For nonexperts who want simple answers to their pressing questions on life, love, work, and the future, this unique approach to Tarot is the most accessible introduction ever. Author John Mangiapane discovered his special method of reading the cards after years of teaching experience, and it's both practical and appealing. Begin by meditating on the cards and recording what they say to you. Then, determine the benefits of using various types of spreads; you'll even learn how to come up with your own designs. Go card-by-card through the Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, and Court Cards to see what insights each offers. And check out "Tinseltown Tarot" - a list of cards and the celebrities they personify. It's fun and revealing too!
John Mangiapane (b. 1955) grew up in western Connecticut, USA interested in theatre, sewing, and costuming, working as a professional costume designer and sewing in professional theatre. In the late 1980s John became interested in the artwork of Tarot, and it eventually lead to an interest in the subject. Not satisfied with the Tarot books he found - which he felt were elitist, too focused on arcane minutiae, or just plain boring - John wrote the first edition of his book 'It's All In The Cards,' published in 2004 by Sterling Publishing. It is now being re-released in both a workbook (ISBN 1478238577) and a reference format (ISBN 1478257040), and on Kindle.
John has just released his newest book 'Every Man's Tarot: Tarot and the Male Experience' (ISBN 147830782X); he also created the illustrations for this book. Available in paper and on Kindle.