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Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot: Create Meaning & Gain Insight from the Cards by [Dunn, Patrick]
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About the Author

Patrick Dunn is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English instructor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practised magic since childhood. Visit him online at Pomomagic.nfshost.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 14277 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (8 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D5W38UE
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #744,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Merging the Tarot and the petit-Lenormand cards is not the easiest of tasks. It's doable, certainly.
After all, Tarot is just a set of playing cards, or pips, with a series of trumps and the petit-Lenormand 36-French suited "ordinary" playing cards i.e. pips.

Nevertheless, each has their own nuances and inherent individualism in how they are read. I couldn't say Mr. Dunn understood the petit-Lenormand.

The petit-Lenormand is not just a series of cards with individual meanings, different to the Tarot's pips, but a whole system with its own little rules: distance, combination. Lenormand really isn't the deck, but the precept of reading a deck. Within his book a lot of this groundwork is streamlined, or rather ignored, to the manuscript's detriment in terms of being a real learning tool.

Mr. Dunn is certainly more within his comfort-zone when discussing Tarot, which is dealt with in the Golden Dawn schooling mostly with the stereotypical nods towards the psychologist, Carl Jung. It would have been far more refreshing, and useful to the reader, had he attempted to look towards the more continental methods where there is, already, a stronger vein of correlation present and viable to working these systems together. It seems rather banal to utilise the Tarot's pips with an additional pip deck. On the continent you'd more likely see the trumps and Fool + the petit-Etteilla, and the latter could be exchanged for the petit-Lenormand.

Overall, this is not a bad book. It's, however, far too short for its subject matter and woefully inadequate to someone not versed in the petit-Lenormand. Or even Tarot. If you're interested in both methods, and at least an intermediate level student within the Lenormand-system, you may enjoy this book.
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Well written and thoughtful book. It encompasses much more than just the Lenormand Deck and has helped me to 'read' the language of the cards much more clearly. Also like the personal anecdotes and open-minded attitude. Would have liked a bit more info on the cards ans their meanings etc beyond the Appendix though.
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The divinatory philosophy of this book is well considered but, on Kindle, the formatting is so bad that it is impossible to see all the cards displayed. They are over stacked so that any examples are impossible to see at a glance.It would have been better to have the cards names or numbers set out so that the reader would have some sense of what they were seeing. The mixing of Lenormand and Tarot, two complete systems in themselves, is not to my mind possible in a book of this length: it needed many more examples for the beginner to understand. The formatting of the counting round system is poor in the extreme, with a lack of tabulation, and insufficiently explained. The text entries for each Lenormand card do not align with the card image. I would recommend a new edition with careful attention to the formatting. This is just NOT good enough!
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I have to totally disagree with the review left by Caitlin Matthews (mind you, I believe she has a Lenormand deck and book set coming out soon so she is obviously more of an expert than me).

For what it's worth, I have this book on the Kindle and have no issues with the formatting whatsoever. The book is written in a friendly and engaging style with a sense of humour coming through regularly and is an absolute delight to read.

It's a great introduction to working with both the Lenormand and the Tarot and feels a little like attending a workshop. You don't just read the book, you experience it and I would hate to be without it. I feel there is something in there for both new and experienced readers.

In fact, I like it so much that when the paper version comes out I will be buying that as well for quick reference.
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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 14 reviews
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theory AND pratcticum 6 July 2013
By Graidan - Published on Amazon.com
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A lot of tarot books get so lost in the minutiae that it's hard to understand what they're saying. Or they focus on thelemic or psychological details so much that it's nigh impossible to make heads or tails of their ideas, much less apply them practically, unless you've been studying hermetic traditions, astrology, and the Qabala for years. Not so with this excellent book!

Dunn covers a lot of theory about how divination works, how it can be done, and the like, but he does it in a no-nonsense way that was easy to understand, made sense, and didn't come across as an absolute. Even more, he treats divination as communication (with the Anima Mundi, or Spirit of the World), and uses standard and newly emerging understandings about communication, which makes for a fascinating and though-provoking read.

I like that he was very clear about tradition and his additions, and that the line between Tarot and Lenormand that most other authors make (and I despise), he quietly explains away. Lenormand can be just as psychological and metaphoric, and Tarot can be just as practical - it's all in the symbols, and how you use them. Predisposition exists (and he explains why), but he makes it clear that doesn't have to limit you.

It doesn't cover basic techniques of reading Lenormand (or Tarot), so I would call it an Intermediate or Advanced level text, but it's worth getting and reading even if you are a beginner, just for the theory, and the useful practical exercises.
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Regrettably Inadequate for the Premise 31 Oct. 2013
By Andy Boroveshengra - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Merging the Tarot and the petit-Lenormand cards is not the easiest of tasks. It's doable, certainly.
After all, Tarot is just a set of playing cards, or pips, with a series of trumps and the petit-Lenormand 36-French suited "ordinary" playing cards i.e. pips.

Nevertheless, each has their own nuances and inherent individualism in how they are read. I couldn't say, reading this, that Mr. Dunn really understood the petit-Lenormand.

The petit-Lenormand is not just a series of cards with individual meanings, different to the Tarot's pips, but a whole system with its own little rules: distance, combination. Lenormand really isn't the deck, but the precept of reading a deck. Within his book a lot of this groundwork is streamlined, or rather ignored, to the manuscript's detriment in terms of being a real learning tool.

Mr. Dunn is certainly more within his comfort-zone when discussing Tarot, which is dealt with in the Golden Dawn schooling mostly with the stereotypical nods towards the psychologist, Carl Jung. It would have been far more refreshing, and useful to the reader, had he attempted to look towards the more continental methods where there is, already, a stronger vein of correlation present and viable to working these systems together. It seems rather banal to utilise the Tarot's pips with an additional pip deck. On the continent you'd more likely see the trumps and Fool + the petit-Etteilla, and the latter could be exchanged for the petit-Lenormand.

Overall, this is not a bad book. It's, however, far too short for its subject matter and woefully inadequate to someone not versed in the petit-Lenormand. Or even Tarot. If you're interested in both methods, and at least an intermediate level student within the Lenormand-system, you may enjoy this book. As a teacher of both systems, I'd advise a green-student to avoid it.

I also had some issues getting this book well displayed on my Kindle Fire. I ended up reading a lot of it on the PC application where it was displayed much better. Andy Boroveshengra.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully written! 2 July 2013
By Jennifer McDonald - Published on Amazon.com
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This author is very knowledgeable and makes his points clearly and cleanly. It has been a while since I have read a tarot book this original and enjoyable. Well done!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and Thought Provoking Book 12 Mar. 2014
By Dawn Killen-Courtney - Published on Amazon.com
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Initially I had gotten this book out from my library but after having to remind myself time after time that I couldn't underline a passage or comment, I knew I had best add this to my personal library. I am glad I did, there is plenty I will enjoy referring back to. Dunn's book is a thoughtful, and as I said, insightful and quietly passionate look into cartomancy. He pulls out many facets of his extensive education to give us the conceptual underpinnings of these two systems. I couldn't be more grateful that he did. Comparing and contrasting the social, political, philosophical and class differences that brought about the creation/recreation of the Tarot and the Lenormand, he allowed me a more confident basis for understanding more about the one I knew for decades (Tarot) and a great exposure to the one I am brand new to, (Lenormand). He gives you enough to start learning Lenormand spreads without overwhelming yourself thinking you must do Le Grand Tableau right away, and gives means to understanding Lenormand meanings, and even overlaps to the Tarot. I found it a great place to begin, providing a firm foundation to continue my learning from.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Think! Contemplate! Learn! 20 Sept. 2013
By Zanna Starr - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
From the title of this book, you might expect it to be primarily a collection of spreads that use the Lenormand and the Tarot in combination, or a list of interpretations for each Lenormand card when paired with each Tarot card. You would be wrong. Although Patrick Dunn does include spread ideas and card interpretations, this book is devoted much more to theory and concept. As Dunn puts it in his Introduction: "This is a book about types of knowledge and ways of listening... This book is only secondarily a how-to book."

This book definitely makes one think, contemplate, and learn -- all of which I find most enjoyable. I came away with a clear appreciation for how the Lenormand "works" when compared with how the tarot "works" and why understanding the history and purpose of both decks can result in "richer, more personal readings." And there's an Index. Win!
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