1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2013
This is by no way a "misleading" book as a previous reviewer called it, giving the impression that it is a failure no matter how you consider it, while he is only disappointed by Mr. Banzhaf's Jungian interpretation of the cards. Of course, as for everything else, it depends on what you are expecting from tarots, or from books on them. If you are only into the divination,the "how to do,how to read" thing, then this book may not be what you need, since it explains next to nothing about that; but if you are also interested in the mythological, in_depth interpretation of the 22 major Arcana, with a clear jungian turn, this is really an excellent book. Then, why should we separate philosophy from practice? I find my card reading only improved and by no means hindered by the hints I got from this work, which deepened my own intuition of the cards themselves. It's only my point of view, but I find myself really satisfied with this work and do recommend it.
on 23 July 2014
everything is a matter of opinion, especially with the Tarot, but in my opinion the scholarship is superficial and the opinions of the author - his... dubious and superficial as a text, assuming the reader want's to be told, not an exploration of the journey. Of course, these are my opinions - caveat emptor.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2009
This book was lent to me and having read it I purchased my own copy which I immediately lent on to a friend (I must ask for it back!).
The author has such a tender grasp of the human condition and the oft repeating cycle of learning that we all go through at our own pace and with more or less consciousness.