Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice from This Realm and Beyond

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Confessions of a Tarot Reader: Practical Advice from This Realm and Beyond

Format:  Hardcover,

197 pages

Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr

Publish Date: Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9781599219936

ISBN-10: 159921993X

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Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively.

Once the domain of the esoteric and mystical, tarot today has many practical applications in the modern world. Jane Stern, a fourth generation tarot reader who has read cards professionally for over forty years, has given the art of the tarot a very modern spin. Using the twenty-two major arcana cards (the "heart of the tarot") as the basis for the chapters in this book, she has gleaned all she has learned over the years and presents "Confessions of a Tarot Reader" as a witty, readable, and useful self help book. In her own words, the author likes to think of herself as a "psychic Dear Abby," and by drawing on the wisdom of the tarot deck, to give practical advice in every life situation. "Confessions of a Tarot Reader" can lift the veil between this world and the unseen world.

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Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Publish Date: Jun 2011
ISBN-13: 9781599219936
ISBN-10: 159921993X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 197
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 8.75 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Welcome to Your Readingp. ix
A Note About the Cardsp. xvi
The Fool: New beginnings and heading into the unknownp. 1
The Magician: Making what is possible realp. 9
The High Priestess: Tapping into the mystery of your potentialp. 17
The Empress: Mothering-beauty and comfortp. 27
The Emperor: Fathering-authority and controlp. 37
The Hierophant: Learning the rules of lifep. 45
The Lovers: How to find enduring and passionate lovep. 53
The Chariot: Advice on identifying and reaching your goalsp. 67
Strength: The lesson in knowing that you can and will endure any problemsp. 75
The Hermit: Looking for the answers withinp. 83
The Wheel of Fortune: Seeing the turning point and moving forwardp. 91
Justice: Committing yourself to honesty and doing what is rightp. 99
The Hanged Man: Giving up control and accepting what isp. 107
Death: Endings, beginnings, and the difficulty of waiting in-betweenp. 115
Temperance: Finding balance and moderation in your lifep. 127
The Devil: Fighting ignorance, bondage, and hopelessnessp. 135
The Tower: Overcoming upheavals and sudden changep. 145
The Star: Being open to faith and thinking positivelyp. 155
The Moon: The battle against your inner demonsp. 163
The Sun: Finding sense behind the chaos of your lifep. 173
Judgement: Preparing for your day of reckoningp. 181
The World: Experiencing wholeness and integration of your personalityp. 189
A Note to the Readerp. 197
About the Authorp. 198

Book description

Lessons learned from the cards, and the incomparable Jane Stern

 

Tarot cards have been used to foretell the future for centuries. In the hands of a sensitive and gifted reader like Jane Stern they can help clarify the decisions we make every day and realign our lives to work more effectively.

Once the domain of the esoteric and mystical, tarot today has many practical applications in the modern world. Jane Stern, a fourth generation tarot reader who has read cards professionally for over forty years, has given the art of the tarot a very modern spin.

Using the twenty-two major arcana cards (the “heart of the tarot”) as the basis for the chapters in this book, she has gleaned all she has learned over the years and presents Confessions of a Tarot Reader as a witty, readable, and useful self help book. In her own words, the author likes to think of herself as a “psychic Dear Abby,” and by drawing on the wisdom of the tarot deck, to give practical advice in every life situation. Confessions of a Tarot Reader can lift the veil between this world and the unseen world.

 

 

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Rated 1 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Distortions of a Tarot Reader 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 give more than one star for this steaming pile of woo derp.One of the major flaws 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 when more people 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 the more I 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 as a Tarot book. Stern should be ashamed of her falsifications of history and culture!I feel a need to make an update here. I did not expect this review to have the kind of impact it did but of course I'm not the one claiming to have psychic powers. This brings me to the important question of why didn't Stern's psychic powers and her Tarot deck allow her to anticipate such a scathing review?She could have then made the much needed corrections before it appeared in print.On her website and in her book Stern boasts of this post-graduate degree she has earned from Yale University.Shortly after writing this review I did some research on her educational background and it turns out she's no more upfront about her qualifications to give "practical advice" than she is about the Tarot.She earned that degree all right but what she isn't saying is that it's a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting. Painting is quite an admirable thing but how is this MFA degree pertinent to the field of mental health or to giving any advice regarding one's life choices?As much as I admire the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, I wouldn't go to him for any sort of psychological counseling.Confessions of a Tarot Reader was not uplifting for me in any way. I find the applied spiritual philosophy to which Stern subscribes to have minimal therapeutic value and is perhaps counter productive to healthful living as it leaves one crippled by irrational fears of the unknown. Jane Stern is afraid of a great many things such as Ouija boards, feathers, Opal, and incomplete Tarot decks as objects to be avoided.This supposedly educated woman encourages a phobia about a wooden board which is indistinguishable from other such boards save for the appearance of letters and numbers. The name "Ouija" is a trademark formerly owned by Parker Bros. and now Hasbro. I believe "talking board" is a non trademarked generic name. A scientifically accurate name for such boards would be "ideomotor boards" as that explains all that spooky business behind them.On the subject of complete Tarot decks, Stern appears not to be playing with one so this is one item I would avoid.Remember that episode of the Munsters in which Eddie removes the mask from Zombo? It is the 21st century now and it's time more of us realize that the "occult" mask of the Tarot has also been lifted! 07/19/2011
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