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Five essential books of tarot fiction

Tarot is a site of transference between art and literature. The images in many tarot cards represent various mythological and religious stories. For instance, Strength in the Visconti-Sforza deck draws upon the myth of Hercules and the Nemean lion, and the four creatures in the Rider-Waite-Smith Wheel of Fortune were previously seen in the Books of Revelations and Ezekiel. Tarot can also be used as inspiration for writing new stories. There are a large number of tarot spreads for characterization, narrative development, enhancing the environment, and much more. I’ve drawn upon Corinne Kenner’s Tarot for Writers as well as created original spreads when designing my tarot writing workshops. I’ve compiled a list of essential books to begin--or continue--your journey into tarot fiction:
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Poetry to deepen your understanding of tarot

I find the act of reading poetry to be similar to the act of reading tarot because of how both use symbols, metaphor, archetypes, and so much more.
Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology, edited by Marjorie Jensen

Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology, edited by Marjorie Jensen

Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology was lovingly put together by Marjorie Jensen and features 78 poems from more than 50international poets.
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Marjorie Jensen on tarot poetry

Marjorie Jensen is the editor of Arcana, a new anthology of tarot poetry.
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Crafting a tarot wreath

Crafting a tarot wreath may be treated as a meditative activity for those learning the cards, or as a gift to the outdoors.
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Top 5 foundational books on tarot

There are five foundational books on tarot that are required reading for the serious tarot enthusiast.

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom, by Rachel Pollack

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot, by Rachel Pollack 0722535724, 354 pp (incl. bibliography and index), 1980, 1983, 1997 Previously, Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom...
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The Forest of Souls, by Rachel Pollack

The Forest of Souls is n excellent book for expanding one's thought on traditional histories and practices of tarot.
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