The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 16, 2016 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 352 pages
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.
 

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User Review  - tldegray - LibraryThing

The tarot reinterpreted through the lens of creativity, including suggested readings/viewings/etc. to inspire you. I'm fairly knowledgable in the tarot and couldn't wait to try a reading, especially ... Read full review

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

I was not expecting to read this book straight through, card meanings and all (even after reading a review that said the same thing!). Crispin does a brilliant job of connecting the cards to the ... Read full review

Contents

A History of the Tarot 1
1
The Cards
27
The Fool
33
The High Priestess
39
The Emperor
45
The Lovers
51
Strength
57
The Wheel of Fortune
63
The World
97
The Twos
111
The Threes
124
The Fours
136
The Fives
150
The Sixes
164
The Sevens
177
The Eights
189

Justice
66
Death
73
The Devil
79
The Star
85
The Sun
91
The nines
201
The Tens
213
The Pages
225
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Jessa Crispin is the editor and founder of Bookslut.com and Spoliamag.com. She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Boston Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Architect Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and other publications. Her first book, The Dead Ladies Project: Exile, Expats and Ex-Countries is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. She has lived in Ireland, Chicago, Texas, Kansas, and Germany. She currently lives nowhere in particular.

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