The best Tarot books can be used together with the best Transpersonal Psychology books, to facilitate one’s transpersonal exploration. The best Transpersonal Psychology books include The Act of Will by the father of Psychosynthesis, Roberto Assagioli; who wrote Psychosynthesis: A Collection of Basic Writings as well. Toward a Psychology of Being, by Abraham H. Maslow, a key figure in the humanistic psychology shift. The lifelong transpersonal work of Stanislav Grof, like Holotropic Breathwork: A New Approach to Self-Exploration and Therapy. Toward a Psychology of Awakening by John Welwood. Ken Wilber’s books, like The Spectrum of Consciousness; Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology.
Best Tarot Book for Transpersonal Exploration: EXSTATICA
There are illustrious precedents, in using Tarot decks for self actualization. Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley, just to mention some of the most famous. The best tarot book for transpersonal exploration, helps to inspire creativity and expand beyond personal awareness.
It shows how to turn one’s life into a masterpiece. It explains how to use the Mantegna Tarot to gain more insights about the Four Spheres of life: behavior, emotions, cognition, meaning. When the Four Spheres of life are in harmony, people live a meaningful life that expresses their full potential, for the benefit of all. When the Four Spheres are not in synch, problems arise.
Each of the first four chapters of this Tarot book, analyzes the Mantegna Tarot cards for the corresponding sphere. The remaining chapters explain how to use the cards, integrating them into daily life.
Best Tarot Book for Personal Growth: Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, A Book of Tarot
Rachel Pollack’s Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom draws on mythology and esoteric traditions and delves deeply into the symbolism and ideas of each tarot card. It gives the tarot cards a modern psychological slant based on the pictures rather than a system of occult symbolism. This useful reference tool provides a concise history of tarot, introduces common spreads, and is a clear and readable book for both the beginning and advanced tarot student.
Other Tarot books that can be used for psychological discovery: Kabbalistic Tarot : Hebraic Wisdom in the Major and Minor Arcana by Dovid Krafchow. Tarot Psychology: Volume I of the Jungian Tarot Trilogy by Robert Wang; this illustrated companion to The Jungian Tarot deck applies Jungian principles of “active imagination” to the tarot archetypes, providing a meditative and self-explorative approach to tarot. Plus The Jungian Tarot, The Golden Dawn Tarot, The Jungian Tarot and its Archetypal Imagery, Perfect Divination Tarot Book, The Qabalistic Tarot Book; all by Robert Wang as well.
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