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Brilliantly thought out!
on 10 February 2018
A beautiful book to hold as it is gentle on your hands. Based on the Raider Waite Tarot, absolutely all illustrations are in full colour.
Lovely to look at and handle, the entire book is of a soft gloss, easy on the eyes which enables continued reading.
The authors prepare you before you start reading the two page meanings of every card. The interpretations of the Minor and Major Arcana, Interpretations of the Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles, alone and in association with Fire, Water, Air and Earth. They give you a feel for what a card could stand for. They say to remember the symbolic nature of the images and not to take everything at face value. To feel the warning or motivation of a card, that clues are often in the background, to observe colour, that a card without a human figure has something to tell us, that Court Cards represent developed personalities, Ten different Ways of using a Single Card, and much, much more. They have thought of everything!
The authors have put in tremendous effort in explaining every little bit of every card. As every card has two pages, the left page has explanations of the card, for example, The Page of Pentacles: what the colour of the card could mean, what the pose of the man signifies,
what the colour of his red headgear and green garment means, what the landscape, the arable land, mountains and trees mean, the pose
of the man, the reverence displayed by the same man holding the large coin, leaving no detail out.
On the right is the card itself, with: The Basic meaning, Spiritual experience, As the card of the day, As a prognosis/tendency, For love and
relationships, For success and happiness, all are explained in an easy, uncomplicated way. Then, the overall meaning of the card.
All, very concise to minimise overload.
The authors have written it in a way, that by the time you have finished exploring an individual card, you have a story, so the next time you
see the same card, you don't have to figure it out all over again!! You remember, because it became a personal experience being introduced
to the Page of Pentacles. Usually, one does not forget personal experiences.
The short, concise explanations, have spaces in between, so you can stay focused and don't get fed up reading it. The layout of the individual
pictures within each card, i.e. the red headgear, the green garment, the trees etc., with their explanation, are pieces of the same puzzle. When
you have put the pieces of the puzzle together, you have The Page of Pentacles. This goes for every single card. All, in beautiful, soft colouring, clear to read, gentle on your eyes for sustained reading and an overall ‘clean’ appearance of every page you turn!
I have collected many Tarot books some of which I can say, the information on every card was just thrown together and you wind up with an
ugly black and white picture, sometimes very small, sometimes smudged, with a paragraph that is a page long and torture to read!
The RW Tarot book is out of this world! A great deal of thought and effort has been put into it to ensure the reader’s attention isn’t lost
and that boredom doesn’t set in. After reading something, you are not left with more question marks than when you started.
The attention to detail is superb, as is the choice of paper, colour, blue subtitles with black text and the spacing which matters so much! Everything is geared towards making this book user friendly and a joy to work with.
I highly recommend this book for the novice as it would also be a very good companion for the pro. I have bought this same book for my
husband so he has his own copy.
I take my hat off to the authors!!
Not to forget the exceptional service from Amazon. I ordered this book just after midnight, (early Monday morning), standard delivery and
the book arrived around lunch on Tuesday. I was pleasantly shocked!! Thank you to all the little ‘elves’ at Amazon and the other delivery
people who made this happen......
Without them, there would be no joy in internet shopping.....