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.

No Ocean Here: Stories in Verse about Women from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East

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Brave New Collection Honors Women's Spirit Worldwide


No Ocean Here bears moving accounts of women and girls in certain developing and underdeveloped countries. The book raises concern,
and chronicles the socio-cultural conditions of women in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The stories, either based on
personal interviews or inspired by true stories, are factual, visceral, haunting, and bold narratives, presented in the form of poems.



"Sweta Srivastava Vikram is no ordinary poet. The 44 poems in this slim volume carry the weight of unspeakable horrors and injustices
against women. Sweta's words span the globe. Her spare and evocative phrases weave a dark tapestry of oppressive conventions that in the
telling and in our reading and hearing, she helps to unravel."

-- Kay Chernush, Founder/Director, ArtWorks for Freedom



About the Author

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an award-winning writer, two times Pushcart Prize nominated-poet, novelist, author, essayist, columnist, and
educator whose musings have translated into four chapbooks of poetry, two collaborative collections of poetry, a novel, and a non-fiction
book of prose and poems. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, literary journals, and online publications across six countries
in three continents. A graduate of Columbia University, she reads her work, teaches creative writing workshops, and gives talks at
universities and schools across the globe. Sweta lives in New York City with her husband.



Learn more at www.SwetaVikram.com



From the World Voices Series at Modern History Press www.ModernHistoryPress.com




POE005060 Poetry : American - Asian American

SOC028000 Social Science : Women's Studies - General

FAM001000 Family & Relationships : Abuse - General

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