The Authentic Tarot challenges the popular view of the cards as merely a device for fortune-telling – the Tarot deck is a ‘book’ of 78 cards that tells an allegorical story of our quest in life, using a symbolic language of archetypal pictograms and numbers. In its truest form it is an ancient tool for self-development – and, indeed, self-realization. Thomas Saunders decodes what may be the oldest known complete deck of cards – the Ancien Tarot de Marseille – which retains the greatest integrity for their original function. He explains the symbolism of each card and the relationships between the cards, interpreting not only the Major Arcana, but also the significance of the fifty-six Minor cards, and suggests how the wisdom of the Tarot can help us to self-awareness, an understanding of where we are on life’s path, and a sense of our place in the world.
About The Authentic Tarot
Tarot is more than a means of fortune telling: by telling an allegorical story of our quest in life, it provides valuable insight into where we are on our path and how we can arrive at a better place. The Authentic Tarot stays faithful to the cards’ true spirit, using this ancient technique as a tool for self-realization and heightened awareness. Thomas Saunders decodes what may be the oldest known complete deck, the Ancien Tarot de Marseille, which retains the greatest integrity for its original function. He explains the symbolism of each card and the relationships between them, and offers enlightening interpretations of both the Major Arcana and the 56 minor cards. Easy-to-consult charts help decipher a 21 card spread.
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