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1.0 out of 5 stars Old.......and not all that good., 17 Jun 2009
This review is from: Tarot: A New Hdbk for the Apprentice, Classic Ed: 1 (Connolly Tarot) (Paperback)
This a thirty year old book (originally written in 1979), and its age shows. It should also have the word "Christian" in front of "Apprentice".

Well over half consists of Connolly's interpretation of the cards, including some bad rhyming couplets to (hopefully) aid your memory and a lot of worthless stuff about astrology, gnothology(!) and a bit of Hebrew.

There are a couple of messy and badly drawn charts and some meditations that might make you cringe : "I thank Thee, heavenly Father, for all Thy wondrous gifts ... for my home, and all my humble possessions..." etc. etc.

The Tarot, and magick in general, has come a long way since the seventies. Modern students might find Connolly's approach condescending. "Much as I would like to take take you further into Astrology, Gnothology and the Cabalistic correspondence of the Tarot I do not feel it wise to do so at this stage...." But, the student might well complain, I thought this was supposed to be "the Complete Handbook"?

There are more insightful, more modern, less religious, and better produced handbooks on the market. Avoid this one.
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