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The Tarot

History, Mystery and Lore

About The Book

From Simon & Schuster, The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore by Cynthia Giles is "excellently researched, entertainingly and compellingly written." —Booklist

With more than 40 illustrations and an entertaining informative text, The Tarot: History, Mystery and Lore is an elegantly designed book that captures the scope, powers, and romance of the Tarot throughout the ages.

About The Author

Cynthia Giles is the author of The Tarot, a Simon & Schuster book.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (October 1, 1994)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780671891015

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Raves and Reviews

"A first rate read from a first-rate scholar and writer, this book is sure to remain a standard for years to come."

– Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Recovering the Soul

"A fascinating history, scholarly and readable at once...Excellently researched, entertainingly and compellingly written."

– Booklist

"This excellent work traces the history, legends, and stories surrounding tarot cards... In addition, the role of the tarot as a way of knowing is effectively examined. Highly recommended."

– Library Journal

"One of the ten Tarot books I wouldn't do without...Offers explanations for How Tarot works, taken from pscyhology and the new physics without discounting a truly metaphysical dimension."

– Mary K. Greer, author of Tarot for Your Self, Tarot Constellations and Tarot Mirrors

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