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Filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's insights into the Tarot as a spiritual path

• Works with the original Marseille Tarot to reveal the roots of Western wisdom

• Provides the key to the symbolic language of the Tarot's "nomadic cathedral"

• Transforms a simple divination tool into a vehicle for self-realization and healing

Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.

The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot—created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century—to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot's Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a "nomadic cathedral" whose parts—the 78 cards or "arcana"—should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot's hermetic symbolism.

The authors explore the secret associations behind the hierarchy of the cards and the correspondences between the suits and energies within human beings. Each description of the Major Arcana includes key word summaries, symbolic meanings, traditional interpretations, and a section where the card speaks for itself. Jodorowsky and Costa then take the art of reading the Tarot to a depth never before possible. Using their work with Tarology, a new psychological approach that uses the symbolism and optical language of the Tarot to create a mirror image of the personality, they offer a powerful tool for self-realization, creativity, and healing.
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• Transforms a simple divination tool into a vehicle for self-realization and healing

Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.

The Way of Tarot shows that the entire deck is structured like a temple, or a mandala, which is both an image of the world and a representation of the divine. The authors use the sacred art of the original Marseille Tarot—created during a time of religious tolerance in the 11th century—to reconnect with the roots of the Tarot's Western esoteric wisdom. They explain that the Tarot is a "nomadic cathedral" whose parts—the 78 cards or "arcana"—should always be viewed with an awareness of the whole structure. This understanding is essential to fully grasp the Tarot's hermetic symbolism.

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• Works with the original Marseille Tarot to reveal the roots of Western wisdom

• Provides the key to the symbolic language of the Tarot's "nomadic cathedral"

• Transforms a simple divination tool into a vehicle for self-realization and healing

Alejandro Jodorowsky's profound study of the Tarot, which began in the early 1950s, reveals it to be far more than a simple divination device. The Tarot is first and foremost a powerful instrument of self-knowledge and a representation of the structure of the soul.

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Preface by Marianne Costa

Introduction by Alejandro Jodorowsky

PART ONE

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

PART TWO

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

PART THREE

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

    PART FOUR

    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

    PART FIVE

    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

    Notes