- Publisher: Outlet (Mar. 1970)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0517099845
- ISBN-13: 978-0517099841
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,604,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Tarot Revealed: A Modern Guide to Reading the Tarot Cards Hardcover – 1 Mar 1970
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This is a guide to understanding the timeless mysteries of the tarot. Dr Gray believes that the complex and sometimes obscure nature of the books on the subject has acted as a barrier rather than a help to people who are attracted to these ancient cards and would like to understand and use them. In this text he has carefully extracted the original, basic meanings of the cards from a number of authentic sources, stressing those symbols that have persisted beneath the many guises the tarot has assumed throughout the centuries. He has put the meaning of the symbols and the interpretations of the cards in simple language, so that the beginner can easily take the plunge and begin to use the cards. The title includes 52 easily-organized entries, one for each card, including a full page reproduction of the card from the most popular deck now available, and detailed descriptions of the divinitory significance of the card. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Eden Gray's intention with this book is "I have....tried to present the ancient lore of the Tarot in a form that the beginning student can utilize....I have tried to put the meanings of the symbols and the interpretation of the cards in simple language, so that the beginner can easily take the plunge and begin to use the cards in divination and contemplation" (p. un-numbered 'Introduction').
Her book is simply structured in that she starts with a very basic introduction, followed by the presentation of, first, the Minor Arcana, followed by the Major Arcana. Then follows a chapter on spreads, and a final section about Tarot in meditation. There is also a Glossary of Symbols. However, the author's simple structure belies the quality and depth of the information contained in the book.
In Gray's brief history of the Tarot, she also looks at its influence on ".....recent scholars and philosophers" (p.17), including T.S. Eliot and W.B.Yeats. At the end of the Introduction, she states that the book is mainly about divination.Read more ›
can turn anyone into a Tarot reader in minutes. This book
has information on the past of tarot, different spreads to
use with them, the meanings of every card, and a full page
illustration for each of them. I use this book with
Albano-Waite cards, and the pictures match perfectly.
TAROT REVEALED is a must-have for any person interested in
reading the Tarot.
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As with her other two Tarot books, this one features black and white illustrations of the Waite-Rider deck. I wish someone would do a compilation of all three of her books (the third being Mastering the Tarot) with color illustrations. Gray's books hail from the early days of the Tarot renaissance in the 60s and 70s, yet they remain classics.