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Mysterious Realities, by Robert Moss
Robert Moss’s latest book Mysterious Realities: A Dream Traveler’s Tale from the Imaginal Realm opened a doorway for further speculation.
Ecstasy of Being, by Joseph Campbell
The Ecstasy of Being is certainly a recommended read for anyone who is a fan of Joseph Campbell’s work, but also for anyone who wishes to understand the connection and interplay of art and spirit.
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:
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.
Nature Mystics, by Rebecca Beattie
Part of the Pagan Portals series, Nature Mystics is a strong introduction to connections between British authors and spirituality.
Trees of the Goddess, by Elen Sentier
Reading Trees of the Goddess is like sitting with your wise grandma in her kitchen, sharing secrets over an afternoon pot of tea.
Sigils, servitors and godforms: Part I
Sigils are magical spells developed and activated to achieve a specific, fairly well defined and often limited end.