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What books do we each have?


I thought there already was such a thread, but cannot locate it...

Below are (most) of my Tarot books, excluding those which came in a set (such as the Magickal and the N. Jackson, for example, whose books are wonderful).

I suppose I should start...

Books in jmd's collection (not quite complete):
  • Almond, Jocelyn & Keith Seddon Understanding Tarot, 1991

    Anonymous La Carte a Jouer en Languedoc: des origines à 1800, 1971

    Anonymous Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism, 1985 [1967]

    Anonymous Tarot Instructions, 1968

    Anonymous The Fool's Journey: Tarot Postcards, 1993

    Arrien, Angeles The Tarot Handbook, 1987

    Barnwell, John The Arcana of the Grail Angel, 1999

    Betts, Timothy Tarot and the Millennium, 1998

    Butler, Bill The Definitive Tarot: the origins of Tarot and its inner meaning, Rider, London, 1975

    Carton, Paul La science occulte et les sciences occultes, 1935

    Cavendish, Richard The Tarot, 1975

    Case, Paul Foster Highlights of Tarot, 1931

    Case, Paul Foster The Book of Tokens: Tarot Meditations, 1934

    Case, Paul Foster The Tarot: A key to the wisdom of the ages, 1947

    Case, Paul Foster The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order, 1985 [1927-37]

    Cicero, Chic & Sandra Tabatha Cicero The New Golden Dawn Ritual Tarot, 1991

    Clarson, Laura E. Tarot Unveiled: the method to its magic, 1988

    Connolly, Eileen Tarot: a new handbook for the apprentice, 1990

    Connolly, Eileen Tarot: the handbook for the journeyman, 1987

    Davies, Ann Inspirational Thoughts on the Tarot, 1983

    Crowley, Aleister Magick in Theory and Practice, 1929

    Crowley, Aleister The Book of Thoth, 1974 [1944]

    Day, Paula Tarot, 1997

    de Gebelin 'Le Tarot' section of his book

    Decker, Ronald & Michael Dummett History of the Occult Tarot, 2002

    Decker, Ronald, Thierry Depaulis & Michael Dummett A Wicked Pack of Cards, 1996

    Depaulis, Thierry Les cartes à jouer au Partrait de Paris avant 1701, 1991

    Depaulis, Thierry Tarot, Jeu et Magie, 1984

    Desmares, Yves Graal & Tarot, 2001

    Dummett, Michael The Game of Tarot, 1980

    Dummett, Michael The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards, 1986

    Fairfield, Gail and Patti Provo Inspiration Tarot, 1991

    Fenton, Sasha Super Tarot, 1991

    Filipas, Mark An Alphabetic Masquerade, 2001

    Gad, Irene Tarot and Individuation, 1994

    Garen, Nancy Creating your own Tarot Cards, 1991

    Gettings, Fred The Book of Tarot, 1973

    Gray, Eden The Tarot Revealed, 1969

    Gray, William G. Concepts of Qabalah, 1984

    Greer, Mary Tarot for Your Self, 1984

    Greer, Mary Understanding the Tarot Court, 2004

    Heline, Corinne The Bible & the Tarot, 1969

    Hutton, Alice The Cards can't Lie, 1979

    Irwin, Lee Gnostic Tarot: Mandalas for Spiritual Transformation, 1998

    Jayanti, Amber Living the Tarot, 2000

    Kaplan, Stuart Tarot Cards for Fun and Fortune Telling, 1970

    Kaplan, Stuart Tarot Classic, 1972

    Kaplan, Stuart The Encyclopedia of Tarot volume I/II/III, 1978/1986/1990

    Knight, Gareth The Magical World of the Tarot, 1991

    Kopp, Sheldon The Hanged Man: psychotherapy and the forces of darkness, 1974

    LaViolette, Paul Beyond the Big Bang, 1995

    Levi, Eliphas Transcendental Magic, 1896 [1850s]

    Lotterhand, Jason C. The Thursday Night Tarot, 1989

    Lyle, Jane The Illustrated Book of Tarot, 2003 [1990].

    Lyle, Jane The Key to the Tarot, 1995 [1993]

    Lyle, Jane Tarot: read the cards, Interpret the future, solve your problems, 1990

    Mandel, Gabriele Concise Guide to Tarot, 1994

    Marteau, Paul Le Tarot de Marseille, 1984 [1949]

    Matthews, Caitlin The Arthurian Tarot Course, 1993

    Maxwell, Joseph The Tarot, 1975 [1930s]

    Moakley, Gertrude The Tarot Cards Painted by Bonifacio Bembo for the Visconti-Sforza Family, 1966

    Moore, Daphna The Rabbi's Tarot, 1992

    Neville, E. W. Tarot for Lovers, 1987

    Newman, Kenneth D. The Tarot: a myth of male initiation, 1983

    O'Neill, Robert V. Catharism and the Tarot, 2001

    O'Neill, Robert V. Tarot Symbolism, 1986

    Olsen, Christina Carte da Trionfi: the development of Tarot in fifteenth-century Italy, (unpublished PhD) 1994

    Ouspensky, P. D. The Symbolism of the Tarot, 1976 [1913]

    Papus The Tarot of the Bohemians, 1896 [1889]

    Peach, Pamela The Tarot Workbook, 1984

    Pollack, Rachel Seventy-eight Degrees of Wisdom, 1980/3

    Pollack, Rachel The Haindl Tarot, 1990

    Pollack, Rachel The New Tarot, 1989

    Pushong, Carlyle A. The Tarot of the Magi, 1967

    Riley, Jana Tarot Dictionary and Compendium, 1995

    Sadhu, Mouni The Tarot, 1962

    Seguin, Jean-Pierre Les cartes à jouer au Partrait de Paris de 1701 à 1778, 1989

    Sharman-Burke, Juliet & Liz Greene The Mythic Tarot Book, 1989

    Silvestre-Haeberle, Colette ABC de la Symbolique du Tarot, 1992

    Simon, Sylvie The Tarot, 1991

    Stuart, Micheline The Tarot: path to self development, 1990

    Stuart, Rowenna (Collins Gem) Tarot, 1998

    Thomsom, Sandra A., Robert E. Mueller & Signe E. Echols The Heart of the Tarot, 2000

    van Leeuwen, Otto and Rob The Complete New Tarot,

    Waite, Arthur Edward The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, 1910

    Wang, Robert An Introduction to the Golden Dawn Tarot, 1978

    Wanless, James Voyager Tarot, 1989

    Wirth, Oswald The Tarot of the Magicians, 1985 [1927]

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WOW, jmd! LOL You could open your own bookstore!

I only have a few:
Tarot Reversals - Greer
Tarot Spells - Renee
Shadow Work - Jette

and the decks that I have with books:
Goddess
Arthruian/Hallowquest
Norse
Cosmic - Signposts along the path
Nigel Jackson
Tarocchi Celtici - but i can't read it, it's in Italian

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That's a pretty impressive list jmd!

I only have these:
  • Learning the Tarot - Joan Bunning
  • 78 Degrees of Wisdom - Rachel Pollack
  • Tarot for Your Self - Mary K. Greer
  • The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals - Mary K. Greer
  • The Encyclopedia of Tarot (volumes I, II and III) - Stuart R. Kaplan
And I have the books for the Legend Arthurian and the Robin Wood decks.



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Crowley: The Book of Thoth
--- Perhaps the best of the older occult classics

Huson: The Devil's Picturebook
--- Implausible paganizing fluff

Butler: Dictionary of the Tarot
--- Collects meanings from many sources, and describes the older traditional and esoteric decks. Flawed but useful.

Reed: The Witches' Tarot
--- A deck book acquired w/o the deck

Knight: The Magical World of the Tarot and The Treasure House of Images
--- Two of my favourites. Strongly based in magickal techniques and visualisation. Magical World is the book I would recommend to beginners.

Kaplan: Tarot Classic
--- Has a nice discussion of Tarot history. An average keyword collection, useful for those who use Marseilles styles.

Kaplan: The Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. 3
--- The only one the used bookstore had, alas!

Pollack: 78 Degrees of Wisdom
--- The best reference I've seen about the Rider Waite Smith style decks; if you use one you should get this.

Louis: Tarot Plain and Simple
--- A Roget's Thesaurus of keywords. Could use more actual text.

Anonymous (Valentin Tomberg): [ii]Meditations on the Tarot[/i]
--- Meandering meditations, from a Roman Catholic, western-mysteries perspective on the Tarot of Marseilles.

Decker/DePaulis/Dummett: A Wicked Pack of Cards
Decker/Dummett: History of the Occult Tarot
--- A helpful antidote to some of the stuff you find in the other books.



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I love books. My Tarot book collection isn't to large though. Mainly because there aren't a lot that I feel are worth the money. I used to live in a city with a good library system, so I read a lot of books that way. Anyway, here are the books I own that deal with tarot.

Gray, Eden. A Complete Guide to the Tarot
-- Meh, but I still refer to it on occasion.

Pollack, Rachel. Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom
-- My Yule present to myself this year. I'm still working through it, but it has already given me some good insights into the cards.

Wood, Robin. The Robin Wood Tarot: The Book
-- An excellent deck book! It has helped me look at all my decks in a new way. I never really noticed or thought about all the symbolism in cards until I read it.

Junjulas, Craig. Psychic Tarot
-- The book for the Aquarian Tarot. So-so. Good insight into the cards, a bit of a Christian slant. It was my first Tarot book.

Jette, Christine. Tarot Shadow Work
-- I haven't read much of this yet. I'm sort of dipping into it slowly.

Peach, Emily. The Tarot Workbook
-- My second Tarot book. Somewhat the worse for wear. I don't think I ever finished it. It's the book that demands memorization of one part before moving on to the next. Blah! I really should finish it one day though.

Greer, Mary K. Tarot for Yourself
-- Excellent book, although I've never finished it. I don't know why.



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Let's see if I can remember them all:

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom - Rachel Pollack
Tarot Spells - Janina Renee
Tarot: Your Everyday Guide - Janina Renee
Tarot for a New Generation - Janina Renee
Tarot for All Seasons - Christine Jette
Tarot Shadow Work - Christine Jette
Tarot for Self Discovery - Nina Lee Braden
The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals - Mary K Greer

And from deck/book sets:

A Keeper of Words:The Legend Arthurian Tarot - Anna Marie Ferguson

A Guide Book to the Celtic Dragon Tarot - DJ Conway

The Sacred Circle Tarot - can't rmemeber the author's name!!

That's all I remember off the top of my head.



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Greer, Mary K. Tarot for Yourself
-- Excellent book, although I've never finished it. I don't know why.
I never finished it either...
I think it's a great book, but I guess it just wasn't for me...



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Hi,

For those of you that have RP's "78 Degrees of Wisdom" why do you/don't you like it? What topics does it cover? Are any of the topics unique to it? Does it deal with the meanings of the occult symbols on RWS style cards?
I'm interested in getting a copy, but am looking for more feedback.

I myself own the following -

*Mary K. Greer - The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals - marvellous book, one of the few that gives 'equal time' to reversed cards.

*Jonathon Dee - Tarot. An Illustrated Guide - uses the 'Ancient Italian Tarot' (http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/ancie...ian/index.html) for illustration. Has each type of card (aces, twos, fives, etc) on one page, all suits. Lots of spreads. Nicely done meanings.

*Baird Stafford's Divinatory Meanings of the Cards - moderater of alt.religion.wicca.moderated - internet based, he has a file of the meanings in Publisher
(http://www.capstonebeads.com/Magick/baird.html)
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*Gale's Mountain Storm Tarot - another awrm moderator - on the same site and also he has a Word file of his partially completed deck/meanings
(http://www.capstonebeads.com/Magick/tarot.html)

^^^^ If y'all are interested in copies of this, ask them if it's ok if I (Heidi Aussie) pass on my copy, to cut down on their transfer time.
I've just started using/looking through these so no comments as yet.

I'm also interested in a 'workbook' type book, eg. exercises to do with the cards (meditation, drawing it out & altering it, whatever!). Can anyone recommend that type of book?

Cheers,

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Here are mine -

Amber K & Azrael Arynn K Heart of Tarot

Evelyn Burger and J. Fiebig Complete Book of Tarot Spreads

Nina Lee Braden Tarot for Self Discovery

Christine Jette Tarot Shadow Work

Sandor Konrad Classic Tarot Spreads

Mary K Greer [i]Complete Book of Tarot Reversals

Mary K Greer Tarot Constellations

Mary K Greer Tarot Mirrors

Naomi Ozaniec Tarot Handbook: initiation into the key elements of the Tarot

Rachel Pollack Complete illustrated Guide to Tarot

Rachel Pollack Forest of Souls

Rachel Pollack 78 Degrees of Wisdom

Tracy Porter Tarot Companion

Tarot decks with books include:
The Witches Tarot, Mythic Tarot, Osho Zen Tarot, Shining Tribe, Tarot of the Sephiroth

Since coming to Aeclectic I've bought quite a few astrology books, a book on witchcraft, a book on kabbalah, some Edgar Cayce collections, a dictionary of symbols and some books on mythology as well but that's another story.

78 Degrees of Wisdom was the first book I bought. I keep going back to it and discovering much that is new. It is worth getting, Heidi Aussie (and welcome to another Australian).

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Quote:
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For those of you that have RP's "78 Degrees of Wisdom" why do you/don't you like it? What topics does it cover? Are any of the topics unique to it? Does it deal with the meanings of the occult symbols on RWS style cards?
I'm interested in getting a copy, but am looking for more feedback.
I haven't finished it yet, I only read the chapters on the Major Arcana. Those chapters deal with all the symbolism in the cards, and I liked that a lot. It gives you a lot more background on the cards.
Have you checked the book on Amazon? They have this "Look inside" feature on Amazon which allows you to have a look at some of the pages of the book.

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I'm also interested in a 'workbook' type book, eg. exercises to do with the cards (meditation, drawing it out & altering it, whatever!). Can anyone recommend that type of book?
Maybe you should try Tarot for Your Self by Mary K. Greer then, that sounds like the type of book you are looking for.



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