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( Read Pdf ) ⚝ Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice From This Realm and Beyond ⚡ Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern Based on the title I expected this book to be full of stories of a tarot card reader and her readings and clients When I started reading this book it became apparent that the author wanted to teach about the deck, but I was still expecting a good amount of anecdotes Unfortunately this is really just a how to book with very little emphasis on her past experiences In my opinion this book really falls short of what it could have been and will only be of interest to a limited audience people wh Based on the title I expected this book to be full of stories of a tarot card reader and her readings and clients When I started reading this book it became apparent that the author wanted to teach about the deck, but I was still expecting a good amount of anecdotes Unfortunately this is really just a how to book with very little emphasis on her past experiences In my opinion this book really falls short of what it could have been and will only be of interest to a limited audience people who really want to learn how to use tarot cards I got to chapter five and gave up, realizing it just wasn t for me disclaimer I won this book through the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway, but my review is 100% honest Jane Stern has jumped the shark I really hate to do this because I thoroughly enjoyed the Encyclopedia of Pop Culture and the Encyclopedia of Bad Taste but I cannot givethan one star for this steaming pile of woo derp.The one major flaw in this book is that it s based on the common but now discredited notion that the Tarot has always been used for occult or for divinatory purposes Contrary to what mystery mongers like Stern would have us believe, the Tarot was originally intended for a t Jane Stern has jumped the shark I really hate to do this because I thoroughly enjoyed the Encyclopedia of Pop Culture and the Encyclopedia of Bad Taste but I cannot givethan one star for this steaming pile of woo derp.The one major flaw in this book is that it s based on the common but now discredited notion that the Tarot has always been used for occult or for divinatory purposes Contrary to what mystery mongers like Stern would have us believe, the Tarot was originally intended for a type of trick taking card game still played in many countries in continental Europe It is not only Tarot game players and skeptics who realize this fact but a growing number of Tarot readers also acknowledge it.This title could have passed muster back in the 1970 s whenpeople were gullible and before the publication of Michael Dummett s Game of Tarot which debunked the occult Tarot myths and before the common use of the internet which allowed previously ignorant Americans to be exposed to the realities of Tarot game playing However, in the 21st century, the views of Jane Stern regarding the history of Tarot are sadly dated as they ve been found to be utterly false Concerning the so called Magician card, Stern gives a false impression regarding its original significance That card actually was intended to represent a lowly stage performer, a mountebank or juggler, and it wasn t even originally called a Magician Until the occultists got a hold of it, it was never intended to signify paranormal Magic k Her analysis of the Fool card is also indicative of her cultural ignorance The Fool was actually intended to be a different kind of card than the other members of the so called Major Arcana I should note that the terms Major Arcana and Minor Arcana were inventions of the occult writer Paul Christian and were not employed when the Tarot first appeared in the 1400s and are seldom used by contemporary Tarot game players The Fool isn t always numbered as zero It was employed as a wild card to excuse players of having to follow suit in the original Tarot games and in some modern games played in central Europe, it is the highest trump card.There are other falsehoods too numerous to mention and theI examine this train wreak of a Tarot book the less I like it In summary, because the book is based on dated Tarot history, I give this an EPIC FAIL grade Stern should be ashamed of her falsifications of history and culture Okafter viewing the reviews and criticisms of the historical, social, and occult roles of the Tarot, I need to rectify the record Before basing a final opinion what is and is not the cultural role use of the Tarot, one should provide arobust, scholarly list of sources, rather than a single source Secondly, one should provide a legitimate analysis of the various understandings of the historical and cultural uses of the Tarot In terms of the Tarot being only a deck of playing cards Okafter viewing the reviews and criticisms of the historical, social, and occult roles of the Tarot, I need to rectify the record Before basing a final opinion what is and is not the cultural role use of the Tarot, one should provide arobust, scholarly list of sources, rather than a single source Secondly, one should provide a legitimate analysis of the various understandings of the historical and cultural uses of the Tarot In terms of the Tarot being only a deck of playing cards, this is not actually accurate The Tarot has been historically validated as BOTH a deck of playing cards and a tool for self reflection divination by a number of respected studies, start with Robert Place s The Tarot History, Symbolism and Divination Then using his analysis compare, contrast with other books on the topic of the historical social cultural uses of the Tarot deck s Use the hypothesis that Place s perspective may or may not be accurate, then move forward and provide a robust, scholarly analysis Based on this research, THEN, provide a tentative conclusion that the Tarot is ONLY a deck of playing cards and was appropriated by occultists Now in terms of this book, I enjoyed it In terms of transparency, I am a student of the Tarot, following the Jungian phenomenological synchronicity paths of analysis No one book is every the definitive, final, full story of any topic The quality of the book, the paper, and the illustrations, the book as an object is impressive For me, the book will be an important contributor to my base of knowledge about the Tarot A fascinating sort of memoir manual about Jane Stern s previously unknown life as a tarot card reader, she is a fourth generation tarot card reader, though she s most known as a food writer with Michael Stern and is often heard on NPR s Splendid Tabel talking about road food In this book she explains each of the cards, and their symbolic meanings, as well as their influence in her readings with clients Sometimes sad or tragic, but mostly funny, it s both a great introduction to Tarot, and a u A fascinating sort of memoir manual about Jane Stern s previously unknown life as a tarot card reader, she is a fourth generation tarot card reader, though she s most known as a food writer with Michael Stern and is often heard on NPR s Splendid Tabel talking about road food In this book she explains each of the cards, and their symbolic meanings, as well as their influence in her readings with clients Sometimes sad or tragic, but mostly funny, it s both a great introduction to Tarot, and a useful interpretation by a reader for those already in the know