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The Way of Tarot

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The Way of Tarot

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The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards
Contributor(s): Jodorowsky, Alejandro (Author), Costa, Marianne (Author), Graham, Jon E (Translator) Using the original Marseille Tarot, the authors present a new psychological approach, Tarology, that draws on the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.

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Using the original Marseille Tarot, the authors present a new psychological approach, Tarology, that draws on the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.



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TAROT / SPIRITUALITY Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination system. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul. The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot's Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a "nomadic cathedral" whose parts--the 78 cards or "arcana"--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot's hermetic symbolism. The authors explore the secret associations behind the hierarchy of the cards and the correspondences between the suits and energies within human beings. Each description of the Major Arcana includes key word summaries, symbolic meanings, traditional interpretations, and a section where the card speaks for itself. Jodorowsky and Costa then take the art of reading the Tarot to a depth never before possible. Using their work with Tarology, a new psychological approach that uses the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a mirror image of the personality, they offer a powerful tool or self-realization, creativity, and healing. ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY is a filmmaker who made the legendary El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He also is a psychotherapist and author of many books on Tarot and spiritualism, including Psychomagic and The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky. MARIANNE COSTA has worked with Jodorowsky since 1997, coteaching workshops on Tarot and family-tree therapy. She is the author of No Woman's Land. Both authors live in Paris.

Table of Contents:
Preface by Marianne Costa
Introduction by Alejandro Jodorowsky

PART ONE
"Structure and Numerology of the Tarot"
Opening: The Tarot Is a Complete Entity
To Begin
Composition and Rules of Orientation
The Numerology of the Tarot
The Ten Stages for Constructing the Mandala
The Eleven-Color Scale
PART TWO
"The Major Arcana"
Opening: An Architecture of the Soul
To Begin
Le Mat/The Fool
I Le Bateleur/The Magician
II La Papesse/The High Priestess
III L'Imperatrice/The Empress
IIII L'Empereur/The Emperor
V Le Pape/The Pope
VI L'Amoureux/The Lover
VII Le Chariot/The Chariot
VIII La Justice/Justice
VIIII L'Hermite/The Hermit
X La Roue de Fortune/The Wheel of Fortune
XI La Force/Strength
XII Le Pendu/The Hanged Man
XIII L'Arcane sans Nom/The Nameless Arcanum
XIIII Temperance/Temperance
XV Le Diable/The Devil
XVI La Maison Dieu/The Tower
XVII L'etoile/The Star
XVIII La Lune/The Moon
XVIIII Le Soleil/The Sun
XX Le Jugement/Judgment
XXI Le Monde/The World
PART THREE
"The Minor Arcana"
Opening: The Humble Guardians of the Secret
To Begin
The Degrees of the Numerology
-" The Aces "
-" The Twos
- The Threes"
- "The Fours "
-" The Fives
- The Sixes
- The Sevens
- The Eights
- The Nines
- The Tens
- The Numerological Degrees by Suit
"Swords - Cups - Wands - Pentacles
The Honors or Court Cards
"
- The Pages
- The Queens
- The Kings
- The Knights
- A Summary of Meaning by Suit
"Swords - Cups - Wands - Pentacles
PART FOUR
"The Tarot Two by Two"
Opening: Consciousness as a Joint Work
To Begin
The Duets of the Two Decimal Series
"I The Magician--XI Strength "
"II The High Priestess--XII The Hanged Man "
"III The Empress--XIII The Nameless Arcanum
IIII The Emperor--XIIII Temperance
V The Pope--XV The Devil
VI The Lover--XVI The Tower
VII The Chariot--XVII The Star
VIII Justice--XVIII The Moon
VIIII The Hermit--XVIIII The Sun
X The Wheel of Fortune--XX Judgment"
The Couples of the Tarot
"- The Fool--The World
- The Magician--Strength
- The High Priestess--The Pope
- The Empress--The Emperor
- The Chariot--The Star
- Justice--The Hermit
- The Moon--The Sun "
The Pairs That Add Up to 21
Numerical Succession and Transfer
PART FIVE
"The Reading of the Tarot"
Opening: How to Become a Mirror
To Begin
First Steps to Reading the Tarot
"- With One Arcanum
- With Two Arcana
- With One, Two, Then Several Arcana
- With One Partner "
Reading Three Cards
Reading Four and More Cards
Reading Ten and More Cards
Conclusion: The Tarotic Philosophy
Notes

Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 536).

Biographical Note:
Alejandro Jodorowsky is a filmmaker who made the legendary" El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain." He also is a psychotherapist and author of many books on Tarot and spiritualism, including "Psychomagic" and "The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky." Marianne Costa has worked with Jodorowsky since 1997, coteaching workshops on Tarot and family tree-therapy. She is the author of "No Woman's Land." Both authors live in Paris.

Review Quotes:
""The Way of Tarot" is a very impressive work. Whether you agree with the authors conclusions or not, it will make you think outside of the box, and will perhaps be the impetus needed for someone out there in the Tarot world to connect the dots between their thoughts and present them for examination. . . . This is a worthwhile addition to the Tarot library of anyone that wishes to move beyond the divination aspects of the cards into self-realization."

Review Quotes:
"A profound work that is both penetrating and fascinating. It offers thought-provoking commentary on the cards from a pair of authors who are among the world's most deeply knowledgeable authorities on the tarot."

Review Quotes:
"An excellent all-around guide to both the nuts-and-bolts practical and the spiritual sides of Tarot, "The Way of Tarot" is filled with invaluable insights for Tarot practitioners of all skill and experience levels."

Review Quotes:
"The beauty of this deck is that Jodorwsky puts aside the Kabalistic and other Western influences upon the tarot and just studies the primal and bare gestures, numbers, and minute details . . . "

Review Quotes:
"The beginning of this book reads like a sophisticated treasure-hunt adventure. It also happens to include a history of tarot cards, which will be invaluable to people who are studying tarot seriously. . . . a reference they can go back to over and over again as they gain experience with the cards."

Review Quotes:
"The purpose of this book is to show the reader how the tarot can be seen and used in a practical way that is holistic, balanced, and grounded. . . . "The Way of Tarot" can be a guide along this path."

Publisher Marketing:
Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's insights into the Tarot as a spiritual path
- Works with the original Marseille Tarot to reveal the roots of Western wisdom
- Provides the key to the symbolic language of the Tarot's "nomadic cathedral"
- Transforms a simple divination tool into a vehicle for self-realization and healing
Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.
"The Way of Tarot" shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot--created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century--to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot's Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a "nomadic cathedral" whose parts--the 78 cards or "arcana"--should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot's hermetic symbolism.
The authors explore the secret associations behind the hierarchy of the cards and the correspondences between the suits and energies within human beings. Each description of the Major Arcana includes key word summaries, symbolic meanings, traditional interpretations, and a section where the card speaks for itself. Jodorowsky and Costa then take the art of reading the Tarot to a depth never before possible. Using their work with Tarology, a new psychological approach that uses the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a mirror image of the personality, they offer a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.
 

Contributor Bio:  Jodorowsky, Alejandro
Alejandro Jodorowsky is a playwright, filmmaker, composer, mime, psychotherapist, and author of many books on spirituality and tarot, and over thirty comic books and graphic novels. He has directed several films, including "The Rainbow Thief "and the cult classics "El Topo" and "The Holy Mountain". He lives in France.

Contributor Bio:  Costa, Marianne
Marianne Costa has worked with Jodorowsky since 1997, coteaching workshops on Tarot and family tree-therapy. The author of "No Woman's Land", she lives in Paris.