Major Arcana

Tarot books that study and explore the symbology and background of the major arcana, or trumps, in more depth.

22 Paths of Inperfection  Open in New Window

22 Paths of Inperfection offers insights from Matt Laws' twenty years of working with the tarot. His is a personal approach to the major arcana, focusing on how they relate to human concerns, especially suffering, depression and "the spark that leads us to strange places in life".

All Love Goes Before Me  Open in New Window

'All Love Goes Before Me: Poems on the Sola Busca Tarot' is a journey through the major arcana on the symbolic pathways of poetry. 22 small poems accompany full-colour images of the 22 major arcana from the 15th century deck.

Essence of the Tarot: Modern Reflections on Ancient Wisdom  Open in New Window

The Essence of the Tarot is a book for understanding and working with the 22 major arcana cards and the archetypal Fool's Journey. The book includes correspondences, real-life examples and a selection of Tarot spreads.

Explore the Major Arcana  Open in New Window

Explore the Major Arcana: A Workbook for Empowerment focuses on intuitive reading of the major arcana, as a more concise and empowering approach to the cards. Illustrated with cards from the Tarot of Empowerment.

Jung and Tarot  Open in New Window

A study of the major arcana, drawing upon the author's background in Jungian psychology and delving into mythology, literature, art and other sources.

Meditations on the Tarot  Open in New Window

A masterful book which utilises the Major Arcana of the Tarot as tools to enter spiritual dimensions. A work ranked amongst the classics of mysticism, gnosis and magic.

Pointing to my Heart  Open in New Window

'Pointing to my Heart: poetry journey through the Visconti-Sforza Tarot' is a whimsical and contemplative look at the cards of the 15th century deck. Twenty-two poems are presented side by side with their corresponding card images, shown unaltered and in their original state.

Rebirth at Eleusis: Unveiling the Tarot Mysteries  Open in New Window

Rebirth at Eleusis: Unveiling the Tarot Mysteries is a 41-page eBook linking each of the major arcana with the sacred and secret initiatory rites of Eleusis in Ancient Greece.

Tarot and the Journey of the Hero  Open in New Window

Tarot and the Journey of the Hero draws on Jungian psychology, mythology and esoterica to explore the Fool's journey and the 22 major arcana of the tarot. The book includes full colour illustrations and images.

Tarot as a Way of Life  Open in New Window

Tarot As A Way Of Life is a reference book, drawing on Jungian psychology and numerology for understanding of Tarot symbolism in the Rider-Waite.

Tarot Celebrations  Open in New Window

Tarot Celebrations: Honoring the Inner Voice focuses on the use of the major arcana for meditation, affirmations, visualisations, ceremony and ritual, and emphasises the healing properties of the tarot archetypes.

Tarot Insights  Open in New Window

Tarot Insights takes a psychological, therapeutic and problem-solving approach to using the Rider-Waite Tarot cards. While intended for beginners, it has much to offer even more experienced readers.

Tarot Triumphs  Open in New Window

Tarot Triumphs: Using the Marseilles Tarot Trumps for Divination and Inspiration is an excellent introduction to the history of tarot and the process of divinatory readings with Marseilles-style cards.

Tarot Trumps and the Holy Grail  Open in New Window

Tarot Trumps and the Holy Grailis an academic thesis revealing the links between the historical tarot trumps, or major arcana, and the legends of the Holy Grail. Out of print, but due to be reprinted soon.

The Tarot of Cornelius Agrippa  Open in New Window

The Tarot of Cornelius Agrippa is a collection of short essays, or prose parables, on each of the major arcana. Each essay is accompanied by an illustration from the Gioseppe Maria Mitelli deck.

The Tarot of the Revelation  Open in New Window

The Tarot of the Revelation is the companion book for a forthcoming set of cards. It links the 22 Tarot trumps with the 22 chapters of the Book of Revelation from the Bible, as decoded by Edgar Cayce.

Thursday Night Tarot  Open in New Window

Jason Lotterhand shared his Tarot experience and wisdom on the Major arcana through Thursday night Tarot lectures for many years. The essence of his weekly talks are recorded in this essential Tarot reference book.

Ticket, Passport and Tarot Cards  Open in New Window

Ticket, Passport and Tarot Cards is a unique combination of personal diary, travel journal and Tarot imagery. It explores the meaning of the 22 Tarot cards through the author's travels around the world and connected Tarot spreads.