What's on the cards? Most of us would love to know what the future holds (so long as it's good), and consult our horoscope to see if we're in for a lottery payday. But more and more people are now turning to the Tarot for guidance, too. And as the authors of this intriguing book suggest, it has become very much part of a wider spiritual search.
However, the Tarot was not originally designed for the art of prediction, argue Drane, Clifford and Johnson. Instead, the cards were packed full of Christian symbolism to help us understand the spiritual backdrop to life. With a revealing look at the history of the different packs, together with illustrations and descriptions of each card's meaning (and suggested examples to try), this book shows that there is far more to be gleaned from shuffling the deck than mere fortune telling.
"As we explore our personal spirituality, the Tarot's symbols evoke some powerful questions: How can I be the best person I can possibly be? How can I find my place in the world? Who am I anyway, and who might I become? How can I reconnect my soul to the divine source of all life?" These are the questions that are being asked afresh by a spiritually hungry society, and while most people would associate this practice with the occult, the Tarot in fact provides Christian help for the journey.
Who'd have thought it? Itıs a fascinating twist--and one that even the local clairvoyant may not have seen coming. --Brian Draper [via]