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In this updated edition of The Tarot Handbook, now with a new introduction by the author, Angeles Arrien takes tarot beyond the limits of the fortune-telling realm and shows us how this time-honored application is both a visual and symbolic map of consciousness, and a source of ancient wisdom. An exciting handbook for either a beginning or an ardent student of the tarot, it contains a multitude of charts, spreads, illustrations of the Thoth Deck, and other methodology tools for anyone looking for insights into personal and spiritual development.An anthropologist who specializes in cross-cultural myths, Arrien demonstrates how the seventy-eight figures of the tarot are portraitures and archetypes that are prevalent in the collective human experience. The author teaches us to use this realization to look beyond our cultural viewpoint or bias when we approach the tarot, and to rely instead on these more important universal principles, thereby deepening the quality and accuracy of our interpretations and expanding our awareness of the human psyche. A significant and classic piece of tarot literature, The Tarot Handbook is both a required manual for teachers and students of the subject, and an accessible and fascinating exploration of cultural anthropology.

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Angeles Arrien is an anthropologist, educator, and award-winning author. She is also a consultant to corporations, organizations, and schools such as the Wharton Business School, Motorola Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Labs, the Fetzer Institute, and the Kellogg Foundation. She lives in San Francisco.

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Arrien provides some excellent interpretations to the deck
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
People seem to be really divided on this book, some adoring it, some hating it, and the controversy surrounds the writers ignorance of Crowley''s writings regarding the Thoth Deck. Personally I have no issues at all with her ignoring Crowley as the language of symbols is... See more
People seem to be really divided on this book, some adoring it, some hating it, and the controversy surrounds the writers ignorance of Crowley''s writings regarding the Thoth Deck. Personally I have no issues at all with her ignoring Crowley as the language of symbols is open to personal reinterpretation and there is no single "right reading" of a symbol. Each person will interpret symbolic imagery differently and that is the entire purpose of using symbolism instead of linear language. Arrien provides some excellent interpretations to the deck, which I honestly find a very welcome addition to the constant rehasing of Crowley''s ideas.
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James R. Webb
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If you''re looking for a wonderful cross-cultural study guide to the Thoth tarot
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2017
If you''re looking for a wonderful cross-cultural study guide to the Thoth tarot, this is the book for you. Anthropologist Angeles Arrien is a bit like a Joseph Campbell of the tarot and you will enjoy the richness of the art and the history of these symbols and archetypes.... See more
If you''re looking for a wonderful cross-cultural study guide to the Thoth tarot, this is the book for you. Anthropologist Angeles Arrien is a bit like a Joseph Campbell of the tarot and you will enjoy the richness of the art and the history of these symbols and archetypes. If you''re learning divination, meditation, astrology and/or numerology, there is much here for you.
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Sia
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Great Book
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2016
I''ve been using this book to help me understand the Thoth deck, and I found it very helpful. I still use my own intuition to read the cards, but I find her interpretation helpful. She doesn''t use a lot of New Age clichés like some of the other books. A lot of issues people... See more
I''ve been using this book to help me understand the Thoth deck, and I found it very helpful. I still use my own intuition to read the cards, but I find her interpretation helpful. She doesn''t use a lot of New Age clichés like some of the other books. A lot of issues people go through are initiations, not lessons. Spirit needs no lessons. Arrien focuses on negatives that we need to release or overcome, when negative cards show up. For the major arcana, she she gives advice on affirmations and meditations that can be used for them, plus their gifts and challenges. She also offers several card spreads which I''ve never seen before. I have two other Thoth books, and this is the only one I use when needed. Remember to always trust your own judgment and intuition first when reading cards, no matter what any book says.
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Marie Joie Hughes
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A treasure!
Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2017
This book was given to me about 20 years ago and I didn''t appreciate till now. I actually gave away my initial copy and had to order another one recently. Since then I have been studying world symbolism and magic amulets quite a bit. I now appreciate the magnitude and power... See more
This book was given to me about 20 years ago and I didn''t appreciate till now. I actually gave away my initial copy and had to order another one recently. Since then I have been studying world symbolism and magic amulets quite a bit. I now appreciate the magnitude and power of this book! Angeles Arrien was a profound woman and teacher and her insights are dead on. As with any esoteric study, you have to study and practice before the meanings become clear. Angeles Arrien''s knowledge of symbolism was vast and yet she synthesized this vast knowledge into a crystal clear point of view.
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Used regularly and happily since purchase in 2009
Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2015
With the season dramatically shifting to Spring here, I pulled out my Tarot Handbook again. I use the Whole Person Spread 4-5 times a year and I always find something to reflect on. The bulk of this large, relatively thick book is found in the descriptions of the cards.... See more
With the season dramatically shifting to Spring here, I pulled out my Tarot Handbook again. I use the Whole Person Spread 4-5 times a year and I always find something to reflect on. The bulk of this large, relatively thick book is found in the descriptions of the cards. The cards (purchased separately) are beautiful and have many symbols and ways of looking at them - lots of detail. I''m sure there are other better, truer books for The Tarot but I like Dr. Arrien''s way of incorporating astrology and Jungian archetypes. Perfect for someone who spends a lot of time contemplating how to integrate mind, heart, body, and spirit.

My one nit is the section on calculating growth cycles - despite using it every 3-4 months, I still go backwards and forwards (frustratingly) a few pages to figure this out. It could be clearer by being better sequenced. Other than that, I am grateful for Dr. Arrien''s compilation and interpretation. I recommend her other books as well, e.g., "The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom." This author (a cultural anthropologist) spans disciplines well and yields helpful insight paths as a result.

In looking for her website today, I was sorry to learn that she died unexpectedly a year ago. Rest in peace, Dr. Arrien, and many thanks.
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Archeon
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Great Book, quality of print seems less
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2019
I have owned many editions of this fantastic best Tarot Handbook I''ve ever used. I seem to always give my copies away to help others so I have to keep purchasing it. This book seems to be a cheaper edition. The cover ink was partially scraped off and the pages seem cheaper,... See more
I have owned many editions of this fantastic best Tarot Handbook I''ve ever used. I seem to always give my copies away to help others so I have to keep purchasing it. This book seems to be a cheaper edition. The cover ink was partially scraped off and the pages seem cheaper, light-weight. The material is as always super high consciousness and useful on the path of self-knowledge. Highly recommend this with the Thoth deck because it is very positive and self-empowering to handle challenges that the cards may convey.
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The Guid to Understanding The Toth Tarot Deck
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2018
A very well writing and illustrated addition on history, astrology, numerology, Egyptology and many, many other guides to understanding energy and meditative powers implanted in the " Majik" of the ""Toth Tarot Deck". If anyone is interested in a deeper understanding of... See more
A very well writing and illustrated addition on history, astrology, numerology, Egyptology and many, many other guides to understanding energy and meditative powers implanted in the " Majik" of the ""Toth Tarot Deck". If anyone is interested in a deeper understanding of and a personal guide to the aforementioned deck, then I would consider this publication as an addition to your library. As, a contribution to the "Toth Deck". Although I must inject at this point of my review, I have issues with some of Angeles Arrien''s statements towards Crowley''s guidance on understanding and reading the cards, as he receives energy and guidance form the symbols and imagery in the deck. There is an old adage "Never Judge a Book by it''s Cover", in my opinion, well said. For myself, always judge a book by the introduction. This is where the author sets the table with their own inner most thoughts and guidance into the world as they receive the creative energy that oozes out across the pages of their essay. On the subject at hand, reading into the second paragraph on the second page of Arrien''s introduction, and I quote, "I read Crowley''s book that went with this deck and decided that it''s esotericism in meaning hindered, rather than enhanced, the use of the visual portraitures that Lady Frieda Harris had executed. I instantly felt that a humanistic and universal explanation of these symbols was needed so that the value of tarot could be used in modern times as a reflection mirror of internal guidance which could be externally applied", was like reading an essay stating that Henry Ford had no knowledge of engineering or modes of transport. I am positive any student of the Tarot and the esoteric energies gleaned from it''s use, can also extrapolate the meaning within my essay on "The Tarot Handbook".
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Chad Axe
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Fortunately I enjoy the ideas
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2017
So far I have referenced this Handbook every day since it arrived. I am currently working with the Book of Thoth (cards) and this book has its own suggestions on doing that. Fortunately I enjoy the ideas. It uses a version of numerology that is imbedded within the Tarot... See more
So far I have referenced this Handbook every day since it arrived. I am currently working with the Book of Thoth (cards) and this book has its own suggestions on doing that. Fortunately I enjoy the ideas. It uses a version of numerology that is imbedded within the Tarot structure. The written descriptions of the cards are repetitive or redundant, so not five stars.
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jude
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informative!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 30, 2020
yup- loads of info. All pages Black and white, illustration throughout.
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Highly recommended!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2019
This book is full of information about each card, numerology, colours, spreads.
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HILARY HEYES
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recommend this to tarot novices with a crowley pack
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2017
great tarot manual / workbook for the crowley pack...ordered it for a friend as I will not lend out my own copy ! Arrived within the due date and all is good
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 9, 2018
very good
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Great for the intuitive person.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2018
Very tarot card reader should have this book. If you only buy this one you cannot go wrong.
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