I truly enjoyed this book.. Paul Quinn shares his vast knowledge in an easy direct style, that sounds like a conversation with a good friend.
The fairly thick book flows easily, and Quinn’s sense of humor makes it a pleasure to read..
In part one: Foundation
Some very important topics are addressed, like different ways to use the Tarot.
A life long key to unlock your Inner Wisdom
flash cards for your intuitive development
a set of visual affirmations
a meditation focuser
a spiritual advisor
a tool for self-understanding
are just some of the ideas offered by Quinn.
Some of the principles underlying the Tarot are also addressed, specifically:
As above so below.
The law of attraction.
The Self and Individuation.
Integration of Opposites.
Masculine and Feminine.
I found this part very interesting, and something most Tarot books don’t really address.
The Major Arcana are explained first, followed by the Minor, organized suit by suit, ace to king.
All cards are explained in details. Quinn works with the Rider Waite deck. He addresses the symbols present in each card and what they represent. He explains the Numerological significance of the cards.
Each card has a section called Attributes, where we find a list of Key words, and possible meanings divided under Being, Doing, Shadow aspects, Reversed and Possible advice.
If that wasn’t enough, Quinn provides a list of Questions for Reflection for each Major.
Something else that sets this book apart are the true stories told for each card.
The anecdotes are great ways to show how the energies of a card can translate in real life, and may also help the readers become more flexible with their interpretation.
At the end of the book Quinn provides some Tarot spreads, some tips on how to formulate good questions and customize your own spreads. He also addresses the pro and cons to read for yourself or others and different approaches to reading.
In my opinion this book can be helpful to both beginners and experienced Tarot readers. Great work!