Using the Marseilles Tarot Trumps for Divination and Inspiration
Focusing on the major arcana, or trumps, of the Marseilles Tarot, the aim of this book is to encourage the reader to experience the tarot in a direct, fresh, and uncluttered way.
Focuses on the 22 trumps, or the major arcana of the tarotOffers advice on how to study each card and find its unique significanceProvides instructions for laying out and reading the cardsExplores the tarot in terms of history, divination, symbolism, and esoteric traditions
This exploration of the major arcana includes “The Fool’s Mirror,” a new method for laying the cards out, as well as hints for using the tarot to gain deeper levels of awareness. Cherry Gilchrist offers ways to approach each card, absorb it, and understand its essence. Readers are encouraged to relate this essence to personal experience as the most enduring and rewarding way to prepare for reading the cards.
Cherry Gilchrist is a long-term practitioner of the tarot. She has researched its provenance and related it to systems such as the Kabbalah, alchemy, and astrology, of which she has special knowledge. She holds MA degrees in English literature and archaeology/anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Visit her at www.cherrygilchrist.co.uk.