Psychic Tarot, by Nancy Antenucci with Melanie Howard .
Published in 2011 by Llewellyn
Paperback, 203 pages.
In my opinion this small, unpretentious, reasonably priced book has a lot to offer.
What I like most about it, is how it breaks down the reading process in a way that is easy to understand.
The book does not spend much time on the meaning of the individual cards.
The Minor Arcana are presented together as The First Family, followed by the Court Cards as The Second Family and finally the Major Arcana as The Third Family. Each group is presented briefly but effectively. The elements associations are clearly explained.
For the Major Arcana The Fool’s journey is presented in a concise but effective way. There are exercises and spreads to try for each family.
The experience of reading is broken down is six principles.
Each step is explained in details.
The author also talks about energies, responsibilities, boundaries.
Example of Tarot readings using more or less intuition and psychic abilities are presented.
There is a chapter called Reading Tarot with the Sight.
It gives different examples of how to read .
1) A Tarot reading.
2 A tarot reading with a hint of the Sight.
3) A Tarot and Psychic reading.
4) A Psychic Reading with a hint of Tarot.
5) A Psychic reading.
Psychic Tarot is generous with exercises designed to help the reader understand the cards better . The book also provides a lot of spreads, big and small . I have only tried a few so far and I was truly impressed.
I loved the Turning Point Exercise 1 on page 49.
All in all, Psychic Tarot is a great book, full of information delivered in an easy, direct way. It helps the reader trust her senses , question his or her beliefs and learn seeing the unseen.