- Publisher: Light of the Spirit Press
- Available in: Paperback and eBook
- ISBN: 978-1955046268
- Published: January 8, 2024
A Practical Method Using the Rider-Waite Deck
Discover Swami Nirmalananda’s unique method of reading the Tarot specifically for use with the Rider-Waite deck, giving detailed instructions on how to use the cards to develop your intuition for understanding the meanings of the cards.
Best known for his creation of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, A. E. Waite wrote two booklets on Tarot divination for the private use of his own Rosicrucian Order. Though virtually unknown, Swami Nirmalananda discovered them by seeming chance and learned much useful instruction on the reading of the cards.
The great value of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck is its elaborate illustrations which are richly symbolic, in contrast to their traditional form. The cards were drawn by a professional illustrator, Pamela Colman Smith, under the supervision of Waite himself.
How to Read the Tarot is illustrated with color plates of each of the 78 cards of the Rider-Waite deck with full explanations of their symbolism.
What Readers Say:
“This engaging and fascinating guide makes the mystical Tarot accessible, revealing the hidden wisdom in the cards through the author’s intuitive and in-depth interpretations. Swami Nirmalananda’s (Abbot George Burke) lighthearted yet insightful commentary brings fresh perspective to this ancient tradition, making it an enriching read for beginners and experts alike.”
“I have studied Tarot for a number of years, using various methods of study and I have never experienced anything like the teaching in this book. What I have learned here will not only help me using a Rider-Waite deck, but also using any other type of Tarot deck I might choose.”
“This foundational Tarot book adds an incredible insight from the author’s personal experience and research not found in other volumes. This book stands out as foundational and educational while adding a depth in its approach that augments the “beginner” mind learning with essential information that can add a new layer to any basic reading. It may not be the only Tarot book you ever need — but certainly IS one you need.”
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About the Author
Swami Nirmalananda Giri (Abbot George Burke) is the founder and director of Atma Jyoti Ashram (Light of the Spirit Monastery) in Cedar Crest, New Mexico, USA. He is the author of numerous books on meditation and practical spiritual life. He writes at OCOY.org.