Unlocking the Secret Language of Tarot

22 Keys to Understanding Its Symbolic Imagery


Imprint: Weiser Books
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7 x 9


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Red Wheel Weiser


Ruth Ann Amberstone and Wald Amberstone are co-founders of The Tarot School. Together they teach, write and publish about tarot on all levels from divination to psychology to esotericism and magical practice. They are perpetual pioneers of new tarot techniques and remain lifelong tarot students. Between them, Ruth Ann and Wald have amassed more than 100 years of experience as tarot practitioners. Ruth Ann began her career as a reader in 1974, and Wald picked up his first tarot deck and began his Tarot studies in 1959. They were each awarded the honorary rank of Certified Tarot Grandmaster in 1998. More than a thousand students have taken live classes at The Tarot School since it opened its doors in 1995. Their extensive body of original work includes correspondence courses, audio courses, study guides, music and meditations, as well as the popular Tarot Tips Newsletter. 

Reveals the hidden current of symbolic meanings and connections between the 22 major cards; a must-have for any serious tarot reader that is written in accessible language for the novice as well.

Unlocking the Secret Language of Tarot sets itself apart from other tarot books by teaching readers how to translate the pictorial symbolism from one deck to another, strengthening the reader's ability to recognize specific icons in any deck and in the world around them. It can be used as both a reference book and as a series of guided meditations on the individual symbols. Each of the seven chapters contain a set of symbols that share a common theme. Extensive research provides readers with the lore and mythological meanings of the symbols to help foster intuitive powers. The explanation of imagery is both insightful and eclectic.

Unlocking the Secret Language of Tarot reveals a hidden current of understanding and connection between the 22 majors of the tarot deck. Each chapter ends with an Integration Lesson and a special Symbol Spread to deepen an understanding of the cards. Unlocking the Secret Language of Tarot brings imagery and intuition into a course of study of the tarot. 

Unlocking the Secret Language of Tarot was previously published in 2008 as The Secret Language of the Tarot (9781578634163). 

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