Saturday, 6 May 2017

The Mythic Tarot

Circle Network Book review: The Mythic Tarot Workbook by Juliet Sharman-Burke, a psychotherapist who co-authored the tarot card deck of the same name. This book is intended for use with the Mythic Tarot cards and is intended to replace a workshop for deepening and widening knowledge through guided fantasy exercises for all 78 cards, meditations, and methods to help interpret the cards. There is also a suggestion for journaling and space is provided for this. There are pen line sketches of the Major Arcana for colouring. Information is provided on how to read the cards for yourself or for others. There are suggested spreads titled: Horoscope, Ten Card, Horseshoe, Triangle and Star.

Mythology and psychology of the cards is given as it reflects our inner world and our self-awareness. The divinatory meanings can be used for any tarot deck but as Mythic Tarot cards are intended and small black and white scans of the Mythic Tarot deck are provided. I like this deck very much and the book I found very useful. 

Sample card. The King of Wands is enthroned surrounded with fiery symbols of salamanders, lions and the rams of Aries. He needs to master his emotions, his ambitions and his over confidence. He must encourage and support others to do as well as he does himself and avoid life's dramas, which sap strength and energy. He loves his sense of power, but beware: power without responsibility is very dangerous. 

Reviewer: Wendy Stokes

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