Tarot Fundamentals MOBI Á Hardcover

Tarot Fundamentals MOBI Á Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 624 pages
  • Tarot Fundamentals
  • Sasha Graham
  • English
  • 23 December 2018
  • 0738748994

Tarot Fundamentals[PDF / Epub] ✅ Tarot Fundamentals By Sasha Graham – Essayreview.co.uk A labor of love ten years in the making, Tarot Fundamentals is Lo Scarabeo s authoritative compilation of tarot knowledge With thorough perspectives on tarot history, reading, spiritual work, card mea A labor of love ten years in the making, Tarot Fundamentals is Lo Scarabeo s authoritative compilation of tarot knowledge With thorough perspectives on tarot history, reading, spiritual work, card meanings, and , this full color volume is an indispensible reference for beginners and adepts alike Includes thancolor illustrations and contributions from a wide range of tarot experts, including Sasha Graham, Barbara Moore, Mark McElroy, Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin, Giordano Berti, and Riccardo Minetti Tarot is a living tradition, forever evolving and growing This resource book shows that tarot is always reinventing itself while never forgetting its origins.


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10 thoughts on “Tarot Fundamentals

  1. says:

    Disclaimer I kickstarted this book in 2015 Just after backing it, I became a staff writer for Lo Scarabeo They are not paying me to write this Lo Scarabeo s Tarot Fundamentals is the first in a trilogy of books that uncovers the information they have gathered from 20 years of publishing tarot decks It s a collaborative effort written by many of the top authors in the tarot industry This book s purpose was to be a cross between a lovely tarot coffee table book, with shiny pictures and a in Disclaimer I kickstarted this book in 2015 Just after backing it, I became a staff writer for Lo Scarabeo They are not paying me to write this Lo Scarabeo s Tarot Fundamentals is the first in a trilogy of books that uncovers the information they have gathered from 20 years of publishing tarot decks It s a collaborative effort written by many of the top authors in the tarot industry This book s purpose was to be a cross between a lovely tarot coffee table book, with shiny pictures and a introduction to tarot, its uses and meanings Tarot Fundamentals blends card meanings, card comparison, history, and a beginner s guide to working with tarot into one volume In fact, I would go far as to call it a wonderful tarot textbook The book has heft it is over 600 pages long, glossy and full color pages it contains wide margins, which gives me the impression that this book is to be used, highlighted, and written on.What I liked I liked the wide variety of topics contained in the text It lends well to quick and easy reading despite the size Even though some may seem like this is Lo Scarabeo s book to showcase various decks they ve published over the years it is, sort of , I liked the decks they included An aspect of tarot study is to compare various decks and this book does that brilliantly I also liked the way that this book introduces tarot history, repeating material in word as well as graphics It accounts for the various ways of learning and I can see younger readers finding this a good resource.What I didn t like The book has a unique chart representation of the court cards and their relationship to one another I m calling this the Court Cards Quadrant It has the power to be a powerful tool but as written it falls short of expectation We get a short single paragraph introduction in the green pages Then each court card gets it s unique chart and keywords in the pages that describe each card s meaning However, the longer explanation on how to use it is hundreds of pages back in the Techniques section I d have preferred this little gem to be together in it s own article It is introduced in one paragraph in the book s beginning, shown in visual and keyword format in each court card s description, and then explained how to use back in the Techniques section There are also parts of the book where information is almost duplicated, and that space could have been saved formeaty content The scale of the book seems a bit larger than normal many non tarot images take up a huge amount of page real estate and the text is in large print.Bottom Line If you are looking for a tarot book that leads you through the mysteries of the card by hand, then this is your guide I imagine that Tarot Fundamentals is the textbook Hogwarts uses in their Beginning to Tarot classes As a seasoned reader, I did get a lot out of this book, so don t let the introductory tone fool you There are some surprises in here

  2. says:

    It s okay It could have been better.This book is the first of a proposed trilogy of tarot books that will start out mainly intended for beginners and end up mostly directed towards advanced practitioners So understandably, most of the material in this book is beginner level Almost the entire first half is a basic guide to the cards, with four pages for each card in the Major Arcana and three pages each for the Minor Arcana and Court Cards The guide offers keywords, upright and reversed meani It s okay It could have been better.This book is the first of a proposed trilogy of tarot books that will start out mainly intended for beginners and end up mostly directed towards advanced practitioners So understandably, most of the material in this book is beginner level Almost the entire first half is a basic guide to the cards, with four pages for each card in the Major Arcana and three pages each for the Minor Arcana and Court Cards The guide offers keywords, upright and reversed meanings, and explanations of the symbols on the cards After that, the book goes into choosing your first deck, the basics of spreads and how to do readings Other articles cover interpreting Court Cards, reversals, gender and age issues in the cards, and how to handle the spooky cards A long, detailed history of the tarot comes towards the end, and then an assortment of articles by well known tarot authors this book was funded by a Kickstarter campaign that exceeded its original goal the bonus articles were some of the stretch goals.The book covers an impressive amount of information But I have trouble seeing it as a beginner s first book It s comparatively expensive hardcover, embossed cover, glossy paper, ribbon bookmark, color pictures on almost every page , large, and heavy 3.8 lbs 1.7 kg yeah, I weighed it , and there are a lot of books to learn tarot from that are less of a commitment Intermediate and advanced tarot readers would probably belikely to make that commitment, but then they probably already know most of what s in this book Still, true to Lo Scarabeo s promises, I did find information in here that was new to me The Court Diagram was an intriguing way to look at the Court Cards although I agree with Jaymi s review that it s confusing to have the full explanation of the Court Diagram almost 100 pages after its introduction in the Court Card definition pages The history of the tarot is one of the most detailed I ve seen, and goes into fardepth than is usual for a beginning tarot book Barbara Moore s article, Tarot Truth, covers issues that beginning readers would do well to think about do you believe that tarot can predict the future where do you think the answers come from.The book is in desperate need of better editing Sometimes it s in the organization of the material, like how information on the Court Diagram is scattered through the first half of the book A discussion of reversed meanings comes well after the basic guide that gave reversed meanings for all the cards And the copy editing needs help as well The history section slews back and forth between past and present tense for no apparent reason Nouns are capitalized randomly, usually nouns that aren t capitalized in English There are few actual misspellings, but generally, a book with this much effort behind it deserves good editing And yes, there are times when the book feelslike an advertisement for Lo Scarabeo s catalog of tarot decks than an unbiased guide to the tarot Beginners may find this useful, but they can find other books better suited to their needs and bank balances intermediate and advanced tarot readers may enjoy this, but it s not a must have for anyone s collection

  3. says:

    this is an all in one primer for those beginning their tarot journal it covers not only the basics given insight into things that most people wouldn t think to go over along with covering the non basics and ideas that most would need several extra books collected together in one idea bonus of having several articles by some of the best known names in tarot to give you eveninsight to different things that you wouldn t even think to consider.

  4. says:

    This is now my go to book for everything tarot It s very comprehensive and full of detailed information on each card.

  5. says:

    Tarot Fundamentals is the first of a three volume set published by noted deck publisher La Scarabeo The best part of the book is also the lengthiest, in which the cards are described and interpreted one by one Before this, I had never read a tarot book except for the ones that come in sets with particular decks, so this book will be a great resource for me as I continue to explore the cards However, I will look for other books on the subject for a couple of reasons First, this being a La Sca Tarot Fundamentals is the first of a three volume set published by noted deck publisher La Scarabeo The best part of the book is also the lengthiest, in which the cards are described and interpreted one by one Before this, I had never read a tarot book except for the ones that come in sets with particular decks, so this book will be a great resource for me as I continue to explore the cards However, I will look for other books on the subject for a couple of reasons First, this being a La Scarabeo book, they use only decks they publish as examples, and some of these are frankly terrible Fortunately, their basic Rider style deck is well done, and is the one they feature here But the decks they offer for comparison purposes are ones I can never imagine owning or using Other readers of both cards and this book will disagree about at least some of these decks, and that s great for you, but the other La Scarabeo decks that interest me are mostly absent here I also found an error in the description of one card They describe the king of wands as having a crown of flame, but the picture they are describing clearly shows him with a crown of oak leaves That matters, because it connects him with a figure from English folklore, the Oak King, and the mistake means there can be no discussion of the significance of this.Another disappointment to me here was the section on Tarot history This book was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, and it feels like they ran out of time to deliver the donor rewards, and did not edit this section properly In the early part especially, the verb tenses are a mess, and the writing itself feels disorganized So I need to look elsewhere to answer the question of where these images originally came from, but the later part of the history section gets much better, and has some good and useful information.Overall, this is a book that I think will help me learn to become a better reader of the cards, but it will not become my only resource It is good enough that its lapses werefrustrating than they would have been in a weaker book It is good enough that I don t regret buying all three volumes at once, and I am now working my way through volume two

  6. says:

    Recommend for Tarot beginners This book doesn t only provide cards meaning, but it also shows youhelpful information such as history, spreads although few , rituals It must be read if you want to have deep knowledge about the Tarot.

  7. says:

    Full of typo, small information, pictures are often unrelated to the topic at hand On the bright side impressive hardcover, looks suuuper good on the shelf.

  8. says:

    This book was part of a kickstarter project in 2015 Printed by Lo Scarabeo, it is a very luxurious book in that it offers so many visuals of so many tarot decks at once Offers traditional advice and modern insights into reading the cards If I had to play Devil s advocate and make any complaint towards such a magnanimous book, I d say that there are too many spelling textual errors throughout the book The wording can be a little off, almost as if it were translated by someone who didn t speak This book was part of a kickstarter project in 2015 Printed by Lo Scarabeo, it is a very luxurious book in that it offers so many visuals of so many tarot decks at once Offers traditional advice and modern insights into reading the cards If I had to play Devil s advocate and make any complaint towards such a magnanimous book, I d say that there are too many spelling textual errors throughout the book The wording can be a little off, almost as if it were translated by someone who didn t speak english Small errors but that would be the one area I d improve upon Lo Scarabeo is going to do an additional kickstarter project for a second volume, and it should be up or will be announced sometime in 2016

  9. says:

    Really disappointing It s one big, great commercial for Lo Scarabeo tarot decks and nothingThe book looks and reads like a high school textbook Much of the artwork is generic stock photo stuff The text ranges from basic at best to insipid at worst I am disppointed in myself that I got hooked in by the kickstarter campaign to fund this book The end result is nowhere near deserving of the hype DO NOT BOTHER there are much better books on the Tarot out there, and they don t come with Really disappointing It s one big, great commercial for Lo Scarabeo tarot decks and nothingThe book looks and reads like a high school textbook Much of the artwork is generic stock photo stuff The text ranges from basic at best to insipid at worst I am disppointed in myself that I got hooked in by the kickstarter campaign to fund this book The end result is nowhere near deserving of the hype DO NOT BOTHER there are much better books on the Tarot out there, and they don t come with the sales pitch for Lo Scarabeo decks

  10. says:

    The book can be helpful for people who are literally brand new to tarot, but I don t really see anything all that new or different that other books don t offer I m also confused as to why the History section is at the back of the book The section with information by the authors is also poorly edited and kind of all over the place There are also a lot of grammatical and typographical errors throughout the book.

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