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Knapp Hall Tarot

August 9, 2009

Knapp Tarot

Designer, Artist: J. Augustus Knapp, Manly P. Hall
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1929
Publication Status: Out-of-Print
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. I, p. 198

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Knapp-Hall Tarot

Designer, Artist: J. A. Knapp, Manly P. Hall
Country of Publication: U.S.A.
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 1985
Publication Status: Out-of-Print
Reference: Encyclopedia of Tarot, vol. III, pp. 594, 600

Description:
U.S. Games reprint of the famous tarot by J.A. Knapp and Manly P. Hall.

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The Knapp-Hall Tarot Deck was originally published in 1929 under the name Revised, New Art Tarot Cards. It is the result of a collaboration between Manly P. Hall and the artist, J. Augustus Knapp.

In 1985 it was reissued under the name Knapp-Hall. On each card is a unique symbol. The LWB does not explain the meaning of the symbols but does explain their purpose: they act like a mandala. When you meditate on them and on the spread, it is easier to open your mind to inspiration and interpretations that go beyond the traditional meanings of the cards.

The cards are the size of a standard deck of playing cards (easy to handle). The illustrations on the Majors are beautiful and warm. The minors/pis are unillustrated.

This is a great deck for reading and particularly good for meditation.

Visit my post “Oracle of  The Tarot” to download the free ebook.

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How Accurate Are Tarot Cards?

July 30, 2009

Tarot reader, Corrine Kenner, in her book, Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards, mentions that, “defining your question might be the single most important part of getting a good tarot reading.”

But how accurate are tarot cards? Are they for real… or simply a strange, magical and exciting foray into the silly world of the paranormal?

Okay…but aren’t Tarot Cards New Age nonsense…? I mean, it’s sort of a silly thing, right?

Absolutely NOT! Tarot card readers date back many centuries and intuitive’s have used cards and other “divination” tools since the earliest recorded history. There are many “Oracles” and other advisers that used either Tarot, or other similar accouterments of different types to help facilitate the process of clear sight and prophecy. Is the Oracle at Delphi familiar?

High above the slopes of Mt. Parnassus, the Oracle of Delphi represented the epitome of ancient divination. Both the great and the lowly consulted the oracle for advice on personal matters to great questions impacting empires. Croesus acted on the oracles advice in 546 BC and lost an empire; Sparta and Athens received advice enabling them to defeat Xerxes in 481 BC.

Tarot is used today for counseling in Nursing, adult guidance and many other support forums. Courses are offered in different fields.

Archetypal Tarot Counseling uses Jungian and transpersonal psychology theories to teach new techniques of self-assessment and self-development. This course uses Tarot card’s symbology in the same way as guided imagery and dream interpretation uses inner images. The skills gained will help the nurse facilitate assessment of their client’s developmental needs that will aid client teaching. In addition, the student will discover that Tarot counseling can be used in many applications beyond traditional nursing. This new skill will expand the nurse’s ever growing scope of influence in the community…”

To be sure, Tarot is not to be used in place of medical or legal advice, but Tarot can help us make our choices with confidence.

Are the cards themselves magic… or is it the reader who is the one with the gift?

Many people have different opinions on this, but I will tell you, from my OWN experience, it’s a combination of YOUR contribution and the “gift” of the reader to interpret your selections. The key to understand is, the cards themselves are just a map, a tool, or a guide to help clear up your question and the reader’s job is simply to Inuit exactly what’s in store for you when you do one thing or another. A reading clarifies your choices and what you do and do not want. Or recommends an alternative path that the “cards” present as more viable, and a recommended option instead…

Millions of people seek Tarot readings to help them in their daily lives. They ask about how to deal with their relationships and how to find success in their endeavors.

So I ask again, How Accurate Are Tarot Cards?

The accuaracy of the cards depends on how clear your question is, and what you do with the advice given by the cards. Tarot can suggest, can shed light, but ultimately it is up to you and your choices that decide how accurate and helpful a Tarot Reading can be.

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The Universal Tarot

July 13, 2009

Universal Tarot

Designer, Artist: Roberto de Angelis
Country of Publication: Italy
Number of Cards: 78
Publication Year: 2000
Publication Status: In Print

Description:
Based on A.E Waite’s famous Tarot, Roberto de Angelis provides us with a refreshing colorful rendition. All though the colors are bright, the pastels soften the usual hard primary colors so often used.

Universal Tarot

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Navigators Tarot of the Mystic Sea Video

July 7, 2009

The music was great! Check out the Court Cards in this Video

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Age of Aquarian

July 4, 2009

Nice presentation. The music of course is a classic!

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Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative Set

July 3, 2009

What a rare opportunity!

US Games is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Rider-Waite Deck, the Pamela Colman Smith Commemorative set will be cherished by all tarot collectors and art lovers!

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Tarot Card Spreads

June 27, 2009
  • Tarot Card Spreads

There are as many different Layouts or Spreads as there are people. Some spreads are older than others and each spread has a goal behind its structure, even The One Card spread. Some of the most familiar are; The Celtic Cross, Seven Card Progression, or Question and Answer spread. All though there are traditional or familiar spreads, each Reader will have their own understanding or interpretation of a particular spread. Here are a few examples…

The Celtic Cross

The Horoscope Spread

The Horseshoe Spread

The Romany Spread

The Six Month Spread

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