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.

Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story About Sexual Abuse

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Reena wants to be a star...

...A Bollywood star. Unfortunately, her family won't stand for it. It doesn't help that
Reena is only eight-years-old. However, a beacon of hope arrives in the form of Uncle
Jessi. He's just emigrated from India to America, and is a welcome addition to her
family household. Uncle Jessi and Reena share a special bond. Not only are they old
pen pals, but he recognizes her desperation to become a Bollywood actress.


One day, Uncle Jessi plans a secret surprise. He invites her to take part in a pretend
acting game. Reena jumps at the chance. At first, she enjoys swinging her hips to
Bollywood beats. She smiles brightly at his camera. However, halfway through her
performance matters take an unexpected turn. The end results surprise both Reena and
Uncle Jessi.

Important lessons come through an action-driven story and beautiful illustrations:

  • Children will learn that sexual abuse is NEVER their fault.
  • Parents and children will be given a launching pad to discuss the warning signs of "grooming."
  • Children will come away knowing they have the power to say: "NO."
  • Children will discover that sexual abuse can occur in any cultural group.
  • Children can be assured that they will be believed when reporting inappropriate behavior.
  • Therapists and parents can exhibit that sexual abuse isn't an off-limits topic.
  • Child abuse survivors will come away knowing they are not alone.


    Therapists' Acclaim for Reena's Bollywood Dream

    "Reena's Bollywood Dream is exceptionally well-written. It works as an educational piece
    to foster awareness to children and their families regarding the realities of sexual abuse
    within the South Asian community. This informative book can help alter a child's life for
    the better."

    --Sadia Khaliq, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Community Treatment Coordinator, Centre for Addiction
    and Mental Health


    "With a captivating story and beautiful illustration, and with a message that is cross-cultural
    and educational, Reena's Bollywood Dream can help children understand the sad reality that
    there are those who can hurt them but there is also means of staying safe--with others'
    help. I recommend this book highly to all families; it can be instrumental to starting a
    conversation about a difficult topic."

    --Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence



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    Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Sexual Abuse

    Family & Relationships : Abuse - Child Abuse

    Social Science : Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
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