This profusely illustrated book is one of the most complete explorations of the symbolism within the 22 major arcana of the tarot Gad s amplification of the tarot s cabalistic and alchemical symbolism reveals the wisdom of ages of seekers who have gone before us, leaving us this roadmap to individuation and spiritual attainment This new revised edition includes a new preface and a section on Kundalini Yoga and the correspondences of the major arcana with the chakras.With the 79 layouts in this book, it provides a tool for maintaining the well being of the energetic body as well as the spiritual and psychological....
|Title||:||Tarot and Individuation: A Jungian Study of Correspondences with Cabala, Alchemy, and the Chakras|
|Publisher||:||Nicolas Hays, Inc 2nd edition August 15, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
|File Size||:||587 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Tarot and Individuation: A Jungian Study of Correspondences with Cabala, Alchemy, and the Chakras Reviews
I've yet to read a good deal of this book but from what I've been able to read thus far I have not at all wasted my money. Incredibly well researched but not at all light reading. This is a book for the very serious student or ongoing study of tarot. Pick a time & place when you're least likely to have interruption. This book as well written as it may be just may have you rereading a paragraph or two. I've begun taking notes in many of my books of this type. I hate doing that but it's necessary for me at this time in my life
This book is a gift. It contains within it a wealth of knowledge that covers tarot and how it relates to the spiritual journey however it also covers alchemy, including substances, metals, and even colors. Gad also links the tarot with its astrology & cabalistic influences. It's not something I can read cover to cover, because of the dense material, however it is an incredible reference book and I will always have it in order to pick it up from time to time and find new tidbits for my brain to gnaw on. I was curious also about the Jungian excerpts. If you are into Jung, this will not disappoint. Fascinating read...
To say this is esoteric doesn't begin to cover the depth and breadth Gad brings to the Tarot from many different angles; symbolic, Jungian, Kabalah, etc. It will add depth and dimension to your understanding and appreciation of the myths and symbols incorporated in Tarot. Worth reading again and again and consulting as time goes on. Should be a permanent fixture in one's spiritual library.
Superb reference and insightful look into a long history of life's events...
This is not a book for the average tarot book reader, but rather for an academic reading about the esoteric meanings of the tarot cards and their precisely intended symbols. Gad's work is more like a dissertation than anything else and I used it for my own thesis work. Gad offers a tremendous amount of information, most of which is very insightful. I really appreciate her work and the various associations she provides about the major arcana cards. I highly recommend this book!
In the years since I first read Tarot and Individuation in it's first edition, I have often had occassion to refer to it, as it is an especially rich repository of the wisdon of Carl Jung as reflected by the sensibility of Dr. Irene Gad, which makes of it a volume of particular wealth that weaves together our rich inheritances from Cabala, alchemy, astrology, the chakras, and depth psychology.
A priceless book for those studying correspondences with Cabala, Alchemy and the Chakras.
I have found the trouble with many Jungians is they view their subject through a Jungian lens. Gad is no exception. On many pages there are one or more quotes from Jung, as though he is the ultimate oracle. Jung never wrote specifically about the Tarot.( However his concepts of the unconscious and individuation are helpful for the Tarot student.) Also like Jung and various Jungians I find Gad buries the living human being under a swathe of terminology. Their is little practical advice for the aspirant to use.