Monday, 19 March 2012

Enlightening Times Review: Tarosophy: Tarot to Engage Life, Not Escape It, Marcus Katz


Marcus Katz’ Tarosophy as a tarot introduction, far outranks any other book on Tarot I have had the pleasure of reviewing. The younger generation coming to the Tarot Journey are very lucky to be able to come to the subject and dive right in at this level via this Masterpiece.

It is a veritable treasure-house of Wisdom for Students of any level approaching the subject. Visually laden with stunning imagery, nicely presented chapters with practical applications, and firm grounding in the Western Mystery Tradition.

If you were expecting another dull explanation of symbolism and theory... then forget it. Its an action packed adventure with so many ideas that you will find it hard to put down once you have begun the journey.

For those dipping toes into the waters of Kabbalah there is also an excellent introduction to the subject. The caliber of the teachings in the book evidently stem from the years of research and application that Marcus has dedicated to the subject.

Tarosophy is indispensable as an aid for the Solo Student and Focus Group with equal measure, and should be at the top of the reading list for anyone who wants a no nonsense, practical, deep, insightful and visually stimulating journey into the multifaceted subject of the Tarot.

Marcus Katz is a professional tarot teacher at the Far Away Centre, the first independent contemporary esoteric training centre in the United Kingdom. As the Director of Tarot Professionals, the world’s largest professional tarot organisation, he has studied and taught tarot for 30 years and has delivered more than 10,000 face-to-face readings. Marcus is also the co-creator of Tarot Town, the social network for tarot readers, with thousands of people worldwide sharing innovative tarot development.

Review by Jade Ashcroft 19 03 2012