Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The True Nature of Tarot by Diane Wing
I always had a set of Tarot cards, ever since I was maybe 13 years old. Maybe I couldn't read them to good, but I sure did try:) I read what all the cards meant, what they stood for, bought books at the mall bookstore about them, (we didn't have internet and things available back then:)and apparently made the mistake of taking them to school one day. My English teacher saw them, and threw a fit, branding me a "witch", and it went downhill from there. (In her class at least)
I always had a serious problem with people who would label, chastise, and publicly humiliate others, just because they have no idea what they are talking about. I thought maybe I would take it upon myself to open up her eyes by doing a book report on a book about Tarot, well, that didn't go over to well.
Fast forward to present day, I've been a mom, and a bartender now for 20 years, more recently became a "blogger" and I still have many interests, some of which of course may not be considered "normal", even though to me, they are. (I also have an issue with the word "normal", at least when discussing a person, personality, behavior, etc.) But, what is different then when I was young, is people tend to be a little more open about things, maybe they learned from books, the interent, friends, movies, not real sure. But, not everybody is as "scared" as they once were about the unknown anymore.
I was more then thrilled to receive, The True Nature of Tarot, by Diane Wing, M.A, to review. I immediately went upstairs and grabbed my deck of Rider Waite Tarot cards, and started a refresher course until Diane's book arrived. Of course the kiddos were asking questions, mainly, "OOOHHH!! Can we play??", so it was fun to explain what the cards were for, and the conversation led to a chance to get a mini lecture in about karma, treating others how you would like to be treated, and so on. So, that was fun!
As soon as i received her book, I paged through it, and noticed her website on the back. www.ForestWitch.com, which is a very fascinating website and you will get lost there, somewhere!! The graphics and design are stunning and there is so much information, you will have hours of searching, reading, and information to get through!!
Ok, so back to The True Nature of Tarot, I have had quite a few books about Tarot in the past, and some were easier to understand then others, but this is the book I wish I would have had years ago when I first started having an interest!! Diane, explains everything so well, in plain old English, everything you need to know!
My favorite part of her book, is the section where she has pictures of each card, and details each one in very easy to comprehend language!!
Other key sections in this book include, become an expert at grounding and centering to maximize your energetic stability on a daily basis, learn how to develop your own style of reading tarot, how to choose your deck, learn how a reading is experienced from the perspectives of both the reader, and the inquirer, and how to discover ways to increase the amount of information pulled from the tarot.
This is the perfect choice if you are interested in learning, or have been studying, or even if you have been doing readings for some time. She has a few chapters about ethics, the truth about Tarot, grounding techniques, and several layouts. You really won't have to buy another book!!
Diane Wing, has over 25 years experience as a Tarot reader, among other things. She is an extraordinary person, with much to offer!
You can read more about her here, you can also sign up with her community, and access lots of interesting articles for your growth!
You can also find Diane on Twitter!!
and if you are interested in purchasing her book, you can buy it here...
I would love to read any comments you may have!! Have you ever been interested in Tarot cards?
Have you ever read this book?
**I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review**