October 2, 2008
The Secret Language of Tarot
By Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone
Publisher: Weiser Books (April 2008)
Pages: 282 - Price: $24.95
Review by Lee Prosser - email@example.com
What is most intriguing and enjoyable about this The Secret Language of Tarot, and sets it apart from many others, is the concise and clearly written manner in which the authors share the symbols found in Tarot decks. These are the universal symbols.
Readers are in for a treat as the authors of this fine book reveal how to translate the existing pictorial symbolism from one deck to another. This allows the readers the distinct advantage of being able to locate and recognize specific, defined icons found in any deck.
The authors set out to help the reader see what symbols are with a fresh approach to imagery. They succeed brilliantly. The Foreword by Mary K. Greer, Introduction by Wald Amberstone, and About the Card Illustrations by Holly Voley are of great interest to those interested in Tarot.
There are seven chapters and an insightful appendix, which are of immense interest, and help. Nothing is left unturned, nothing is overlooked, and nothing is forgotten.
As an active Master of the Temple in the Golden Dawn, I highly recommend this excellent book about the secret language of the Tarot. There is much in this book you will want to try out for yourself and share with friends. Congratulations to Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone for a well-crafted, educational, and entertaining look at Tarot. The Secret Language of Tarot should be in your library as one of the finest books of its kind written in recent years, for it has the answers to questions oftentimes overlooked.
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