2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent beginner's resource,
This review is from: Complete Illustrated Guide - Tarot: How to unlock the secrets of the tarot (Paperback)
This probably isn't the only tarot book you'll ever need, but it's one that I would recommend as a "first read" to a sensible, serious beginner. More advanced Tarot users could get a lot out of it too.
The comment that the pages are adorned with pictures from "every Tarot pack imaginable" is a bit of an over-statement (there are literally hundreds of packs available now) but Rachel Pollack's use of a variety of cards (including some modern, non-traditional ones) to illustrate how a reading can evolve, and how the symbolism can speak to you, will give anyone, at any level, food for thought and a basis for further study.
The book is colourful and well designed, making it a pleasure to read. It's also undogmatic and refreshing free from any wishful-thinking occult and new-agey baggage.
Definitely one for your library.