Sunday, March 6, 2016

#MMBBR #Review The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life by Jessa Crispin @thebookslut @TouchstoneBooks

A hip, accessible, and practical guide for artists and creative people looking to tarot for guidance and inspiration in the tradition of The Secret Language of Birthdays and Steal Like an Artist.

What if the path to creativity was not as challenging as everyone thinks? What if you could find that spark, plot twist, or next project by simply looking at your life and your art through a different lens?

Written for novices and seasoned readers alike, The Creative Tarot is a unique guidebook that reimagines tarot cards and the ways they can boost the creative process. Jessa Crispin guides you through the intuitive world of the tarot to get those creative juices flowing again. Thought to be esoteric and mystical, tarot cards are approachable and endlessly helpful to overcoming creative blocks. Crispin offers spiritual readings of the cards, practical information for the uninspired artist, and a wealth of fascinating anecdotes about famous artists including Virginia Woolf, Rembrandt, and David Bowie, and how they found inspiration.

With five original tarot spreads and beautiful illustrations throughout, The Creative Tarot is an accessible, colorful guide that demystifies both the tarot and the creative process.

Photo by Chuck Kuan

Jessa Crispin

Author of The Dead Ladies Project and The Creative Tarot

I have to admit I am a novice tarot user.  I have long been fascinated with the ancient practice.  When I saw Ms. Crispin's book THE CREATIVE TAROT: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life I knew that this would be my chance to begin to learn tarot in a new, modern and practical way.  Crispin has found a way to teach the way of tarot in a clear, concise and easy to understand way.  Her experience and expertise shines in this wonderful guide.  I was so excited to being reading and learning.  I began right away and I have been practicing every day.  I have already found it be be a great way to work through difficult times, feel closer to my dearly departed father and find my creativity when it is blocked.  The layout of this guide is amazing.  It will not only help guide new practitioner but it will also help guide and aide long time tarot users as well.  The guide helps you find exactly what you need and provides the ancient interpretations and Crispin's new modern take.   It is a perfect marriage of past and present.  I adore this guide and look forward to continue to gain confidence and knowledge in the art of tarot.  It is no something learned over night and requires you to take time to learn the card and ways to read them.  It is a journey of self expression and understanding.  
5 stars  

About my deck:  I bought the RIDER TAROT DECK.  This deck is an amazing deck and works perfectly with this guide book.  The cards are beautiful, sturdy and a perfect compliment to the book.

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