille deck in particular, but anyone seriously interested in Tarot should read this book

Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot by Lon Milo Duquette – focuses on the Thoth Tarot, a must for anyone using that deck

The next four are not specifically about Tarot, but Tarot fans might like them as much as I do …

Women of the Golden Dawn: Rebels and Priestesses: Maud Gonne, Moina Bergson Mathers, Annie Horniman, Florence Farr by Mark K. Greer – about four fabulous women, all important members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas

Cosmos and Psyche

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View by Richard Tarnas – philosophy and astrology, this fascinating book examines planetary alignments and the patterns of human history

The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena by Diane Hennacy Powell, MD – takes a very interesting scientific look at psychic research

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke – an incredibly fun novel about the real world of magic in 19th Century England

This is by no means an exhaustive list. I just tried to keep it down to ten. And they’re all books I’ve read (or re-read) over this last year. It’s fresh in my mind how much I like them.

What would you add?

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