Intermediate and advanced books for more experienced Tarot readers, students and enthusiasts.
21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card is Mary Greer's latest book, containing techniques and exercises for reading the cards through personal and traditional interpretation, storytelling, dialogues, visualisations and much, much, more.
78 Degrees of Wisdom is a card by card study of the history, myths, psychology, symbols and deeper meaning of the tarot. Serious yet interesting, this book by Rachel Pollack should be an essential part of every tarot library.
Alchemy and the Tarot: An Examination of the Historical Connection with a Guide to the Alchemical Tarot is a dense reference book from tarot scholar, Robert Place. Rich in historical references, legends, stories, mystical and esoteric ideas on tarot symbolism and its alchemical links, it's an essential book for the tarot student.
An Introduction to Transformative Tarot Counseling: the High Art of Reading explains the author's own reading techniques, aimed at helping querents and clients through their own process of change.
The focus of Best Tarot Practices – Everything You Need to Know to Learn the Tarot is on personal insight and spiritual growth, and tackles all aspects of tarot. Along with tarot spreads, discussions and exercises, it also offers meanings and meditations for all 78 cards. Recommended for intermediate to advanced tarot users.
This is no book of ready-made spreads, but instead a much-needed explanation of the principles and inspiration of tarot spread design.
Discovering Your Self Through the Tarot is a Jungian guide to archetypes and personality, and uses Qabalah, Tarot and Jungian psychology to aid in the process of personal and spiritual growth.
An intellectual, esoteric explanation of the Tarot, published in 1989 and illustrated with cards from the Aquarian Tarot.
A helpful text for learning the Gestalt method of Tarot reading, which emphasises eliciting insights from the querent themselves rather than memorising meanings.
Kabbalistic Tarot: Hebraic Wisdom in the Major and Minor Arcana links Tarot with the Jewish spiritual tradition and the Kabbalah. From Dovid Krafchow, a student of Tarot and Kabbalah for over thirty years.
Learning Tarot Spreads
Learning Tarot Spreads is not an encyclopaedia of spreads, but deconstructs tarot layouts, and teaches how to create the ideal spread for a reading situation. From the author of Learning the Tarot.
Messages From the Archetypes: Using Tarot for Healing and Spiritual Growth blends nursing and the intuitive arts, presenting Tarot as a tool for therapeutic means using the principles of transpersonal psychology.
In Origins of the Tarot: Cosmic Evolution and the Principles of Immortality, Dai Leon shows how the influences of diverging esoteric traditions came together to produce the tool of tarot. This well-researched book is aimed at readers in both the world of tarot, and that of philosophy and science.
Past Life & Karmic Tarot is aimed at exploring past life readings for self discovery, as well as broadening the repetoire of the advanced and professional Tarot reader.
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, subtitled Understanding The Tarot Deck: Arthur Waite's Famous Pictorial Keys and Explanations gives Waite's insight and background for the Rider-Waite Tarot cards.
Subtitled 'The Business of Reading, Consulting and Teaching', this is a manual full of help and practical advice for anyone intending to enter the world of professional Tarot reading.
Tarot and Individuation is a Jungian study of Tarot correspondences and associations with Cabala and the Tree of Life, alchemy and the chakras.
Tarot and Psychology: Spectrums of Possibility is written by a licensed Jungian-focused clinical psychologist, and integrates the images from the archetypal world of Tarot into the scientific field of psychology.
Tarot Awareness: Exploring the Spiritual Path focuses on developing a personal practice of introspection through the Tarot, and applying the ensuing knowledge in a practical manner in one's life.
A entire book devoted to the court cards! The author looks at these cards as archetypal patterns of relationships, using the Qabalah as a tool.
Tarot Decoded is an introduction to the complex subject of using and understanding dignities and correspondences with Tarot cards. Ror the intermediate and advanced Tarot reader.
Tarot for Magical Times reflects a world of magical practices and interpretations for each of the 78 cards of the Tarot, coming from the perspective of two of the finest minds in the Tarot world, Rachel Pollack and Johannes Fiebig.
Tarot Mirrors is a highly recommended learning resource from the author of Tarot For Your Self, Mary K. Greer. The information-packed book focuses on using Tarot for personal transformation.
Tarot of the Holy Light: A Continental Esoteric Tarot is the first of two companion volumes for Christine Payne-Towler's Tarot of the Holy Light. This volume lays out the foundations for historical European tarot traditions.
A classic and well-researched book on the historical influences, trends, theories and origins of Tarot. Originally published in the mid-eighties, it has now been reprinted by the Association for Tarot Studies.
Tarot Talismans: Invoke the Angels of Tarot is from Golden Dawn and ceremonial magician, artist and author Sandra Tabatha Cicero, and is intended to show the student how to make and use magical talismans for achieving their goals, using the Tarot as its base.
Tarot Theory and Practice is a thought-provoking read. Ly de Angeles shares her unorthodox ideas on Tarot, linking it with quantum physics, astrology, the Kabbalah Tree of Life, and more. The book covers a lot and presents quite a few new ideas and perspectives.
Tarot: A New Handbook for the Apprentice offers a esoteric and Christian approach to the use of Tarot, through exercises, meditation and ritual. From Eileen Connolly, creator of the Connolly Tarot.
The Path of Nine Stars combines the world of Tarot with the world of Feng Shui. Best for those with a solid background in Tarot already.
The Recovery Spiral: A Pagan Path to Healing is not written for Tarot readers, but is of interest to those who take the psychological approach to interpretation.
The Story of the Waite-Smith Tarot tells the history of the deck best known as the Rider-Waite Tarot. It's also the story of the world of Tarot in the twentieth century, and the world of Tarot publishing. Now available from the Association of Tarot Studies.
In "The Tao of Tarot: The Way to Health, Happiness and Spiritual Illumination through Qigong Dreaming", tarot is combined with the body/mind practice of Spiral Qigong and the imagery of dreamtime. The book takes the reader through a series of initiations that move them through their spiritual and psychological growth.
The Tarot: A Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism was first published in 1962. For those interested in the esoteric nature of Tarot, it is part practical manual and part exposition on Tarot as a 'useful instrument of cognition'.
The Tarot: History, Symbolism & Divination is well-grounded and factual account of the Tarot's development in the Renaissance and its mystical roots history and evolution. Author Robert Place also offers information on the card symbology, and practical techniques for using the cards in divination.
The Underground Stream: Esoteric Tarot Revealed looks at the Golden Dawn and Continental attributions alongside their origins and derivatives, and speculates on the early occult history of the Tarot.
The Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards is a combination of commentary by Tarot academic Michael Dummett and full-size colour reproductions of the Tarot cards in the Pierpont-Morgan library, also known as the Visconti-Sforza Tarot.
Understanding the Tarot Court is major work from prominent Tarot authors and scholars, Mary Greer and Tom Little. The book delves into court cards in great depth, an aspect of Tarot often found more difficult by readers.
Learn how to give guidance effectively by first understanding yourself and the power of your own life experience. This new technique introduces you to your three aspects: the emotional, the intellectual and the spiritual. Once you have a balanced relationship with these three parts, nothing is out of reach! The book also comes with a companion meditation CD. Read an excerpt.