Victoria Constantino reviews The True Nature of Tarot — 10th Anniversary Edition

The True Nature of Tarot — 10th anniversary edition
Marvelous Spirit Press, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-61599-584-4
Paperback, 346 pp., $27.95
Reviewed by Victoria Constantino (reproduced with permission)

The True Nature of TarotReleased this year in an updated 10th anniversary edition, The True Nature of Tarot by Diane Wing is an exploration of a beloved system of divination that continues to increase in popularity and widespread use. Prefaced by eight chapters filled with guidance and approaches for beginners and seasoned tarot readers alike, at the heart of the book is an index of interpretations for each card and a compendium of card combinations with possible meanings. Chock full of helpful information and insight, The True Nature of Tarot is a valuable guide for both professional tarot readers and seekers.

An understanding of tarot as “a dynamic tool that reflects where we are on the path,” Wing notes in the book, aids us through life as we grow and seek deeper wisdom. A tool for reflection, tarot offers a method for us to connect with the divine and the truth within, to understand ourselves on deeper levels so that, ultimately, we can discover our own answers. “The ultimate goal,” Wing writes, “is self-mastery, where you do not need to consult those external to you; you’ll be able to tap into your own intuition and your own sovereign judgment. When you master yourself, you master your destiny. It will no longer be a question of prophecy, but rather creative direction.” And part of the value of tarot is as a tool that can help us to achieve self-mastery. It is a tool for spiritual growth and development, something that can guide us on our path to self-sovereignty.

Spreads, approaches to reading and interpreting cards, detecting patterns in readings, and guidance on choosing a practitioner are some of the book’s highlights. Of exceptional value is the guidance on tuning into the intuition, psychic development, and preparation techniques such as grounding. The True Nature of Tarot is packed with useful information that evidences the author’s deep understanding of tarot derived from a decades-long practice. This is a book that belongs on any reader’s or seeker’s shelf.

Coping with Physical Loss and Disability: A Manual

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This workbook provides more than 50 questions and exercises designed to empower those with physical loss and disability to
better understand and accept their ongoing processes of loss and recovery. The exercises in Coping with Physical Loss and
Disability
were distilled from twenty-five years of clinical social work experience with clients suffering from quadriplegia,
paraplegia, amputation, cancer, severe burns, HIV/AIDs, and neuro-muscular disorders arising from accidents, injury, and disease.



"Rick Ritter captures the depth of the emotional pain in the aftermath of physical loss and disability."
-- Rev. James W. Clifton, Ph.D., LCSW



"The examples given by the author are very relevant and will help the sufferer relate to similar situations."
-- S.V. Swamy, Holistic Healer and editor of Homeopathy For Everyone



It helped me identify feelings I was unaware of, like anger, and I put on paper how lonely I am.
-- J.B., a reader who has used this book to change her life.



This workbook is a very good stimulus for focusing on issues crucial for better coping with loss and disability.
-- Beni R. Jakob, Ph.D, Israeli Arthritis Foundation (INBAR)



About the Author

Rick Ritter, MSW, a disabled veteran and social worker, has worked with hundreds of clients who have experienced physical loss and disability.
This workbook is a distillation of the very best questions and exercises to draw the client towards re-taking control of their life. He has competed
in international events for disabled athletes. Ritter was also a major contributor to got parts? An Insider's Guide to Managing Life Successfully
with Dissociative Identity Disorder
. He currently resides in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
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