“The Haindl Tarot: The Major Arcana” by Rachel Pollack (2002 edition)

"The Haindl Tarot: The Major Arcana" by Rachel Pollack (2002 edition)

"The Haindl Tarot is the most comprehensive Tarot ever—a contemporary deck that illustrates traditional archetypes with modern symbols. The cards interweave themes of ecology, mythology and the Goddess, with true visionary power.

To write about these remarkable cards, Rachel Pollack traveled to Germany and spent weeks living with Hermann Haindl and his wife, Erica. Together, they went over every card, its symbolism, its inner levels, its esoteric history. The result is a book countless admirers of the Haindl Tarot have described as "indispensable" to a full knowledge and use of the deck.

In this book Rachel describes each card of the Major Arcana in great detail. She explores the symbols and meanings for each card, as well as its artistic structure and how it fits into the wider story. She comprehensively explains how to do Tarot readings, what we can learn from them, and how to interpret the cards. Rachel gives several layouts, or "spreads," including one developed specifically for the special beauty and wisdom of the Haindl Tarot. Several sample readings demonstrate how a reading can reveal truths and guide us on our spiritual path. "