The Way of Tarot

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-17
  • Publisher: Destiny Books
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Using the original Marseille Tarot, the authors present a new psychological approach, Tarology, that draws on the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.

Author Biography

Alejandro Jodorowsky is a filmmaker who made the legendary El Topo and The Holy Mountain. He also is a psychotherapist and author of many books on Tarot and spiritualism, including The Spiritual Journey of Alejandro Jodorowsky. Marianne Costa has worked with Jodorowsky since 1997, coteaching workshops on Tarot and family tree therapy. She is the author of No Woman’s Land. Both authors live in Paris.

Table of Contents

Preface by Marianne Costa

Introduction by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Structure and Numerology of the Tarot

Opening: The Tarot Is a Complete Entity

To Begin

Composition and Rules of  Orientation

The Numerology of  the Tarot

The Ten Stages for Constructing the Mandala

The Eleven-Color Scale

The Major Arcana

Opening: An Architecture of  the Soul

To Begin

Le Mat/The Fool

I  Le Bateleur/The Magician

II  La Papesse/The High Priestess

III  L’Impératrice/The Empress

IIII  L’Empereur/The Emperor

V  Le Pape/The Pope

VI  L’Amoureux/The Lover

VII  Le Chariot/The Chariot

VIII  La Justice/Justice

VIIII  L’Hermite/The Hermit

X  La Roue de Fortune/The Wheel of  Fortune

XI  La Force/Strength

XII  Le Pendu/The Hanged Man

XIII  L’Arcane sans Nom/The Nameless Arcanum

XIIII  Tempérance/Temperance

XV  Le Diable/The Devil

XVI  La Maison Dieu/The Tower

XVII  L’Étoile/The Star

XVIII  La Lune/The Moon

XVIIII  Le Soleil/The Sun

XX  Le Jugement/Judgment

XXI  Le Monde/The World

The Minor Arcana

Opening: The Humble Guardians of  the Secret

To Begin

The Degrees of  the Numerology

- The Aces
- The Twos
- The Threes

- The Fours
- The Fives
- The Sixes
- The Sevens
- The Eights
- The Nines
- The Tens
- The Numerological Degrees by Suit
Swords • Cups • Wands • Pentacles

The Honors or Court Cards

- The Pages
- The Queens
- The Kings
- The Knights
- A Summary of  Meaning by Suit
Swords • Cups • Wands • Pentacles

The Tarot Two by Two

Opening: Consciousness as a Joint Work

To Begin

The Duets of  the Two Decimal Series

I  The Magician--XI  Strength
II  The High Priestess--XII  The Hanged Man
III  The Empress--XIII  The Nameless Arcanum
IIII  The Emperor--XIIII  Temperance
V  The Pope--XV  The Devil
VI  The Lover--XVI  The Tower
VII  The Chariot--XVII  The Star
VIII  Justice--XVIII  The Moon
VIIII  The Hermit--XVIIII  The Sun
X The Wheel of  Fortune--XX Judgment

The Couples of  the Tarot

- The Fool--The World
- The Magician--Strength
- The High Priestess--The Pope
- The Empress--The Emperor
- The Chariot--The Star
- Justice--The Hermit
- The Moon--The Sun

The Pairs That Add Up to 21

Numerical Succession and Transfer

The Reading of the Tarot

Opening: How to Become a Mirror

To Begin

First Steps to Reading the Tarot

- With One Arcanum
- With Two Arcana
- With One, Two, Then Several Arcana
- With One Partner

Reading Three Cards 

Reading Four and More Cards

Reading Ten and More Cards

Conclusion: The Tarotic Philosophy


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