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Errors render the hard work wasted
on 5 March 2018
I have no doubt Sallie Nichols researched thoroughly for this book. On the whole it is an interesting take on the theme of the hero’s journey as depicted in the Tarot deck.
I bought the book for the Jung connection, but his input is in amongst a whole host of other meanderings and speculations.
I’m not too bright, and this book is educational, so it’s important to get the facts right. Unfortunately an error on page 302 pulled me back to reality and made me question the whole context - Van Gogh painted The Starry Night in June 1889 - it’s the view from his window at Saint Remy where he was staying as a voluntary patient. The author does not get these facts right. It’s disappointing, as the Tarot illusion is shattered, and she didn’t need to refer to Van Gogh at all.
This author must be in a world of her own imaging Van Gogh was a committed mental patient, painting in 1900!