[Read] ➲ Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice, The Connolly Tarot, Volume I, Revised Ed. ➺ Eileen Connolly – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The Tarot has long been known to contain the accumulated secrets of the universe in esoteric symbology In order to decipher the true meaning of these symbols the student must approach the Tarot with a The Tarot has New Handbook eBook ¸ long been known to contain the accumulated secrets of the universe in esoteric symbology In order to decipher the true meaning of these symbols the student must approach the Tarot with an open mind and an open spiritThis new approach to the study of the Tarot provides a clear but profound method of exploring and discovering your own inner depths a necessary prereuisite to a thorough understanding of the ancient symbols In addition this handbook relates the Tarot to other occult sciences such Tarot: A MOBI :¿ as astrology the cabala and numerology Here you will find basic lessons and exercises procedures and fundamental esoteric philosophy which will open up new dimensions to the inuiring mind and allow you to fully comprehend the tarot and its powers of enlightenment and divination. This book gets many associations wrong that I thought were unimpeachable—eg conflating the association of JusticeLibra with Capricorn instead claiming The Star is representative of Gemini energies most infuriatingly subscribing to a Christianized conception of the abalah of utmost importance to the Tarot by for example placing Virgo at the head of the zodiac's procession through the major arcana the virgin from whom there was our saviour without whom there would be none in the High Priestess card instead of the obvious classical placement of Aries in the Emperor; I mean the list just goes on on—as well as drawing some seriously spurious interpretations of certain minor arcana; at random I turned to the Three of Cups page which the author describes as indicating Happy conclusion success and the beginning of a new lifestyle when it pretty visibly limns a scene of festivity among friends should loosely indicate communal efforts at happiness of some sort I guess this would be good if you've literally never given any thought to the Tarot but why bother trying to learn about it at all if that's the case? Tarot A New Handbook for the Apprentice The Connolly Tarot RevisedEileen ConnollyThis is a revised 1990 edition of a book first published in 1979 It is a classic and should be appreciated in the context of when it was written Some of the language and concepts are very dated and not up to 2020 sensibilities That doesn't diminish its contribution to the evolution of esoteric tarot literature Just dive into it with that expectation The Daily Record Book p13 was incredibly helpful for me when I first read this book edition when it was new She was the first author I read as a young tarot reader that mentioned keeping a tarot journal Like much of her advice it is still useful today and something I advocate to beginning tarot readersThe way the book is laid out the enthusiastic use of CAPITAL LETTERS in the middle of sentences takes a little getting used to I don't consider any published system of esoteric attributes and correspondences as The Right Way To Do It so how that information is presented in this book vs how its presented elsewhere didn't impact my enjoyment of this book The author is a Christian mystic and writes about the KBLBL from that middle pillar kind of perspective This makes her a lot like Paul Foster Case Her own tarot the Connolly deck illustrates the card meanings sections and referenced throughout the book It is a RWS based deck however and so much of what she says can really be generally applied to any RWS based tarot But there is a lot of focus on spiritual development from a very Christian based perspective and if that isn't something you feel comfortable about you probably won't like this book That isn't my own belief system and she waxed too enthusiastically about it from time to time for my tastes I read a much older edition of this book I believe there are two volumes if I'm not mistaken Excellent book if you want to be than a dabbler and learn the craft Lots of great information good teachinglearning strategies This is my public deck The cards are non threatening without nudity a 'devil' or 'death' card The art is very pretty and the cards are a nice size Very systematic Lots or structure and rules
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- Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice, The Connolly Tarot, Volume I, Revised Ed.
- Eileen Connolly
- 01 June 2014 Eileen Connolly