- Hardcover: 344 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Har/Crds edition (Oct 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312166818
- ISBN-13: 978-0312166816
- Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 5.1 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,169,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Publisher's Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, said "No other book we know of offers this degree of specificity." I agree.
Now, for less than the price of a single tarot reading from a professional, you can do your own readings for the rest of your life, the instant you take the shrink-wrap off the package...it is that simple.
I have gone out of my way to make the meanings USEFUL in your daily life. Every other tarot book, except my Enchanted Tarot, gives you the meanings of the cards in such a way that they can confuse even me, and I've studied tarot since the 1970's! No wonder so many people have a tarot deck gathering dust in a drawer. When you use my book, the answers are geared to real people with real questions about real problems. The wording offers you guidance you can use, not poetry.
The good news is that The Instant Tarot Reader works with almost any tarot deck, and not just with the incredibly beautiful and gentle Zerner/Farber Deck that comes with it. The Z/F deck is 78 fabric collage tapestries made into a tarot deck. It is so beautiful I really don't know how to describe it in words. All I can tell you is that my wife, Amy Zerner, won a major National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in the category of Painting for her fabric tapestries, not in the category of Crafts. She was the only artist working in fabric to do this in the history of the NEA.
If you are a beginner, there is no better way to learn. If you are experienced, I guarantee you will find a lot of meanings for the cards in the positions that you have never thought of before. I've put twenty years into The Instant Tarot Reader so you don't have to. May all your readings bring you to contentment in all circumstances, a lofty goal, I know, but a good one, none the less.
The cards are small which is great for shuffling considering I have very small hands, other "regular sized" tarot cards are awkward to shuffle.
I'd recommend this set for beginners as a good head start for reading the tarot. Once this is accomplished reading other books for more in depth knowledge of tarot is a must.
The cards are small, about the size of regular playing cards, which makes them easier for the novice to shuffle. They have a nicely moody feeling to them (did Amy Zerner design them or Stevie Nicks?) Seriously, I enjoy Amy Zerner's work on this deck and wouldn't mind a larger showy set of these cards. There are a lot of rich colors in this deck and it's origionality makes it perfect for the Tarot collector.
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