Tarot and the Gates of Light

Tarot and the Gates of Light

Author: Mark Horn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620559314

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 544

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An innovative, spiritual workbook that integrates the Tarot and the Kabbalistic tradition of Counting the Omer • Explores the origins and meaning of the 49-day Kabbalistic meditative practice of Counting the Omer and how it can lead to spiritual revelation, personal insight, and connection with the Divine • Reveals the correspondence of the Tarot’s minor arcana with the Sephirot of the Tree of Life and explains how both relate to the Omer meditation • Provides a daily practice workbook that explores the related Sephirot and Tarot cards for each day, examines their Kabbalistic and spiritual meanings, and provides questions for daily reflection and meditation guidance The 49-day mystical practice known as Counting the Omer is an ancient Jewish ritual observed between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot (also known as Pentecost). As practiced by Kabbalists, it is designed to cleanse and purify the soul in preparation for spiritual revelation and a personal connection with God. The ritual creates a spiritual inner journey that follows the path of the ancient Israelites from the moment of their physical freedom from slavery in Egypt to the establishment of their spiritual freedom forty-nine days later when they arrived at Mt. Sinai. Adeptly integrating this mystical practice with the transformative symbolism of the Tarot, Mark Horn uses the ritual of Counting the Omer as a template for a guided meditative practice that gives readers insight into their personal life journey and help in overcoming the issues that hinder their growth and spiritual awakening. Examining the correspondence of the Tarot’s minor arcana with the Sephirot of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, he shows how using the cards in connection with Counting the Omer can unlock the gates to a deep experience of the sacred. In the detailed daily practice workbook section, Horn provides day-by-day descriptions of the 49-day meditative practice of Counting the Omer. He divides the journey into seven week-long segments, which in turn are broken down into seven daily practices. For each day, he explains the related Sephirot and Tarot cards and their Kabbalistic and spiritual meanings, providing the reader with questions for daily reflection, guidance for meditation, and insight from traditional Jewish texts as well as teachings from Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim traditions. Unveiling the relationship between Tarot and the Kabbalah, Horn shows readers how uniting these two practices can open them to a deeper experience of the Divine.

The Esoteric Tarot

The Esoteric Tarot

Author: Ronald Decker

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835630832

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 964

That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception. Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it. The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck, and the Major Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” cards. Decker says the four-suit deck was invented in Asia Minor before AD 1000; Italian courtiers added the trumps in the 1400s. But Tarot was first used as a game. Tarot divination was only created in the 1700s by a Parisian fortuneteller who based the trump images on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism. Today, the suit-cards are often traced to the ancient Jewish Cabala. But, says Decker, they, too, acquired their meanings only in the 1700s, and he cites a lost numerical system based on Cabala at that time Decker’s interpretation integrates three whole systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries). His depth of knowledge makes the book a must-have for serious students of Tarot and esotericism

Qabalah, Tarot & the Western Mystery Tradition

Qabalah, Tarot & the Western Mystery Tradition

Author: Clifford Bias

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578630312

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

View: 490

The late spiritualist minister Clifford Bias has given readers a fresh approach to exploring the 22 paths on the Tree of Life by using the Tarot and the symbolism for the journey. This text is rich in self-exploration that leads us out of our limited circles of awareness and shows us how we fit into the greater reality of the cosmos. Illustrated.

Tarot Time Traveller

Tarot Time Traveller

Author: Marcus Katz

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738753393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 999

In the story of tarot, nothing is as it first appears to be. Throughout the generations, personal relationships, esoteric practices, and cultural beliefs have blended together to form tarot's many layers of meaning and mystery. Join authors Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin as they share reading methods, card meanings, and spread ideas based on the most important developments in the history of tarot. Along the way, you'll witness the creation of some of the most influential decks and meet the artists, mystics, teachers, occultists, and writers behind them. When you delve into tarot's fascinating back story, you open yourself to unique perspectives, helping you develop your own interpretations of the cards—even if they don't always match the current era's ideas. Tarot Time Traveller is a guided tour through history, providing new insights for your reading practice and deepening your relationship with the cards.

Tarot and Magic

Tarot and Magic

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011350

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 238

View: 312

This title explores the history and development of the Tarot, from its 15th-century beginnings as a conjunct to playing cards to the explosion of its popularity as a system of occult symbolism, with an emphasis on the use of Tarot in modern magical practice.

The History of the Occult Tarot

The History of the Occult Tarot

Author: Ronald Decker

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715647059

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 404

View: 133

An essential volume for serious students of the Tarot, this compelling survey describes the many fascinating decks imagined over time and the secret histories of mystics.

The Oracle Of Tarot

The Oracle Of Tarot

Author: Ann Davies

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748771494

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 700

View: 270

Tarot divination is not fortune telling. The practice of fortune- telling is based on the false notion that human life is governed by luck, chance, fate, or obscure powers at work outside the personality. True divination rests upon the occult truth that the causes of all events in human life are really internal, proceeding from the Gause of Causes, the Universal Intelligent Energy or Life-power which is the Source, Mover and Knower behind all the phenomena of the universe

Dreamgates

Dreamgates

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318927

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 213

A world-renowned authority on the history, uses, and power of dreaming, Robert Moss guides neophyte and experienced adventurers alike to open their own dreamgates. Through these gates await otherwise inaccessible realms of reality as well as soul remembering — the “recovering of knowledge that belonged to us before we came into this life experience.” Exercises, meditations, and the mesmerizing tales of fellow dream travelers outline Moss’s Active Dreaming technique, a kind of shamanic soul-flight that offers “frequent flyers” a passport between worlds. In this world beyond physical reality, Moss points to wellsprings of healing, creativity, and insight. As readers move into these different ways of seeing and knowing, they may also communicate with spiritual guides and departed loved ones in ways that transform their everyday lives.

The Spirit of the Tarot

The Spirit of the Tarot

Author: Claudine Aegerter

Publisher: Aeon Books

ISBN: 9781780498638

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 544

View: 925

This is a new exploration of the Tarot, which reveals the esoteric numerological links underlying this ancient system and connects the teaching of the Tarot to the initiatic journey of the Soul. If you are aspiring to connect with the mysteries of our life on this planet or you are already a disciple in some school of spiritual attainment, this is a book which will illuminate your way. As we explore beyond those physical emotional and mental aspects that we call the personality, we find another energy that is not so easy to define and which seems to move us at a deeper level; this is the Soul. When we are receptive to the Soul's mystery we can start to connect to the universal collective energy of the Spirit. The different stages in the fusion of personality and Soul and the unknown, unseen alchemy of transmutation from matter to Spirit are illustrated by the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana. The symbols are explained and the deeper esoteric meaning of each card is explored with the help of number. This provides practical steps that can be applied to the everyday lives of those who seek greater consciousness. Claudine Aegerter started Transcendental Meditation in 1970, then joined the National Federation of Spiritual Healers, where she realised her abilities to channel. She then started teaching and giving workshops in esoteric subjects. As a leader in her field, a counsellor and a healer, she founded the Connaissance School of Numerology in 1993, bringing unique insights into the initiation of consciousness to many around the world. Berenice Benjelloun has worked as a professional artist, Homeopath, workshop leader and Numerologist. The inspiration and underlying energy behind all her occupations has always been the promotion of the expanding consciousness of mankind. She teaches at The Connaissance School of Numerology and is Vice chair of the Association Internationale de Numerologues.

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot

The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot

Author: Johannes Fiebig

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738748931

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 418

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the world's most popular tarot deck. The Ultimate Guide to the Rider Waite Tarot details the ten most important symbols on each and every card in the deck complete with hundreds of illustrations for easy use. In addition to an explanation of the symbols, each card is given a brief interpretation by topic: • Primary meaning • Prognosis or tendency • Spiritual meaning • Love and relationship meaning • Daily meaning • Success and happiness meaning Writing in a convenient format designed for quick reference, European tarot authorities Johannes Fiebig and Evelin Bürger also provide tips, hints, facts, and lore to improve your reading right away. Within these pages, you will find the top ten most important: • Ways of using a single card • Tips and rules for interpretation • Facts about the tarot • Interpretations for each suit • Spread layout techniques