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seventy eight degress of wisdom book
« on: January 05, 2014, 09:52:09 pm »
Sorry for the extra post but I just ordered this and was wondering what other thought of this book.
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Re: seventy eight degress of wisdom book
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 10:06:15 pm »
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Sorry for the extra post but I just ordered this and was wondering what other thought of this book.

 
It's a solidly good book. I tend to recommend Rachel Pollack's more recent book, Tarot Wisdom (which is basically 78 Degrees of Wisdom + 20 years more experience, and a bit more historical grounding and practical exercises - basically, more book for your book money) but there are reasons the older one remains a classic.

(As a note: I happened to recognise the author here, but when you ask about a book, it's really helpful if you mention the author as well. That way, someone who knows the author but not a particular book might be able to chime in with thoughts more easily. Also handy when there are books with very similar titles.)
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seventy eight degress of wisdom book
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 02:41:41 am »
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Sorry for the extra post but I just ordered this and was wondering what other thought of this book.

I like it a lot. I found it in a second-hand bookshop and didn't know it was a classic at the time. It's excellent.
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Re: seventy eight degress of wisdom book
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 02:47:20 am »
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Sorry for the extra post but I just ordered this and was wondering what other thought of this book.

 
It's an excellent resource. I've heard it referred to as 'the tarot bible' before.

I'm a fan of Pollack's - I own her Tarot Wisdom and Forest of Souls as well, and they're among the books I re-read most often. In general I find that she can write on some of the more esoteric aspects of the tarot without getting confusing or too intellectual.

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