Tarot: From Novice to Pro in One Book
A book that starts where other tarot books end! Teaches card meanings, different tarot spreads and how to be a professional
How can you go from a novice tarot reader to a professional in one book? Easy if you work your way thoroughly through this book. It has card meanings, spreads, homework and information on how to set up a reading and ethics and professionalism. Each part builds up to a full understanding of what it means to be a professional and how to read in a practical and enlightened way. Based on the authors many years of practical experience as a tarot consultant,a tarot teacher and a professional clairvoyant, this book is full of helpful hints and useful insights. The beauty and imagery of each card is described and bullet points are used as memory aids. Each homework session builds on previous learning and repetition leads to knowledge and skillful answers. Aimed at those who want to learn the tarot in a precise and practical way, and then take it further to read in an ethical, confident way for others. Its both demanding and fun: a book for both beginners and readers who are ready to take the next step.
REVIEWS & ENDORSEMENTS
Tarot has a certain charm that brings people to it. "Tarot: From Novice to Pro in One Book" is Colette Browns guide to the ways of the tarot. Explaining the concepts and ideas behind the practice, understanding the information before you, advocating how to understand the process and the spirituality behind it. For followers of metaphysical philosophy, "Tarot" is a key guide to understanding the processes of the cards.
~ Carl Logan, Midwest Book Review
- As an experienced Tarot reader it didn't take long for me to discover that this is an excellent book. In ‘Tarot: From Novice to Pro in One Book’, Colette Brown makes more sense in her introduction than other books do in ten chapters. She begins by advising the novice to use one of the traditional decks as a starting point but once you have mastered the technique of reading the cards, then let your Tarot deck chose you ... “ You may be attracted to a deck that more suits your spiritual outlook, culture or aesthetic. Once a deck truly speaks to you intuitively, you will feel completely at home with the tarot.” This is a very important point, and one that members of my group argue about all the time – no one can recommend a particular deck to you because if you’re not on the same wavelength, the intuitive images needed for successful Tarot reading, will not come through.
As someone who never moves without consulting the Tarot, I found Colette Brown’s approach to reading the cards refreshingly simple and would have no hesitation in recommending her book to new members of my group. The exercises included in the book are simple and straightforward, without any hidden esoteric meaning – that comes later. I particularly liked her admission ... “I personally do not read reversed cards as negative or the opposite of its traditional meaning as I feel that the deck is perfectly balanced as it is. Instead, I ask the reader to “feel” whether the card is exerting its positive or negative influence on the situation under investigation. These “feelings” only come after plenty of practice and a good understanding of the various combinations of cards found within the spread. It also requires a degree of confidence and self-belief.” I second that!
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